World Civilizations: The Global Experience, Combined Volume, 8th edition
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Published by Pearson (January 1st 2022) - Copyright © 2021
Category: World History Survey
Table of contents
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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