Connections: A World History, Combined Volume, 4th edition

  • Edward H. Judge, 
  • John W. Langdon

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


Connections: A World History tells the compelling story of how the peoples and societies that preceded us shaped the world. Emphasizing the central theme of connections among world societies, the authors present a straightforward narrative that focuses on the big picture of world history. The text is organized both by chronology and by overarching themes in order to help you draw connections among regions and time periods.

The 4th Edition has been updated with fresh discussions to keep pace with the latest world historical interpretations. A new epilogue, Connections in a Globalizing Age, discusses transnational and global issues facing the world in the twenty-first century.

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

ISBN-13: 9780137518968

Subject: History

Category: World History Survey



Era One: Emergence and Expansion of Regional Societies, to 300 c.e.
1. The Emergence of Human Societies, to 3000 b.c.e.
2. Early Societies of Africa and West Asia, to 500 b.c.e.
3. Societies and Beliefs of Early India, to 550 c.e.
4. The Origins of the Chinese Empire, to 220 c.e.
5. Early American Societies: Connection and Isolation, 20,000 b.c.e.--1500 c.e.
6. The Persian Connection: Its Impact and Influences, 2000 b.c.e.--637 c.e.
7. Greek Civilization and Its Expansion into Asia, 2000--30 b.c.e.
8. The Romans Connect the Mediterranean World, 753 b.c.e.--284 c.e.

Era Two: Transregional Conflicts and Religious Connections, 200--1200 c.e.
9. Germanic Societies and the Emergence of the Christian West, 100--1100 c.e.
10. The Byzantine World, 284--1240
11. The Origins and Expansion of Islam, 100--750
12. Religion and Diversity in the Transformation of Southern Asia, 711--1400
13. African Societies, 700--1500
14. The Evolution and Expansion of East Asian Societies, 220--1240 c.e.

Era Three: Cross-Cultural Conflicts and Commercial Connections, 1000--1650
15. Nomadic Conquests and Eurasian Connections, 1000--1400
16. The Resurgence of the Christian West, 1050--1530
17. Culture and Conflict in the Great Islamic Empires, 1071--1707
18. The Aztec and Inca Empires, 1300--1550
19. Global Exploration and Global Empires, 1400--1700


Era Four: The Shift from Regional to Global Connections, 1500--1800
20. The West in an Age of Religious Conflict and Global Expansion, 1500--1650
21. The Search for Stability in East Asia, 1300--1800
22. Southern Asia and the Global Shift in Wealth and Power, 1500--1800
23. Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1400--1800
24. Absolutism and Enlightenment in Europe, 1600--1789
25. Russia's Eurasian Empire: Convergence of East and West, 1300--1800

Era Five: Revolution, Industry, Ideology, and Empire, 1750--1914
26. The North Atlantic Revolutions, 1750--1830
27. Industry, Ideology, and Their Global Impact, 1700--1914
28. Nation Building in the Americas, 1789--1914
29. New Connections and Challenges in Eastern and Southern Asia, 1800--1912
30. New Connections and Challenges in West Asia and Africa, 1800--1914

Era Six: Global Upheavals and Global Integration, 1900--Present
31. The Great War and the Russian Revolutions, 1890--1918
32. Anxieties and Ideologies of the Interwar Years, 1918--1939
33. World War II and the Holocaust, 1933--1945
34. East Versus West: The Cold War and Its Aftermath, 1945--Present
35. The Upheavals of Asia, 1945--Present
36. Reform and Revolution in Latin America, 1914--Present
37. Africa Since 1919
38. The Middle East Since 1919

Epilogue: Connections in a Globalizing Age

Volume I includes chapters 1--20; Volume II includes chapters 19--38.

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.