eBook Civilizations and Socities: The Ancient and Modern Worlds, 1st Edition

  • Mounir A. Farah
  • Sarolta Takacs
  • Eric H. Cline
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  • ISBN-10: 0765682877
  • ISBN-13: 9780765682871
  • DDC: 909
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1441 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

Designed to help students explore the rich and varied history of civilization, this illustrated work presents the evolution of human society in five geographic regions (Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Middle and Southwest Asia), from ancient to modern times. Many articles cover specific nations and empires, peoples and cultures, political movements, economic ideas, and influential individuals in all regions and periods. Recurring thematic entries also trace and compare developments in agriculture and economy, language and literature, science and technology, religion, the arts, and other aspects of human civilization in all regions. Covering major strands in the social studies and world history curricula, Civilizations and Societies fosters a deeper appreciation of the changes throughout history that have helped form the modern world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Civilizations and Societies: Table of Contents.
Introduction: Civilizations and Societies—The Sweep of History.
A-Z Entries.
1: Abbasid Dynasty.
2: Aboriginal Peoples, Ancient Asia and the Pacific.
3: Aboriginal Peoples, Modern Asia and the Pacific.
4: Absolutism.
5: Adena.
6: Afghanistan.
7: African Union.
8: Agriculture, Ancient Africa.
9: Agriculture, Ancient Americas.
10: Agriculture, Ancient Asia and the Pacific.
11: Agriculture, Ancient Europe.
12: Agriculture, Ancient Middle East.
13: Agriculture, Modern Africa.
14: Agriculture, Modern Americas.
15: Agriculture, Modern Asia and the Pacific.
16: Agriculture, Modern Europe.
17: Agriculture, Modern Middle East.
18: Akbar the Great (1542–1605).
19: Akhenaten (r. ca. 1353–1335 B.C.E.).
20: Alexander III, the Great (356–323 B.C.E.).
21: Alexandria.
22: Algeria.
23: American Revolution.
24: Anasazi.
25: Anatolia.
26: Ancient Africa—Cradle of Humanity.
27: Ancient Americas—Old World, New World.
28: Ancient Asia and the Pacific—Migration, Innovation, Adaptation.
29: Ancient Europe—Crossroads of Culture.
30: Ancient Middle East—Birthplace of Modern Civilization.
31: Andalusia (Muslim Spain).
32: Angkor Wat.
33: Animism.
34: Apartheid.
35: Arameans.
36: Arab League.
37: Arab-Israeli Conflict.
38: Archaeological Discoveries, Africa.
39: Archaeological Discoveries, Americas.
40: Archaeological Discoveries, Asia and the Pacific.
41: Archaeological Discoveries, Europe.
42: Archaeological Discoveries, Middle East.
43: Archimedes (ca. 287–212 B.C.E.).
44: Argentina.
45: Armenian Genocide.
46: Art and Architecture, Ancient Africa.
47: Art and Architecture, Ancient Americas.
48: Art and Architecture, Ancient Asia and the Pacific.
49: Art and Architecture, Ancient Europe.
50: Art and Architecture, Ancient Middle East.
51: Art and Architecture, Modern Africa.
52: Art and Architecture, Modern Americas.
53: Art and Architecture, Modern Asia and the Pacific.
54: Art and Architecture, Modern Europe.
55: Art and Architecture, Modern Middle East.
56: Ashoka the Great (ca. 299–232 B.C.E.).
57: Assyria.
58: Aswan High Dam.
59: Atatürk, Mustafa Kemal (1881–1938).
60: Atlas Mountains.
61: Attila the Hun (ca. C.E. 406–453).
62: Augustus Caesar (63 B.C.E.– C.E. 14).
63: Australia, Ancient.
64: Australia, Modern.
65: Austria-Hungary.
66: Avicenna (Ibn Sina) (ca. 980–1037).
67: Axum.
68: Aztec Civilization.
69: Babylonia.
70: Baghdad.
71: Balance of Power, Modern Europe.
72: Balfour Declaration.
73: Bangladesh.
74: Bantu Migration.
75: Benin Kingdom.
76: Berbers.
77: Beringia.
78: Bible.
79: Bismarck, Otto von (1815–1898).
80: Bison.
81: Boer War.
82: Bolívar, Simón (1783–1830).
83: Brazil.
84: British Colonies in Africa.
85: Brunei.
86: Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) (ca. 563–483 B.C.E.).
87: Buddhism.
88: Byzantine Empire, Ancient.
89: Byzantine Empire, Modern.
90: Cahokia.
91: Cambodia.
92: Camp David Accords.
93: Canada.
94: Carthage.
95: Castro, Fidel (1926–).
96: Çatal Huyuk.
97: Cave Paintings, Ancient Europe.
98: Celts.
99: Chaldeans.
100: Charlemagne (ca. 742–814).
101: China, Ancient.
102: China, Modern.
103: Christianity, Ancient Europe.
104: Christianity, Ancient Middle East.
105: Christianity, Modern Europe.
106: Christina, Queen of Sweden (1626–1689).
107: Churchill, Winston (1874–1965).
108: Cities and Urbanization, Modern Europe.
109: Civil Wars, Modern Africa.
110: Cleopatra VII (69–30 B.C.E.).
111: Clovis.
112: Cold War.
113: Colonization, Africa.
114: Colonization, Americas.
115: Colonization, Asia and the Pacific.
116: Columbus, Christopher (1451–1506).
117: Communism, Asia and the Pacific.
118: Communism, Europe.
119: Communist Movements, Africa.
120: Communist Movements, Americas.
121: Confucianism.
122: Confucius (ca. 551–479 B.C.E.).
123: Congo, Democratic Republic of the.
124: Copernicus, Nicolaus (1473–1543).
125: Crete.
126: Cro-Magnon Peoples, Europe.
127: Crusades, Europe.
128: Crusades, Middle East.
129: Cuba.
130: Culture and Traditions, Ancient Africa.
131: Culture and Traditions, Ancient Americas.
132: Culture and Traditions, Ancient Asia and the Pacific.
133: Culture and Traditions, Ancient Europe.
134: Culture and Traditions, Ancient Middle East.
135: Culture and Traditions, Modern Africa.
136: Culture and Traditions, Modern Americas.
137: Culture and Traditions, Modern Asia and the Pacific.
138: Culture and Traditions, Modern Europe.
139: Culture and Traditions, Modern Middle East.
140: Curie, Marie (1867–1934).
141: Cyrus II, the Great (ca. 580–530 B.C.E.).
142: Darius I, the Great (549–486 B.C.E.).
143: Democracy, Modern Americas.
144: Democracy and Democratic Movements, Modern Asia and the Pacific.
145: Democracy and Democratic Movements, Modern Europe.
146: Democratic Movements, Modern Africa.
147: Drought, Modern Africa.
148: Druids.
149: Ebla.
150: Economic Development and Trade, Modern Africa.
151: Economic Development and Trade, Modern Americas.
152: Economic Development and Trade, Modern Asia and the Pacific.
153: Economic Development and Trade, Modern Europe.
154: Economic Development and Trade, Modern Middle East.
155: Egypt, Ancient.
156: Egypt, Modern.
157: Einstein, Albert (1879–1955).
158: Eleanor of Aquitaine (ca. 1122–1204).
159: Elizabeth I (1533–1603).
160: Enlightenment.
161: Environmental Issues, Modern Africa.
162: Environmental Issues, Modern Americas.
163: Environmental Issues, Modern Asia and the Pacific.
164: Environmental Issues, Modern Europe.
165: Environmental Issues, Modern Middle East.
166: Eritrea.
167: Ethiopia.
168: Etruscan Civilization.
169: Euclid (ca. 325–265 B.C.E.).
170: Exploration, Modern Americas.
171: Exploration, Modern Europe.
172: Falkland Islands.
173: Famine, Modern Africa.
174: Fascism/Nazism.
175: Fertile Crescent.
176: Feudalism.
177: First Nations, Modern Americas.
178: France.
179: Franklin, Benjamin (1706–1790).
180: Franks.
181: French Revolution (1789–1799).
182: French West Africa.
183: Gandhi, Mohandas K. (1869–1948).
184: Gauls.
185: Gaza.
186: Genghis Khan (ca. 1167–1227).
187: German Colonies, Modern Africa.
188: Germanic Groups, Ancient.
189: Germany.
190: Ghana, Ancient.
191: Giza.
192: Glasnost.
193: Golden Horde.
194: Government, Modern Americas.
195: Great Britain.