World Civilizations, Volume 1 The Global Experience

ISBN-10: 0321409841

ISBN-13: 9780321409843

Edition: 5th 2007 (Revised)

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The primary goal of 'World Civilizations' is to present a global history, from the development of agriculture and herding to the present day. It divides the main periods of human history according to the changes in the nature and extent of global contacts.
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List price: $100.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.860
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 .

Stuart B. Schwartz is the George Burton Adams Professor of History and chair of the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies at Yale University. His many books include "All Can Be Saved: Religious Tolerance and Salvation in the Iberian Atlantic World".

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From Hunting and Gathering to Civilizations, 2.5 million-1000 B.C.E.: Origins
The Neolithic Revolution and the Birth of Civilization
Human Life in the Era of Hunters and Gatherers
Document: Tales of the Hunt: Paleolithic Cave Paintings as History
Agriculture and the Origins of Civilization: The Neolithic Revolution
Visualizing the Past: Representations of Women in Early Art
The First Towns: Seedbeds of Civilization
In Depth: The Idea of Civilization in World Historical Perspective
Global Connections: The Neolithic Revolution as the Basis for World History
Further Readings
On the Web
The Rise of Civilization in the Middle East and Africa
Civilization in Mesopotamia
Visualizing the Past: Mesopotamia in Maps
Document: Hammurabi's Law Code
Ancient Egypt
In Depth: Women in Patriarchal Societies
Egypt and Mesopotamia Compared
Civilization Centers in Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean
The Issue of Heritage
Global Connections: The Early Civilizations and the World
Further Readings
On the Web
Asia's First Civilizations: India and China
The Indus Valley and the Birth of South Asian Civilization
Aryan Incursions and Early Aryan Society in India
Document: Aryan Poetry in Praise of a War Horse
A Bend in the River and the Beginnings of China
The Decline of the Shang and the Era of Zhou Dominance
In Depth: The Legacy of Asia's First Civilizations
Visualizing the Past: Mapping the Rise of Civilizations
Global Connections: Contrasting Legacies: Harappan and Early Chinese Civilizations
Further Readings
On the Web
The Classical Period, 1000 B.C.E.-500 C.E.: Uniting Large Regions
Unification and the Consolidation of Civilization in China
Philosophical Remedies for the Prolonged Crisis of the Later Zhou
Document: Teachings of the Rival Chinese Schools
The Triumph of the Qin and Imperial Unity
The Han Dynasty and the Foundations of China's Classical Age
In Depth: Sunzi and the Shift from Ritual Combat to "Real" War
Visualizing the Past: Capital Designs and Patterns of Political Power
Global Connections: Classical China and the World
Further Readings
On the Web
Classical Civilization in the Eastern Mediterranean: Persia and Greece
The Persian Empire: Parallel Power in the Middle East
The Political Character of Classical Greece
The Hellenistic Period
Creativity in Greek and Hellenistic Culture
In Depth: Defining Social History
Document: The Power of Greek Drama
Patterns of Greek and Hellenistic Society
Visualizing the Past: Commerce and Society
Global Connections: Persia, Greece, and the World
Further Readings
On the Web
Religious Rivalries and India's Golden Age
The Age of Brahman Dominance
In Depth: Inequality as the Social Norm
Religious Ferment and the Rise of Buddhism
Visualizing the Past: The Pattern of Trade in the Ancient Eurasian World
Brahmanical Recovery and the Splendors of the Gupta Age
Document: A Guardian's Farewell Speech to a Young Woman About to Be Married
Global Connections: India and the Wider World
Further Readings
On the Web
Rome and Its Empire
The Development of Rome's Republic
Roman Culture
Document: Rome and a Values Crisis
The Institutions of Empire
The Evolution of Rome's Economic and Social Structure
Visualizing the Past: Religions in Rome
In Depth: The Classical Civilizations in Comparative Perspective
The Origins of Christianity
The Decline of Rome
Global Connections: Rome and the World
Further Readings
On the Web
The Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas
Origins of American Societies
Spread of Civilization in Mesoamerica
Document: Deciphering the Maya Glyphs
The Peoples to the North
In Depth: Different Times for Different Peoples
The Andean World
Visualizing the Past: Ancient Agriculture
Global Connections: American Civilizations and the World
Further Readings
On the Web
The Spread of Civilizations and the Movement of Peoples
The Spread of Civilization in Africa
Document: Myths of Origin
In Depth: Language as a Historical Source
Nomadic Societies and Indo-European Migrations
Visualizing the Past: Varieties of Human Adaptation and the Potential for Civilization
The Spread of Chinese Civilization to Japan
The Scattered Societies of Polynesia
Global Connections: The Emerging Cultures
Further Readings
On the Web
The end of the Classical Era: World History in Transition, 200-700 C.E.
Upheavals in Eastern and Southern Asia
Document: The Popularization of Buddhism
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
In Depth: The Problem of Decline and Fall
The Development and Spread of World Religions
Visualizing the Past: Religious Geography
Global Connections: The Late Classical Period and the World
Further Readings
On the Web
The Postclassical Period, 500-1450: New Faith and New Commerce
The First Global Civilization: The Rise and Spread of Islam
Desert and Town: The Pre-Islamic Arabian World
The Life of Muhammad and the Genesis of Islam
The Arab Empire of the Umayyads
In Depth: Civilization and Gender Relationships
From Arab to Islamic Empire: The Early Abbasid Era
Document: The Thousand and One Nights as a Mirror of Elite Society in the Abbasid Era
Visualizing the Past: The Mosque as a Symbol of Islamic Civilization
Global Connections: Early Islam and the World
Further Readings
On the Web
Abbasid Decline and the Spread of Islamic Civilization to South and Southeast Asia
The Islamic Heartlands in the Middle and Late Abbasid Eras
Document: Ibn Khaldun on the Rise and Decline of Empires
An Age of Learning and Artistic Refinements
The Coming of Islam to South Asia
Visualizing the Past: The Patterns of Islam's Global Expansions
The Spread of Islam to Southeast Asia
In Depth: Conversion and Accommodation in the Spread of World Religions
Global Connections: Islam: A Bridge Between Worlds
Further Readings
On the Web
African Civilizations and the Spread of Islam
African Societies: Diversity and Similarities
Kingdoms of the Grasslands
Document: The Great Oral Tradition and the Epic of Sundiata
Visualizing the Past: The Architecture of Faith
The Swahili Coast of East Africa
Peoples of the Forest and Plains
In Depth: Two Transitions in the History of World Population
Global Connections: Internal Development and Global Contacts
Further Readings
On the Web
Civilization in Eastern Europe: Byzantium and Orthodox Europe
The Byzantine Empire
Visualizing the Past: Women and Power in Byzantium
The Spread of Civilization in Eastern Europe
Document: Russia Turns to Christianity
In Depth: Eastern and Western Europe: The Problem of Boundaries
Global Connections: Eastern Europe and the World
Further Readings
On the Web
A New Civilization Emerges in Western Europe
Stages of Postclassical Development
Western Culture in the Postclassical Era
Changing Economic and Social Forms in the Postclassical Centuries
Visualizing the Past: Peasant Labor
Document: Changing Roles for Women
The Decline of the Medieval Synthesis
In Depth: Western Civilization
Global Connections: Medieval Europe and the World
Further Readings
On the Web
The Americas on the eve of Invasion
Postclassic Mesoamerica, 1000-1500 C.E.
Aztec Society in Transition
Document: Aztec Women and Men
Twantinsuyu: World of the Incas
Visualizing the Past: Archeological Evidence of Political Practices
In Depth: The "Troubling" Civilizations of the Americas
The Other Peoples of the Americas
Global Connections: The Americas and the World
Further Readings
On the Web
Reunification and Renaissance in Chinese Civilization: The Era of the Tang and Song Dynasties
Rebuilding the Imperial Edifice in the Sui-Tang Era
Document: Ties That Bind: Paths to Power
Tang Decline and the Rise of the Song
Tang and Song Prosperity: The Basis of a Golden Age
Visualizing the Past: The Great Ships of the Tang and Song Eras
In Depth: Artistic Expression and Social Values
Global Connections: China's World Role
Further Readings
On the Web
The Spread of Chinese Civilization: Japan, Korea, and Vietnam
Japan: The Imperial Age
The Era of Warrior Dominance
In Depth: Comparing Feudalisms
Korea: Between China and Japan
Between China and Southeast Asia: The Making of Vietnam
Visualizing the Past: What Their Portraits Tell Us: Gatekeeper Elites and the Persistence of Civilizations
Document: Literature as a Mirror of the Exchanges Between Civilized Centers
Global Connections: In the Orbit of China: The East Asian Corner of the Global System
Further Readings
On the Web
The Last Great Nomadic Challenges: From Chinggis Khan to Timur
The Mongol Empire of Chinggis Khan
Document: A European Assessment of the Virtues and Vices of the Mongols
The Mongol Drive to the West
Visualizing the Past: The Mongol Empire as a Bridge Between Civilizations
The Mongol Interlude in Chinese History
In Depth: The Eclipse of the Nomadic War Machine
Global Connections: The Mongol Linkages
Further Readings
On the Web
The West and the Changing Balance of World Power
The Decline of the Old Order
The Rise of the West
Visualizing the Past: Population Trends
Document: Italian Renaissance Culture
Western Expansion: The Experimental Phase
Outside the World Network
In Depth: The Problem of Ethnocentrism
Global Connections: 1450 and the World
Further Readings
On the Web
The Early Modern Period, 1450-1750: The World Shrinks
The World Economy
The West's First Outreach: Maritime Power
In Depth: Causation and the West's Expansion
Toward a World Economy
Visualizing the Past: West Indian Slaveholding
Colonial Expansion
Document: Western Conquerors: Tactics and Motives
Global Connections: The World Economy-And the World
Further Readings
On the Web
The Transformation of the West, 1450-1750
The First Big Changes: Culture and Commerce, 1450-1650
Science and Politics: The Next Phase of Change
Visualizing the Past: Versailles
In Depth: Elites and Masses
The West by 1750
Document: Controversies About Women
Global Connections: Europe and the World
Further Readings
On the Web
Document Analysis Questions
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