Human Venture A Global History since 1500

ISBN-10: 0131835475
ISBN-13: 9780131835474
Edition: 5th 2004 (Revised)
Authors: Anthony Esler
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Book details

List price: $130.20
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/2/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 443
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

An understanding of the history of the worldand understanding why this knowledge is importanthas become essential for today's students. Benefiting from the unifying viewpoint of a single author, this lively two-volume narrative tells the story of human events on the movethe exciting event history of wars and politics, booms and busts, the rise and fall of empires, and more. It also reaches beyond the events that have shaped world history to trace the broader development of human institutions and ideas as they evolve through time. Coverage of both events and broader trends is presented as part of major global movements, through the lives of the people who lived them, and as succinctly and vividly as possible.

Introduction: The Convergence of History
The World In Balance (1350 - 1600)
The West Reborn: Europe in the Renaissance and Reformation
The Muslim Center: Ottoman Turkey, Safavid Persia, and Mughal India
Mandarins and Samurai: Ming China and the Emergence of Japan
Power Beyond Eurasia: Songhai and Great Zimbabwe, the Aztecs and the Incas
The World Of Intercontinental Empires (1500 - 1900)
Caravels and Cannon: The Rise of Western Imperialism
Barricades, Ballots, and Steam: The Transformation of Europe
Liberators and Robber Barons: The Americas from Colonies to Countries
Maxim Guns and Merchant Bankers: The Climax of Western Imperialism
Maximum Guns and Merchant Bankers: The Climax of Western Imperialism
Struggles For The Global Future (1900 - 2000)
A World Order Comes Unstuck: World War I and the Great Depression
A Schizophrenic Age: Revolution and Totalitarianism Shake the World
Blitzkrieg and Burning Cities: World War II and the American Predominance
The Long Twilight Struggle and the Age of Uhuru: The Cold War and the End of Empire
Skyscrapers and Shanty Towns: Rich Countries and Poor Countries
From Eliot to Afro-Pop: Art and Thought Around the World
The American Age and Its Foes: America, Globalization, and Terror

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