Connections: A World History, Volume 1, 4th edition

  • Edward H. Judge, 
  • John W. Langdon

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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: 9780137538119

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

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