Patterns of World History: Combined Volume

Paperback | November 4, 2014

byPeter Von Sivers, Charles A. Desnoyers, George B. Stow

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Encouraging a broad understanding of continuity, change, and innovation in human history, Patterns in World History presents the global past in a comprehensive, even-handed, and open-ended fashion. Instead of focusing on the memorization of people, places, and events, this text strives topresent important facts in context and draw meaningful connections by examining patterns that have emerged throughout global history.

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Encouraging a broad understanding of continuity, change, and innovation in human history, Patterns in World History presents the global past in a comprehensive, even-handed, and open-ended fashion. Instead of focusing on the memorization of people, places, and events, this text strives topresent important facts in context and draw mean...

Peter von Sivers is Associate Professor of History at the University of Utah. Charles A. Desnoyers is Professor of History and Director of Asian Studies at La Salle University. George B. Stow is Professor of History and the Director of the Graduate Program in History at La Salle University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1168 pages, 10 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:November 4, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Volume 1: Chapters 1-18Volume 2: Chapters 15-31PART ONE: From Human Origins to Early Agricultural CentersPREHISTORY-600 BCE1. Prehistory-10,000 BCE The African Origins of Humanity2. 11,500-600 BCE Agrarian-Urban Centers of the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean3. 3000-600 BCE Shifting Agrarian Centers in India4. 5000-481 BCE Agrarian Centers and the Mandate of Heaven in Ancient China5. 30,000-600 BCE Origins Apart: The Americas and OceaniaPART TWO: The Age of Empires and Visionaries600 BCE - 600 CE6. 600 BCE-600 CE Chiefdoms and Early States in Africa and the Americas7. 550 BCE-600 CE Persia, Greece, and Rome8. 600 BCE-600 CE Empires and Visionaries in India9. 722 BCE-618 CE China: Imperial Unification and Perfecting the Moral OrderPART THREE: The Formation of Religious Civilizations600-1450 CE10. 600-1300 CE The Formation of Islamic Religious Civilization11. 600-1450 CE Innovation and Adaptation in the Western Christian World12. 600-1600 CE Contrasting Patterns in India and China13. 550-1500 CE Religious Civilizations Interacting: Korea, Japan, and Vietnam14. 600-1450 CE Patterns of State Formation in Africa15. 600-1550 CE The Rise of Empires in the AmericasPART FOUR: Interactions Across the Globe1450-175016. 1450-1650 Western European Overseas Expansion and the Ottoman-Habsburg Struggle17. The Renaissance, New Sciences, and Religious Wars in Europe, 1450-175018. 1500-1800 New Patterns in New Worlds: Colonialism and Indigenous Responses in the Americas19. 1450-1800 African Kingdoms, the Atlantic Slave Trade, and the Origins of Black America20. 1400-1750 The Mughal Empire: Muslim Rulers and Hindu Subjects21. 1500-1800 Regulating the "Inner" and "Outer" Domains: China and JapanPART FIVE: The Origins of Modernity1750-190022. 1750-1871 Patterns of Nation-States and Culture in Europe and North America23. 1790-1917 Creoles and Caudillos: Latin America and the Caribbean in the Nineteenth Century24. 1750-1910 The Challenge of Modernity: East Asia25. 1683-1908 Adaptation and Resistance: The Ottoman and Russian Empires26. 1750-1914 Industrialization and Its Discontents27. 1750-1914 The New Imperialism in the Nineteenth CenturyPART SIX: From Three Modernities to One1914-Present28. 1900-1945 World War and Competing Visions of Modernity29. 1945-1962 Reconstruction, Cold War, and Decolonization30. 1963-1991 The End of the Cold War, Western Social Transformation, and the Developing World31. 1991-2011 A Fragile Capitalist-Democratic World OrderFurther ResourcesCredits and NotesIndex

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"I have used Patterns of World History for a couple of years now, and it works well with my course. The book elevates the level of discourse, and makes students aware that there are higher levels of understanding facts." --Gilmar Visoni, Queensborough Community College