Summary: Civilizations Past and Present, written by specialists in Islamic, African, Asian, Ancient, and East European history- offers a clear and accessible analysis of diverse trends shaping world history. Civilizations Past and Present, now in its Twelfth Edition, is a survey text well known for its readability, offering a strong narrative exploration of world history. The bookrsquo;s narrativendash;enriched by photographs, maps, primary source documents, timelines, and other pedagogi
cal aidsndash;places great emphasis on the connections between the worldrsquo;s many cultures and regions. The book uses intriguing avenues of historical interpretation and examines all of the major areas of historical study: social, political, economic, religious, cultural, and geographic.
Summary: Civilizations Past and Present, written by specialists in Islamic, African, Asian, Ancient, and East European history- offers a clear and accessible analysis of diverse trends shaping world history. Civilizations Past and Present, now in its Twelfth Edition, is a survey text well known for its readability, offering a strong narrative exploration of world history. The bookrsquo;s narrativendash;enriched by photographs, maps, primary source documents, timelines, and other pedagogical aidsndash;places great emphasis on the connections between the worldrsquo;s many cultures and regions. The book uses intriguing avenues of historical interpretation and examines all of the major areas of historical study: social, political, economic, religious, cultural, and geographic. ...show less
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1. Stone Age Societies and the Earliest Civilizations of the Near East The Origins of Humankind Preliterate Cultures Preliterate Society and ReligionMesopotamian Successors to Babylon, c. 1600550 B.C.E. Mesopotamia: The First Civilization The Babylonian Empire, c. 20001600 B.C.E. Egypt: Gift of the Nile Mesopotamian Successors to Babylon, c. 1600550 B.C.E. The Persian Empire, 550331B.C.E. DISCOVERY THROUGH MAPS The Oldest Known Map: Ccedil;atul Huuml;yuuml;k DOCUMENT "The Great Hymn to the Aton" and Psalm 104 DOCUMENT Dining with the Great King: A Persian Royal Feast SEEING CONNECTIONS The Pyramids of Meroe
2. Early Chinese Civilization: From Neolithic Origins to 220 C.E. The Origins of China, 6500221B.C.E. The Qin and Han Empires, 221 B.C.E.220 C.E. DOCUMENT The Wisdom of Confucius DOCUMENT Legalism: The Theories of Han Feizi (d. 233 B.C.E.) DOCUMENT "The Mother of Mencius" from Biographies of Heroic Women by Liu Xiang SEEING CONNECTIONS War Chariots
3. Early Indian Civilizations From Neolithic Origins to 300 C.E. Early India Dramatic Developments in Religion and Culture, 600320B.C.E. The Mauryan Empire and Other Kingdoms, 320 B.C.E.300 C.E. Emergent Hinduism and Buddhism, 200 B.C.E.300 C.E. The Meeting of East and West: Networks of Exchange DOCUMENT Rig-Veda: Creation and the Kinds of Men DOCUMENT The Jains on the Souls in All Things DOCUMENT The Ramayana: The Trial of Sita SEEING CONNECTIONS The Goddess Lakshmi in Pompeii
4. Greece Minoan, Mycenaean, Hellenic, and Hellenistic Civilizations, 200030 B.C.E. Minoan and Mycenaean Civilizations, c. 20001200 B.C.E. The Development of Hellenic Civilization, c. 1150500 B.C.E. The Golden Age of Greece, 500336 B.C.E. The Greek Cultural Achievement The Hellenistic Age, 33630 B.C.E. Hellenistic Society and Culture DOCUMENT Homer-The Iliad: Andromache and Hector DOCUMENT Periclesrsquo; Funeral Oration DISCOVERY THROUGH MAPS The World According to Herodotus, c. 450 B.C.E. DOCUMENT Arrian: Alexander the Le
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