The World's History: Volume 1 (5th Revised edition)

The World's History: Volume 1 (5th Revised edition)

By: Howard Spodek (author)Paperback

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An Introductory Exploration of the History of the World The World's History encourages readers to explore the history of the world and the significance of this unique study. The past is not simply a list of events, rather the records of historic interpretations of those events. Because interpretations differ from historian to historian, the study of history becomes a pool of various narrations told from different perspectives. The World's History celebrates these differentiating values offering readers a rich, comprehensive, and challenging introduction the the study of world history and the methods and key interpretations of its historians. The World's History: Volume 1 covers Parts One through Five(chapters 1-13). The parts move progressively along a timeline from emergence of early humans to the present day encouraging students to analyze historical events and develop a grasp of the chronology of human development. Readers will gain an appreciation of the national and cultural origins of all their diverse fellow citizens. MyHistoryLab is an integral part of the Spodek program. Key learning applications include, the World History Video Series, MyHistoryLibrary, and the all new Writing Space. Teaching and Learning Experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience- for you and your students. It: * Personalized Learning with MyHistoryLab: The new MyHistoryLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, and provides engaging experiences that personalize learning. * Emphasized Critical Thinking: Learning tools throughout the text help students to focus their learning on key material and becomes more critical thinkers. These features include: Learning Objectives, Key Terms, Turning Point Questions and chapter-ending What Difference Does it Make? discussions. * Includes and Engaging Pedagogically-Driven Design: A new, cleaner design of box features and color type offers a more visually pleasing experience for readers. An eight part division of the material allows readers to master on a specific unit before progressing to the next. * Provides Primary Source Documents: Readers will gain primary knowledge of historical events though Sources Boxes and Suggested Readings in each chapter. NOTE: MyHistoryLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase The World's History: Volume 1 with MyHistoryLab, order the package ISBN: 013397152X/ 9780133971521The World's History: Volume 1 plus NEW MyHistoryLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 5/e Package consists of: 0205206549 / 9780205206544 NEW MyHistoryLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 0205996078/ 9780205996070 The World's History: Volume 1 To purchase The World's History: Combined Volume with MyHistoryLab, order the package ISBN: To purchase The World's History: Combined Volume with MyHistoryLab, order the package ISBN: 0133969371 / 9780133969375 The World's History: Combined Volume plus NEW MyHistoryLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 5/e Package consists of: 0205206549 / 9780205206544 NEW MyHistoryLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 0205996124 / 9780205996124 The World's History: Combined Volume

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About Author

Howard Spodek received his B.A. degree from Columbia University (1963), majoring in history and specializing in Columbia's newly designed program in Asian Studies. He received his M.A. (1966) and Ph.D. (1972) from the University of Chicago, majoring in history and specializing in India. His first trip to India was on a Fulbright Fellowship, 1964-66, and he has spent a total of some twelve years studying and teaching in India. He has also traveled widely throughout the United States, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Europe. He has been a faculty member at Temple University since 1972, appointed Full Professor in 1984. He was awarded Temple's Great Teacher designation in 1993. Spodek's work in world history began in 1988 when he became Academic Director of a comprehensive, innovative program working with teachers in the School District of Philadelphia to improve their knowledge base in world history and facilitate a rewriting of the world-history program in the schools. Immediately following this program, he became principal investigator of a program that brought college professors and high-school teachers together to reconsider, revise, and, in many cases, initiate the teaching of world history in several of the colleges and universities in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Those projects led directly to the writing of the first edition of the current text (1997).

Contents

In This Section: I) Brief Table of Contents II)Detailed Table of Contents I) Brief Table of Contents PART ONE - TURNING POINT: HUMAN ORIGINS Chapter 1:. The Dry Bones Speak PART TWO - TURNING POINT: SETTLEMENT PATTERNS Chapter 2: From Village Community to City-state Chapter 3: River Valley Civilization Chapter 4: A Polycentric World PART THREE- TURNING POINT: FROM CITY-STATES TO EMPIRES Chapter 5: Dawn of the Empires Chapter 6: Rome and the Barbarians Chapter 7: China Chapter 8: Indian Empires PART FOUR - TURNING POINT: CREATING WORLD RELIGIONS Chapter 9: Hinduism and Buddhism Chapter 10: Judaism and Christianity Chapter 11: Islam PART FIVE - TURNING POINT: TRADE Chapter 12: Establishing World Trade Routes Chapter 13: The Opening of the Atlantic and the Pacific II) Detailed Table of Contents PART ONE - TURNING POINT: HUMAN ORIGINS To 10,000 b.c.e. Humankind Begins Chapter 1:. The Dry Bones Speak To 10,000 B.C.E. PART TWO - TURNING POINT: SETTLEMENT PATTERNS 10,000 B.C.E -1,000 C.E. Settling Down: Villages and Cities Chapter 2: From Village Community to City-state Food First: The Agricultural Village 10,000-B.C.E-750 B.C.E Chapter 3: River Valley Civilization The Nile and the Indus7000 B.C.E.-750 B.C.E. Chapter 4: A Polycentric World Cities and States in East Asia, the Americas, and West Africa 1700 b.c.e.-1000 c.e. PART THREE- TURNING POINT: FROM CITY-STATES TO EMPIRES 2000 B.C.E -1100 C.E. What are Empires and Why Are They Important? Chapter 5: Dawn of the Empires Empire-building in North Africa, West Asia, and the Mediterranean 2000 B.C.E.-300 B.C.E. Chapter 6: Rome and the Barbarians The Rise and Dismemberment of Empire 753 b.c.e.-1453 C.E. Chapter 7: China Fracture and Unification: The Qin, Han, Sui, and Tang Dynasties 221 B.C.E.-900 C.E. Chapter 8: Indian Empires Cultural Cohesion in a Divided Subcontinent 1500 B.C.E.-1100 C.E. PART FOUR - TURNING POINT: CREATING WORLD RELIGIONS 2500 B.C.E.-1500 C.E. Religion: Ancient Roots Chapter 9: Hinduism and Buddhism The Sacred Subcontinent: The Spread of Religion in India and Beyond 1500 B.C.E.-1200 C.E. Chapter 10: Judaism and Christianity Peoples of the Bible: God's Evolution in West Asia and Europe 1700 B.C.E.-1000 C.E. Chapter 11: Islam Submission to Allah: Muslim Civilization Bridges the World 570 C.E.-1500 C.E. PART FIVE - TURNING POINT: TRADE 1300-1700 Trade Routes Connect the Continents Chapter 12: Establishing World Trade Routes The Geography and Philosophies of Early Economic Systems 1300-1500 Chapter 13: The Opening of the Atlantic and the Pacific Economic Growth, Religion and Renaissance, Global Connections 1300-1500

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/10/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780205996070
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 496
  • ID: 9780205996070
  • weight: 1098
  • ISBN10: 0205996078
  • edition: 5th Revised edition

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