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World Civilizations

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ISBN-10: 0534599338

ISBN-13: 9780534599331

Edition: 4th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Philip J. Adler, Randall L. Pouwels

List price: $366.95
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Bringing more than 50 years of combined teaching experience and expertise into WORLD CIVILIZATIONS, Philip J. Adler and Randall L. Pouwels present an accessible, comprehensive, and balanced global overview of the world's major civilizations from the ancient world to modern times. Well more than half of the content focuses on the world outside of Europe. As one of the most graphic and pedagogically driven books in the market, the text appeals to students and professors alike. Hundreds of illustrations, maps, and documents, overviews, self-tests, and additional rich pedagogical features make the history of world civilizations easier for students to study and understand. Fifty-six concise…    
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List price: $366.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 816
Size: 8.60" wide x 10.90" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 4.048
Language: English

Philip J. Adler taught college courses in world history to undergraduates for almost thirty years prior to his recent retirement. Dr. Adler earned his Ph.D. at the University of Vienna following military service overseas in the 1950s. His dissertation was on the activity of the South Slav emigres during World War I, and his academic specialty was the modern history of Eastern Europe and the Austro-Hungarian empire. His research has been supported by Fulbright and the National Endowment for the Humanities grants. Adler has published widely in the historical journals of the U.S. and German-speaking Europe. He is currently professor emeritus at East Carolina University, where he spent most of…    

Ancient Civilizations, 3500-500 B.C.E
Warriors and Deities in the Near East: Persians and Jews
India's Beginnings
Ancient China to 500 B.C.E
Ancient Civilizations, 3500-500 B.C.E
Classical Mediterranean Civilizations, 500 B.C.E.-800 C.E
The Greek Adventure
Hellenic Culture
Hellenistic Civilization
Rome: City-State to Empire
Imperial Decline and the Birth of Christian Europe
Classical Mediterranean Civilizations, 500 B.C.E.-800 C.E
Equilibrium Among Polycentric Civilizations, 500 C.E.-1500 C.E
The Americas Before Columbus
Africa from Kush to the Fifteenth Century
Mature Islamic Society and Institutions
Indian Civilization in Its Golden Age
Empire of the Middle: China to the Mongol Conquest
Japan and Southeast Asia
The European Middle Ages
Late Medieval Troubles
The European Renaissance
The Mongol Intrusion
Equilibrium Among Polycentric Civilizations, 500 C.E.-1500 C.E
Disequilibrium: The Western Encounter With the Non-Western World, 1500-1700 C.E
A Larger World Opens
The Protestant Reformation
Foundations of the European States
Eastern European Empires
The Rise and Fall of the Muslim Empires
China from the Ming Through the Early Qing Dynasty
Japan and Colonial Southeast Asia
From Conquest to Colonies in Hispanic America
Disequilibrium: The Western Encounter with the Non-Western World, 1500-1700 C.E
Revolutions, Ideology, and the New Imperialism, 1700-1920
The Scientific Revolution and Its Enlightened Aftermath
Liberalism and the Challenge to Absolute Monarchy
The French Revolution and the Empire of Napoleon
Europe's Industrialization and Its Social Impacts
Europe in Ideological Conflict
Consolidation of National States
The Islamic World and India
Africa in the Era of Informal Empire
Latin America from Independence to Dependent States
Advanced Industrial Society
Modern Science and Its Implications
World War I and Its Disputed Settlement
Revolutions, Ideology, and the New Imperialism, 1700-1920
Equilibrium Reestablished: The Twentieth-Century World and Beyond, 1920-Present
A Fragile Balance: Europe in the Twenties
The Soviet Experiment to World War II
Totalitarianism Refined: The Nazi State
East Asia in a Century of Change
World War II
High and Low Cultures in the West
Superpower Rivalry and the European Recovery
Decolonization and the Third World
The New Asia
Africa in the Colonial and Independent Eras
Latin America in the Twentieth Century
The Reemergence of the Muslim World
Collapse and Reemergence in Communist Europe
A New Millennium
Equilibrium Reestablished: The Twentieth-Century World and Beyond, 1920-Present
Glossary with Pronunciation Guide
Answers to Test Your Knowledge
Photo Credits, and Index