World History: A Concise Thematic Analysis (2nd Revised edition)

World History: A Concise Thematic Analysis (2nd Revised edition)

By: Peter P. Wan (author), Craig Hendricks (author), Steven Wallech (author), Touraj Daryaee (author), Anne Lynne Negus (author), Gordon Morris Bakken (author), Brenda Farrington (creator)Paperback

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This set includes both volumes of World History: A Concise Thematic History (volume I: 978-1-1185-3266-9; volume II: 978-1-1185-3272-0). These volumes present the highly anticipated second edition of the most affordable and accessible survey of world history designed for use at the college level. * An engaging narrative that contextualizes history and does not drown students in a sea of facts * Offers a comparative analysis of the great civilizations of Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas * Addresses themes of population dynamics, food production challenges, disease history, warfare, and other major issues for civilizations * Features new interior design and organization to enhance user experience * Instructor's test bank available online at

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World History: Volume I UNIT ONE THE ANCIENT WORLD 1 Chapter 1 Biology and World History: Civilization and Nomads 5 Chapter 2 Mesopotamia: The Land between the Rivers 33 Chapter 3 Pre-Islamic Africa: Egyptian, Nilotic, and Sub-Saharan Africa 52 Chapter 4 India: From the Indus to the Ganges 76 Chapter 5 China: The Yellow River Civilization 91 Chapter 6 The Nomads Trade and the Great Migrations 111 Chapter 7 Greece: The Rainfall Zone 127 Chapter 8 The Hellenistic East and Persia: A Culture Bridge 147 Chapter 9 Rome: From Citizenship to Imperial Rule 170 Chapter 10 Origins of Native American Cultures: Geographic Isolation 189 Chapter 11 The Fall of the Ancient Eurasian World: Rome, China, and Gupta India 203 UNIT TWO THE MIDDLE YEARS 229 Chapter 12 The Rise of Islam: The Ancient Near East Becomes the Middle East 233 Chapter 13 China in an Era of Recovery and Cultures on the Fringe: Korea, Japan, and the Mongols 246 Chapter 14 India and Islam: An Era of Political Chaos 280 Chapter 15 Europe in the Middle Ages: The Advent of Modernization 294 Chapter 16 Islamic Africa: A Complex Pattern of Cultures 339 Chapter 17 The Americas: A Time of Trouble 355 Index World History: Volume II UNIT THREE THE MODERN WORLD 371 Chapter 18 Spontaneous European Modernization: Phase One: The Process of Change Begins 375 Chapter 19 The Differential of Power, Phase One: The Americas and Africa 415 Chapter 20 Spontaneous European Modernization: Phase Two, The Origins of Public Opinion, the Concept of Culture, and the Nation State 447 Chapter 21 The Nation-State: Diffusion of the French-British Model 484 Chapter 22 The Differential of Power, Phase Two: Ideology, Medicine, and Technology Redefine Global Power 497 Chapter 23 Nation-State Formation Outside Europe: The United States and Japan 515 Chapter 24 Internal Divisions and Contradictions: Russia and Latin America 534 Chapter 25 In the Crosshairs of Modernity: India and China 557 Chapter 26 Targets of Imperialism: Africa and the Middle East 585 UNIT FOUR GLOBAL VIOLENCE AND THE POSTMODERN ERA 607 Chapter 27 World War I: The Consequences of Power 611 Chapter 28 Totalitarianism: The Soviet Union and Nazi Germany 624 Chapter 29 The Inheritors of Power: The United States and Japan 642 Chapter 30 Decolonization: Phase One 656 Chapter 31 World War II and the Beginning of the Cold War: Expanding the Potential of Self-Destruction 676 Chapter 32 Global Decolonization: Phase Two 696 Chapter 33 The End of the Cold War and the Contemporary World: The Complex Problems Facing A Multicultural Era 739 Index

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  • publication date: 27/02/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781118654033
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 880
  • ID: 9781118654033
  • weight: 2470
  • ISBN10: 111865403X
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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