World History in Brief, (Chapters 1-13) Major Patterns of Change and Continuity

ISBN-10: 0321076923

ISBN-13: 9780321076922

Edition: 4th 2002

Authors: Peter N. Stearns

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List price: $52.20
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/2/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

The Rise of Agriculture and Agricultural Civilizations
From Human Prehistory to the Early Civilizations
The Neolithic Revolution
The Heritage of the river valley civilization
The Classical Period, 100 B.C.E.-50 C.E.
Classical Civilization: China
Patterns in classical China
Political institutions
Religion and culture
Economy and society
Classical Civilization: India
The framework for Indian history: Geography and a Formative period
Patterns in classical India
Political institutions
Religion and culture
Economy and society
Indian influence
Classical Civilization in the Mediterranean: Greece and Rome
The Persian tradition
Patterns of Greek and Roman history
Greek and Roman political institutions Religion and culture
Economy and society in the Mediterranean
The Classical Period: Directions, Diversities, and Declines by 500 C. E.
Expansion and integration
Beyond the classical civilizations
Decline and fall in Rome
The new religious map
The Postclassical Period, 500-1450 C. E.
The Rise of Islam: Civilization in the Middle East
The beginnings of Islam
Patterns of Islamic history
Islamic political institutions
Islam and Middle Eastern culture
Economy and society in the Middle East Decline
India and Southeast Asia under the Impact of Islam
The development of Indian culture
The Muslim challenge in India
Southeast Asia
Africa and Islam
Sub-Saharan Africa and the great kingdoms
Features of African civilization
East European Civilization: Byzantium and Russia
Eastern Europe as a civilization
Patterns of East European history: a second and third "Rome"
The early Russian phase: Kievan Rus
East European political institutions
East European religion and culture
East European economy and society
Western Civilization: The Middle Ages
Early patterns in Western civilization
Medieval political institutions
Medieval religion and culture
Economy and society
The Spread of East Asian Civilization
Political and cultural developments in China
Economy and society in China
Civilization in Korea, Vietnam, and Japan
Culture, society, and economy in Japan
Centers of Civilization in the Americas
Societies outside the world network
The Americas
The issue of isolation
The Mongol Interlude and the End of the Postclassical Period
Civilizations rise or recede
Mongol empires
China and the west as new world powers
The end of transition: Post classical to early modern
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