Civilizations Past and Present, Combined Volume, 13th edition

  • Robert R. Edgar, 
  • Neil J. Hackett, 
  • George F. Jewsbury, 
  • Barbara A. Molony, 
  • Matthew S. Gordon

Your access includes:

  • Search, highlight, and take notes
  • Easily create flashcards
  • Use the app for access anywhere
  • 14-day refund guarantee

$10.99per month

4-month term, pay monthly or pay $43.96

Learn more, spend less

  • Study simpler and faster

    Use flashcards and other study tools in your eTextbook

  • Listen on the go

    Learn how you like with full eTextbook audio

  • Special partners and offers

    Enjoy perks from special partners and offers for students

  • Find it fast

    Quickly navigate your eTextbook with search

  • Stay organized

    Access all your eTextbooks in one place


Civilizations Past and Present presents a narrative exploration of world history and cultures. The authors treat the development and growth of civilization as a global phenomenon involving the interaction of all of the world's cultures. The text illustrates this global interaction through examination of the various elements of history: social, economic, political, military, religious, aesthetic, legal and technological. The authors emphasize world trends while carefully avoiding placing these trends within a Western conceptual basis.

The 13th Edition has been substantially revised to present the most current interpretations of historical events.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2021

ISBN-13: 9780137498444

Subject: History

Category: Western Civilization Survey


  1. Stone Age Societies and the Earliest Civilizations of the Near East
  2. Early Chinese Civilization
  3. Early Indian Civilizations
  4. The Greeks 2000-30 BCE
  5. Rome, 900 BCE to 476 CE
  6. The Eastern Mediterranean World, 300-950 CE
  7. The Islamic World, 950-1300 CE
  8. African Beginnings
  9. The Americas to 1500
  10. The Creation of Europe: 300-1500
  11. Culture, Power, and Trade in the Era of Asian Hegemony, 220-1350
  12. The Great Dynastic Empires of Eurasia, 1300-1650
  13. East Asian Cultural and Political Systems, 1300-1650
  14. New Ways of Thinking: 1300-1700: Renaissance, Reformations, and Scientific Revolution
  15. Global Encounters: Europe and the New World Economy, 1400-1650
  16. Europe: The Rise of the Nation States, 1500-1815
  17. Africa in the World Economy, 1650-1850
  18. Asian and Middle Eastern Empires and Nations, 1650-1815
  19. The Americas, 1650-1825
  20. The European Century, 1815-1914
  21. Africa and the Near East During the Age of European Imperialism
  22. Imperialism and Modernity in Asia and the Pacific, 1815-1914
  23. The Americas, 1825-1914
  24. World War I: The Origins and Consequences of a European Tragedy
  25. The Failure of the Liberal Model and the Rise of Authoritarianism
  26. World War II
  27. Forging New Nations in Asia, 1910-1950
  28. National Movements and the Drive for Independence in the Near East and Africa from the 1920s to 1950s
  29. The West Since 1945: Cold War and Confused Peace
  30. The Near East and Africa Since 1945
  31. Latin America Since 1910
  32. Asia and the South Pacific Since 1945

Volume I includes chapters 1-16; Volume II includes chapters 16-32.

Your questions answered

Pearson+ is your one-stop shop, with eTextbooks and study videos designed to help students get better grades in college.

A Pearson eTextbook is an easy‑to‑use digital version of the book. You'll get upgraded study tools, including enhanced search, highlights and notes, flashcards and audio. Plus learn on the go with the Pearson+ app.

Your eTextbook subscription gives you access for 4 months. You can make a one‑time payment for the initial 4‑month term or pay monthly. If you opt for monthly payments, we will charge your payment method each month until your 4‑month term ends. You can turn on auto‑renew in My account at any time to continue your subscription before your 4‑month term ends.

When you purchase an eTextbook subscription, it will last 4 months. You can renew your subscription by selecting Extend subscription on the Manage subscription page in My account before your initial term ends.

If you extend your subscription, we'll automatically charge you every month. If you made a one‑time payment for your initial 4‑month term, you'll now pay monthly. To make sure your learning is uninterrupted, please check your card details.

To avoid the next payment charge, select Cancel subscription on the Manage subscription page in My account before the renewal date. You can subscribe again in the future by purchasing another eTextbook subscription.

Channels is a video platform with thousands of explanations, solutions and practice problems to help you do homework and prep for exams. Videos are personalized to your course, and tutors walk you through solutions. Plus, interactive AI‑powered summaries and a social community help you better understand lessons from class.

Channels is an additional tool to help you with your studies. This means you can use Channels even if your course uses a non‑Pearson textbook.

When you choose a Channels subscription, you're signing up for a 1‑month, 3‑month or 12‑month term and you make an upfront payment for your subscription. By default, these subscriptions auto‑renew at the frequency you select during checkout.

When you purchase a Channels subscription it will last 1 month, 3 months or 12 months, depending on the plan you chose. Your subscription will automatically renew at the end of your term unless you cancel it.

We use your credit card to renew your subscription automatically. To make sure your learning is uninterrupted, please check your card details.