World Vol. II : Since 1300: A Brief World History

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  • Copyright: 2007-11-02
  • Publisher: Pearson

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The World: A Brief Historygives students the whole story. Prentice Hall is proud to offer The World: A Brief History-the new brief version of The World: A Historyadapted by author Felipe Fernández-Armesto himself. The use of The World: A Brief Historyoffers added flexibility in teaching World History, allowing instructors to supplement the text with additional readers or other material of their choice. And because the brief text was written by Fernández-Armesto himself, it continues to offer the holistic, narrative approach to history that has made the comprehensive text successful at schools across the nation.

Table of Contents

The Crucible: The Eurasian Crises of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries
The World the Mongols Made
The Mongols: Reshaping Eurasia
The Mongol Steppe
The Mongol World beyond the Steppes: The Silk Roads, China, Persia and Russia
The Limits of Conquest: Mamluk Egypt and Muslim India
Muslim India: The Dehli Sultanate
IN PERSPECTIVE: The Uniqueness of the Mongols
The Revenge of Nature: Plague, Cold, and the Limits of Disaster in the Fourteenth Century
Climate Change
The Coming of the Age of Plague
The Course and Impact of Plague
Moral and Social Effects
The Limits of Disaster: Beyond the Plague Zone
Southeast Asia
The Pacific: Societies of Isolation
In Perspective: The Aftershock
Expanding Worlds: Recovery in the Late Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
Fragile Empires in Africa
East Africa
West Africa
Ecological Imperialism in the Americas
The Inca Empire
The Aztec Empire
New Eurasian Empires
The Russian Empire
The Ottoman Empire
The Limitations of Chinese Imperialism
The Beginnings of Oceanic Imperialism
The European Outlook: Problems and Promise
In Perspective: Beyond Empires
Convergence and Divergence to cap. 1700
Imperial Arenas: New Empires in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Maritime Empires: Portugal, Japan, and the Dutch
The Portuguese Example
Asian Examples
The Dutch Connection
Land Empires: Russia, China, Mughal India, and the Ottomans
The Mughal Example in India
The Ottomans
New Land Empires in the Americas
Making the New Empires Work
The Global Balance of Trade
In Perspective: The Impact of the Americas
The Ecological Revolution of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
The Ecological Exchange: Plants and Animals
Maize, Sweet Potatoes, and Potatoes
Weeds, Grasses, and Livestock
Cane Sugar
Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate
Patterns of Ecological Exchange
The Microbial Exchange
Demographic Collapse in the New World
Plague and New Diseases in Eurasia
Labor: Human Transplantations
Wild Frontiers: Encroaching Settlement
Northern and Central Asia: The Waning of Steppeland Imperialism
Pastoral Imperialism in Africa and the Americas
Imperialism and Settlement in Europe and Asia
New Exploitation in the Americas
The Spanish Empire
British North America
Home Fronts in Europe and Asia
New Energy Sources
Land Reclamation
Frontiers of the Hunt
In Perspective: Evolution Redirected
Mental Revolutions: Religion and Science in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Christianity in Christendom
Christianity beyond Christendom: The Limits of Success
The Missionary Worlds of Islam and Buddhism
China and Japan
The Resulting Mix: Global Religious Diversity-American and Indian Examples
Black America
White America
The Renaissance "Discovery of the World"
The Rise of Western Science
Western Science in the East
In Perspective: The Scales of Thought
States and Societies: Political and Social Change in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Political Change in Europe
Western Political Thought
Western Society
The Ottomans
Mughal India and Safavid Persia
Chinese Politics and Society
Chinese Politics
Chinese Society
Tokugawa Japan
The New World of the Americas
In Perspective: Centuries of Upheaval
Global Enlightenments, 1700-1800
Driven by Growth: The Global Economy in the Eighteenth Century
Population Trends
The Ecology of Disease
Economic Trends: China, India, and the Ottoman Empire
The Ottoman Empire and Its Environs
The West's Productive Leap
The Scientific Background
The British Example
The Expansion of Resources
Global Gardening
In Perspective: New Europes, New Departures
The Age of Global Interaction: Expansion and InterSection of Eighteenth-Century Empires
Asian Imperialism in Arrest or Decline: China, Persia, and the Ottomans
The Asian Context
Persia and the Ottoman Empire
Imperial Reversal in India: Mughal Eclipse and British Rise To Power
The Dutch East Indies
The Black Atlantic: Africa, the Americas, and the Slave Trade
Land Empires of the New World
The Araucanos and the Sioux
Portugal in Brazil
Spanish America
Creole Mentalities
Toward Independence
IN PERSPECTIVE: The Rims of Empires
The Exchange of Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century Thought
The Character of the Enlightenment
The Enlightenment in Global Context
The Chinese Example
The Islamic World
The Enlightenment's Effects in Asia
The Enlightenment and China
Western Science in Japan
Korea and Southeast Asia
The Ottomans
The Enlightenment in Europe
The Belief in Progress
New Economic Thought
Social Equality
The Crisis of the Enlightenment: Religion and Romanticism
Religious Revival
The Cult of Nature and Romanticism
Rousseau and the General Will
Pacific Discoveries
Wild Children
The Huron as Noble Savage
The French Revolution and Napoleon
Background to the Revolution
Revolutionary Radicalism
In Perspective: The Afterglow of Enlightenment
The Frustrations of Progress, 1800-1900
Replacing Muscle: the Energy Revolutions
Global Demographics: the Word's Population Rises
Food: Transition to Abundance
Energy for Power: Militarization and Industrialization
Industrializing Europe
Industry in the Americas
Chinaand Industrialization
Indiaand Egypt
In Perspective: Why the West?
The Social Mold: Work and Society in the Nineteenth Century
The Industrialized Environment
Palaces of Work: The Rise of Factories
Critics of Industrialization: Gold from the Sewers
Beyond Industry: Agriculture And Mining
Changing Labor Regimes
Free Migrants
Hunters and Pastoralists
Elites Transformed
In Perspective: Cultural Exchange-- Enhanced Pace, New Direction
Western Dominance in the Nineteenth Century World: The Westward Shift of Power and the Rise of Global Empires
The Opium Wars
The White Empires: Rise and Resistance
Methods of Imperial Rule
Business Imperialism
Imperialism in the "New Europes"
Empires Elsewhere: Japan, Russia, and the United States
Rationales of Empire
Doctrines of Superiority
The Civilizing Missions
In Perspective: The Reach of Empires
The Changing State: Political Developments in the Nineteenth Century
Nationalism in Europe
The Case of the Jews
Nationalism beyond Europe
Centralization, Militarization, and Bureaucratization
In and Around the Industrializing World
Beyond the Industrializing World
Religion and Politics
New Forms of Political Radicalism
Steps toward Democracy
The Expansion of the Public Sphere
Western Social Thought
In Perspective: Global State-Building
Chaos and Complexity: The World in the Twentieth Century
The Twentieth-Century Mind: Western Science and the World
Western Science Ascendant
The Wider World
The Transformation of Western Science
Human Sciences
Anthropology and Psychology
Philosophy and Linguistics
The Mirror of Science: Art
The Turn of the World
In Perspective: Science Challenging and Challenged
World Order and Disorder: Global Politics in the Twentieth Century
The World War Era, 1914-1945
The First World War
Postwar Disillusionment
The Shift to Ideological Conflicts
The Second World War
The Cold War Era, 1945-1991
Super-Power Confrontation
The New World Order
The European Union
In Perspective: The Anvil of War
The Pursuit of Utopia: Civil Society in the Twentieth Century
The Context of Atrocities
The Encroaching State
Unplanning Utopia: the Turn toward Individualism
Counter-Colonization and Social Change
Globalization and the World Economy
Culture and Globalization
Secularism and Religious Revival
In Perspective: The Century of Paradox
The Embattled Biosphere: The Twentieth-Century Environment
Fuel Resources
Food Output
The Crisis of Conservation
The Unmanageable Environment: Climate and Disease
In Perspective: The Environmental Dilemma
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