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World Civilizations: The Global Experience presents a truly global approach to world history by discussing and comparing major societies and focusing on their interactions. Authors Peter Stearns, Michael Adas, Stuart Schwartz, and Marc Gilbert facilitate analysis of global contacts, regional patterns, and the whole process of change and continuity on a world stage. This emphasis on critical analysis helps students become active, engaged learners rather than passive consumers of historical facts.
Table of contents
PART I - 2.5 MILLION-600 B.C.E.: ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT
1. The Neolithic Revolution and the Birth of Civilization
2. The Rise of Civilization in the Middle East and Africa
3. Asia's First Civilizations: India and China
PART II - THE CLASSICAL PERIOD, 600 B.C.E.-600 C.E.: UNITING LARGE REGIONS
4. Unification and the Consolidation of Civilization in China
5. Classical Civilizations in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East
6. Religious Rivalries and India's Golden Age
7. Rome and Its Empire
8. The Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas
9. The Spread of Civilizations and the Movement of Peoples
10. 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
11. The First Global Civilization: The Rise and Spread of Islam
12. Abbasid Decline and the Spread of Islamic Civilization to South and Southeast Asia
13. African Civilizations and the Spread of Islam
14. Civilization in Eastern Europe: Byzantium and Orthodox Europe
15. A New Civilization Emerges in Western Europe
16. The Americas on the Eve of Invasion
17. Reunification and Renaissance in Chinese Civilization: The Era of the Tang and Song Dynasties
18. The Spread of Chinese Civilization: Japan, Korea, and Vietnam
19. The Last Great Nomadic Challenges: From Chinggis Khan to Timur
20. The World in 1450: Changing Balance of World Power
PART IV - THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD, 1450-1750: THE WORLD SHRINKS
21. The World Economy
22. The Transformation of the West, 1450-1750
23. Early Latin America
24. Africa and the Africans in the Age of the Atlantic Slave Trade
25. The Rise of Russia
26. The Muslim Empires
27. Asian Transitions in an Age of Global Change
PART V - THE DAWN OF THE INDUSTRIAL AGE, 1750-1900
28. The Emergence of Industrial Society in the West, 1750-1900
29. Industrialization and Imperialism: The Making of the European Global Order
30. The Consolidation of Latin America, 1810-1920
31. Civilizations in Crisis: The Ottoman Empire, the Islamic Heartlands, and Qing China
32. Russia and Japan: Industrialization Outside the West
PART VI - THE CONTEMPORARY PERIOD, 1900-PRESENT
33. Descent into the Abyss: World War I and the Crisis of the European Global Order
34. The World Between the Wars: Revolutions, Depression, and Authoritarian Response
35. A Second Global Conflict and the End of the European World Order
36. Globalization and Industrial Growth
37. Western Society and Eastern Europe in the Decades of the Cold War
38. Latin America: Revolution and Reaction into the Twenty-First Century
39. Africa, the Middle East, and Asia in the Era of Independence
40. Rebirth and Revolution: Nation-Building in East Asia and the Pacific Rim
41. Power, Politics, and Conflict in World History, 1990-2019
Volume 1 includes chapters 1-21; Volume 2 includes chapters 21-41.
Published by Pearson (October 19th 2020) - Copyright © 2021