Connections A World History, Combined Volume

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2015-03-02
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Connections: A World History introduces students to the far-reaching study of world history in a comprehensible manner that is tailored to meet their diverse needs and interests. This Third Edition strongly emphasizes thematic connections between societies and events, making it easy for new history students to absorb a wide array of details, dates, and events. The title’s concise chapters feature engaging, readable content, and avoid bogging students down with unnecessary detail. The authors have provided many visual aids to improve students’ comprehension of the material, including over 200 maps. The result is a clear and concise rendering of world history that will appeal to students of all disciplines and backgrounds.

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Author Biography

Edward H. Judge and John W. Langdon are professors of history at Le Moyne College, where they have team-taught for the last 20 years a two-semester world history course for first-year students as well as courses on modern global history for upper-level students. Judge earned his doctorate at the University of Michigan and spent a year in the USSR as an IREX scholar. He has taught at Le Moyne since 1978, was the college's scholar of the year in 1994 and was awarded the J. C. Georg Endowed Professorship in 1997. Langdon earned his doctorate at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Public Affairs, where he was a national defense fellow. He has taught at Le Moyne since 1971, directed its honors program and was awarded the O'Connell Distinguished Teaching Professorship in 1996. Each has been named the college's teacher of the year and has chaired its department of history. They have written or edited eight books: three in collaboration with each other, three as individuals and two in collaboration with other scholars. They love teaching world history, especially to students of diverse backgrounds and interests, and they derive great joy from infecting their students with a passion and enthusiasm for the study of the human past.

Table of Contents


Era One: Emergence and Expansion of Regional Society, to 300 C.E.

    1.    The Emergence of Human Societies, to 3000 B.C.E.

    2.    Early Societies of West Asia and North Africa, to 500 B.C.E.

    3.    Societies and Beliefs of Early India, to 550 C.E.

    4.    The Origins of the Chinese Empire, to 220 C.E.

    5.    Early American Societies: Connection and Isolation, 20,000 B.C.E.-1500 C.E.

    6.    The Persian Connection: Its Impact and Influences, 2000 B.C.E.-637 C.E.

    7.    Greek Civilization and Its Expansion Into Asia, 2000-30 B.C.E.

    8.    The Romans Connect the Mediterranean World, 753 B.C.E-284 C.E.


Era Two: Transregional Conflicts and Religious Connections

      9.    Germanic Societies and the Emergence of the Christian West, 100-1100 C.E.

    10.    The Byzantine World, 284-1240

    11.    The Origins and Expansion of Islam, 100-750

    12.    Religion and Diversity in the Transformation of Southern Asia, 711-1400

    13.    Early African Societies, 1500 B.C.E.-1500 C.E.

    14.    The Evolution and Expansion of East Asian Societies, 220-1240 C.E.


Era Three: Cross-Cultural Conflicts and Commercial Connections, 1000-1650

    15.    Nomadic Conquests and Eurasian Connections, 1000-1400

    16.    The Resurgence of the Christian West, 1050-1530

    17.    Culture and Conflict in the Great Islamic Empires, 1071-1707

    18.    The Aztec and Inca Empires, 1300-1550

    19.    Global Exploration and Global Empires, 1400-1700

    20.    The West in an Age of Religious Conflict and Global Expansion, 1500-1650


Era Four: The Shift from Regional to Global Connections, 1500-1800

    21.    The Search for Stability in East Asia, 1300-1800

    22.    Southern Asia and the Global Shift in Wealth and Power, 1500-1800

    23.    Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1400-1800

    24.    Absolutism and Enlightenment in Europe, 1600-1763

    25.    Russia’s Eurasian Empire: Convergence of East and West, 1300-1800


Era Five: Revolution, Industry, Ideology, and Empire, 1750-1914

    26.    The North Atlantic Revolutions, 1750—1830

    27.    Industry, Ideology, and Their Global Impact, 1700—1914

    28.    Nation Building in the Americas, 1789—1914

    29.    New Connections and Challenges in Eastern and Southern Asia, 1800—1912

    30.    New Connections and Challenges in West Asia and Africa, 1800—1914


Era Six: Global Upheavals and Global Integration, 1900-Present

    31.    The Great War and the Russian Revolutions, 1890—1918

    32.    Anxieties and Ideologies of the Interwar Years, 1918—1939

    33.    World War II and the Holocaust, 1933—1945

    34.    East Versus West: Cold War and Its Global Impact, 1945-Present

    35.    The Upheavals of Asia, 1945—Present

    36.    Reform and Revolution in Latin America, 1914—Present

    37.    Postcolonial Challenges in Africa and the Middle East, 1939—Present 

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