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- Full title: The Essential World History, Volume I: To 1800, 9th Edition
- Edition: 9th
- Copyright year: 2020
- Publisher: Cengage Learning
- Author: William J. Duiker; Jackson J. Spielvogel
- ISBN: 9780357390368, 9780357390368
- Format: PDF
Description of The Essential World History, Volume I: To 1800, 9th Edition:
From the dawn of civilization to the modern dilemmas of nation building in Africa and the Middle East, THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY offers you a fascinating look at the common challenges and experiences that unite the human past and inform the future. Authors Duiker and Spielvogel use colorful visuals, maps, dramatic first-hand historical accounts and even reviews of popular movies to give you an insightful perspective on the human experience over time. The easy-to-read narrative is organized around seven major themes (Science and Technology, Art and Ideas, Family and Society, Politics and Government, Earth and the Environment, Religion and Philosophy and Interaction and Exchange). Important to all cultures from all time periods, these themes help you understand the course of world history, make connections across chapters and see today’s world in a meaningful context.Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Table of Contents of The Essential World History, Volume I: To 1800, 9th Edition PDF ebook:
Brief ContentsContentsMapsDocumentsFeaturesPrefaceAcknowledgmentsThemes for Understanding World HistoryA Note to Students about Languages and the Dating of TimePart I: The First Civilizations and the Rise of Empires (Prehistory to 500 C.E.)Chapter 1: Early Humans and the First Civilizations1-1 The First Humans1-2 The Emergence of Civilization1-3 Civilization in Mesopotamia1-4 Egyptian Civilization: “The Gift of the Nile”1-5 New Centers of Civilization1-6 The Rise of New EmpiresChapter SummaryReflection QuestionsChapter TimelineChapter NotesChapter 2: Ancient India2-1 The Emergence of Civilization in India: The Indus Valley Society2-2 The Aryans in India2-3 Escaping the Wheel of Life: The Religious World of Ancient India2-4 The Rule of the Fishes: India after the Mauryas2-5 The Exuberant World of Indian CultureChapter SummaryReflection QuestionsChapter TimelineChapter NotesChapter 3: China in Antiquity3-1 The Dawn of Chinese Civilization3-2 The Zhou Dynasty3-3 The First Chinese Empire: The Qin Dynasty3-4 The Glorious Han Dynasty3-5 Daily Life in Ancient China3-6 Chinese CultureChapter SummaryReflection QuestionsChapter TimelineChapter NotesChapter 4: The Civilization of the Greeks4-1 Early Greece4-2 The World of the Greek City-States (CA. 750 – CA. 500 B.C.E.)4-3 The High Point of Greek Civilization: Classical Greece4-4 The Rise of Macedonia and the Conquests of Alexander4-5 The World of the Hellenistic KingdomsChapter SummaryReflection QuestionsChapter TimelineChapter NotesChapter 5: The Roman World Empire5-1 Early Rome and the Republic5-2 The Roman Empire at Its Height5-3 Crisis and the Late Empire5-4 Transformation of the Roman World: The Development of Christianity5-5 A Comparison of the Roman and Han EmpiresChapter SummaryReflection QuestionsChapter TimelineChapter NotesPart II: New Patterns of Civilization (500-1500 C.E.)Chapter 6: The Americas6-1 The Peopling of the Americas6-2 Early Civilizations in Mesoamerica6-3 Peoples and Societies in Early North America6-4 The First Civilizations in South AmericaChapter SummaryReflection QuestionsChapter TimelineChapter NotesChapter 7: Ferment in the Middle East: The Rise of Islam7-1 The Rise of Islam7-2 The Arab Empire and Its Successors7-3 Islamic CivilizationChapter SummaryReflection QuestionsChapter TimelineChapter NotesChapter 8: Early Civilizations in Africa8-1 The Emergence of Civilization8-2 The Coming of Islam8-3 States and Noncentralized Societies in Central and Southern Africa8-4 African Society8-5 African CultureChapter SummaryReflection QuestionsChapter TimelineChapter NotesChapter 9: The Expansion of Civilization in South and Southeast Asia9-1 The Silk Road9-2 India after the Mauryas9-3 The Arrival of Islam9-4 Society and Culture9-5 The Golden Region: Early Southeast AsiaChapter SummaryReflection QuestionsChapter TimelineChapter NotesChapter 10: The Flowering of Traditional China10-1 China’s Golden Age: The Sui, the Tang, and the Song10-2 Explosion in Central Asia: The Mongol Empire10-3 The Ming Dynasty10-4 In Search of the Way10-5 Changing Social Conditions in Traditional China10-6 The Apogee of Chinese CultureChapter SummaryReflection QuestionsChapter TimelineChapter NotesChapter 11: The East Asian Rimlands: Early Japan, Korea, and Vietnam11-1 Japan: Land of the Rising Sun11-2 Korea: Bridge to the East11-3 Vietnam: The Smaller DragonChapter SummaryReflection QuestionsChapter TimelineChapter NotesChapter 12: The Making of Europe12-1 The Emergence of Europe in the Early Middle Ages12-2 Europe in the High Middle Ages12-3 Medieval Europe and the WorldChapter SummaryReflection QuestionsChapter TimelineChapter NotesChapter 13: The Byzantine Empire and Crisis and Recovery in the West13-1 From Eastern Roman to Byzantine Empire13-2 The Zenith of Byzantine Civilization (750-1025)13-3 The Decline and Fall of the Byzantine Empire (1025-1453)13-4 The Crises of the Fourteenth Century in Europe13-5 Recovery: The RenaissanceChapter SummaryReflection QuestionsChapter TimelineChapter NotesPart III: The Emergence of New World Patterns (1500-1800)Chapter 14: New Encounters: The Creation of a World Market14-1 An Age of Exploration and Expansion14-2 The Portuguese Maritime Empire14-3 The Conquest of the “New World”14-4 Africa in Transition14-5 Southeast Asia in the Era of the Spice TradeChapter SummaryReflection QuestionsChapter TimelineChapter NotesChapter 15: Europe Transformed: Reform and State Building15-1 The Reformation of the Sixteenth Century15-2 Europe in Crisis, 1560-165015-3 Response to Crisis: The Practice of Absolutism15-4 England and Limited Monarchy15-5 The Flourishing of European CultureChapter SummaryReflection QuestionsChapter TimelineChapter NotesChapter 16: The Muslim Empires16-1 The Ottoman Empire16-2 The Safavids16-3 The Grandeur of the MughalsChapter SummaryReflection QuestionsChapter TimelineChapter NotesChapter 17: The East Asian World17-1 China at Its Apex17-2 Changing China17-3 Tokugawa Japan17-4 Korea and VietnamChapter SummaryReflection QuestionsChapter TimelineChapter NotesChapter 18: The West on the Eve of a New World Order18-1 Toward a New Heaven and a New Earth: An Intellectual Revolution in the West18-2 Economic Changes and the Social Order18-3 Colonial Empires and Revolution in the Americas18-4 Toward a New Political Order and Global Conflict18-5 The French Revolution18-6 The Age of NapoleonChapter SummaryReflection QuestionsChapter TimelineChapter NotesGlossaryIndex