NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyHistoryLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyHistoryLab, search for 0134169867 / 9780134169866 The World: A History, Volume 1 plus MyHistoryLab for World History — Access Card Package, 3/e
Package consists of: • 0134162358 / 9780134162355 The World: A History, Volume 1, 3/e • 0133861880 / 9780133861884 MyHistoryLab for World History Valuepack Access Card
MyHistoryLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor.
For courses in World History
Helps students see the whole story The World: A History interweaves two enduring stories—centered on our interactions with nature and with each other—into a compelling narrative of mankind, from the origins of civilization to the present. Employing an engaging prose style and a comprehensive map program that brings history to life, author Felipe Fernández-Armesto empowers students to see the connections among peoples and events, and to think critically about topics large and small.
Also available with MyHistoryLab® MyHistoryLab for the World History course extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. And Writing Space helps educators develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, quickly and easily. Please note: this version of MyHistoryLab does not include an eText.
The World: A History, Third Edition is also available via REVEL™, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.
Felipe Fernández-Armesto holds the William P. Reynolds Chair of History at the University of Notre Dame. He has master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Oxford, where he spent most of his teaching career, before taking up the Chair of Global Environmental History at Queen Mary College, University of London in 2000, and the Prince of Asturias Chair at Tufts University (2005—9). He is on editorial boards for the History of Cartography for the University of Chicago Press, Studies in Overseas History (Leiden University), Comparative Studies in Society and History, Journeys, and Journal of Global History. Recent awards include the World History Association Book Prize (2007), Spain’s Premio Nacional de GastronomIa (2005, for his work on the history of food), and the Premio Nacional de Investigación (Sociedad Geográfica Española, 2004). He has had many distinguished visiting appointments, including a Fellowship of the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and a Union Pacific Visiting Professorship at the University of Minnesota. He won the Caird Medal of the National Maritime Museum in 1995 and the John Carter Brown Medal in 1999 and has honorary doctorates from La Trobe University and the Universidad de los Andes. He has served on the Council of the Hakluyt Society, on the Committee of English PEN, and as Chairman of the PEN Literary Foundation. His work in journalism includes regular columns in the British and Spanish press, and, among many contributions to broadcasting, he is the longest-serving presenter of BBC radio’s flagship current affairs program, Analysis. He has been short-listed for the most valuable literary prize in the U.K.
Table of Contents
PART 1 – THE DIVERGENT SPECIES: THE BEGINNINGS OF DIVERSITY, CA. 160,000 TO 3,000 YEARS AGO 1. Of Ice and Mud: From Africa to the World, from Foraging to Farming 2. The Great River Valleys: Accelerating Change and Developing States 3. The Multiplication of Civilizations: Ambition and Instability
PART 2 – THE AGE OF EMPIRES, FROM 1,000 B.C.E. TO 200 C.E. 4. Rebuilding the World: Recoveries, New Initiatives, and Their Limits 5. The Great Schools: New Thinking in the Age of Sages 6. The Great Empires: Cultural Exchange in Big States
PART 3 – FITFUL TRANSITIONS, FROM THE THIRD CENTURY TO THE TENTH CENTURY 7. Post-imperial Worlds: Problems of Empires in Eurasia and Africa 8. The Rise of World Religions: Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism 9. Remaking the World: Innovation and Renewal of Environmental Frontiers in the Late First Millennium
PART 4 – CONTACTS AND CONFLICTS, 1000 C.E. TO 1200 C.E. 10. Contending with Isolation: Initiatives in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries 11. The Nomadic Frontiers: The Islamic World, Byzantium, and China
PART 5 – THE CRUCIBLE: THE EURASIAN CRISES OF THE THIRTEENTH AND FOURTEENTH CENTURIES 12. The World the Mongols Made: Trans-Eurasian Links 13. The Revenge of Nature: Plague and Cold in the Fourteenth Century 14. Expanding Worlds: Recovery in the Late Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries