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World History

ISBN-10: 019511616X
ISBN-13: 9780195116168
Edition: 4th 1999 (Revised)
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List price: $103.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/29/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Global in scope, William McNeill's widely acclaimed one-volume history emphasizes the four Old World civilizations of the Middle East, India, China, and Europe, paying particular attention to their interaction across time as well as the impact on historical scholarship in light of the most recent archaeological discoveries. The engaging and informative narrative touches on all aspects of civilization, including geography, communication, and technological and artistic developments, and provides extensive coverage of the modern era. This new edition includes a thoroughly updated bibliographic essay and a new discussion of the most significant events in world history and civilization since 1976.

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.

Emergence and Definition of the Major Old World Civilizations to 500 B.C.
In the Beginning
Diffusion of Civilizations: First Phase to 1700 B.C.
Cosmopolitanism in the Middle East 1700-500 B.C.
The Definition of Indian Civilization to 500 B.C.
The Definition of Greek Civilization to 500 B.C.
The Definition of Chinese Civilization to 500 B.C.
Changes in the Barbarian World 1700 to 500 B.C.
Bibliographical Essay, Part 1
Equilibrium Among the Civilizations 500 B.C. to A.D. 1500
The Flowering of Greek Civilization 500-336 B.C.
The Spread of Hellenisitc Civilization 500 B.C. to A.D. 200
Asia 500 B.C. - A.D. 200
The Flowering and Expansion of Indian Civilization A.D. 200-600
Barbarian Invasions and Civlized Response A.D. 200-600
The Rise of Islam
China, India, and Europe A.D. 600-1000
The Impact of Turkish and Mondol Conquests 1000-1500
Medieval Europe and Japan 1000-1500
The Fringes of the Civilized World to 1500
Bibliographical Essay, Part II
The Dominance of the West
The Great Discoveries and Their World-Wide Consequences
Europe's Self-Transformation 1500-1648
Europe's Outliers: Russia and the American 1500-1648
The Realm of Islam, with Its Hindu and Christian Subject Communities 1500-1700
The Far East 1500-1700
The Old Regime in Europe 1648-1789
The Americas and Russia 1648-1789
Asian Reactions to Europe's Old Regime 1700-1850
Bibliographical Essay, Part III
The Onset of Global Cosmopolitanism
The Transformation of Western Civilzation by the Industrial and Democratic Revolutions 1789-1914
Asian Reactions to Industrialism and Democracy 1850-1945
Africa and Oceania 1850-1945
The Western World 1914-1945
Global Rivalries and Cosmopolitanism Since 1945
Bibliographical Essay, Part IV

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