Heritage of World Civilizations, The, Combined Volume

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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For undergraduate level World Civilization or World History courses. This comprehensive yet accessible survey of world history has been extensively revised to provide an even more global and comparative perspective on the events and processes that have shaped our increasingly interdependent world. Written by leading scholars in their respective fields,Heritage of World Civilizations 8e,combines unusually strong and thorough coverage of the unique heritage of Asian, African, Islamic, Western, and American civilizations, while highlighting the role of the world's great religious and philosophical traditions.

Table of Contents

The Coming of Civilization
Birth of Civilization
Early Humans and Their Culture
The Paleolithic Age
The Neolithic Age
The Bronze Age and the Birth of Civilization
Early Civilizations to about 1000 B.C.E.
Mesopotamian Civilization
Egyptian Civilization
Ancient Near Eastern Empires
The Hittites
The Mitannians
The Assyrians
The Second Assyrian Empire
The Neo-Babylonians
Early Indian Civilization
The Indus Civilization
The Vedic Aryan Civilization
Early Chinese Civilization
Neolithic Origins in the Yellow River Valley
Early Bronze Age: The Shang
Later Bronze Age: The Western Zhou
Iron Age: The Eastern Zhou
The Rise of Civilization in the Americas
Review Questions
Key Terms
The Four Great Revolutions in Thought and Religion
Comparing the Four Great Revolutions
Philosophy in China
Religion in India
"Hindu" and "Indian"
Historical Background
The Upanishadic Worldview
Mahavira and the Jain Tradition
The Buddha's "Middle Path"
The Religion of the Israelites
From Hebrew Nomads to the Israelite Nation
The Monotheistic Revolution
Greek Philosophy
Reason and the Scientific Spirit
Political and Moral Philosophy
Review Questions
Key Terms
Religions of the World: Judaism
Empires and Cultures of the Ancient World
Greek and Hellenistic Civilization
Bronze Age on Crete and on the Mainland to ca. 1150 B.C.E.
The Minoans
The Mycenaeans
Greek "Middle Age" to ca. 750 B.C.E.
Age of Homer
The Polis
Development of the Polis
The Hoplite Phalanx
Expansion of the Greek World
Greek Colonies
The Tyrants (ca. 700-500 B.C.E.)
Life in Archaic Greece
Major City-States
The Persian Wars
Ionian Rebellion
The War in Greece
Classical Greece
The Delian League
The First Peloponnesian War
The Athenian Empire
Athenian Democracy
Women of Athens
The Great Peloponnesian War
Struggle for Greek Leadership
Fifth Century B.C.E
Fourth Century B.C.E
Emergence of the Hellenistic World
Macedonian Conquest
Alexander the Great and His Successors
Death of Alexander
Alexander's Successors
Hellenistic Culture
Architecture and Sculpture
Mathematics and Science
Review Questions
Key Terms
Iran, India, and Inner Asia to 200 c.e.
Iranian Lands
Ancient History
The Elamites
The Iranians
Ancient Iranian Religion
Zoroaster and the Zoroastrian Tradition
The First Persian Empire in the Iranian Plateau (550-330 B.C.E.)
The Achaemenids
The Achaemenid State
The Achaemenid Economy<
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