The World's History: Combined Volume

Hardcover | November 19, 2014

byHoward Spodek

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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 to the study of world history and the methods and key interpretations of its historians.

 

This title links chronology, themes, and geography in eight units, or parts of study. 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.
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    NOTE: MyHistoryLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. 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

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    0205206549 / 9780205206544 NEW MyHistoryLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card

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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 ...

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 Fello...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:956 pages, 11.1 × 8.7 × 1.6 inPublished:November 19, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of 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

Chapter 14: The Unification of World Trade

Chapter 15: Migration

 

PART SIX - TURNING POINT: REVOLUTION

Chapter 16. Political Revolutions in Europe and the Americas

Chapter 17. The Industrial Revolution

Chapter 18. Nationalism, Imperialism, and Resistance

 

PART SEVEN - TURNING POINT: EXPLODING TECHNOLOGIES

Chapter nineteen Methods of Mass Production and Destruction

Chapter twenty World War II

Chapter twenty-one Cold War, New Nations, and Revolt Against Authority

Chapter twenty-two China and India

 

PART EIGHT- TURNING POINT: FROM PAST TO PRESENT TO FUTURE

Chapter 23: Contemporary History

Chapter 24: Contemporary History


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

Chapter 14: The Unification of World Trade

New Philosophies for New Trade Patterns 1500–1776

Chapter 15: Migration

Demographic Changes in a New Global World 1300–1750

 

PART SIX - TURNING POINT: REVOLUTION

1640–1914 Coping with Western Revolutions

Chapter 16. Political Revolutions in Europe and the Americas

The Birth of Political Rights in the Age of Enlightenment 1649–1830

Chapter 17. The Industrial Revolution

A Global Process 1700–1914

Chapter 18. Nationalism, Imperialism, and Resistance

Competition among Industrial Powers 1650–1914

 

PART SEVEN - TURNING POINT: EXPLODING TECHNOLOGIES

1914–1991 For Death and Life

Chapter nineteen Methods of Mass Production and Destruction

Technological Systems 1914–1937

Chapter twenty World War II

To Hell and Back 1937–1949

Chapter twenty-one Cold War, New Nations, and Revolt Against Authority

Remaking the World After the War 1945–1991

Chapter twenty-two China and India

Into the Twenty-First Century

 

PART EIGHT- TURNING POINT: FROM PAST TO PRESENT TO FUTURE

1979-

Chapter 23: Contemporary History

Evolution, Settlements, Politics, and Religion

Chapter 24: Contemporary History

Trade, Revolution, Technology, Identity