World Civilizations: The Global Experience, Combined Volume, 8th edition
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World Civilizations: The Global Experience will help you make sense of the present and prepare to meet the challenges of the future. The text focuses on the interactions between major societies to present a truly global approach to world history. By emphasizing critical analysis of change and continuity on a world stage, the authors will help you become an active, engaged learner rather than a passive consumer of historical facts.
The 8th Edition has been revised to reflect the latest developments in historical research. Examples of updated topics include a fresh comparison of the Roman and Chinese empires, African actions in the era of emancipation, and the recent rise of populism and authoritarianism.
Published by Pearson (January 1st 2022) - Copyright © 2021
Category: World History Survey
Brief Table of Contents
PART I - 2.5 MILLION-600 B.C.E.: ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT
- The Neolithic Revolution and the Birth of Civilization
- The Rise of Civilization in the Middle East and Africa
- Asia's First Civilizations: India and China
PART II - THE CLASSICAL PERIOD, 600 B.C.E.-600 C.E.: UNITING LARGE REGIONS
- Unification and the Consolidation of Civilization in China
- Classical Civilizations in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East
- Religious Rivalries and India's Golden Age
- Rome and Its Empire
- The Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas
- The Spread of Civilizations and the Movement of Peoples
- The End of the Classical Era: World History in Transition, 200-600 c.e.
PART III - THE POSTCLASSICAL PERIOD, 600-1450: NEW FAITH AND NEW COMMERCE
- The First Global Civilization: The Rise and Spread of Islam
- Abbasid Decline and the Spread of Islamic Civilization to South and Southeast Asia
- African Civilizations and the Spread of Islam
- Civilization in Eastern Europe: Byzantium and Orthodox Europe
- A New Civilization Emerges in Western Europe
- The Americas on the Eve of Invasion
- Reunification and Renaissance in Chinese Civilization: The Era of the Tang and Song Dynasties
- The Spread of Chinese Civilization: Japan, Korea, and Vietnam
- The Last Great Nomadic Challenges: From Chinggis Khan to Timur
- The World in 1450: Changing Balance of World Power
PART IV - THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD, 1450-1750: THE WORLD SHRINKS
- The World Economy
- The Transformation of the West, 1450-1750
- Early Latin America
- Africa and the Africans in the Age of the Atlantic Slave Trade
- The Rise of Russia
- The Muslim Empires
- Asian Transitions in an Age of Global Change
PART V - THE DAWN OF THE INDUSTRIAL AGE, 1750-1900
- The Emergence of Industrial Society in the West, 1750-1900
- Industrialization and Imperialism: The Making of the European Global Order
- The Consolidation of Latin America, 1810-1920
- Civilizations in Crisis: The Ottoman Empire, the Islamic Heartlands, and Qing China
- Russia and Japan: Industrialization Outside the West
PART VI - THE CONTEMPORARY PERIOD, 1900-PRESENT
- Descent into the Abyss: World War I and the Crisis of the European Global Order
- The World Between the Wars: Revolutions, Depression, and Authoritarian Response
- A Second Global Conflict and the End of the European World Order
- Globalization and Industrial Growth
- Western Society and Eastern Europe in the Decades of the Cold War
- Latin America: Revolution and Reaction into the Twenty-First Century
- Africa, the Middle East, and Asia in the Era of Independence
- Rebirth and Revolution: Nation-Building in East Asia and the Pacific Rim
- Power, Politics, and Conflict in World History, 1990-2019
Volume 1 includes chapters 1-21; Volume 2 includes chapters 21-41.
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