World Civilizations: The Global Experience, Volume 2, 8th edition

  • Peter N. Stearns, 
  • Michael B. Adas, 
  • Stuart B. Schwartz, 
  • Marc Jason Gilbert

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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

ISBN-13: 9780137848652

Subject: History

Category: World History Survey


Brief Table of Contents


  1. The World Economy
  2. The Transformation of the West, 1450-1750
  3. Early Latin America
  4. Africa and the Africans in the Age of the Atlantic Slave Trade
  5. The Rise of Russia
  6. The Muslim Empires
  7. Asian Transitions in an Age of Global Change


  1. The Emergence of Industrial Society in the West, 1750-1900
  2. Industrialization and Imperialism: The Making of the European Global Order
  3. The Consolidation of Latin America, 1810-1920
  4. Civilizations in Crisis: The Ottoman Empire, the Islamic Heartlands, and Qing China
  5. Russia and Japan: Industrialization Outside the West


  1. Descent into the Abyss: World War I and the Crisis of the European Global Order
  2. The World Between the Wars: Revolutions, Depression, and Authoritarian Response
  3. A Second Global Conflict and the End of the European World Order
  4. Globalization and Industrial Growth
  5. Western Society and Eastern Europe in the Decades of the Cold War
  6. Latin America: Revolution and Reaction into the Twenty-First Century
  7. Africa, the Middle East, and Asia in the Era of Independence
  8. Rebirth and Revolution: Nation-Building in East Asia and the Pacific Rim
  9. Power, Politics, and Conflict in World History, 1990-2019

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