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World Civilizations

ISBN-10: 0534599222
ISBN-13: 9780534599225
Edition: 3rd 2003
Authors: Philip J. Adler
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Description: WORLD CIVILIZATIONS offers students a comprehensive and balanced overview of the world's major civilizations, spanning from the ancient world to modern times. With more than half of the text devoted to non-Western civilizations, this Third Edition  More...

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Book details

List price: $278.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/19/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 784
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.246
Language: English

WORLD CIVILIZATIONS offers students a comprehensive and balanced overview of the world's major civilizations, spanning from the ancient world to modern times. With more than half of the text devoted to non-Western civilizations, this Third Edition provides increased attention to modern-day Islam, pre-colonial Africa, the role of women throughout history, and the global effects of World War II on the various civilizations. Throughout, Philip Adler describes history as the story of how individuals have tried (with varying degrees of success) to meet their physical, emotional, and intellectual needs and desires. Coverage of wars and military affairs is secondary to coverage of the social and economic topics that form the basis of this text. Individual chapters average between 10-15 pages each, making the information manageable for students and making the text well-suited to the lecture format. WORLD CIVILIZATIONS contains many pedagogical features--including hundreds of maps and documents, overviews, self-tests, a comprehensive glossary, and an updated bibliography of materials commonly available in most university libraries--that make it easy for students to understand and remember key concepts. Available in the following split options: WORLD CIVILIZATIONS, Complete, Third Edition, ISBN: 053459922; WORLD CIVILIZATIONS, Volume I, to 1600 (Chapters 1-2), ISBN: 0534601472; WORLD CIVILIZATIONS, Volume II, Since 1500 (Chapters 26-58), ISBN: 0534599230.

Philip J. Adler taught college courses in world history to undergraduates for almost thirty years prior to his recent retirement. Dr. Adler earned his Ph.D. at the University of Vienna following military service overseas in the 1950s. His dissertation was on the activity of the South Slav emigres during World War I, and his academic specialty was the modern history of Eastern Europe and the Austro-Hungarian empire. His research has been supported by Fulbright and the National Endowment for the Humanities grants. Adler has published widely in the historical journals of the U.S. and German-speaking Europe. He is currently professor emeritus at East Carolina University, where he spent most of his teaching career.

Ancient Civilizations, 3500-500 B.C.E
Prehistory
Mesopotamia
Egypt
Warriors and Deities in the Near East: Persians and Jews
India's Beginnings
Ancient China to 500 B.C.E
Ancient Civilizations, 3500-500 B.C.E
Classical Mediterranean Civilizations, 500 B.C.E.-800 C.E
The Greek Adventure
Hellenic Culture
Hellenistic Civilization
Rome: City-State to Empire
Imperial Decline and the Birth of Christian Europe
Classical Mediterranean Civilizations, 500 B.C.E.-800 C.E
Equilibrium Among Polycentric Civilizations, 500 C.E.-1500 C.E
The Americas Before Columbus
Africa from Kush to the Fifteenth Century
Islam
Mature Islamic Society and Institutions
Indian Civilization in Its Golden Age
Empire of the Middle: China to the Mongol Conquest
Japan and Southeast Asia
The European Middle Ages
Late Medieval Troubles
The European Renaissance
The Mongol Intrusion
Equilibrium Among Polycentric Civilizations, 500 C.E.-1500 C.E
Disequilibrium: The Western Encounter With the Non-Western World, 1500-1700 C.E
A Larger World Opens
The Protestant Reformation
Foundations of the European States
Eastern European Empires
The Rise and Fall of the Muslim Empires
China from the Ming Through the Early Qing Dynasty
Japan and Colonial Southeast Asia
From Conquest to Colonies in Hispanic America
Disequilibrium: The Western Encounter with the Non-Western World, 1500-1700 C.E
Revolutions, Ideology, and the New Imperialism, 1700-1920
The Scientific Revolution and Its Enlightened Aftermath
Liberalism and the Challenge to Absolute Monarchy
The French Revolution and the Empire of Napoleon
Europe's Industrialization and Its Social Impacts
Europe in Ideological Conflict
Consolidation of National States
The Islamic World and India
Africa in the Era of Informal Empire
Latin America from Independence to Dependent States
Advanced Industrial Society
Modern Science and Its Implications
World War I and Its Disputed Settlement
Revolutions, Ideology, and the New Imperialism, 1700-1920
Equilibrium Reestablished: The Twentieth-Century World and Beyond, 1920-Present
A Fragile Balance: Europe in the Twenties
The Soviet Experiment to World War II
Totalitarianism Refined: The Nazi State
East Asia in a Century of Change
World War II
High and Low Cultures in the West
Superpower Rivalry and the European Recovery
Decolonization and the Third World
The New Asia
Africa in the Colonial and Independent Eras
Latin America in the Twentieth Century
The Reemergence of the Muslim World
Collapse and Reemergence in Communist Europe
A New Millennium
Equilibrium Reestablished: The Twentieth-Century World and Beyond, 1920-Present
Glossary with Pronunciation Guide
Answers to Test Your Knowledge
Photo Credits, and Index

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