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The Essential World History, Volume II: Since 1500, 7th Edition

  • William J. Duiker The Pennsylvania State University
  • Jackson J. Spielvogel The Pennsylvania State University
  • ISBN-10: 1133934773  |  ISBN-13: 9781133934776
  • 544 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2009
  • © 2014 | Published
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Overview

Noted teachers and scholars William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel present a brief, balanced, highly readable overview of world history that explores common challenges and experiences that unite the human past and that identify key regional patterns over time. The seventh edition has been enhanced with new end-of-chapter pedagogy that helps make the material more accessible to students. The text continues to take a regional approach to world history, with an emphasis on the development of the West and analytical comparisons between and among cultures throughout history. This approach helps students to link events together in a broad comparative and global framework, thereby placing the contemporary world in a more meaningful historical context. The text is also available with Aplia, an interactive learning solution that improves comprehension and outcomes by increasing student engagement. Available in the following split options: THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY, Seventh Edition Complete, Volume I: To 1800, and Volume II: Since 1500.

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Features and Benefits

  • "Film & History" features analyze the plot and historical significance of popular films using a historian's perspective to show students how movies represent, and sometimes misrepresent, the past. Features shine the spotlight on films such as MARIE ANTOINETTE (2006) (Chapter 18) and LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA (2006) (Chapter 27).
  • "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 experience analyzing the types of materials historians use on a regular basis. The accompanying critical-thinking questions can be assigned for individual or collaborative study. Topics include "Some Confucian Commandments" (Chapter 17), "Soviet Repression in Eastern Europe: Hungary, 1956" (Chapter 26), and "Islam and the West: Secularism in France" (Chapter 28).
  • With more comparisons between and among cultures, this edition clearly indicates the cross-cultural interactions and the broad interrelatedness of the world's peoples. All comparisons reveal the importance and uniqueness of each individual civilization.
  • Seven central themes make the narrative cohesive while helping students make connections and comparisons across chapters. These themes are Science and Technology; Art and Ideas; Family and Society; Politics and Government; Earth and the Environment; Religion and Philosophy; and Interaction and Exchange. Comparative Essays, Comparative Illustrations, Opposing Viewpoints, and documents are each keyed to one of these themes.
  • Four to five primary documents per chapter give students access to the kind of material historians draw on when doing their research. Documents include a wide variety of sources such as letters, memoirs, song lyrics, official documents, diary entries, menus, poetry, plays, and more. Introductions and questions help guide students to think more critically, comparatively, and thematically when reading the primary source material, and bring history alive for students. Examples include "British Victory in India" (Chapter 18), "Women in the Factories" (Chapter 23), and "The Path of Liberation" (Chapter 24).
  • The book contains numerous four-color maps and many pieces of artwork throughout. "Spot maps" appear in each chapter, providing critical details on smaller areas not apparent in the larger maps. Expanded map captions encourage readers to think beyond the mere appearance of each map and to make connections across chapters, regions, and concepts.
  • Comparative Essays highlight similarities and differences between and among cultures. Examples include "The Columbian Exchange" (Chapter 14), "Imperialisms Old and New" (Chapter 21), and "A Revolution in the Arts" (Chapter 23). The Comparative Essays are specifically keyed to one of the seven themes, thus helping students further identify connections.
  • Comparative Illustrations enable students to see cross-cultural comparisons of rituals, art, war, and other topics. Examples include "Sun Kings, West and East" (Chapter 15) and "Green Urbanism" (Chapter 28). The Comparative Illustrations are specifically keyed to one of the seven themes, thus helping students further identify connections. Critical-thinking questions are included at the end of these features.

Table of Contents

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.
Part IV: MODERN PATTERNS OF WORLD HISTORY (1800-1945).
19. The Beginnings of Modernization: Industrialization and Nationalism in the Nineteenth Century.
20. The Americas and Society and Culture in the West.
21. The High Tide of Imperialism.
22. Shadows over the Pacific: East Asia Under Challenge.
23. The Beginning of the Twentieth-Century Crisis: War and Revolution.
24. Nationalism, Revolution, and Dictatorship: Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America from 1919 to 1939.
25. The Crisis Deepens: World War II.
Part V: TOWARD A GLOBAL CIVILIZATION? THE WORLD SINCE 1945.
26. East and West in the Grip of the Cold War.
27. Brave New World: Communism on Trial.
28. Europe and the Western Hemisphere Since 1945.
29. Challenges of Nation Building in Africa and the Middle East.
30. Toward the Pacific Century?
Epilogue.

What's New

  • New end-of-chapter review material includes a Chapter Summary illustrated with thumbnail images, a Chapter Timeline, and a new Chapter Review consisting of "Upon Reflection" essay questions and Key Terms lists to aid in study.
  • 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 "Did Industrialization Bring an Improved Standard of Living?" (Chapter 19) and "Why Did the Soviet Union Collapse?" (Chapter 27).
  • New topics have been added in the "Opposing Viewpoints" feature. For example, "Islam in the Modern World: Two Views" (Atatürk and Iqbal) (Chapter 24).
  • New Film & History features: MARIE ANTOINETTE (2006) (Chapter 18) and LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA (2006) (Chapter 27).
  • New and revised Comparative Essays include "The Columbian Exchange" (Chapter 14), "Imperialisms Old and New" (Chapter 21), and "Imperialism and the Global Environment" (Chapter 22).

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"The Essential World History gives the students all the benefits of a traditional text but adds a global perspective that is not found in other works. It accomplishes this without overwhelming the student with globalism, but instead relies on solid scholarship and that makes this text an exceptional value for our students."

— Eric Bobo, Hinds Community College

"[Duiker and Spielvogel] narrate important eras of world history in a style that is refreshing, concise, and at times humorous. They include important and helpful source material that facilitates good classroom discussions. The authors present the human side of important figures which helps make them relevant to students."

— Mark Norris, Grace College

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Noted teachers and scholars William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel present a brief, balanced, highly readable overview of world history that explores common challenges and experiences that unite the human past and that identify key regional patterns over time. The seventh edition has been enhanced with new end-of-chapter pedagogy that helps make the material more accessible to students. The text continues to take a regional approach to world history, with an emphasis on the development of the West and analytical comparisons between and among cultures throughout history. This approach helps students to link events together in a broad comparative and global framework, thereby placing the contemporary world in a more meaningful historical context. The text is also available with Aplia, an interactive learning solution that improves comprehension and outcomes by increasing student engagement. Available in the following split options: THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY, Seventh Edition Complete, Volume I: To 1800, and Volume II: Since 1500. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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The Essential World History  (ISBN-10: 113360658X | ISBN-13: 9781133606581)

Explore world history in a brief, balanced, highly readable overview that explores common challenges and experiences that unite the human past and identify key global regional patterns over time with THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY. This brief overview of world history covers political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history integrated into a chronologically ordered synthesis to help you gain an appreciation and understanding of the distinctive character and development of individual cultures in society. You can use the book's global approach and its emphasis on analytical comparisons between cultures to link events together in a broad comparative and global framework that places the contemporary world in a more meaningful historical context. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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Explore world history in a brief, balanced, highly readable overview that explores common challenges and experiences that unite the human past and identify key global regional patterns over time with THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY. This brief overview of world history covers political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history integrated into a chronologically ordered synthesis to help you gain an appreciation and understanding of the distinctive character and development of individual cultures in society. You can use the book's global approach and its emphasis on analytical comparisons between cultures to link events together in a broad comparative and global framework that places the contemporary world in a more meaningful historical context.

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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. 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 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 THE REFORMATION, THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE: A DICTIONARY HANDBOOK, the 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 (7th Edition, 2014). He is the author of WESTERN CIVILIZATION, first published in 1991 (10th Edition, 2017), and the coauthor (with William Duiker) of WORLD HISTORY, first published in 1994 (8th Edition, 2016). 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.