The World: A History, Volume 1, 3rd edition
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The World interweaves 2 enduring stories — centered on our interactions with nature and with each other — into a compelling narrative of mankind, from the origins of civilization to the present. The text's engaging prose and map program bring history to life, so you can see the connections among people and events.
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
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