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Earth and Its Peoples : A Complete Global History

ISBN-10: 0618214631

ISBN-13: 9780618214631

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Brief Edition)

Authors: Richard W. Bulliet, Pamela Kyle Crossley, Daniel R. Headrick, Steven Hirsch, David Northrup

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Although this brief edition is two-thirds the length of its full-length counterpart, it retains coverage of all major themes and provides a truly global perspective on world history, without over-emphasizing Europe or the U.S. The Earth and Its Peoples focuses on the interaction of human beings and the environment, using this central theme to compare different times, places, and societies. Special emphasis is given to technology and how technological development underlies all human activity. Ideal for one-semester survey courses or courses where instructors want to supplement their textbook with many primary sources, this text has been carefully abbreviated to maintain the essential narrative of world history. Specific areas of improved coverage are the early Americas, Russia, the Enlightenment, the Renaissance, and the Industrial Revolution. Structural updates include earlier coverage of the Americas and a chronologically organized section on the period from 1945 to the present. The new part openers include a brief narrative overview with a relief map and timeline that outline major historic events. The colors used in the timeline correlate to specific regions on the relief map so students can see both when and where an event occurred. All events shown on the timeline and map are discussed in-depth within the part. To increase student accessibility, the new brief edition now features a full-color design, which provides more effective maps and a colorful new part opener design.
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Book details

List price: $97.56
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Binding: Book, Other 
Pages: 661
Size: 7.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Richard W. Bulliet is professor of history at Columbia University. A former Guggenheim fellow, he is the editor of The Columbia History of the Twentieth Centuryand author of The Camel and the Wheel. He is also the author of four novels of mystery and intrigue.

Contents I. The Emergence of Human Communities, to 1500 B.C.E. 1. From the Origins of Agriculture to the First River-Valley Civilizations, 8000 to 1500 B.C.E. Before Civilization Mesopotamia Egypt The Indus Valley Civilization 2. The Late Bronze Age in the Eastern Hemisphere, 2200–500 B.C.E. Early China The Cosmopolitan Middle East Nubia The Aegean World The Fall of Late Bronze Age Civilizations II. The Formation of New Cultural Communities, 1000 B.C.E.–550 C.E. 3. New Civilizations in the Americas and Western Eurasia, 1200–250 B.C.E. First Civilizations of the Americas Celtic Europe The Assyrian Empire Israel Phoenicia and the Mediterranean Failure and Transformation 4. Greece and Iran, 1000–30 B.C.E / India, 1500 B.C.E–550 C.E Ancient Iran The Rise of the Greeks The Struggle of Persia and Greece The Hellenistic Sythnesis Foundations of Indian Civilization Imperial Expansion and Collapse 5. An Age of Empires: Rome and Han China, 753 B.C.E.–330 C.E. Rome's Creation of a Mediterranean Empire, 753 B.C.E.–330 C.E. The Origins of Imperial China, 221 B.C.E.–220 C.E. Imperial Parallels III. Growth and Interaction of Cultural Communities, 300 B.C.E.–1500 C.E. 6. Networks of Communication and Exchange, 300 B.C.E.–1100 C.E. The Silk Road The Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia Routes Across the Sahara Sub-Saharan Africa The Spread of Ideas 7. The Sasanid Empire and the Rise of Islam, 200–1200 The Sasanid Empire, 224–651 The Origins of Islam The Rise and Fall of the Caliphate, 632–1258 Islamic Civilization 8. Christian Europe Emerges, 300–1200 Early Medieval Europe, 300–1000 The Western Church The Byzantine Empire, 300–1200 Kievan Russia, 900–1200 Western Europe Revives, 1000–1200 9. Central and Eastern Asia, 400–1200 The Sui and Tang Empires, 581–755 Fractured Power in Central Asia and China, to 907 The Emergence of East Asia, to 1200 10. Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas, 200–1500 Classic-Era Culture and Society in Mesoamerica, 200–900 The Postclassical Period in Mesoamerica, 900–1500 Northern Peoples Andean Civilizations, 200–1500 IV. Interregional Patterns of Culture and Contact, 1200–1550 11. Western Eurasia, 1200–1500 The Rise of the Mongols, 1200–1260 The Fall and Rise of Islam, 1260–1500 Regional Definition in Repsonse to the Mongols 12. Eastern Eurasia, 1200–1500 Mongol Domination in Eastern Eurasia, 1200–1368 The Early Ming Empire, 1368–1500 Centralization and Militarism in East Asia, 1200–1500 13. Tropical Africa and Asia, 1200–1500 Tropical Lands and Peoples New Islamic Empires Indian Ocean Trade Social and Cultural Change 14. The Latin West, 1200–1500 Rural Growth and Crisis Urban Revival Learning, Literature, and the Renaissance Political and Military Transformations 15. The Maritime Revolution, to 1550 Global Maritime Expansion Before 1450 Iberian Expansion, 1400–1550 Encounters with Europe, 1450–1550 V. The Globe Encompassed, 1500–1800 16. The Transformation of Europe, 1500–1750 Religious and Political Innovations Building State Power Urban Society and Commercial Technology Rural Society and the Environment The Realm of Ideas 17. The Americas, the Atlantic and Africa, 1530–1770 Spanish America and Brazil English and French Colonies in North America Plantations in the West Indies Creating the Atlantic Economy Africa and the Atlantic The Columbian Excange 18. Southwest Asia and the Indian Ocean, 1500–1750 The Ottoman Empire The Savafid Empire The Mughal Empire Trade Empires in the Indian Ocean, 1600–1729 19. Eastern Eurasia, 1500–1800 New Relations in Eurasia The Russian Empire The Later Ming and the Early Qing Empires Tokugawa Japan, to 1800 VI. Revolutions Reshape the World, 1750–1870 20. Revolutionary Changes in the Atlantic World, 1750–1850 Prelude to Revolution: War and the Enlightenment The American Revolution The French Revolution Revolution in Haiti and Latin America Economic and Social Liberation Movements 21. The Early Industrial Revolution, 1760–1851 Causes of the Industrial Revolution The Technological Revolution The Impact of the Industrial Revolution Responses to Industrialization The Effects of Industrialization in Russia and the Ottoman Empire 22. Africa, India, and China, 1750–1870 Changes and Exchanges in Africa India Under British Rule The Qing Empire VII. Global Dominance and Diversity, 1850–1949 23. The New Power Balance, 1850–1900 New Technologies and the World Economy Social Transformations Nationalism and the Unification of Germany The Great Powers of Europe, 1871–1900 New Great Powers: The United States and Japan 24. The New Imperialism, 1869–1914 The New Imperialism: Motives and Methods The Scramble for Africa Asia and Western Dominance Imperialism in Latin America The World Economy and the Global Environment 25. The Crisis of the Imperial Order, 1900–1929 The Crisis in Europe and the Middle East The "Great War" and the Russian Revolutions Peace and Dislocation in Europe China and Japan: Contrastic Destinies The New Middle East Science and Technology in the Industrialized World 26. The Collapse of the Old Order, 1929–1949 Stalin's Revolution The Depression The Rise of Fascism East Asia, 1931–1945 The Second World War The Character of Warfare 27. Striving for Independence: Africa, India, and Latin America, 1900–1949 Sub-Saharan Africa, 1900–1945 The Indian Independence Movement, 1905–1947 Latin America, 1900–1949 VIII. The Perils and Promises of a Global Community, 1945–2001 28. The Cold War and Decolonization, 1945–1975 Decolonization and Nation Building The Cold War Beyond the Bipolar World 29. Crisis, Realignment, and the Dawn of the Post-Cold War World, 1975–1991 Postcolonial Crises and the Asian Economic Expansion, 1975–1989 The End of the Bipolar World, 1989–1991 The Challenge of Population Growth Unequal Development and the Movement of Peoples Technological and Environmental Change 30. The End of a Global Century, 1991–2001 A Fragmented World Elements of a Global Culture