eBook World History: Volume One - A Concise Thematic Analysis, 2nd Edition

  • Volume 1
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  • ISBN-10: 1118532678
  • ISBN-13: 9781118532676
  • DDC: 909
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 258 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Developed after years of experience teaching world history, the second, substantially revised edition of this pioneering text deftly guides the student reader through the vast array of details that litters the landscape of humanitys past, breaking down an otherwise unwieldy narrative into meaningful and comprehensive chapters.  The use of central, recurrent themes in the text enables a comparative analysis of the great civilizations that developed in Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas. These themes also address problems of food production, population dynamics, disease history, warfare, the ecological impact of human activity, and the role climate played in the history of civilization. This new edition of World History: A Concise Thematic Analysis features a newly-designed interior organization to enhance navigation and comprehension of the material. An instructors test bank is available online.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Overview Contents: World History: A Concise Thematic Analysis Vols. I & II.
Table of Contents — Volume I.
1: Themes for Unit One: The Ancient World.
2: Biology and World History: Civilization and Nomads.
3: Mesopotamia: The Land between the Rivers.
4: Pre-Islamic Africa: Egyptian, Nilotic, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
5: India: From the Indus to the Ganges.
6: China: The Yellow River Civilization.
7: The Nomads' Trade: And the Great Migrations.
8: Greece: The Rainfall Zone.
9: The Hellenistic East and Persia: A Cultural Bridge.
10: Rome: From Citizenship to Imperial Rule.
11: Origins of Native American Culture: Geographic Isolation.
12: The Fall of the Ancient Eurasian World: Rome, Han China, and Gupta India.
13: Themes for Unit Two: The Middle Years.
14: The Rise of Islam: The Ancient Near East Becomes the Middle East.
15: China in an Era of Recovery and Cultures on the Fringe: Korea, Japan, and the Mongols.
16: India and Islam: An Era of Political Chaos.
17: The European Middle Ages: The Failure of Tradition.
18: Islamic Africa: A Complex Pattern of Cultures.
19: The Americas: A Time of Trouble.
Credits—Volume I.
Index — Volumes I & II.