World Civilizations: The Global Experience, Volume 1, 8th edition

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

Overview

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 you become an active learner rather than a passive consumer 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
21. The World Economy

Published by Pearson (June 1st 2021) - Copyright © 2021