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World History in Brief: Major Patterns of Change and Continuity, to 1450, Volume 1, Penguin Academic Edition, CourseSmart eTextbook, 8th Edition

By Peter N. Stearns

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 19, 2012

Description

Emphasizes the major interactions among different peoples and societies.

 

World History in Brief highlights key events in world history, giving adequate treatment to the major issues, while leaving time for analysis and use of supplemental materials for critical thinking.

 

Part of the Penguin Academics Series, the text takes a truly global approach by balancing coverage of individual societies and focusing on forces that cut across them. Students are encouraged to compare societies, assess changes in interactions, and understand global forces such as migration and technological exchange.

 

The 8th edition is tied closely to MyHistoryLab to help save time and improve results. MyHistoryLab icons connect the main narrative to an array of MyHistoryLab resources, including primary source documents, analytical video segments, and interactive maps.

 

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  • Improve Critical Thinking – Features at the beginning and end of each part help students make connections among the societies examined in the chapters.
  • Engage Students – “Solving Problems,” “History Debates,” and “World Profiles” features allow students to approach history from different angles.
  • Support Instructors – MyHistoryLab, an Instructor’s Resource Manual, a Test Bank, MyTest, PowerPoint presentations, a detailed timeline for each period covered in the text, and Class Preparation are available.

For the combined volume of this text, search ISBN-10: 0205939201

For volume 2 of this text, search ISBN-10: 0205939422

Table of Contents

Found in this Section:

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents


1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

List of Maps 

List of Features 

List of MyHistoryLab Documents

Preface 

           

PART I: EARLY WORLD HISTORY: FROM ORIGINS TO AGRICULTURE AND NEW FORMS OF HUMAN ORGANIZATION 

Chapter 1: From Human Prehistory to the Rise of Agriculture 

Chapter 2: Early Civilizations 3500—1000 B.C.E. 

Chapter 3: Nomadic Societies 

 

PART II: THE CLASSICAL PERIOD, 1000 B.C.E.—500 C.E. 

Chapter 4: Classical Civilization: China 

Chapter 5: Classical Civilization: India 

Chapter 6: Classical Civilization in the Mediterranean and Middle East: Persia, Greece, and Rome 

Chapter 7: The Classical Period: Directions, Diversities, and Declines by 500 C.E. 

 

PART III: THE POSTCLASSICAL PERIOD, 500—1450 C.E. 

Chapter 8: The Rise of Islam: Civilization in the Middle East 

Chapter 9: India and Southeast Asia Under the Impact of Islam 

Chapter 10: Africa and Islam 

Chapter 11: East European Civilization: Byzantium and Russia 

Chapter 12: Western Civilization: The Middle Ages 

Chapter 13: China’s Impact and the Spread of East Asian Civilization 

Chapter 14: Centers of Civilization in the Americas 

Chapter 15: The Mongol Interlude and the End of the Postclassical Period 

 

Credits 

Index 


2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

List of Maps 

List of Features 

List of MyHistoryLab Documents

Preface 

           

PART I: EARLY WORLD HISTORY: FROM ORIGINS TO AGRICULTURE AND NEW FORMS OF HUMAN ORGANIZATION 

Chapter 1: From Human Prehistory to the Rise of Agriculture 

Getting Started Is Always Hard 

Human Development and Change 

SOLVING PROBLEMS Dealing with Death 

The Neolithic Revolution 

HISTORY DEBATE People in the Americas 

The Nature of Agricultural Societies 

Agriculture and Change 

Paths to the Present 

Key Terms

Suggested Readings

MyHistoryLab Media Assignments

 

Chapter 2: Early Civilizations 3500—1000 B.C.E. 

Civilization 

SOLVING PROBLEMS The Use of Culture 

Egypt and Mesopotamia Compared 

HISTORY DEBATE Women in Patriarchal Societies 

Transitions: The End of the River Valley Period 

Indian and Chinese River Valley Civilizations 

New States and Peoples Around 1000 B.C.E. 

Judaism

Paths to the Present 

Key Terms

Suggested Readings

MyHistoryLab Media Assignments

 

Chapter 3: Nomadic Societies  

Early Nomadic Societies 

Nomadic Society and Culture 

Nomads and Civilizations 

HISTORY DEBATE The Contributions of Nomads 

Paths to the Present 

Key Terms

Suggested Readings

MyHistoryLab Media Assignments

PART I RETROSPECTIVE The Rise of Agriculture and Agricultural Civilizations 

           

PART II: THE CLASSICAL PERIOD, 1000 B.C.E.—500 C.E. 

Chapter 4: Classical Civilization: China 

Patterns in Classical China 

Political Institutions 

HISTORY DEBATE War 

Religion and Culture 

Economy and Society 

WORLD PROFILES Ban Zhao (c. 48—117 C.E..) 

A Distinctive Measure 

Paths to the Present 

Key Terms

Suggested Readings

MyHistoryLab Media Assignments

 

Chapter 5: Classical Civilization: India 

The Framework for Indian History       

Patterns in Classical India  

Political Institutions 

HISTORY DEBATE Interpreting Civilization, Round Two 

Religion and Culture 

Economy and Society 

SOLVING PROBLEMS Dealing with Inequality 

Indian Influence 

China and India 

Paths to the Present 

Key Terms

Suggested Readings

MyHistoryLab Media Assignments

           

Chapter 6: Classical Civilization in the Mediterranean and Middle East: Persia, Greece, and Rome 

The Persian Tradition 

Patterns of Greek History 

Patterns of Roman History

Greek and Roman Political Institutions 

SOLVING PROBLEMS Cultural Encounters 

WORLD PROFILES Julius Caesar (100—44 B.C.E.) 

Religion and Culture 

Economy and Society in the Mediterranean 

HISTORY DEBATE Mediterranean Civilization and “Western” Civilization 

Toward the Fall of Rome 

Paths to the Present 

Key Terms

Suggested Readings

MyHistoryLab Media Assignments

 

Chapter 7: The Classical Period: Directions, Diversities, and Declines by 500 C.E. 

Decline in China and India 

Decline and Fall in Rome 

The New Religious Map 

HISTORY DEBATE Comparing Declines 

WORLD PROFILES Saint Paul (Paul of Tarsus) 

Paths to the Present 

Key Terms

Suggested Readings

MyHistoryLab Media Assignments

PART II RETROSPECTIVE The Classical Period, 1000 B.C.E. to 500 C.E. 

 

PART III: THE POSTCLASSICAL PERIOD, 500—1450 C.E. 

Chapter 8: The Rise of Islam: Civilization in the Middle East 

The Advent of Islam 

WORLD PROFILES Muhammad (570—632 C.E.) 

Patterns of Islamic History 

Islamic Political Institutions 

HISTORY DEBATE Political Implications of Islam 

Islam and Middle Eastern Culture 

WORLD PROFILES Omar Khayyam (c. 11th—12th Century) 

SOLVING PROBLEMS Religion and Trade 

Economy and Society in the Middle East 

The Decline of Middle Eastern Civilization 

Paths to the Present 

Key Terms

Suggested Readings

MyHistoryLab Media Assignments

 

Chapter 9: India and Southeast Asia Under the Impact of Islam 

The Development of Indian Culture 

HISTORY DEBATE The Caste System 

The Muslim Challenge in India 

Southeast Asia 

Paths to the Present 

Key Terms

Suggested Readings

MyHistoryLab Media Assignments

 

Chapter 10: Africa and Islam 

Sub-Saharan Africa and the World Network 

The Great Kingdoms 

SOLVING PROBLEMS Technology and Trade 

WORLD PROFILES Sundiata 

HISTORY DEBATE Handles for African History 

Features of African Civilization 

Paths to the Present 

Key Terms

Suggested Readings

MyHistoryLab Media Assignments

 

Chapter 11: East European Civilization: Byzantium and Russia 

The Byzantine Phase 

WORLD PROFILES The Emperor Justinian (527—565 C.E.) 

The Early Russian Phase: Kievan Rus’ 

HISTORY DEBATE A Russian Civilization? 

East European Political Institutions 

East European Religion and Culture 

East European Economy and Society 

East European Civilization in Eclipse 

Paths to the Present 

Key Terms

Suggested Readings

MyHistoryLab Media Assignments

 

Chapter 12: Western Civilization: The Middle Ages 

Early Patterns in Western Civilization 

Medieval Political Institutions 

HISTORY DEBATE Homosexuality and Religion 

Medieval Religion and Culture 

Economy and Society 

Women and Family Life 

SOLVING PROBLEMS Population Growth 

Tensions in the Later Middle Ages 

Paths to the Present 

Key Terms

Suggested Readings

MyHistoryLab Media Assignments

 

Chapter 13: China’s Impact and the Spread of East Asian Civilization 

Political and Cultural Developments in China 

Economy and Society in China 

Civilization in Korea, Vietnam, and Japan 

HISTORY DEBATE  Defining Post-classical Civilizations 

Culture, Society, and Economy in Japan 

East Asian Self-Confidence 

WORLD PROFILES  Mugai Nyodai 

Paths to the Present 

Key Terms

Suggested Readings

MyHistoryLab Media Assignments

 

Chapter 14: Centers of Civilization in the Americas 

The Mayas and Aztecs 

The Aztec Empire

HISTORY DEBATE The Problem of Contacts 

The Inca Empire

Andean and Central American Societies

Pacific Oceania

Paths to the Present 

Key Terms

Suggested Readings

MyHistoryLab Media Assignments

 

Chapter 15: The Mongol Interlude and the End of the Postclassical Period 

Mongol Empires  

WORLD PROFILES Chabi Khan 

China and the West as New World Powers 

HISTORY DEBATE Causes of Global Change by 1450 

The End of Transition: Postclassical to Early Modern 

Paths to the Present 

Key Terms

Suggested Readings

MyHistoryLab Media Assignments

PART III RETROSPECTIVE The Postclassical Period, 500—1450 C.E. 

  

Credits 

Index 

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