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World History A Concise Thematic Analysis

ISBN-10: 0882952528
ISBN-13: 9780882952529
Edition: 2007
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List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/18/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

World history is one of the most difficult college-level courses to teach which involves the entire history of humanity. This text helps you impart to your students a global perspective while providing coverage of the people of various regional cultures.

Gordon Morris Bakken is Professor of History at California State University, Fullerton, Past President of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society in history, Founding Vice President and a Director of the California Supreme Court Historical Society, former Parliamentarian of the Organization of American Historians, Series Editor of The Legal History of North America for the University of Oklahoma Press, Editor of Law in the Western United States (2000) for the University of Oklahoma Press, and a member of the editorial boards of Western Legal History and Montana: The Magazine of Western History. He is editor of California Legal History, the journal of the California Supreme Court Historical Society.Professor Bakken earned his B.S. (1966), M.S. (1967), Ph.D.(1970), and J.D.(1973) at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author/editor of sixteen books, forty-one articles, sixteen book chapters and encyclopedia entries, and numerous reviews. He is co-author with Brenda Farrington of Learning California History (1999), Harlan Davidson, Inc. and the six-volume work, The American West (2000), Garland Publishing, Inc. He has held twelve research grants including the Russell Sage Residency Fellowship in Law, two American Bar Foundation Fellowships, and the Bradley Fellowship at the Montana Historical Society.Professor Bakken has been the Theta Pi Chapter, Phi Alpha Theta faculty advisor on the CSU, Fullerton campus since 1982.Professor Bakken teaches Westward Movement, Women of the American West, Women and American Law, American Legal and Constitutional History, The Development of American Law, American Military Heritage, Historical Thinking, Historical Writing, Historical Editing, California History, Real Estate and Land Use Law, Principles of Real Estate, Environmental Law, Administrative Law, and Collective Bargaining as well as survey courses in American History.

Introduction
Themes, Unit Three: The Modern World
The Commercial Revolution
The Making Of The Modern Intellect,
The Renaissance and Reformation
The Making Of The Modern Intellect,
Science and the Enlightenment
The Rise Of The Nation-State,
The Territorial State
The Rise Of The Nation-State,
The Ideology of Revolution
The Differential of Power
The United States and Japan
RUSSIA and Latin America
INDIA and China
AFRICA and the Middle East
Themes, Unit Four: Global Violence and the Postmodern Era
WORLD WAR: The Consequences of Power
Totalitarianism: The Soviet Union and Nazi Germany
The United States And Japan
Decolonization: Phase One
WORLD WAR II and the Start of the Cold War
Global Decolonization: Phase Two
The End Of The Cold War And The Contemporary World
Index XIII
Maps:
The Columbian Exchange and the Slave Trade
The Imperial Era (1850-1914)
The World Between World War I and II
1945: to the Present
Reference Contents for Volume ONE
Themes, Unit One: The Ancient World
BIOLOGY AND WORLD HISTORY: Civilization and Nomads
MESOPOTAMIA: The Land between the Rivers
EGYPT: The Gift of the Nile
INDIA: From the Indus to the Ganges
CHINA: The Huang He, Changjiang, and the Dynastic Cycle
THE NOMADS TRADE and the Great Migrations
GREECE: The Rainfall Zone
ROME: From Citizenship to Imperial Rule
PRE-ISLAMIC AFRICA and the Americas
THE RISE of Islam
PERSIA MILITARY INNOVATIONS and India’s Struggle with Islam
CHINA, AN ERA OF RECOVERY AND CULTURES ON THE FRINGE: Korea, Japan, and the Mongols
EUROPE in the Middle Ages
ISLAMIC Africa
THE AMERICAS: A Time of Troubles

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