Connections: A World History, Combined Volume, 4th edition

  • Edward H. Judge
  • John W. Langdon


For courses in world history.

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Table of contents


Era One: Emergence and Expansion of Regional Societies, to 300 c.e.
1. The Emergence of Human Societies, to 3000 b.c.e.
2. Early Societies of Africa and West Asia, to 500 b.c.e.
3. Societies and Beliefs of Early India, to 550 c.e.
4. The Origins of the Chinese Empire, to 220 c.e.
5. Early American Societies: Connection and Isolation, 20,000 b.c.e.—1500 c.e.
6. The Persian Connection: Its Impact and Influences, 2000 b.c.e.—637 c.e.
7. Greek Civilization and Its Expansion into Asia, 2000—30 b.c.e.
8. The Romans Connect the Mediterranean World, 753 b.c.e.—284 c.e.

Era Two: Transregional Conflicts and Religious Connections, 200—1200 c.e.
9. Germanic Societies and the Emergence of the Christian West, 100—1100 c.e.
10. The Byzantine World, 284—1240
11. The Origins and Expansion of Islam, 100—750
12. Religion and Diversity in the Transformation of Southern Asia, 711—1400
13. African Societies, 700—1500
14. The Evolution and Expansion of East Asian Societies, 220—1240 c.e.

Era Three: Cross-Cultural Conflicts and Commercial Connections, 1000—1650
15. Nomadic Conquests and Eurasian Connections, 1000—1400
16. The Resurgence of the Christian West, 1050—1530
17. Culture and Conflict in the Great Islamic Empires, 1071—1707
18. The Aztec and Inca Empires, 1300—1550
19. Global Exploration and Global Empires, 1400—1700


Era Four: The Shift from Regional to Global Connections, 1500—1800
20. The West in an Age of Religious Conflict and Global Expansion, 1500—1650
21. The Search for Stability in East Asia, 1300—1800
22. Southern Asia and the Global Shift in Wealth and Power, 1500—1800
23. Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1400—1800
24. Absolutism and Enlightenment in Europe, 1600—1789
25. Russia’s Eurasian Empire: Convergence of East and West, 1300—1800

Era Five: Revolution, Industry, Ideology, and Empire, 1750—1914
26. The North Atlantic Revolutions, 1750—1830
27. Industry, Ideology, and Their Global Impact, 1700—1914
28. Nation Building in the Americas, 1789—1914
29. New Connections and Challenges in Eastern and Southern Asia, 1800—1912
30. New Connections and Challenges in West Asia and Africa, 1800—1914

Era Six: Global Upheavals and Global Integration, 1900—Present
31. The Great War and the Russian Revolutions, 1890—1918
32. Anxieties and Ideologies of the Interwar Years, 1918—1939
33. World War II and the Holocaust, 1933—1945
34. East Versus West: The Cold War and Its Aftermath, 1945—Present
35. The Upheavals of Asia, 1945—Present
36. Reform and Revolution in Latin America, 1914—Present
37. Africa Since 1919
38. The Middle East Since 1919

Epilogue: Connections in a Globalizing Age

Volume I includes chapters 1—20; Volume II includes chapters 19—38.

Published by Pearson (January 19th 2020) - Copyright © 2021