Civilizations Past and Present, Volume 1, 13th edition

  • Robert R. Edgar
  • Neil J. Hackett
  • George F. Jewsbury
  • Barbara A. Molony
  • Matthew S. Gordon


For courses in world history.

A narrative exploration of world history and cultures

RevelTM Civilizations Past and Present presents a survey of world history, treating the development and growth of civilization as a global phenomenon involving the interaction of all of the world’s cultures. The text includes all the elements of history – social, economic, political, military, religious, aesthetic, legal, and technological – to illustrate this global interaction. The 13th Edition has been substantially revised and made more concise while emphasizing world trends and carefully avoiding placing these trends within a Western conceptual basis.

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Table of contents

  1. Stone Age Societies and the Earliest Civilizations of the Near East
  2. Early Chinese Civilization
  3. Early Indian Civilizations 
  4. The Greeks 2000—30 BCE 
  5. Rome, 900 BCE to 476 CE 
  6. The Eastern Mediterranean World, 300—950 CE
  7. The Islamic World, 950—1300 CE
  8. African Beginnings
  9. The Americas to 1500
  10. The Creation of Europe: 300—1500
  11. Culture, Power, and Trade in the Era of Asian Hegemony, 220—1350
  12. The Great Dynastic Empires of Eurasia, 1300—1650
  13. East Asian Cultural and Political Systems, 1300—1650
  14. New Ways of Thinking: 1300—1700: Renaissance, Reformations, and Scientific Revolution
  15. Global Encounters: Europe and the New World Economy, 1400—1650
  16. Europe: The Rise of the Nation States, 1500—1815

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Published by Pearson (November 25th 2020) - Copyright © 2021