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Ways of the World A Brief Global History - Since 1500

ISBN-10: 0312452896
ISBN-13: 9780312452896
Edition: 2009
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Description: Ways of the Worldoffers a genuine alternative for world history survey courses. Designed from the beginning as a brief text,Ways of the Worldfocuses on the "big picture" of significant historical developments and is thoroughly global in its thematic  More...

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Book details

List price: $60.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 9/3/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Ways of the Worldoffers a genuine alternative for world history survey courses. Designed from the beginning as a brief text,Ways of the Worldfocuses on the "big picture" of significant historical developments and is thoroughly global in its thematic and comparative approach. The accessible voice of a single author, with long experience in the classroom and in the world history movement, delivers to students an insightful new synthesis, thought provoking questions, and chapter ending sections that invite reflection on the meaning of world history. Available in full color and in combined and split volumes,Ways of the Worldjust might be the book you've been waiting for.

Volume 2: From 1500
Preface
Prologue: Considering World History
Why World History?
Comparison, Connection, and Change: The Three Cs of World History
The Worlds of the Fifteenth Century
Snapshot: Around the World in the Fifteenth Century
The Shapes of Human Communities
Paleolithic Persistence
Agricultural Village Societies
Herding Peoples
Civilizations of the Fifteenth Century: Comparing
China and Europe
Ming Dynasty China
European Comparisons: State-Building and Cultural Renewal
European Comparisons: Maritime Voyaging
Snapshot: Key Moments in European Oceanic Voyaging
Civilizations of the Fifteenth Century: The Islamic World
In the Islamic Heartland: The Ottoman and Safavid Empires
On the Frontiers of Islam: The Songhay and Mughal Empires
Civilizations of the Fifteenth Century: The "Americas"
The Aztec Empire
The Inca Empire
Webs of Connection
A Preview of Coming Attractions: Looking Ahead to the Modern Era, 1500-2000
Snapshot: World Population Growth, 1000-2000
Reflections: What If? Chance and Contingency in
World History
Second Thoughts
What's the Significance?
Big Picture Questions
Next Steps: For Further Study
The Early Modern World, 1450-1750
The Big Picture: Debating the Character of an Era
An Early Modern Era?
A Late Agrarian Era?
Landmarks of the Early Modern Era, 1450-1750
Empires and Encounters, 1450-1750
European Empires in the Americas
The European Advantage
The Great Dying
The Columbian Exchange
Comparing Colonial Societies in the Americas
In the Lands of the Aztecs and Incas
Colonies of Sugar
Snapshot: Comparing Colonial Societies in
Latin America
Settler Colonies in North America
Steppe Lands and Siberia: The Making of a Russian Empire
Experiencing the Russian Empire
Russians and Empire
Snapshot: Demographics of the Russian Empire
Asian Empires
Making China an Empire
Muslims and Hindus in the Mughal Empire
Muslims, Christians, and the Ottoman Empire
Reflections: Countering Eurocentrism�Ǡor Reflecting It

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