World Civilizations The Global Experience

ISBN-10: 0205556914
ISBN-13: 9780205556915
Edition: 5th 2007
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List price: $123.40
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.036
Language: English

The primary goal ofWorld Civilizationsis to present a truly global historysince the development of agriculture and herding to the present.nbsp;Overview of World History. Close your brown eyes.Readers interested in the history and development of civilization worldwide.

From Hunting and Gathering To Civilizations, 2.5 Million-1000 B.C.E.: Origins
The Neolithic Revolution and the Birth of Civilization
A Hunter
Human Life in the Era of Hunters and Gatherers
Document: Tales of the Hunt: Paleolithic Cave Paintings as History
Agriculture and the Origins of Civilization: The Neolithic Revolution
Visualizing the Past Representations of Women in Early Art
In Depth: The Idea of Civilization in World Historical Perspective
The First Towns: Seedbeds of Civilization
Global Connections: The Neolithic Revolution as a Basis for World History
The Rise of Civilization in the Middle East and Africa
Women in Mesopotamia and Egypt
Setting the Scene: The Middle East by 4000 b.c.e.
Civilization in Mesopotamia
Visualizing the Past: Mesopotamia in Maps
Document: Hammurabi's Law Code
Ancient Egypt
Egypt and Mesopotamia Compared
In Depth: Women in Patriarchal Societies
Civilization Centers in Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean
The Issue of Heritage
Global Connections: The Early Civilizations and the World
Asia's First Civilizations: India and China
The Indus Valley and the Birth of South Asian Civilization
Aryan Incursions and Early Aryan Society in India
Document: Aryan Poetry in Praise of a War-Horse
A Bend in the River and the Beginnings of China
Visualizing the Past: Mapping the Rise of Civilizations
The Decline of the Shang and the Era of Zhou Dominance
In Depth: The Legacy of Asia's First Civilizations
Global Connections: Contrasting Legacies: Indus and Early Chinese Civilizations
The Classical Period, 1000 Bce-500 Ce:Uniting Large Regions
Unification and the Consolidation of Civilization in China
Philosophical Remedies for the Prolonged Crisis the Later Zhou
Document: Teachings of the Rival Chinese Schools
The Triumph of the Qin and Imperial Unity
In Depth: Sunzi and the Shift from Ritual Combatto "Real" War
The Han Dynasty and the Foundations of China's Classical Age
Visualizing the Past: Capital Designs and Patterns of Political Power
Global Connections: Classical China and the World
Classical Civilization in the Eastern Mediterranean: Persia and Greece
The First Marathon
The Persian Empire: Parallel Power in the Middle East
The Political Character of Classical Greece
The Hellenistic Period
Creativity in Greek and Hellenistic Culture
Document: The Power of Greek Drama
Patterns of Greek and Hellenistic Society
In Depth: Defining Social History
Visualizing the Past: Commerce and Society
Global Connections: Greece and the World
Religious Rivalries and India's Golden Age
The Age of Brahman Dominance
In Depth: Inequality as the Social Norm
Religious Ferment and the Rise of Buddhism
Brahmanical Recovery and the Splendors of the Gupta Age
Visualizing the Past: The Pattern of Trade in the Ancient Eurasian World
Document: A Guardian's Farewell Speech to a Young Woman About to Be Married
Global Connections: India and the Wider World
Rome and Its Empire
Roman Legions and Army Life
The Development of Rome's Republic
Roman Culture
Document: Rome and a Values Crisis
The Institutions of Empire
The Evolution of Rome's Economic and Social Structure
Visualizing the Past: Religions in Rome
In Depth: The Classical Civilizations in Comparative Perspective
The Origins of Christianity
The Decline of Rome
Global Connections: Rome and the World
The Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas
Origins of American Societies
Spread of Civilization in Mesoamerica
Document: Deciphering the Maya Glyphs
The Peoples to the North
In Depth: Different Times for Different Peoples
The Andean World
Visualizing the Past: Ancient Agriculture
Global Connections: American Civilizations and the World
The Spread of Civilizations and the Movement of Peoples
The Spread of Civilization in Africa
Document: Myths of Origin
In Depth: Language as a Historical Source
Nomadic Societies and Indo-European Migrations
Visualizing the Past: Varieties of Human Adaptation and the Potential for Civilization
The Spread of Chinese Civilization to Japan
The Scattered Societies of Polynesia
Global Connections: The Emerging Cultures
The End of the Classical Era: World History in Transition, 200-700 c.e.
Change in the Indian Ocean
Upheavals in Eastern and Southern Asia
Document: The Popularization of Buddhism
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
In Depth: The Problem of Decline and Fall
The Development and Spread of World Religions
Visualizing the Past: Religious Geography
Global Connections: The Late Classical Period and the World
The Postclassical Period, 500-1450: New Faith and New Commerce
The First Global Civilization: The Rise and Spread of Islam
Desert and Town: The Arabian World and the Birth of Islam
The Life of Muhammad and the Genesis of Islam
The Arab Empire of the Umayyads
In Depth: Civilization and Gender Relationships
From Arab to Islamic Empire: The Early Abbasid Era
Document: The Thousand and One Nights as a Mirror of Elite Society in the Abbasid Era
Visualizing the Past: The Mosque as a Symbol of Islamic Civilization
Global Connections: Early Islam and the World
Abbasid Decline and the Spread of Islamic Civilization to South and Southeast Asia
The Islamic Heartlands in the Middle and Late Abbasid Eras
Document:Ibn Khaldun on the Rise and Decline of Empires
An Age of Learning and Artistic Refinements
Visualizing the Past:The Patterns of Islam's Global Expansion
The Coming of Islam to South Asia
The Spread of Islam to Southeast Asia
In Depth:Conversion and Accommodation in the Spread of World Religions
Global Connections:Islam: A Bridge Between Worlds
African Civilizations and the Spread of Islam
African Societies: Diversity and Similarities
Kingdoms of the Grasslands
Document:The Great Oral Tradition and the Epic of Sundiata
The Swahili Coast of East Africa
In Depth:Two Transitions in the History of World Population
Peoples of the Forest and Plains
Global Connections:Internal Development and Global Contacts
Civilization in Eastern Europe: Byzantium and Orthodox Europe
Russia Chooses a Religion
The Byzantine Empire
Visualizing the Past:Women and Power in Byzantium
The Spread of Civilization in Eastern Europe
Document:Russia Turns to Christianity
In Depth:Eastern and Western Europe: The Problem of Boundaries
Global Connections:Eastern Europe and the World
A New Civilization Emerges in Western Europe
A Merchant Becomes a Saint
Stages of Postclassical Development
In Depth:Western Civilization
Western Culture in the Postclassical Era
Changing Economic and Social Forms in the Postclassical Centuries
Visualizing the Past:Peasant Labor
Document:Changing Roles for Women
The Decline of the Medieval Synthesis
Global Connections:Medieval Europe and the World
The Americas on the Eve of Invasion
Postclassic Mesoamerica, 1000-1500 c.e.
Aztec Society in Transition
Document:Aztec Women and Men
In Depth:The "Troubling" Civilizations of the Americas
Twantinsuyu: World of the Incas
Visualizing the Past:Archeological Evidence of Political Practices
The Other Indians
Global Connections:The Americas and the World
Reunification and Renaissance in Chinese Civilization: The Era of the Tang and Song Dynasties
Rebuilding the Imperial Edifice in the Sui-Tang Era
Document:Ties That Bind: Paths to Power
Tang Decline and the Rise of the Song
Tang and Song Prosperity: The Basis of a Golden Age
In Depth:Artistic Expression and Social Values
Global Connections:China's World Role
The Spread of Chinese Civilization: Japan, Korea, and Vietnam
Japan: The Imperial Age
The Era of Warrior Dominance
In Depth:Comparing Feudalisms
Korea: Between China and Japan
Between China and Southeast Asia: The Making of Vietnam
Visualizing the Past:What Their Portraits Tell Us: Gatekeeper Elites and the Persistence of Civilizations
Document:Literature as a Mirror of the Exchanges Between Civilized Centers
Global Connections:In the Orbit of China: The East Asian Corner of the Global System
The Last Great Nomadic Challenges: From Chinggis Khan to Timur
The Mongol Empire of Chinggis Khan
Document: A European Assessment of the Virtues and Vices of the Mongols
The Mongol Drive to the West
Visualizing the Past:The Mongol Empire as a Bridge Between Civilizations
The Mongol Interlude in Chinese History
In Depth:The Eclipse of the Nomadic War Machine
Global Connections:The Mongol Linkages
The West and the Changing World Balance
The Compass: A New Sense of Direction
The Decline of the Old Order
The Rise of the West
Visualizing the Past:Population Trends
Document:Italian Renaissance Culture
Western Expansion: The Experimental Phase
Outside the World Network
In Depth:The Problem of Ethnocentrism
Global Connections:1450 and the World
The Early Modern Period, 1450-1750: The World Shrinks
The World Economy
The West's First Outreach: Maritime Power
In Depth:Causation and the West's Expansion
Toward a World Economy
Visualizing the Past:West Indian Slaveholding
Colonial Expansion
Document:Western Conquerors: Tactics and Motives
Global Connections:The World Economy-and the World
The Transformation of the West, 1450-1750
Changes in Childhood
The First Big Changes: Culture and Commerce, 1450-1650
Science and Politics: The Next Phase of Change
Visualizing the Past:Versailles
In Depth:Elites and Masses
The West by 1750
Document:Controversies About Women
Global Connections:Europe and the World
Maps
The Spread of Agriculture
The Spread of Human Populations
The International Bronze Age
Mesopotamia in Maps
China in the Shang and Zhou Eras
Mapping the rise of civilizations in three parts
China from the Later Zhou to the early Han
Contemporary China
Greek and Phoenician Colonies and Trade
Alexander's Empire
India at the time of the Ashoka and the Gupta Empire
Pattern of Trade in the Ancient Eurasian World
Expansion of the Roman Republic and Empire
The Spread of Christianity
Mesoamerican settlements
Civilizations of Central and South America
Spread of Polynesian Peoples
West African empires (called West African States on website)
Nomad Empires
Religious Geography
Expansion of Islam
Trade Maps in the Medieval Islamic World
Spread of Islam 7<sup>th</sup> - 8<sup>th</sup> centuries
Spread of Islam 10<sup>th</sup>- 16<sup>th</sup> centuries
Crusades
Empires of the Western Sudan
Swahili Coast and 13.3 Trade Routes in Africa
Byzantine Empire
East European Kingdoms and Slavic Expansion
Christian Reconquest of Muslim Spain
Invasions of Europe, 7<sup>th</sup> - 11<sup>th</sup> centuries
Outline Map Quiz for Civilizations of South and Central America
Inca Expansion
China in the Song and Southern Song Dynastic periods
China During the Tang
The Korean Peninsula during the Three Kingdom era
Japan in the Imperial and Warlords period
Outline map Quiz for Mongol empire
Mongol Empire as a Bridge Between Civilizations
Ptolemy map
World Boundaries 1453 and 1700
Spain and Portugal: Explorations and Colonies ca. 1600
French, British and Dutch holdings, ca. 1700
Western Europe during the Renaissance and Reformation, ca. 14<sup>th</sup>-15<sup>th</sup> centuries
European Population Density c. 1600

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