World History

ISBN-10: 0136444695

ISBN-13: 9780136444695

Edition: 1998

Authors: Howard Spodek

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List price: $98.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/16/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 806
Size: 8.37" wide x 10.23" long x 1.72" tall
Weight: 5.280
Language: English

Howard Spodek is Professor of History at Temple University. He is author of The World's History and editor (with Doris Meth Srinivasan) of Urban Form and Meaning in South Asia.

Introduction: The World through Historians' Eyes
Human Origins and Human Cultures: 5 Million b.c.e. - 10,000 b.c.e. — Building an Interpretive Framework: What do We Know? How do We Know It?
The Dry Bones Speak: 5 Million b.c.e. - 10,000 b.c.e. — What Is Paleoanthropology and Why Is It Important?
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. — What Are Cities and Why Are They Important?
River Valley Civilizations: 7000 b.c.e. - 750 b.c.e. — The Rise of Cities and States Along the Nile and the Indus
A Polycentric World: 1700 b.c.e. - 1000 c.e. — Cities and States in East Asia, West Africa, and the Americas
Empire and Imperialism: 2300 b.c.e. - 1100 c.e. —What Are Empires and Why are They Important?
Dawn of the Empires: 2300 b.c.e. - 300 b.c.e. — Empire-Building in West Africa, West Asia, and the Mediterranean
Rome and the Barbarians: 750 b.c.e. - 480 c.e. — From Conquest, Colonization, and Alliance to Revolt, Bankruptcy, and Dismemberment
China: 220 b.c.e. - 910 c.e. — Fracture and Unification: The Qin, Han, Sui, and T'ang Dynasties
Indian Empires: 1500 b.c.e. - 1100 c.e. — Cultural Cohesion in a Divided Continent
The Rise of World Religions: 600 b.c.e. - 1500 c.e. — Not by Bread Alone: How Do Historians Understand Religion in World History?
Hinduism and Buddhism: 300 b.c.e. - 1200 c.e. — The Sacred Subcontinent: The Spread of Religion in India and Beyond
Judaism and Christianity: 600 b.c.e. - 1100 c.e. — Peoples of the Bible: God's Evolution in West Asia and Europe
Islam: 570 c.e. - 1500 c.e. Submission to Allah: Muslim Civilization Bridges the World
World Trade: 1100 - 1776 c.e. — Channels of Communication: The Exchange of Commodities, Disease, and Culture
Establishing World Trade Routes: 1100-1500 c.e. — The Patterns and Philosophies of Early Economic Systems
The Unification of World Trade: 1500-1776 — The Invisible Hand Reaches Out: A Capitalist World System Appears
Migration: Free People and Slaves: 1500-1750 — “Be Fruitful and Multiply, Fill up the Earth and Subdue It” : Demographic Changes in a New Global Ecumene
Demography and Migration: 1500-1750 — The Movement of Peoples Around the Earth
Social Change: 1688-1914 — Western Revolutions and Their Exports
Political Revolutions in Europe and the Americas: 1688-1850 — The Birth of Human Rights in the Age of Enlightenment
Industrial Revolution: 1740-1914 — The Global Consequences of Industrial Expansion and Imperialism
Social Revolutions: 1830-1914 — Urbanization, Gender Relations, and Nationalism West and East
Exploding Technologies: 1914-1900s — Contested Visions of a New International Order
Technologies of Mass-Production and Destruction: 1914-1900s —
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