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World History, Volume I: To 1800, 7th Edition

  • William J. Duiker The Pennsylvania State University
  • Jackson J. Spielvogel The Pennsylvania State University
  • ISBN-10: 1111831661  |  ISBN-13: 9781111831660
  • 608 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2004
  • © 2013 | Published
  • List Price = $ 245.95
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About

Overview

From the dawn of civilization to the modern dilemmas of nation building in Africa and the Middle East, WORLD HISTORY takes a fascinating look at the common challenges and experiences that unite the human past and inform the future. Authors William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel's best-selling text uses colorful visuals, maps, and dramatic first-hand historical accounts to give readers a powerful perspective on the human experience over time. The easy-to-read narrative is organized around seven major themes (Science and Technology; Arts and Ideas; Family and Society; Politics and Government; Earth and the Environment; Religion and Philosophy; and, Interaction and Exchange), important to all cultures from all time periods, to help readers understand the course of world history and make connections across chapters.

Features and Benefits

  • Seven central themes make the narrative more cohesive while helping students make connections and comparisons across chapters. These themes are: Science and Technology; Arts and Ideas; Family and Society; Politics and Government; Earth and the Environment; Religion and Philosophy; and, Interaction and Exchange. Comparative Essays, Comparative Illustrations, and Documents are each keyed to one of these themes.
  • Volume I contains over 100 four-color maps and hundreds of pieces of artwork throughout. Between one and four "spot maps" appear in each chapter, providing critical details on smaller areas not apparent in the larger maps. Map captions encourage readers to think beyond the mere appearance of each map and to make connections across chapters, regions, and concepts.
  • "Film & History" features analyze popular films using a historian's perspective to show students how movies represent, and sometimes misrepresent, the past. These features shine the spotlight on films such as: The Message (1976), The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938) and Marco Polo (2007), The Lion in Winter (1968), and The Mission (1986).
  • "Opposing Viewpoints" features present two or more primary source documents representing differing perspectives on the same or related topics. These features provide students an opportunity for hands-on analysis. The accompanying critical-thinking questions can be assigned for individual or collaborative study. These features include "Akhenaten's Hymn to Aten and Psalm 104 of the Hebrew Bible" (Chapter 1), "The Siege of Jerusalem: Christian and Muslim Perspectives" (Chapter 7), and "Action or Inaction: An Ideological Dispute in Medieval China" (Chapter 10).
  • Comparative Essays such as "History and the Environment," "Trade and Civilization," and the extensively revised "The Columbian Exchange" highlight similarities and differences between and among cultures, while Comparative Illustrations (with critical-thinking questions) enable students to see cross-cultural comparisons of rituals, art, war and other topics. Examples include "The Afterlife and Prized Possessions," in Chapter 3, "The Stele," in Chapter 8, and "The Taj Mahal: Symbol of the Exotic East," in Chapter 16. These essays and illustrations are specifically keyed to one of the seven themes, helping students identify connections.
  • An outline, focus questions, and critical-thinking questions appear at the beginning of every chapter, and each chapter starts with a vignette to draw students into the material. Throughout, glossary terms are boldfaced within the text. Frequent subheads help students "chunk" the information more effectively.

Table of Contents

Part I: THE FIRST CIVILIZATIONS AND THE RISE OF EMPIRES (PREHISTORY TO 500 C.E.).
1. Early Humans and the First Civilizations.
2. Ancient India.
3. China in Antiquity.
4. The Civilization of the Greeks.
5. The First World Civilizations: Rome, China, and the Emergence of the Silk Road.
Part II: NEW PATTERNS OF CIVILIZATION (500-1500 C.E.).
6. The Americas.
7. Ferment in the Middle East: The Rise of Islam.
8. Early Civilizations in Africa.
9. The Expansion of Civilization in South and Southeast Asia.
10. The Flowering of Traditional China.
11. The East Asian Rimlands: Early Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.
12. The Making of Europe.
13. The Byzantine Empire and Crisis and Recovery in the West.
Part III: THE EMERGENCE OF NEW WORLD PATTERNS (1500-1800).
14. New Encounters: The Creation of a World Market.
15. Europe Transformed: Reform and State Building.
16. The Muslim Empires.
17. The East Asian World.
18. The West on the Eve of a New World Order.

What's New

  • New historiographical subsections examine how and why historians differ in their interpretation of specific topics. To keep up with the ever-growing body of historical scholarship, new or revised material has been added throughout the book on many topics such as "The Spread of Humans: Out of Africa or Multiregional?"; "The Shang Dynasty: China's Mother Culture?"; and "Africa: A Continent Without History?".
  • New topics have been added in the "Opposing Viewpoints" feature--for example: "A Meeting of Two Worlds" (exchange of letters between Pope Innocent IV and Mongols).
  • New pedagogy has been added to the end of each chapter. The Chapter Summary is illustrated with thumbnail images and combined with a Chapter Timeline. A Chapter Review, which includes "Upon Reflection" essay questions and a list of Key Terms from the chapter, has been added to assist students in studying the chapter.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Text, Vol. I + CourseReader 0-30: World History Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1133620299  | ISBN-13: 9781133620297

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Bundle: Text, Vol. I + History CourseMate with eBook, Wadsworth World History Resource Center 2-Semester, InfoTrac® 1-Semester Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  113362023X  | ISBN-13:  9781133620235

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Printed Text, Vol. I + History CourseMate with eBook, Wadsworth World History Resource Center 2-Semester, InfoTrac® 1-Semester Instant Access Code

ISBN-10:  1133620264  | ISBN-13:  9781133620266

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Bundle: Text, Vol. I + WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1133619401  | ISBN-13:  9781133619406

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Bundle: Text, Vol. I + Aplia Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1285042972  | ISBN-13:  9781285042978

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ePack: Text, Vol I + Aplia Instant Access

ISBN-10:  1285043030 | ISBN-13:  9781285043036

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"I do believe ... that this book integrates women's experiences much better than just about any other book I've looked at."

— Nancy Fitch, California State University, Fullerton

"This text is superior to all other texts I have used in my classes over the years. It is rich, stimulating and fleshes out [the] time period for readers. I would recommend this hands down over any other text."

— Kristine Frederickson, Brigham Young University

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

CourseMate with Wadsworth World History Resource Center, InfoTrac® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133230229 | ISBN-13: 9781133230229)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

List Price = $171.00  | CengageBrain Price = $171.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $171.00

Aplia™, 1 term Instant Access, Vol. I  (ISBN-10: 142827247X | ISBN-13: 9781428272477)

Aplia™ is an online interactive learning solution that helps you improve comprehension--and your grade--by integrating a variety of mediums and tools such as video, tutorials, practice tests and interactive eBook. Founded by a professor to enhance his own courses, Aplia provides automatically graded assignments with detailed, immediate explanations on every question, and innovative teaching materials. More than 1,000,000 students like you have used Aplia at over 1,800 institutions. Aplia™ should be purchased only when assigned by your instructor as part of your course.

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WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133110126 | ISBN-13: 9781133110125)

WebTutor™ offers real-time access to an interactive eBook and a full array of study tools, including animations and videos that bring the book's topics to life, plus chapter summaries, glossary flashcards (with audio), practice quizzes, web field trips, and web links.

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WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133110142 | ISBN-13: 9781133110149)

WebTutor™ offers real-time access to an interactive eBook and a full array of study tools, including animations and videos that bring the book's topics to life, plus chapter summaries, glossary flashcards (with audio), practice quizzes, web field trips, and web links.

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World History, 7th: PowerLecture DVD-ROM with ExamView Testing  (ISBN-10: 111183654X | ISBN-13: 9781111836542)

An all-in-one multimedia resource for class preparation, presentation and testing. The Instructor's Resource Manual includes chapter outlines, discussion questions for primary sources, suggested lecture/discussion topics, suggested research and project topics, and related internet and video resources. Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides of lecture outlines, as well as images and maps from the text, can be used as offered or customized by importing personal lecture slides or other material; JoinIn® PowerPoint® slides with clicker content are also provided. An Image Library contains .jpg images from the text. The Test Bank includes key term identification, multiple-choice, essay, and true/false questions. ExamView®, an easy-to-use assessment and tutorial system, allows instructors to create, deliver, and customize tests in minutes. Instructors can build tests with as many as 250 questions using up to 12 question types. Using the complete word-processing capabilities of ExamView®, instructors can enter an unlimited number of new questions or edit existing ones.

MindTap® History, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Duiker/Spielvogel's World History, Volume I: To 1800  (ISBN-10: 1285382307 | ISBN-13: 9781285382302)

MindTap was created to harness the power of technology to drive student success. This cloud-based platform integrates a number of learning applications (“apps”) into an easy-to-use and easy to access tool that supports a personalized learning experience. MindTap combines student learning tools-readings, multimedia, activities and assessments-into a singular Learning Path that guides you through your World History course.

List Price = $81.00  | CengageBrain Price = $81.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.00

CourseReader 0-30: World History, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111475598 | ISBN-13: 9781111475598)

COURSEREADER: WORLD HISTORY is Cengage Learning’s easy, affordable way to build your own online customizable reader. Through a partnership with Gale, COURSEREADER: WORLD HISTORY searches thousands of primary and secondary sources, readings, and audio and video clips from multiple disciplines. Select exactly and only the material you want your students to work with. Each selection can be listened to (using the “Listen” button), to accommodate varied learning styles. Additionally, an instructor can choose to add her own notes to readings, to direct students’ attention or ask them questions about a particular passage. Each primary source is accompanied by an introduction, and questions to help students understand the reading. COURSEREADER: WORLD HISTORY is the perfect complement to any class.

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Student Supplements

CourseMate with Wadsworth World History Resource Center, InfoTrac® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133230229 | ISBN-13: 9781133230229)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Maximize your course success with the integrated eBook and chapter-specific learning tools that include flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. Key Features: Interactive eBook, Engagement Tracker, Learning Objectives, Tutorial Quizzes, Glossary and Flashcards, and Web Links and References.

List Price = $171.00  | CengageBrain Price = $171.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $171.00

Aplia™, 1 term Instant Access, Vol. I  (ISBN-10: 142827247X | ISBN-13: 9781428272477)

Aplia™ is an online interactive learning solution that helps you improve comprehension--and your grade--by integrating a variety of mediums and tools such as video, tutorials, practice tests and interactive eBook. Founded by a professor to enhance his own courses, Aplia provides automatically graded assignments with detailed, immediate explanations on every question, and innovative teaching materials. More than 1,000,000 students like you have used Aplia at over 1,800 institutions. Aplia™ should be purchased only when assigned by your instructor as part of your course.

List Price = $81.00  | CengageBrain Price = $81.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.00

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133110126 | ISBN-13: 9781133110125)

WebTutor™ offers real-time access to an interactive eBook and a full array of study tools, including animations and videos that bring the book's topics to life, plus chapter summaries, glossary flashcards (with audio), practice quizzes, web field trips, and web links.

List Price = $234.00  | CengageBrain Price = $234.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $234.00

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133110142 | ISBN-13: 9781133110149)

WebTutor™ offers real-time access to an interactive eBook and a full array of study tools, including animations and videos that bring the book's topics to life, plus chapter summaries, glossary flashcards (with audio), practice quizzes, web field trips, and web links.

List Price = $234.00  | CengageBrain Price = $234.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $234.00

LMS Integrated for Aplia™, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 128509414X | ISBN-13: 9781285094144)

Succeed in your course with Aplia's interactive learning system--featuring practice problems with immediate feedback and tools developed specifically for WORLD HISTORY, VOLUME I, 7th Edition, including step-by-step explanations that help you improve your reasoning and skills, interactive assignments that help you understand difficult or counterintuitive concepts, and more. Aplia has already helped more than a million students succeed in college classes.

List Price = $81.00  | CengageBrain Price = $81.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.00

MindTap® History, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Duiker/Spielvogel's World History, Volume I: To 1800  (ISBN-10: 1285382307 | ISBN-13: 9781285382302)

MindTap was created to harness the power of technology to drive student success. This cloud-based platform integrates a number of learning applications (“apps”) into an easy-to-use and easy to access tool that supports a personalized learning experience. MindTap combines student learning tools-readings, multimedia, activities and assessments-into a singular Learning Path that guides you through your World History course.

List Price = $81.00  | CengageBrain Price = $81.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.00

CourseReader 0-30: World History, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111475598 | ISBN-13: 9781111475598)

COURSEREADER: WORLD HISTORY is Cengage Learning’s easy, affordable way to build your own online customizable reader. Through a partnership with Gale, COURSEREADER: WORLD HISTORY searches thousands of primary and secondary sources, readings, and audio and video clips from multiple disciplines. Select exactly and only the material you want your students to work with. Each selection can be listened to (using the “Listen” button), to accommodate varied learning styles. Additionally, an instructor can choose to add her own notes to readings, to direct students’ attention or ask them questions about a particular passage. Each primary source is accompanied by an introduction, and questions to help students understand the reading. COURSEREADER: WORLD HISTORY is the perfect complement to any class.

List Price = $67.00  | CengageBrain Price = $67.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $67.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

William J. Duiker

William J. Duiker is liberal arts Professor Emeritus of East Asian studies at The Pennsylvania State University. A former U.S. diplomat with service in Taiwan, South Vietnam, and Washington, D.C., he received his doctorate in Far Eastern history from Georgetown University in 1968, where his dissertation dealt with the Chinese educator and reformer Cai Yuanpei. At Penn State, he has written extensively on the history of Vietnam and modern China, including the highly acclaimed COMMUNIST ROAD TO POWER IN VIETNAM (revised edition, Westview Press, 1996), which was selected for a Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award in 1982—1983 and 1996-1997. Other recent books are CHINA AND VIETNAM: THE ROOTS OF CONFLICT (Berkeley, 1987), U.S. CONTAINMENT POLICY AND THE CONFLICT IN INDOCHINA (Stanford, 1995), SACRED WAR: NATIONALISM AND REVOLUTION IN A DIVIDED VIETNAM (McGraw-Hill, 1995), and HO CHI MINH (Hyperion, 2000), which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2001. While his research specialization is in the field of nationalism and Asian revolutions, his intellectual interests are considerably more diverse. He has traveled widely and has taught courses on the history of communism and non-Western civilizations at Penn State, where he was awarded a Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the spring of 1996. In 2002, the College of Liberal Arts honored him with an Emeritus Distinction Award.

Jackson J. Spielvogel

Jackson J. Spielvogel is associate professor Emeritus of history at The Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, where he specialized in Reformation history under Harold J. Grimm. His articles and reviews have appeared in journals such as “Moreana,” “Journal of General Education,” “Catholic Historical Review,” “Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte,” and “American Historical Review.” He also has contributed chapters or articles to “The Social History of Reformation,” THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE: A DICTIONARY HANDBOOK, “Simon Wiesenthal Center Annual of Holocaust Studies,” and “Utopian Studies.” His work has been supported by fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation and the Foundation for Reformation Research. At Penn State, he helped inaugurate the Western civilization course, as well as a popular course on Nazi Germany. His book HITLER AND NAZI GERMANY was published in 1987 (Seventh Edition, 2013). He is the author of WESTERN CIVILIZATION, first published in 1991 (Ninth Edition, 2015). Professor Spielvogel has won five major university-wide teaching awards. During the year 1988—1989, he held the Penn State Teaching Fellowship, the university's most prestigious teaching award. In 1996, he won the Dean Arthur Ray Warnock Award for Outstanding Faculty member, and in 2000 received the Schreyer Honors College Excellence in Teaching Award.