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Essential World History - To 1800

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ISBN-10: 0534627137

ISBN-13: 9780534627133

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Jackson J. Spielvogel, William J. Duiker

List price: $191.95
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This is Volume I of THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY, covering up to 1800 (includes chapters 1-17 of the main text). THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY presents a balanced picture of world history that pays respect to the richness and diversity of the tapestry of the human experience. Based on the Fourth Edition of Duiker and Spielvogel?s comprehensive WORLD HISTORY, this critically and popularly acclaimed text balances a thorough global approach with attention to the unique character and development of civilization in divergent parts of the world. The text covers individual civilizations such as China, India, and Europe, with due attention paid to the rise of the West, and provides points of…    
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Book details

List price: $191.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/2/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.376
Language: English

Jackson J. Spielvogel is associate professor Emeritus of history at The Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, where he specialized in Reformation history under Harold J. Grimm. His articles and reviews have appeared in journals such as "Moreana," "Journal of General Education," "Catholic Historical Review," "Archiv f�r Reformationsgeschichte," and "American Historical Review." He also has contributed chapters or articles to "The Social History of Reformation," THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE: A DICTIONARY HANDBOOK, "Simon Wiesenthal Center Annual of Holocaust Studies," and "Utopian Studies." His work has been supported by fellowships from the Fulbright…    

William J. Duiker is liberal arts Professor Emeritus of East Asian studies at The Pennsylvania State University. A former U.S. diplomat with service in Taiwan, South Vietnam, and Washington, D.C., he received his doctorate in Far Eastern history from Georgetown University in 1968, where his dissertation dealt with the Chinese educator and reformer Cai Yuanpei. At Penn State, he has written extensively on the history of Vietnam and modern China, including the highly acclaimed COMMUNIST ROAD TO POWER IN VIETNAM (revised edition, Westview Press, 1996), which was selected for a Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award in 1982--1983 and 1996-1997. Other recent books are CHINA AND VIETNAM: THE…    

The First Civilizations and the Rise of Empires (Prehistory To 500 C.E.)
The First Civilizations: The Peoples of Western Asia and Egypt
Ancient India
China in Antiquity
The Civilization of the Greeks
The World of the Romans
New Patterns of Civilization
The New World
The Worlds of Islam and Byzantium
Early Civilizations in Africa
The Expansion of Civilization in Southern Asia
From the Tang to the Mongols: The Flowering of Traditional China
The East Asian Rimlands: Early Japan, Korea, and Vietnam
The Making of Europe in the Middle Ages
The Emergence of New World Patterns (1400-1800)
Renewal, Reform, and State Building in Europe
New Encounters: The Creation of a World Market
The Muslim Empires
The East Asian World
The West on the Eve of a New World Order
Modern Patterns of World History (1800-1945)
The Beginnings of Modernization: Industrialization and Nationalism, 1800-1870
The Emergence of Mass Society in the Western World
The High Tide of Imperialism
Shadows over the Pacific: East Asia Under Challenge
The Beginning of the Twentieth-Century Crisis: War and Revolution
Nationalism, Revolution, and Dictatorship: Africa, Asia, and Latin America from 1919 to 1939
The Crisis Deepens: World War II
Toward a Global Civilization? the World Since 1945
In the Grip of the Cold War: The Breakdown of the Yalta System
Brave New World: The Fall of Communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
Europe and the Western Hemisphere Since 1945
Challenges of Nation Building in Africa and the Middle East
Toward the Pacific Century? Glossary
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