Patterns of World History

ISBN-10: 0199943745

ISBN-13: 9780199943746

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Patterns of World History offers a distinct framework for understanding the global past through the study of origins, interactions, and adaptations. Authors Peter von Sivers, Charles A. Desnoyers, and George Stow - each specialists in their respective fields - examine the full range of humaningenuity over time and space in a comprehensive, even-handed, and critical fashion.The book helps students to see and understand patterns through: ORIGINS - INTERACTIONS - ADAPTATIONSThese key features show the O-A-I framework in action:* Seeing Patterns, a list of key questions at the beginning of each chapter, focuses students on the 3-5 over-arching patterns, which are revisited, considered, and synthesized at the end of the chapter in Thinking Through Patterns.* Each chapter includes a Patterns Up Close case study that brings into sharp relief the O-I-A pattern using a specific idea or thing that has developed in human history (and helped, in turn, develop human history), like the innovation of the Chinese writing system or religious syncretism in India.Each case study clearly shows how an innovation originated either in one geographical center or independently in several different centers. It demonstrates how, as people in the centers interacted with their neighbors, the neighbors adapted to - and in many cases were transformed by - the idea,object, or event. Adaptations include the entire spectrum of human responses, ranging from outright rejection to creative borrowing and, at times, forced acceptance.
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List price: $84.95
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/23/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1008
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.070

From Human Origins to Early Agricultural Centers, Prehistory-10,000 B.C.E.
The African Origins of Humanity, Prehistory to 10,000 B.C.E.
Agrarian-Urban Centers of the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean, 11,500-600 B.C.E
Shifting Agrarian Centers in India, 3000-600 B.C.E.
Agrarian Patterns and the Mandate of Heaven in Ancient China, 5000-481 B.C.E.
Origins Apart: The Americas and Oceania, 30,000-600 B.C.E.
The Age of Empires and Visionaries, 600 B.C.E. - 600 C.E.
Chiefdoms and Early States in Africa and the Americas, 600 B.C.E.-600 C.E.
Persia, Greece, and Rome, 550 B.C.E.-600 C.E.
Empires and Visionaries in India, 600 B.C.E.-600 C.E.
Imperial Unification and Perfecting the Moral Order in China, 722 B.C.E.-618 C.E.
From Regional Empires to Religious Civilizations, 600-1450 C.E.
Islamic Civilization and Byzantium, 600-1300
Origins of the Western Christian World, 600-1400 C.E.
Contrasting Patterns in India and China, 600-1600
Religious Civilizations Interacting: Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia, 100 C.E.-1400 C.E.
Patterns of State Formation in Africa, 600-1450
The Rise of Empires in the Americas, 600-1550
Interactions across the Globe, 1450-1750
The Ottoman-Hapsburg Struggle and European Overseas Expansion, 1450-1600
Renaissance, Reformation, and the New Science in Europe, 1450-1700
New Patterns in New Worlds: Colonialism and Indigenous Responses in the Americas, 1500-1800
African Kingdoms, The Atlantic Slave Trade and the Origins of Black America, 1450-1800
The Mughal Empire: Muslim Rulers and Hindu Subjects, 1400-1750
Regulating the "Inner" and the "Outer" Domains of China and Japan, 1500-1800
The Origins of Modernity, 1750-1900
Nation-States and Patterns of Culture in Europe and North America, 1750-1871
Industrialization and its Discontents
The Challenge of Modernity: East Asia, 1750 - 1900
Adaption and Resistance: The Ottoman and Russian Empires, 1683-1908
The New Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century
Creoles and Caudillos: Latin America in the Nineteenth Century
Adaptations to Modernity across the Globe, 1900-Present
World War and Competing Visions of Modernity to 1945
Reconstruction, the Cold War, and Decolonization 1945-1962
The End of the Cold War, Western Social Transformation, and the Developing World 1963-1991
Globalization and Challenges to Modernity, 1991-Present
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