Modern World: Civilizations After Euram Middle East, Southwest Asia Pacific, 1st Edition

  • Mounir Farah
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  • ISBN-10: 0765681552
  • ISBN-13: 9780765681553
  • DDC: 903
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 800 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released January 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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A companion set to The Ancient World, this five volume set explores world history from approximately 500 C.E. to the present. Organized alphabetically within geographical volumes on Africa, Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Southwest Asia, and Asia and the Pacific, entries cover the social, political, scientific and technological, economic, and cultural events and developments that shaped the modern world. Each volume includes articles on history, government, and warfare; the development of ideas and the growth of art and architecture; religion and philosophy; music; science and technology; and daily life in the civilizations covered. Boxed features include "Turning Point," "Great Lives," "Into the Twenty First Century," and "Modern Weapons." Maps, timelines, and illustrations illuminate the text, and a glossary, a selected bibliography, and an index in each volume round out the set.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Set Contents.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Illustrations.
Topic Finder.
The Most Diverse Continent.
Map of Modern Africa.
1: African Union.
2: Agriculture.
3: Algeria.
4: Apartheid.
5: Art and Architecture.
6: Aswan High Dam.
7: Boer War.
8: British Colonies in Africa.
9: Civil Wars.
10: Colonization.
11: Communist Movements.
12: Congo.
13: Culture and Traditions.
14: Democratic Movements.
15: Drought.
16: Economic Development and Trade.
17: Egypt.
18: Environmental Issues.
19: Eritrea.
20: Ethiopia.
21: Famine.
22: French West Africa.
23: German Colonies.
24: Imperialism.
25: Independence Movements.
26: Italian Colonies.
27: Language.
28: Liberia.
29: Literature and Writing.
30: Migration.
31: Nigeria.
32: Pan-African Movement.
33: Portuguese Colonies.
34: Refugees.
35: Religion.
36: Rwanda.
37: Slavery and the Slave Trade.
38: Society.
39: Somalia.
40: South Africa.
41: Sudan.
42: Suez Canal.
43: Technology and Inventions.
44: Tools and Weapons.
45: Tutsis and Hutus.
46: Uganda.
Selected Bibliography.