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
Edition/Copyright:12TH 08 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Longman, Inc. Published: 10/26/2007 International: No
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12.The Great Dynastic Empires of Eurasia, 13001650 New Polities in Eurasia The Ottoman Empire The Safavid Empire in Iran The Mughal Empire in South Asia Networks of Trade and Communication DISCOVERY THROUGH MAPS The World Map of Piri Reis DOCUMENT The Coming of Ismail Safavi Foretold DOCUMENT The Idea of Seclusion and Lady Nurjahan SEEING CONNECTIONS Religious Tolerance Under Akbar
13. East Asian Cultural and Political Systems, 13001650 China: The Ming Dynasty Korea: The Making of a Confucian Society Japan: The Era of ShMguns and Warring States Southeast Asia: States Within a Region DISCOVERY THROUGH MAPS Map of Chinarsquo;s Ancient Heartland, circa 1500 C.E. DOCUMENT Zhang Hanrsquo;s Essay on Merchants DOCUMENT Sotoba Komachi, a Fourteenth-Century Japanese NM Play DOCUMENT A Travellerrsquo;s Account of Siam SEEING CONNECTIONS A Giraffe in the Ming Court
14. European Cultural and Religious Transformations The Renaissance and the Reformation, 13001600 An Era of General Crisis The Italian Renaissancen Italian Renaissance Art The Northern Renaissance The Crisis in the Catholic Church: 13001517 Luther and the German Reformation Henry VIII and the Anglican Reformation Protestantism from Switzerland to Holland Reform in the Catholic Church DISCOVERY THROUGH MAPS The Lagoon of Venice DOCUMENT Machiavelli, The Prince: On Cruelty and Mercy SEEING CONNECTIONS Marco Polorsquo;s Book of Wonders DOCUMENT Anne Ayscough (Mrs. Thomas Kyme), English Protestant Martyr
15. State Development in Europe: Western and Central Europe, Russia, and the Balkans to 1650 Western and Central Europe, 1300-1500 Politics, Diplomacy, and the Wars of Religions, 15561598 The Austrian Hapsburgs and the Thirty Yearsrsquo; War, 1618-1648 Russia: From the Tatar Yoke to the Romanovs The Balkans: Byzantine Collapse and Ottoman Rule DISCOVERY THROUGH MAPS The Battle of Kahlenberg DOCUMENT Simplicissimus on the Horrors of the Thirty Yearsrsquo; War SEEING CONNECTIONS The Fall of Constantinople
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