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

  • Volume 2
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  • ISBN-10: 1118532732
  • ISBN-13: 9781118532737
  • 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.
Table of Contents — Volume II.
1: Themes for Unit Three: The Modern World.
2: Spontaneous European Modernization: Phase One.
3: The Differential of Power: Phase One.
4: Spontaneous European Modernization: Phase Two, The Origins of Public Opinion, the Concept of Culture, and the Nation-State.
5: The Nation-State: Diffusion of the French-British Model.
6: The Differential of Power: Phase Two: Ideology, Medicine, and Technology Redefine Global Power.
7: Nation-State Formation Outside Europe: The United States and Japan.
8: Internal Divisions and Contradictions: Russia and Latin America.
9: In the Crosshairs of Modernity: India and China.
10: Targets of Imperialism: Africa and the Middle East.
11: Themes for Unit Four: Global Violence and the Postmodern Era.
12: World War I.
13: Totalitarianism: The Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.
14: The Inheritors of Power: The United States and Japan.
15: Decolonization: Phase One.
16: World War II and the Beginning of the Cold War: Expanding the Potential of Self-Destruction.
17: Global Decolonization: Phase Two.
18: The End of the Cold War and the Contemporary World: The Complex Problems Facing a Multicultural Era.
Credits—Volume II.
Index — Volumes I & II.