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

ISBN-10: 0205939422
ISBN-13: 9780205939428
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: 480
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.672
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: 0205896286 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205896288.

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 .

List of Maps
List of Features
List of MyHistoryLab Documents
Preface
A New World Economy, 1450-1750
the West and the World: Discovery, Colonization, and Trade
Western Civilization Changes Shape in the Early Modern Centuries
the Rise of Russia
the Islamic Empires
East Asia: Vital Trends in Politics and Trade
The World's First Industrial Period, 1750-1914
the First Industrial Revolution: Western Society, 1780-1914
World Economy and Western Imperialism: Africa and South Asia
the Settler Societies: the West on Frontiers
the Development of Latin American Civilization
the Middle East and China in the Imperialist Century
Russia and Japan: Industrialization Outside the West
The Contemporary World, 1914 to Present
the West in the Contemporary Period
Russia and Eastern Europe
East Asia in the 20th and Early 21st Centuries
India and Southeast Asia
Middle Eastern Civilization in the 20th Century
Latin America in the 20th Century
Sub-Saharan Africa: From Colonies to New Nations
Themes in Contemporary World History: Into the 21st Century
Credits
Index
List of Maps
List of Features
List of MyHistoryLab Documents
Preface
A New World Economy, 1450-1750
the West and the World: Discovery, Colonization, and Trade
Patterns of Exploration and Trade
HISTORY DEBATE Early Modern Stereotypes
Toward a World Economy
Africa
WORLD PROFILES Olandah Equiano
Colonization in Latin America: the Birth of a New Civilization
Latin American Civilization
WORLD PROFILES Sor Juana In�s de la Cruz (1651-1695)
Western Civilization in North America
North and South America: Reasons for the Differences
The World Economy Revisited
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
Western Civilization Changes Shape in the Early Modern Centuries
Patterns of Early Modern Western History
Political Institutions and Ideas
The Ferment in Western Culture
Transformations in Economic and Social Life
SOLVING PROBLEMS Dealing with the Asian Advantage
How Early Modern Trends in the West Interrelated
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
the Rise of Russia
Patterns of Early Modern Russian History
WORLD PROFILES Catherine the Great (1762-1796)
HISTORY DEBATE A Russian Civilization?
Russian Political Institutions
Russian Culture
Economy and Society in Russia
The World's First Effort at Westernization
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
the Islamic Empires
The Expanding Force of the Ottoman Empire
New Issues in the Ottoman Empire
The Safavid Challenge
HISTORY DEBATE Guns and Their Impact
The Mughal Empire: Invasion, Consolidation, and Decline
Western Intrusion into the Mughal Empire
The Rise and Decline of Asian Empires
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
East Asia: Vital Trends in Politics and Trade
China: the Resumption of the Dynasties
SOLVING PROBLEMS Trying to Manage Food Supplies
Cultural and Social Patterns: New Issues
HISTORY DEBATE Chinese and Western Economies
Japan and the Origins of Isolation
WORLD PROFILES Toyotomi Hideyoshi (r. 1536-1548)
Vitality and Tension in East Asia
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
Retrospective A New World Economy, 1450-1750
The World's First Industrial Period, 1750-1914
the First Industrial Revolution: Western Society, 1780-1914
Patterns of Industrialization
Causes of Industrialization
HISTORY DEBATE Consumerism and Industrialization
Effects of Industrialization
The Period of Revolution, 1789-1848
Effects of Revolution
The Postrevolutionary Era and Nationalism, 1848-1871
"The Social Question," 1871-1914
Western Political Institutions in the Industrial Revolution
WORLD PROFILES Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)
Western Culture in the Industrial Century
Industrial Society
HISTORY DEBATE Women in Industrial Society
Gain and Strain from Industrialization
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
World Economy and Western Imperialism: Africa and South Asia
The Reasons for Imperialism: Motives and Means
HISTORY DEBATE Causes of the Abolition of Slavery
Imperialism in India and Southeast Asia
SOLVING PROBLEMS Railroads
Imperialism in Africa
WORLD PROFILES John Mensah Sarbah (1865-1910)
Comparing Colonies
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
the Settler Societies: the West on Frontiers
The United States
HISTORY DEBATE Exceptionalism
The Newer Settler Societies
WORLD PROFILES Hongi Hika
Special Features of Settler Societies
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
the Development of Latin American Civilization
The Wars of Independence
WORLD PROFILES Sim�n Bol�var (1783-1830)
The Period of Consolidation
Late-Century Trends: Dictatorship, Immigration, and Western Intervention
WORLD PROFILES Benito Ju�rez (1806-1872)
Political Institutions and Values
HISTORY DEBATE Is Latin America Western?
Culture and the Arts
Economy and Society
Tension and Creativity
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
the Middle East and China in the Imperialist Century
The Attempt to Modernize Egypt
Decline of the Ottoman Empire
The Rise of Nationalism
China Faces Imperialism
HISTORY DEBATE China's 19th-Century Sluggishness
The Need for Further Change
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
Russia and Japan: Industrialization Outside the West
Russian Conservatism: An Alternative to the West
The Beginnings of Russian Industrialization
The Foundations of Revolution in Russia
The Culture of Eastern Europe
HISTORY DEBATE the Preconditions for Revolution
The Opening of Trade in Japan
Japanese Industrialization in Response to the West
SOLVING PROBLEMS Maintaining Identity
Cultural and Economic Effects of Japanese Industrialization
Japan as an International Player
The Strain of Modernization
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
RETROSPECTIVE the End of the Long 19th Century
The Contemporary World, 1914 to Present
the West in the Contemporary Period
Patterns of Western History: 1914-1945
Patterns of Western History: 1945 to the Present
Western Political Institutions in the 20th Century
HISTORY DEBATE Convergence
Contemporary Western Culture
Economy and Society
WORLD PROFILES Simone de Beauvoir
A Postindustrial Age?
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
Russia and Eastern Europe
The Russian Revolution
HISTORY DEBATE Women and the Russian Revolution
Patterns of Soviet History After 1923
Soviet Political Institutions
Soviet Culture
Economy and Society
SOLVING PROBLEMS Updating the Treatment of Children
The Explosion of the 1980s
Dismantling the Soviet Empire
Renewed Turmoil After 1991
Tradition and Change in Eastern Europe
Russia and the West in Comparative Analysis
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
East Asia in the 20th and Early 21st Centuries
A Clash of Cultures: Revolution and War
HISTORY DEBATE Japan and Westernization
Return to Stability in Japan
Upheaval and Ongoing Revolution in China
East Asia Toward the End of the Century
Japan, Incorporated
WORLD PROFILES Sun Zhongshan (1867-1925)
The Pacific Rim
China Under Communism
East Asia and the World
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
India and Southeast Asia
The Rise of Nationalism
Gandhi's Nonviolent Strategies
WORLD PROFILES Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876-1948)
Nationalism in Southeast Asia
Decolonization After the War
Southeast Asia After Independence
India and Pakistan
HISTORY DEBATE Women's Conditions in India
India and China
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
Middle Eastern Civilization in the 20th Century
Replacing the Ottoman Empire
Assertions of Arab Nationalism
The New Role of the State
SOLVING PROBLEMS Reviving Religion in Contemporary History
The Rise of Fundamentalism
HISTORY DEBATE Terrorism
Middle Eastern Culture and Society
New Tensions in the Early 2000s
A Troubled Region
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
Latin America in the 20th Century
Latin America in 20th-Century World History
The Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920s
Effects of the Depression, 1930s-1950s
Revolution and Response, 1950s-1990s
Latin American Culture
SOLVING PROBLEMS Adapting Consumer Values
Economy and Society
HISTORY DEBATE Latin America and the Third World
Toward a Greater World Role?
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
Sub-Saharan Africa: From Colonies to New Nations
Emerging Nationalism, 1918 - 1950
The Transformation to Independence
The Challenges of New Nationhood
African Politics
African Cultures
HISTORY DEBATE the Question of Identity
Economy and Society
Defining the New Africa
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
Themes in Contemporary World History: Into the 21st Century
After the Cold War
HISTORY DEBATE 20th and 21st Centuries-Change or Continuity
Global Industrialization
Globalization
Global Warming and a Planet in Peril
The Spread of Democracy
Nationalism and Religious Currents
Projecting from Trends
Paths to the Present
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
MyHistoryLab Media Assignments
RETROSPECTIVE the Contemporary World
Credits
Index

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