World History in Brief Major Patterns of Change and Continuity, Volume 1 (to 1450)

ISBN-10: 0205709745

ISBN-13: 9780205709748

Edition: 7th 2010

Authors: Peter N. Stearns

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With its brief, global (rather than West-centered) approach,World History in Brief, Seventh Edition,shows how different civilizations developed in a global context. Rather than overwhelm students with minutia, the primary goal ofWorld History in Briefis to present the big picture by highlighting the major developments in world history. The text emphasizes the global interactions among major civilizations, enabling students to compare and assess changes in the patterns of interaction and the impact of global forces, such as migration and technological exchange. The compact size of this text allows instructors to take advantage of supplementary readings in their courses.
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List price: $64.20
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/29/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Peter N. Stearns is Provost and University Professor at George Mason University. Since 1967, he has served as editor-in-chief of The Journal of Social History.  His numerous books include World History in Documents ;  American Behavioral History ; and Anxious Parents .

Early World History: From Origins to Agriculture and New Forms of Human Organization
From Human Prehistory to the Rise of Agriculture
Getting Started Is Always Hard
Human Development and Change
Solving Problems: Dealing with Death
The Neolithic Revolution
History Debate: People in the Americas
The Nature of Agricultural Societies
Agriculture and Change
Paths to the Present
Early Civilizations 3500 ��� 1000 B.C.E
Solving Problems The Use of Culture
Egypt and Mesopotamia Compared
History Debate:Women in Patriarchal Societies
Transitions: the End of the River Valley Period
The Heritage of the River Valley Civilizations
New States and Peoples Around 1000 B.C.E
Paths to the Present
Nomadic Societies
Early Nomadic Societies
Nomadic Society and Culture
Nomads and Civilizations
History Debate: The Contributions of Nomads
Nomads and Global Patterns
Paths to the Present
Retrospective the Rise of Agriculture and Agricultural Civilizations
The Classical Period, 1000 B.C.E.��� 500 C.E
Classical Civilization: China
Patterns in Classical China
Political Institutions
History Debate:War
Religion and Culture
World Profiles: Confucius, or Kong Fuzi (c. 551���479 B.C.E.)
Economy and Society
World Profiles: Ban Zhao (c. 48���117 C.E.)
How Chinese Civilization Fit Together
Paths to the Present
Classical Civilization: India
The Framework for Indian History: Geography and a Formative Period
Patterns in Classical India
Political Institutions
History Debate: Interpreting Civilization, Round Two
Religion and Culture
Economy and Society
Solving Problems: Dealing with Inequality
Indian Influence
China and India
Paths to the Present
Classical Civilization in the Mediterranean and Middle East: Persia, Greece, and Rome
The Persian Tradition
Patterns of Greek and Roman History
Greek and Roman Political Institutions
World Profiles:Julius Caesar (100���44 B.C.E.)
Solving Problems: Cultural Encounters
Religion and Culture
Economy and Society in the Mediterranean
History Debate: Mediterranean Civilization and "Western" Civilization
Toward the Fall of Rome
Paths to the Present
The Classical Period: Directions, Diversities, and Declines by 500 C.E
Decline in China and India
Decline and Fall in Rome
The New Religious Map
History Debate: What Caused Decline and Fall?
World Profiles:Saint Paul (Paul of Tarsus)
The World Around 500 C.E
Paths to the Present
Retrospective the Classical Period, 1000 B.C.E.���500 C.E
The Postclassical Period, 500���1450 C.E
The Rise of Islam: Civilization in the Middle East
The Advent of Islam
World Profiles: Muhammad (570���632 C.E.)
Patterns of Islamic History
Islamic Political Institutions
History Debate: Political Implications of Islam
Islam and Middle Eastern Culture
World Profiles Omar Khayyam (c. 11th���12th Centuries)
Solving Problems: Religion and Trade
Economy and Society in the Middle East
The Decline of Middle Eastern Civilization
Paths to the Present
Indiaand Southeast Asia Under the Impact of Islam
The Development of Indian Culture
History Debate: The Caste System
The Muslim Challenge in India
Southeast Asia
Paths to the Present
Africaand Islam
Sub-Saharan Africa and the World Network
Solving Problems: Technology and Trade
The Great Kingdoms
World Profiles: Sundiata
History Debate: Handles for African History
Features of African Civilization
Paths to the Present
East European Civilization: Byzantium and Russia
The Byzantine Phase
World Profiles:The Emperor Justinian (527���565 C.E.)
The Early Russian Phase: Kievan Rus'
History Debate: A Russian Civilization?
East European Political Institutions
East European Religion and Culture
East European Economy and Society
East European Civilization in Eclipse
Paths to the Present
Western Civilization: the Middle Ages
Early Patterns in Western Civilization
Medieval Political Institutions
History Debate: Homosexuality and Religion
Medieval Religion and Culture
Economy and Society
Solving Problems: Population Growth
Women and Family Life
Tensions in the Later Middle Ages
Paths to the Present
China's Impact and the Spread of East Asian Civilization
Political and Cultural Developments in China
World Profiles:Taizong (626���649 C.E.)
Economy and Society in China
Civilization in Korea, Vietnam, and Japan
History Debate:East Asian Civilization?
Culture, Society, and Economy in Japan
World Profiles:Mugai Nyodai
East Asian Self-Confidence
Paths to the Present
Centers of Civilization in the Americas
The Mayas and Aztecs
History Debate:What Happened to the Mayas?
The Issue of Isolation
Paths to the Present
The Mongol Interlude and the End of the Postclassical Period
Mongol Empires
World Profiles: Chabi Khan
China and the West as New World Powers
History Debate: Causes of Global Change by 1450
The End of Transition: Postclassical to Early Modern
Paths to the Present
Retrospective The Postclassical Period, 500���1450 C.E
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