The Earth and Its Peoples A Global History, Brief Edition

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2008-06-18
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Two-thirds the length of the complete Fourth Edition, this Brief version of The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History retains its major themes and its truly global perspective on world history. This text focuses on the interaction of human beings and their environment, using this central theme to compare different times, places, and societies. Special emphasis is given to technology and how technological development underlies all human activity.Ideal for one-semester survey courses or courses using several primary sources, this text has been carefully abbreviated to maintain the essential narrative of world history. Key pedagogical elements have been retained and further emphasized.

Table of Contents

The Emergence of Human Communities, to 500 B.C.E.
From the Origins of Agriculture to the First River-Valley Civilizations, 8000-1500 B.C.E.
Before Civilization Mesopotamia Egypt
The Indus Valley Civilization
Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance
Violence and Order in the Babylonian New Year's Festival
New Civilizations in the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, 2200-250 B.C.E.
Early China, 2000-221 B.C.E.
Nubia, 3100 B.C.E.-350 C.E.
Celtic Europe, 1000-50 C.E.
First Civilizations of the Americas: The Olmec and Chav?n, 1200-250 B.C.E.
Comparative Perspectives Environment and Technology
Divination in Ancient Societies
The Mediterranean and Middle East, 2000-500 B.C.E.
The Cosmopolitan Middle East, 1700-1100 B.C.E.
The Aegean World, 2000-1100 B.C.E.
The Assyrian Empire, 911-612 B.C.E.
Israel, 2000-500 B.C.E.
Phoenicia and the Mediterranean, 1200-500 B.C.E.
Failure and Transformation, 750-550 B.C.E.
Environment and Technology
Protests Against the Ruling Class in Israel and Babylonia Issues in World History
Animal Domestication
The Formation of New Cultural Communities, 1000 B.C.E.-600 C.E.
Greece and Iran, 1000-30 B.C.E./
India, 1500 B.C.E.-550 C.E.
Ancient Iran
The Rise of the Greeks
The Struggle of Persia and Greece
The Hellenistic Synthesis Foundations of Indian Civilization
Indian Imperial Expansion and Collapse
Comparative Perspectives Environment and Technology
Wine and Beer in the Ancient World
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.
Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance
The Treatment of Slaves in Rome and China
Networks of Communication and Exchange, 300 B.C.E.-600 C.E.
The Silk Road
The Sasanid Empire, 224-600
The Indian Ocean Maritime System
Routes Across the Sahara Sub-Saharan Africa
The Spread of Ideas Environment and Technology
Camel Saddles Issues in World History
Oral Societies and the Consequences of Literacy
Growth and Interaction of Cultural Communities, 600-1200
The Rise of Islam, 600-1200
The Origins of Islam
The Rise and Fall of the Caliphate, 632-1258
Islamic Civilization Material Culture
Head Coverings Diversity and Dominance
Secretaries, Turks, and Beggars
Christian Europe Emerges, 600-1200
The Byzantine Empire, 600-1200
Early Medieval Europe, 600-1000
The Western Church Kievan Russia, 900-1200
Western Europe Revives, 1000-1200
The Crusades, 1095-1204
Environment and Technology: Iron Production
Central and Eastern Asia, 400-1200
The Sui and Tang Empires, 581-755
Rivals for Power in Inner Asia and China, 600-907
The Emergence of East Asia, to 1200
New Kingdoms in East Asia Diversity and Dominance
Law and Society in China and Japan
Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas, 200-1500
Classic-Era Culture and Society in Mesoamerica, 200-900
The Postclassic Period in Mesoamerica, 900-1500
Northern Peoples Andean Civilizations, 200-1500
Comparative Perspectives Environment and Technology: Inca Roads
Interregional Patterns of Culture and Contact, 1200-1550
Mongol Eurasia and Its Aftermath, 1200-1500
The Rise of the Mongols, 1200-1260
The Mongols and Islam, 1260-1500
Regional Responses in Western Eurasia Mongol Domination in China, 1271-1368
The Early Ming Empire, 1368-1500
Centralization and Militarism in East Asia, 1200-1500
Diversity and Dominance: Observations of Mongol Life
Tropical Africa and Asia, 1200-1500
Tropical Lands and Peoples
New Islamic Empires
Indian Ocean Trade Social and Cultural Change
Environment and Technology: The Indian Ocean Dhow
The Latin West, 1200-1500
Rural Growth and Crisis
Urban Revival Learning, Literature, and the Renaissance
Political and Military Transformations
Diversity and Dominance
Persecution and Protection of Jews, 1272-1349
The Maritime Revolution, to 1550
Global Maritime Expansion Before Iberian Expansion, 1400-1550
Encounters with Europe, 1450-1550
Comparative Perspectives Environment and Technology
Vasco da Gama's Fleet Issues in World History
Climate and Population, to 1500
TheGlobe Encompassed, 1500-1800
Transformations in Europe, 1500-1750
Culture and Ideas Social and Economic Life
Political Innovations
Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance
Political Craft and Craftiness
The Americas, The Atlantic, and Africa, 1530-1770
Spanish America and Brazil English and French
Colonies in North America Plantations in the West Indies
Creating the Atlantic Economy
Colonial Expansion and Conflict
Africa and the Atlantic
The Columbian Exchange
Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance
Race and Ethnicity in the Spanish Colonies
Negotiating Hierarchy
Southwest Asia and the Indian Ocean, 1500-1750
The Ottoman Empire
The Safavid Empire
The Mughal Empire
The Maritime Worlds of Islam, 1500-1750
Environment and Technology: Tobacco and Waterpipes
Northern Eurasia, 1500-1800
Japanese Reunification
The Later Ming and Early Qing Empires
The Russian Empire
Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance
Gendered Violence
The Yangzhou Massacre Issues in World History
The Little Ice Age
Revolutions Reshape the World, 1750-1870
Revolutionary Changes in the Atlantic World, 1750-1850
Prelude to Revolution: War and the Enlightenment
The American Revolution
The French Revolution Revolution in Haiti and Latin America
Economic and Social Liberation Movements
Comparative Perspectives Environment and Technology
The Guillotine
The Early Industrial Revolution, 1760-1851
Causes of the Industrial Revolution
The Technological Revolution
The Impact of the Industrial Revolution
New Economic and Political Ideas
The Limits of Industrialization
Outside the West Environment and Technology: Gas Lighting
Land Empires in the Age of Imperialism, 1800-1870
The Ottoman Empire
The Russian Empire
The Qing Empire
Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance
Chinese Responses to Imperialism Issues in World History
State Power, the Census, and the Question of Identity
Africa, India, and the New British Empire, 1750-1870
Changes and Exchanges in Africa
India Under British Rule Britain's Eastern Empire
Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance
Ceremonials of Imperial Dominance
Global Dominance and Diversity, 1850-1949
The New Power Balance, 1850-1900
New Technologies and the World Economy
Social Changes Socialism and Labor Movements
Nationalism and the Rise of Italy, Germany, and Japan
The Great Powers of Europe, 1871-1900
China, Japan, and the Western Powers
Environment and Technology: Railroads and Immigration
Material Culture: Cotton Clothing
The New Imperialism, 1869-1914
The New Imperialism: Motives and Methods
The Scramble for Africa
Imperialism in Asia and the Pacific
Imperialism in Latin America
The World Economy and the Global Environment
Environment and Technology: Imperialism and Tropical Ecology
The Crisis of the Imperial Order, 1900-1929
Origins of the Crisis in Europe and the Middle East
The "Great War" and the Russian Revolutions
Peace and Dislocation in Europe China and Japan
Contrasting Destinies
The New Middle East Society, Culture, and Technology in the Industrialized World
Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance
The Middle East After World War I
The Collapse of the Old Order, 1929-1949
Stalin's Revolution
The Depression
The Rise of Fascism East Asia, 1931-1945
The Second World War
The Character of Warfare Environment and Technology
The Enigma Machine
Striving for Independence: India, Africa, and Latin America, 1900-1949
The Indian Independence Movement, 1905-1947
Sub-Saharan Africa, 1900-1945
Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil, 1900-1949
Comparative Perspectives Diversity and Dominance
A Vietnamese Nationalist Denounces
French Colonialism Issues in World History: Famines and Politics
The Perils and Promises of a Global Community, 1945 to the Present
The Cold War and Decolonization, 1945-1975
The Cold War Decolonization and Nation
Building Beyond a Bipolar World Comparative Perspectives Environment and Technology
The Green Revolution
Crisis, Realignment, and the Dawn of the Post-Cold War World, 1975-1991
Postcolonial Crises and Asian Economic Expansion, 1975-1991
The End of the Bipolar World, 1989-1991
The Challenge of Population Growth
Unequal Development and the Movement of Peoples
Technological and Environmental Change
Diversity and Dominance: The Struggle for Women's Rights in an Era of Global Political and Economic Change
Globalization in the New Millennium
Global Economic and Political Currents
Trends and Visions
Global Culture Environment and Technology
Global Warming Material Culture: Fast Food
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