World History in Brief Major Patterns of Change and Continuity, to 1450

ISBN-10: 0205939368
ISBN-13: 9780205939367
Edition: 8th 2013 (Revised)
Authors: Peter N. Stearns
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List price: $44.99
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 11/12/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Emphasizes the major interactions among different peoples and societies. World History in Brief highlights key events in world history, giving adequate treatment to the major issues, while leaving time for analysis and use of supplemental materials for critical thinking. Part of the Penguin Academics Series, the text takes a truly global approach by balancing coverage of individual societies and focusing on forces that cut across them. Students are encouraged to compare societies, assess changes in interactions, and understand global forces such as migration and technological exchange. The 8th edition is tied closely to MyHistoryLab to help save time and improve results. MyHistoryLab icons connect the main narrative to an array of MyHistoryLab resources, including primary source documents, analytical video segments, and interactive maps. A better teaching and learning experienceThis program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. Here’s how: Personalize Learning — The new MyHistoryLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking — Features at the beginning and end of each part help students make connections among the societies examined in the chapters. Engage Students — “Solving Problems,” “History Debates,” and “World Profiles” features allow students to approach history from different angles. Support Instructors — MyHistoryLab, an Instructor’s Resource Manual, a Test Bank, MyTest, PowerPoint presentations, a detailed timeline for each period covered in the text, and Class Preparation are available. For the combined volume of this text, search ISBN-10: 0205939201 For volume 2 of this text, search ISBN-10: 0205939422 Note: MyHistoryLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyHistoryLab, please visit: www.myhistorylab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MyHistorylab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205896294 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205896295.

Peter N. Stearns is Provost and University Professor at George Mason University. Since 1967, he has served as editor-in-chief of The Journal of Social History.  His numerous books include World History in Documents ;  American Behavioral History ; and Anxious Parents .

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List of Features
List of MyHistoryLab Documents
Preface
About the Author
Early World History: From Origins to Agriculture and New Forms of Human Organization
From Human Prehistory to the Rise of Agriculture
Getting Started is Always Hard
Human Development and Change
Solving Problems Dealing with Death
The Neolithic Revolution
History Debate People in the Americas
The Nature of Agricultural Societies
Agriculture and Change
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
Early Civilizations, 3500-1000 B.C.E.
Civilization
Solving Problems The Use of Culture
Egypt and Mesopotamia Compared
Indian and Chinese River Valley Civilizations
History Debate Women in Patriarchal Societies
Transitions: The End of The River Valley Period
The Heritage of the River Valley Civilizations
New States and Peoples Around 1000 B.C.E.
Judaism
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
Nomadic Societies
Early Nomadic Societies
Nomadic Society and Culture
Nomads and Civilizations
History Debate The Contributions of Nomads
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
Retrospective The Rise of Agriculture and Agricultural Civilizations
The Classical Period, 1000 B.C.E.-500 C.E.
Classical Civilization: China
Patterns in Classical China
Political Institutions
History Debate War
Religion and Culture
Economy and Society
World Profiles Ban Zhao (c. 48-117 C.E.)
A Distinctive Mixture
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
Classical Civilization: India
The Framework for Indian History
Patterns in Classical India
Political Institutions
History Debate Interpreting Civilization, Round Two
Religion and Culture
Economy and Society
Solving Problems Dealing with Inequality
Indian Influence
China and India
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
Classical Civilization in the Mediterranean and Middle East: Persia, Greece, and Rome
The Persian Tradition
Patterns of Classical Mediterranean History
Greek and Roman Political Institutions
Solving Problems Cultural Encounters
World Profiles Julius Caesar (100-44 B.C.E.)
Religion and Culture
Economy and Society in The Mediterranean
History Debate Mediterranean Civilization and "Western" Civilization
Toward The Fall of Rome
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
The Classical Period: Directions, Diversities, and Declines by 500 C.E.
Decline in China and India
Decline and Fall in Rome
The New Religious Map
History Debate Comparing Declines
World Profiles Saint Paul (Paul of Tarsus)
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
Retrospective The Classical Period, 1000 B.C.E. To 500 C.E.
The Postclassical Period, 500-1450 C.E.
The Rise of Islam: Civilization in the Middle East
The Advent of Islam
World Profiles Muhammad (570-632 C.E.)
Patterns of Islamic History
Islamic Political Institutions
History Debate Political Implications of Islam
Islam and Middle Eastern Culture
World Profiles Omar Khayyam (c. 11th-12th Century)
Solving Problems Religion and Trade
Economy and Society in The Middle East
The Decline of Middle Eastern Civilization
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
India and Southeast Asia Under the Impact of Islam
The Development of Indian Culture
The Muslim Challenge in India
Southeast Asia
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
Africa and Islam
Sub-Saharan Africa and the World Network
The Great Kingdoms
Solving Problems Technology and Trade
World Profiles Sundiata
History Debate Handles for African History
Features of African Civilization
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
East European Civilization: Byzantium and Russia
The Byzantine Phase
World Profiles The Emperor Justinian (527-565 C.E.)
The Early Russian Phase: Kievan Rus'
History Debate A Russian Civilization?
East European Political Institutions
East European Religion and Culture
East European Economy and Society
East European Civilization in Eclipse
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
Western Civilization: The Middle Ages
Early Patterns in Western Civilization
Medieval Political Institutions
Medieval Religion and Culture
History Debate Homosexuality and Religion
Economy and Society
Women and Family Life
Solving Problems Population Growth
Tensions in The Later Middle Ages
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
China's Impact and the Spread of East Asian Civilization
Political and Cultural Developments in China
Economy and Society in China
Civilization in Korea, Vietnam, and Japan
History Debate Defining Postclassical Civilizations
Culture, Society, and Economy in Japan
World Profiles Mugai Nyodai
East Asian Self-Confidence
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
Centers of Civilization in the Americas
The Mayans and Aztecs
The Aztec Empire
History Debate The Problem of Contacts
The Inca Empire
Andean and Central American Societies
Pacific Oceania
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
The Mongol Interlude and the End of the Postclassical Period
Mongol Empires
World Profiles Chabi Khan
China and The West As New World Powers
History Debate Causes of Global Change by 1450
The End of Transition: Postclassical to Early Modern
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
Retrospective The Postclassical Period, 500-1450 C.E.
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