Student Achievement Series: The Earth and Its Peoples A Global History

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  • Edition: Student
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-10-27
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Student Achievement Series: The Earth and Its Peoples is an innovative survey text and part of a program developed in partnership with teachers and students to meet the learning, study, and assessment goals necessary for student success. Through extensive research and focus groups conducted with a diverse cross-section of students, Houghton Mifflin presents a groundbreaking solution for skills mastery, understanding, and retention. Feedback from students has been instrumental in all aspects of development, from design and pedagogy to testing and assessment to title and cover. These elements culminate in a textbook program that reflects the way students learn and study best.As with all texts in this series, Student Achievement Series: The Earth and Its Peoples incorporates concise, to-the-point coverage; eliminates extraneous material; integrates pedagogy that reinforces key concepts; features a strong, supporting web component for review, testing, and assessment purposes; and provides students with real value for their educational dollar. Like the corresponding full-length version, Student Achievement Series: The Earth and Its Peoples takes a global approach to the study of world history. With its thematic focus on "environment and technology" and "diversity and dominance," the text offers a balanced perspective and a comparative approach.

Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter includes a Conclusion, Key Terms, Suggested Reading, and Notes
From the Origins of Agriculture to the First River-Valley Civilizations, 8000–1500 B.C.E.
Before Civilization Mesopotamia Egypt
The Indus Valley Civilization 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 B.C.E.
First Civilizations of the Americas
The Olmec and Chaviacute;n, 1200–250 B.C.E.
Diversity and Dominance: Hierarchy and Conduct in the Analects of Confucius
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.
Part Two
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 Imperial Expansion and Collapse Diversity and Dominance: The Persian Idea of Kingship
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
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 Diversity and Dominance: The Indian Ocean Trading World
Part Three
The Rise of Islam, 600–1200
The Origins of Islam
The Rise and Fall of the Caliphate, 632–1258
Islamic Civilization Diversity and Dominance: Beggars, Con Men, and Singing-Girls
Christian Europe Emerges, 600–1200
The Byzantine Empire, 600–1200
The Western Church Kievan Russia, 900–1200
The Crusades, 1095–1204
Central and Eastern Asia, 400–1200
The Sui and Tang Empires, 581–755
Fractured Power in Central Asia and China, to 907
The Emergence of East Asia, to 1200
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
Diversity and Dominance: Burials as Historical Texts
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
Tropical Africa and Asia, 1200–1500
Tropical Lands and Peoples New Islamic Empires Indian Ocean Trade Social and Cultural Change
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 1450 Iberian Expansion, 1400–1550
Encounters with Europe, 1450–1550 Diversi
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