World Civilizations: The Global Experience, Volume II - 1450 To Present

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  • Copyright: 2000-07-01
  • Publisher: Pearson (Manual)
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The primary goal of World Civilizations is to present a TRULY GLOBAL HISTORYone that both discusses the development of the world's leading civilizations and also emphasizes the major stages in the interactions among different peoples and societies. World Civilizations examines all the world's civilizations, including those in the Western tradition but also those civilizations sometimes neglected in world history textsfor example, the nomadic societies of Asia, Latin America, and the nations and states of the Pacific Rim. World Civilizations balances this discussion of independent developments in all the world's major civilizations with comparative analysis of the results of international contact. World Civilizations organizes its presentation of global history into SIX COHERENT TIME PERIODS, with each period defined by the new and parallel patterns that evolved among all or most civilizations during the particular era. The six periods correspond to the six parts of the book. Within each part, the authors identify specific themes that characterize common experiences or common forces in individual societies as well as the new kinds and patterns of global contacts that emerged during the era. Thus, for example, Part I of the book discusses the developmental stage of world history, including the rise of agriculture and the development of civilization. Part II examines the classical era in global history, an era marked by the integration of large regions and diverse groups of people through overarching cultural and political systems. Subsequent parts of the book continue the emphasis on geographic shifts and the intensification of contact among civilizations.

Table of Contents

Detailed Contents vii
List of Maps
Preface xv
Supplements xxi
Prologue xxiii
Part 4 The World Shrinks 1450--1750 514(176)
The Transformation of the West, 1450--1750
The West and the World
The Rise of Russia
Early Latin America
The Muslim Empires
Africa and the Africans in the Age of the Atlantic Slave Trade
Asian Transitions in an Age of Global Change
Part 5 Industrialization and Western Global Hegemony 1750--1914 690(138)
The Industrialization of the West, 1760--1914
Industrialization and Imperialism: The Making of the European Global Order
The Consolidation of Latin America, 1830--1920
Civilizations in Crisis: The Ottoman Empire, The Islamic Heartlands, and Qing China
Russia and Japan: Industrialization Outside the West
Part 6 The 20Th Century in World History 828(218)
International Contacts and Conflicts, 1914--1999
The West in the 20th Century
Russia and Eastern Europe
Japan and the Pacific Rim
Latin America: Revolution and Reaction in the 20th Century
Decolonization and the Decline of the European World Order
Africa and Asia in the Era of Independence
War and Revolution in China and Vietnam
A 21st-Century World: Trends and Prospects
Glossary G-2
Credits C-2
Index I-1

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