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  • ISBN: 9780136444695
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World History

by Spodek, Howard A

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publish date: 01/01/1998
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(NOTE:Volume I includes Chs. 1-12; Volume II includes Chs. 12-24; Combined Volume includes Chs. 1-24). Introduction: The World through Historians' Eyes. I. HUMAN ORIGINS AND HUMAN CULTURES: 5 MILLION B.C.E. - 10,000 B.C.E. - BUILDING AN INTERPRETIVE FRAMEWORK: WHAT DO WE KNOW? HOW DO WE KNOW IT? 1. The Dry Bones Speak: 5 Million B.C.E. - 10,000 B.C.E. - What Is Paleoanthropology and Why Is It Important? II. SETTLING DOWN: 10,000 B.C.E. - 1000 C.E. - THE FIRST CITIES AND WHY THEY MATTER: DIGS, TEXTS, AND INTERPRETATIONS. 2. From Village Community to City State: 10,000 B.C.E. - 750 B.C.E. - What Are Cities and Why Are They Important? 3. River Valley Civilizations: 7000 B.C.E. - 750 B.C.E. - The Rise of Cities and States Along the Nile and the Indus. 4. A Polycentric World: 1700 B.C.E. - 1000 C.E. - Cities and States in East Asia, West Africa, and the Americas. III. EMPIRE AND IMPERIALISM: 2300 B.C.E. - 1100 C.E. -WHAT ARE EMPIRES AND WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT? 5. Dawn of the Empires: 2300 B.C.E. - 300 B.C.E. - Empire-Building in West Africa, West Asia, and the Mediterranean. 6. Rome and the Barbarians: 750 B.C.E. - 480 C.E. - From Conquest, Colonization, and Alliance to Revolt, Bankruptcy, and Dismemberment. 7. China: 220 B.C.E. - 910 C.E. - Fracture and Unification: The Qin, Han, Sui, and T'ang Dynasties. 8. Indian Empires: 1500 B.C.E. - 1100 C.E. - Cultural Cohesion in a Divided Continent. IV. THE RISE OF WORLD RELIGIONS: 600 B.C.E. - 1500 C.E. - NOT BY BREAD ALONE: HOW DO HISTORIANS UNDERSTAND RELIGION IN WORLD HISTORY? 9. Hinduism and Buddhism: 300 B.C.E. - 1200 C.E. - The Sacred Subcontinent: The Spread of Religion in India and Beyond. 10. Judaism and Christianity: 600 B.C.E. - 1100 C.E. - Peoples of the Bible: God's Evolution in West Asia and Europe. 11. Islam: 570 C.E. - 1500 C.E. Submission to Allah: Muslim Civilization Bridges the World. V. WORLD TRADE: 1100 - 1776 C.E. - CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATION: THE EXCHANGE OF COMMODITIES, DISEASE, AND CULTURE. 12. Establishing World Trade Routes: 1100-1500 C.E. - The Patterns and Philosophies of Early Economic Systems. 13. The Unification of World Trade: 1500-1776 - The Invisible Hand Reaches Out: A Capitalist World System Appears. VI. MIGRATION: FREE PEOPLE AND SLAVES: 1500-1750 - "BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY, FILL UP THE EARTH AND SUBDUE IT" : DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES IN A NEW GLOBAL ECUMENE. 14. Demography and Migration: 1500-1750 - The Movement of Peoples Around the Earth. VII. SOCIAL CHANGE: 1688-1914 - WESTERN REVOLUTIONS AND THEIR EXPORTS. 15. Political Revolutions in Europe and the Americas: 1688-1850 - The Birth of Human Rights in the Age of Enlightenment. 16. Industrial Revolution: 1740-1914 - The Global Consequences of Industrial Expansion and Imperialism. 17. Social Revolutions: 1830-1914 - Urbanization, Gender Relations, and Nationalism West and East. VIII. EXPLODING TECHNOLOGIES: 1914-1900s - CONTESTED VISIONS OF A NEW INTERNATIONAL ORDER. 18. Technologies of Mass-Production and Destruction: 1914-1900s -
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