Civilizations Past & Present, Volume 1 (to 1650)

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  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-10-11
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Civilizations Past and Present, written by specialists in Islamic, African, Asian, Ancient, and East European history- offers a clear and accessible analysis of diverse trends shaping world history. Civilizations Past and Present, now in its Twelfth Edition, is a survey text well known for its readability, offering a strong narrative exploration of world history. The bookrs"s narrativeenriched by photographs, maps, primary source documents, timelines, and other pedagogical aidsplaces great emphasis on the connections between the worldrs"s many cultures and regions. The book uses intriguing avenues of historical interpretation and examines all of the major areas of historical study: social, political, economic, religious, cultural, and geographic.

Table of Contents

Stone Age Societies and the Earliest Civilizations of the Near East The Origins of Humankind Preliterate Cultures Preliterate Society and ReligionMesopotamian Successors to Babylon, c. 1600ndash;550 B.C.E
Mesopotamia: The First Civilization The Babylonian Empire, c. 2000ndash;1600 B.C.E
Egypt: Gift of the Nile Mesopotamian Successors to Babylon, c. 1600ndash;550 B.C.E
The Persian Empire 550ndash;331B.C.E
Discovery Through Maps
The Oldest Known Map: Ccedil;atul Huuml;yuuml;k DOCUMENT
ldquo;The Great Hymn to the Atonrdquo; and Psalmp. 104
Document Dining with the Great King: A Persian Royal Feast
Seeing Connections The Pyramids of Meroe
Early Chinese Civilization: From Neolithic Origins to 220 C.E
The Origins of China, 6500ndash;221B.C.E
The Qin and Han Empires 221 B.C.E.ndash;220 C.E
Document The Wisdom of Confucius Document Legalism: The Theories of Han Feizi (d. 233 B.C.E.)
Document ldquo;The Mother of Menciusrdquo; from Biographies of Heroic Women
Seeing Connections War Chariots
Early Indian Civilizations From Neolithic Origins to 300 C.E
Early India Dramatic Developments in Religion and Culture 600ndash;320B.C.E
The Mauryan Empire and Other Kingdoms 320 B.C.E.ndash;300 C.E
Emergent Hinduism and Buddhism 200 B.C.E.ndash;300 C.E
The Meeting of East and West: Networks of Exchange Document
Rig-Veda: Creation and the Kinds of Men Document
The Jains on the Souls in All Things Document
The Ramayana: The Trial of Sita Seeing Connections
The Goddess Lakshmi in Pompeii
Greece Minoan, Mycenaean, Hellenic, and Hellenistic Civilizations 2000ndash;30 B.C.E
Minoan and Mycenaean Civilizations c. 2000ndash;1200 B.C.E
The Development of Hellenic Civilization c. 1150ndash;500 B.C.E
The Golden Age of Greece 500ndash;336 B.C.E
The Greek Cultural Achievement The Hellenistic Age 336ndash;30
Hellenistic Society and Culture Document
Homer-The Iliad: Andromache and Hector Document
Periclesrsquo; Funeral Oration Discovery Through Maps
The World According to Herodotus c. 450 B.C.E. Document
Arrian: Alexander the Lep. 24
Moodsp. 25
Voicep. 26
Subject-Verb Agreement
Pronounsp. 27
Formsp. 28
ourts and Public Policy
Chapter 14 Economic Policy
makingThe Goals of Economic Policy
Tax Revenues
Budget Deficits and Surpluses
Fiscal Policymaking
Monetary Policymaking
Conclusion: Ec
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