World's History - Prehistory to 1500

ISBN-10: 013177316X

ISBN-13: 9780131773165

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Howard Spodek

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KEY BENEFIT: A true exploration of world history, this book links chronology, themes, and geography in eight units, or parts of study, each emphasizes a single themeorigins, cities, empires, religion, trade, migrations, revolutions, and technology.KEY TOPICS: As in the first two editions, this book focuses throughout on three major questionsWhat do we know? How do we know it? What difference does it make?but the organization has changed, giving each feature a clearer place. Rich in primary sourcesboth written and visualand in data and interpretation, it addresseshowhistorians form, debate, and revise our historical understanding of the world, shows the value of other disciplines in understanding history, and helps readers begin to assess their own place in the ongoing history of the world.MARKET: A great resource for the professional historian.
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List price: $107.20
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/19/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.146

Introduction: The World Through Historiansrsquo; Eyes
Human Origins and Human Cultures
5 million B.C.E.-10,000 B.C.E.
Building an Interpretive Framework: What Do We Know and How Do We Know It?
The Dry Bones Speak
5 million B.C.E.-10,000 B.C.E.
Human Origins in Myth and History
Early Myths
The Evolutionary Explanation
The New Challenges
Fossils and Fossil Hunters
The Puzzling Neanderthals
Homo erectus: A Worldwide Wanderer
The Search Shifts to Africa
Homo habilis
Australopithecus afarensis
The Debate over African Origins
Reading the Genetic Record
The Theory of Scientific Revolution
Humans Create Culture
Biological Evolution and Cultural Creativity
How Do We Know? Dating Archaeological Finds
How Did We Survive?
Global Migration
Increased Population and New Settlements
How Do We Know? Man the Hunter or Woman the Gatherer?
Changes in the Toolkit
Language and Communication
Cave Art and Portable Art
Agriculture: From Hunter-gatherer to Farmer
The Story of Prehistory: What Difference Does it Make?
Turning Point: The Agricultural Village
Settling Down
10,000 B.C.E.-1000 C.E.
The First Cities and Why They Matter: Digs, Texts, and Interpretations
From Village Community to City-State
10,000 B.C.E.-750 B.C.E.
Food First: The Agricultural Village
The Agricultural Village
The First Cities
Sumer: The Birth of the City
The Growth of the City-State
Religion: The Priesthood and the City
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