The World: A History Combined Volume, 3rd edition
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The World interweaves two enduring stories, centered on our interactions with nature and each other, into a compelling narrative of mankind, from the origins of civilization to the present. This title empowers you to see connections among peoples and events and learn to think critically about topics large and small.
Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2016
Table of contents
PART 1: THE DIVERGENT SPECIES: THE BEGINNINGS OF DIVERSITY, CA. 160,000 TO 3,000 YEARS AGO
1. Of Ice and Mud: From Africa to the World, from Foraging to Farming
2. The Great River Valleys: Accelerating Change and Developing States
3. The Multiplication of Civilizations: Ambition and Instability
PART 2: THE AGE OF EMPIRES, FROM 1,000 B.C.E. TO 200 C.E.
4. Rebuilding the World: Recoveries, New Initiatives, and Their Limits
5. The Great Schools: New Thinking in the Age of Sages
6. The Great Empires: Cultural Exchange in Big States
PART 3: FITFUL TRANSITIONS, FROM THE THIRD CENTURY TO THE TENTH CENTURY
7. Post-imperial Worlds: Problems of Empires in Eurasia and Africa
8. The Rise of World Religions: Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism
9. Remaking the World: Innovation and Renewal of Environmental Frontiers in the Late First Millennium
PART 4: CONTACTS AND CONFLICTS, 1000 C.E. TO 1200 C.E.
10. Contending with Isolation: Initiatives in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries
11. The Nomadic Frontiers: The Islamic World, Byzantium, and China
PART 5: THE CRUCIBLE: THE EURASIAN CRISES OF THE THIRTEENTH AND FOURTEENTH CENTURIES
12. The World the Mongols Made: Trans-Eurasian Links
13. The Revenge of Nature: Plague and Cold in the Fourteenth Century
14. Expanding Worlds: Recovery in the Late Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
PART 6: CONVERGENCE AND DIVERGENCE, TO CA. 1700
15. Imperial Arenas: New Empires in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
16. The Ecological Revolution: The Global Redistribution of Life-forms
17. Mental Revolutions: Religion and Science in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
18. States and Societies: Political and Social Change in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
PART 7: GLOBAL ENLIGHTENMENTS, 1700--1800
19. Driven by Growth: The Global Economy in the Eighteenth Century
20. The Age of Global Interaction: Expansion and Intersection of Eighteenth-Century Empires
21. The Exchange of Enlightenments: Eighteenth-Century Thought
PART 8: THE FRUSTRATIONS OF PROGRESS, TO CA. 1900
22. Replacing Muscle: The Energy Revolutions
23. The Social Mold: Work and Society in the Nineteenth Century
24. Western Dominance in the Nineteenth Century
25. The Changing State: Nineteenth Century Politics
PART 9: CHAOS AND COMPLEXITY: THE WORLD IN THE TWENTIETH AND TWENTY-FIRST CENTURIES
26. The Twentieth-Century Mind: Western Science and the World
27. Order Unraveled: The Trial of Empires, c.1898 -- c.1931
28. The Anvil of War: Ideology and Violence, c.1931 -- c.1957
29. Paradise Postponed: Cold War between Planned Societies, c.1957 -- c.1980
30. World Order and Disorder: Capitalist Convergence and Conflicts of Culture, c.1980 -- c.2010
31. The Embattled Biosphere: The Twentieth-Century Environment
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