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The World's History, Combined

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780130282576

ISBN10:
013028257X
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2001
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

For introductory level courses in World History. A true exploration of world history, this text presents world history through an analysis of eight chronological turning points seen through the prisms of eight different themes origins, cities, empires, religion, trade, migrations, revolutions, and technology. Focusing throughout on three major questions What do we know? How do we know it? What difference does it make? it helps students make sense of the immensity of human historical experience the most significant activities, accomplishments and failures throughout the world, from earliest times to the present. Rich in primary sources both written and visual and in data and interpretation, it addresses how historians form, debate, and revise our historical understanding of the world, shows the value of other disciplines in understanding history, and helps students begin to assess their own place in the ongoing history of the world.

Table of Contents

Preface 3(8)
Introduction 8
Part 1 Human Origins and Human Cultures
The Dry Bones Speak
4(34)
Part 2 Settling Down
From Village Community to City State
38(24)
River Valley Civilizations
62(24)
A Polycentric World
86(34)
Part 3 Empire and Imperialism
Dawn of the Empires
120(38)
Rome and the Barbarians
158(37)
China
195(36)
Indian Empires
231(26)
Part 4 The Rise of World Religions
Hinduism and Buddhism
257(36)
Judaism and Christianity
293(39)
Islam
332(40)
Part 5 World Trade
Establishing World Trade Routes
372(37)
The Unification of World Trade
409(35)
Part 6 Migration: Free People and Slaves
Demography and Migration
444(34)
Part 7 Social Change
Political Revolutions in Europe and the Americas
478(39)
The Industrial Revolution
517(40)
Social Revolutions
557(37)
Part 8 Exploding Technologies
Technologies of Mass-Production and Destruction
594(46)
The Soviet Union and Japan
640(37)
China and India
677(36)
The Middle East and North Africa
713(28)
Sub-Saharan Africa
741(33)
Latin America 1870-2000
774


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