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History of the Human Community Prehistory to the Present

ISBN-10: 013388273X
ISBN-13: 9780133882735
Edition: 4th 1993
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Book details

List price: $69.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 720
Size: 8.27" wide x 10.24" long
Weight: 3.190
Language: English

Born in Canada, William H. McNeill was chairman of the Department of History at the University of Chicago and one of the editors of the Readings in World History Series published by Oxford University Press. His one-volume "A World History," which gives equal space to Asia and the West, was greeted as a work of major importance by such recognized historians as Arnold Toynbee, Hans Kohn, Geoffrey Bruun, Stringfellow Barr, and John Barkham. Toynbee has acclaimed McNeill's "The Rise of the West," which took nine years to write, as "the most lucid presentation of world history in narrative form that I know." It won the 1963 National Book Award for history and the Gordon J. Laing Prize of the University of Chicago.

Map List
Preface
Beginnings
In the Beginning
River Valley Civilizations 3500 to 1500 B.C.
The Rise of Civilizations on Rain-Watered Land 2000 to 1200 B.C.
Photo Essay: The Use of Plants and Animals in Agriculture
Empire and Religion in the Middle East 1200 to 500 B.C.
The Greek Style of Civilization to 500 B.C.
The Indian Style of Civilization to 500 B.C.
The Chinese Style of Civilization to 200 B.C.
Epilogue: Part I: The State of the World: 500 B.C.
Eurasian Cultural Balance 500 B.C. to A.D. 1500
The Classical Mediterranean World and Its Expansion 500 B.C. to A.D. 200
Civilized Religions and Barbarian Invasions 200 B.C. to A.D. 600
Islam and India 600 to 1200
The Far East and the Americas 600 to 1200
Europe 500 to 1200
Photo Essay: Diseases and Their Effects on Human Societies
Steppe Peoples and the Civilizations of Eurasia 1200 to 1500
Western Europe 1200 to 1500
Epilogue: Part II: The State of the World: 1500
The Far West Challenges the World: 1500 to 1850
The Great European Discoveries: 1480 to 1550
Europe's Self-Transformation: 1500 to 1650
The World Beyond Europe: 1500 to 1700
Europe's Old Regime: 1650 to 1789
World Reactions to Europe's Expansion: 1700 to 1850
The Democratic and Industrial Revolutions: 1776 to 1850
Photo Essay: Breakthroughs in the Use of Energy and Fuel
Epilogue: Part III: The State of the World: 1850
Beginnings of World Cosmopolitanism: From 1850
The Decisive Years: 1850 to 1865
Europe: 1850 to 1914
World Reactions to Europe's Achievements: 1850 to 1914
Photo Essay: Transportation and Communication
World Wars of the Twentieth Century: 1914 to 1945
The World Since 1945
Thought and Culture Since 1914
Epilogue: Part IV: The State of the World Today
Photo Credits
Index

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