The Earth and Its Peoples A Global History

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2000-08-03
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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The Earth and Its Peoples is a truly global text that employs a fundamental theme, the interaction of human beings and the environment, as a point of comparison for different times, places, and societies. Special emphasis is given to technology and how technological development underlies all human activity. The text has been rewritten to improve coverage of the early Americas, Russia, the Enlightenment, the Renaissance, and the Industrial Revolution. The Second Edition is full color, which provides more effective maps and a colorful new part opener design. The part opener includes a brief narrative overview with a relief map and timeline that outline major historic events.

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter ends with a Conclusion, Key Terms, and Suggested Reading
The Emergence of Human Communities, to 500 B.C.E
Nature, Humanity, and History: The First Four Million Years African Genesis
History and Culture in the Ice Age
The Agricultural Revolutions
Life in Neolithic Communities
Environment and Technology: The Iceman
Society and Culture: Interpreting Rock Art
The First River-Valley Civilizations, 35001500 B.C.E
Mesopotamia Egypt
The Indus Valley Civilization
Environment and Technology: Environmental Stress in the Indus Valley
Society and Culture: The Babylonian New Year's Festival
The Late Bronze Age in the Eastern Hemisphere, 2200500 B.C.E
Early China
The Cosmopolitan Middle East Nubia
The Aegean World
The Fall of Late Bronze Age Civilizations
Environment and Technology: Chinese and Mesopotamian Divination
Society and Culture: The Amarna Letters
The Formation of New Cultural Communities, 1000 B.C.E.400 C.E
New Civilizations in the Americas and Western Eurasia, 1200250 B.C.E
First Civilizations of the Americas Celtic Europe
The Assyrian Empire Israel Phoenicia and the Mediterranean Failure and Transformation
Environment and Technology: Ancient Textiles and Dyes
Society and Culture: Mass Deportation in the Neo-Assyrian Empire
Greece and Iran, 100030 B.C.E.
Ancient Iran
The Rise of the Greeks
The Struggle of Persia and Greece
The Hellenistic Synthesis
Environment and Technology: The Farmer's Year
Society and Culture: Greeks and Egyptians in Hellenistic Egypt
An Age of Empires: Rome and Han China, 753 B.C.E.330 C.E
Rome's Creation of a Mediterranean Empire, 753 B.C.E.330 C.E
The Origins of Imperial China, 221 B.C.E.220 C.E
Imperial Parallels
Environment and Technology: Water Engineering in Rome and China
Society and Culture: Slavery in Rome and China
India and Southeast Asia, 1500 B.C.E.1100 C.E
Foundations of Indian Civilization Imperial
Expansion and Collapse Southeast Asia
Environment and Technology: Indian Mathematics
Society and Culture: Reflections of the Status of Women in Indian Literature
Growth and Interaction of Cultural Communities, 300 B.C.E.1200 C.E
Networks of Communication and Exchange, 300 B.C.E.1100 C.E
The Silk Road
The Indian Ocean Routes
Across the Sahara Sub-Saharan Africa
The Spread of Ideas
Environment and Technology: Camel Saddles
Society and Culture: Caravan Cities
The Sasanid Empire and the Rise of Islam, 2001200
The Sasanid Empire, 224651
The Origins of Islam
The Rise and Fall of the Caliphate, 6321258
Islamic Civilization
Environment and Technology: Automata
Society and Culture: The Fraternity of Beggars
Christian Europe Emerges, 3001200
Early Medieval Europe, 3001000
The Western Church
The Byzantine Empire, 3001200
Kievan Russia, 9001200
Western Europe Revives, 10001200
Environment and Technology: Castles and Fortifications
Society and Culture: The Penitentials of St. Patrick
Central and Eastern Asia, 4001200
The Sui and Tang Empires, 581-755
Fractured Power in Central Asia and China, to 907
The Emergence of East Asia, to 1200
Environment and Technology: Writing in East Asia, 400-1200
Society and Culture: Poverty of the Land
Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas, 2001500 C.E
Classic-Era Culture and Society in Mesoamerica, 200900
The Postclassic Period in Mesoamerica, 9001500
Northern Peoples Andean Civilizations, 2001500
Environment and Technology: Inca Roads
Society and Culture: Acllas
Interregional Patterns of Culture and Contact, 1200-1500
Western Eurasia, 12001500
The Rise of the Mongols, 12001260
The Fall and Rise of Islam, 12601500
Regional Definition in Response to the Mongols
Environment and Technology: Horses
Society and Culture: Dueling Pieties
Eastern Eurasia, 12001500
Mongol Domination in Eastern Eurasia, 12001368
The Early Ming Empire, 13681500
Centralization and Militarism in East Asia, 12001500
Environment and Technology: From Gunpowder to Guns
Society and Culture: Everyday Law in Ming China
Tropical Africa and Asia, 12001500
Tropical Lands and Peoples New Islamic Empires
Indian Ocean Trade Social and Cultural Change
Environment and Technology: The Indian Ocean Dhow
Society and Culture: Personal Styles of Rule in India and Mali
The Latin West, 12001500
Rural Growth and Crisis Urban Revival Learning, Literature, and the Renaissance
Political and Military Transformations
Environment and Technology: The Clock
Society and Culture: Blaming the Black Death on the Jews, Strasbourg, 1349
The Maritime Revolution, to 1550 Global Maritime Expansion Before 1450
European Expansion, 14001550
Encounters with Europe, 14501550
Environment and Technology: Vasco da Gama's Fleet
Society and Culture: European Male Sexual Dominance Overseas
The Globe Encompassed, 15001750
The Transformation of Europe, 15001750
Religious and Political Innovations Building
State Power Urban Society and Commercial Technology
Rural Society and the Environment
The Realm of Ideas
Environment and Technology: Mapping the World
Society and Culture: Witchcraft
The Diversity of American Colonial Societies, 15301770
The Columbian Exchange Spanish America and Brazil
English and French Colonies in North America
Colonial Expansion and Conflict
Environment and Technology: The Silver Refinery at Potosiacute;, Bolivia, 1700
Society and Culture: Colonial Wealth and the Exploitation of Indigenous Peoples
The Atlantic System and Africa, 15501800
Plantations in the West Indies
Plantation Life in the Eighteenth Century
Creating the Atlantic Economy Africa, the Atlantic, and Islam
Environment and Technology: Amerindian Foods in Africa
Society and Culture: A Maroon Village in French Guiana, 1748
Southwest Asia and the Indian Ocean, 15001750
The Ottoman Empire, to 1750
The Safavid Empire, 15021722
The Mughal Empire, 15261761
Trade Empires in the Indian Ocean, 16001729
Environment and Technology: Metal Currency and Inflation
Society and Culture: Indian Merchants in Russia
Eastern Eurasia, 15001800
New Patterns of Contact in Eurasia
The Triumph of the Russian Empire
The Later Ming and Early Qing Empires, 1500-1800
Decentralization and Innovation in Tokugawa Japan, to 1800
Environment and Technology: Women and Tokugawa Technology
Society and Culture: Style and Conversion: Christian Rivalries in Beijing
Revolutions Reshape the World, 17501870
Revolutionary Changes in the Atlantic World, 17501850
Prelude to Revolution: The Eighteenth-Century Crises
The American Revolution, 17751800
The French Revolution, 17891815
Revolution Spreads, Conservatives Respond, 17891850
Environment and Technology: The Pencil
Society and Culture: March to Versailles
The Early Industrial Revolution, 17601851
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