Civilizations Past and Present, Volume 2, 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
Revel 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

16. Europe: The Rise of the Nation States, 1500–1815

17. Africa in the World Economy, 1650–1850

18. Asian and Middle Eastern Empires and Nations, 1650–1815 

19. The Americas, 1650–1825 

20. The European Century, 1815–1914 

21. Africa and the Near East During the Age of European Imperialism 

22. Imperialism and Modernity in Asia and the Pacific, 1815–1914 

23. The Americas, 1825–1914 

24. World War I: The Origins and Consequences of a European Tragedy 

25. The Failure of the Liberal Model and the Rise of Authoritarianism 

26. World War II 

27. Forging New Nations in Asia, 1910–1950 

28. National Movements and the Drive for Independence in the Near East and Africa from the 1920s to 1950s 

29. The West Since 1945: Cold War and Confused Peace 

30. The Near East and Africa Since 1945 

31. Latin America Since 1910 

32. Asia and the South Pacific Since 1945

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Published by Pearson (February 15th 2020) - Copyright © 2021