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World History - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0534603632

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ISBN10: 0534603637
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Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
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World History - 4TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534603632

William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel

ISBN13: 978-0534603632
ISBN10: 0534603637
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 04
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Noted teachers and scholars William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel present a balanced picture of world history, with all respect for the richness and diversity of the tapestry of the human experience. Critically and popularly acclaimed, their comprehensive text balances a global approach with attention to the unique character and development of civilization in divergent parts of the world. The text covers individual civilizations such as China, India, and Europe, with due attention paid to the rise of the West, and provides points of comparison between and among these civilizations. Plus, this extensively revised edition features a more comparativ approach, several consolidated chapters, illuminating "spot" maps, a wealth of primary-source documents, maps, and supplements enhance students' experience with the material. WORLD HISTORY is available in the following volume splits: WORLD HISTORY, Fourth Edition (Chapters 1-29) ISBN: 0534603637; WORLD HISTORY, Volume I: To 1800, Fourth Edition (Contains Chapters 1-17) ISBN: 0534603645; WORLD HISTORY, Volume II: Since 1400, Fourth Edition (Contains Chapters 13-29) ISBN: 0534603653; WORLD HISTORY, To 1400, Fourth Edition (Contains Chapters 1-12) ISBN: 0534603661.

Benefits :

  • NEW! The text is 3 chapters and 100 pages shorter than the previous edition. Through the combination and shortening of chapters, there is now less emphasis on Europe before 1800. Other organizational changes include: a new Chapter 7, "The Worlds of Islam and Byzantium," combines material on the Byzantine Empire from Chapters 12 and 13, including the integration of the material with Islam at the appropriate places; a new Chapter 12, "The Making of Europe," condenses the material in Chapters 12 and 13 into one chapter; a new Chapter 13,"Renewal, Reform, and State Building in Europe," combines material on the Renaissance, the Reformation, Absolutism, and the Scientific Revolution in one chapter; a new Chapter 17, "Europe on the Eve of a New World Order," combines material from Chapters 18 and 19; and a new Chapter 29, "Toward the Pacific Century?" combines Chapters 31 and 32 from the third edition into one chapter.
  • The beginning chapters focus on individual cultures (when the process of global integration was not yet far advanced), the later chapters adopt a more comparative and thematic approach, and the last Part covers a series of chapters that center on individual regions of the world focusing on common problems related to the Cold War and the rise of global problems such as overproduction and environmental pollution.
  • Over 250 primary documents (8-9 per chapter; 20 percent new to this edition) give students access to the kind of material historians draw on when doing their research. The primary documents include a wide variety of documents such as letters, memoirs, song lyrics, official documents, diary entries, menus, poetry, plays, and more. All help to bring history alive for students. Examples include "In the Beginning," "Draupadi's Humiliation," "Aztec Midwife Ritual Chants," "Women and Islam in North Africa," "A Letter to the Pope," "A Sample of Linked Verse," "Keeping the Camel out of the Tent."
  • The book contains over 150 four-color maps and over 300 pieces of artwork throughout. These now include comparative images (such as Chapter 5's "Emperors West and East" comparing Hadrian and Gaozu) and captions (such as the Buddhist-Christian comparison in Chapter 2's "The Birth of the Buddha").
  • Selected "contrasting" primary documents present two different viewpoints on the same topic. Examples include "Alexander Meets an Indian King," "An Exchange of Royal Correspondence," "White Man's Burden, Black Man's Sorrow."
  • Timelines in every chapter list chronologically the dates important to the understanding of a period and place historical people and events in a comparative setting.
  • Chapter outlines and focus questions appear at the beginning of each chapter. These questions help students to ponder the more important issues discussed in each chapter.
  • InfoTrac College Edition citations appear in the "Suggestions for Further Reading" section at the end of each chapter.
  • The five part-opening and part-closing essays give students a global, comparative background.
  • "Reflection" sections, found at the close of the 5 major parts of the book, link events together in a broad comparative and global framework and include two boxed essays, each highlighted with an illustration, to single out issues of particular importance to that period of history.
  • NEW! A special insert at the front of the book features a world map and a guide to "How to Use Maps in World History, Fourth Edition."
  • NEW! The text now takes a more comparative approach (for example, Islam and Byzantium, formerly separate chapters, have been integrated in one chapter earlier in Part II).
  • NEW! More cross-cultural comparisons, as well as photos/captions and timelines, have been incorporated within the text. Over 60 photos and captions now provide a comparative treatment.
  • NEW! Between 1 and 3 "spot maps" appear in each chapter, providing critical details on smaller areas not apparent in the larger maps.
  • NEW! Newly expanded map captions have been added, in order to encourage readers to think beyond the mere appearance of each map and to make connections across chapters, regions, and concepts.
  • NEW! Each chapter's "Focus" questions conclude with an analytical question to encourage students' critical thinking.
  • NEW! At least 20 boxed documents are new to this edition.
  • NEW! New and expanded topics in this edition include: early civilizations around the world, including the Yellow River in China and Caral in Peru; Persian religion; India and Alexander in India; Chinese trade with the early Roman Empire; martyred Christian women; comparison of the Chinese Han Empire with the Roman Empire; the dispersion of early Buddhism throughout Asia; women's role in early Southeast Asia; Mongols and Black Death; importation of the cannon from the Middle East after invention in China; the effect of the Meiji Reforms on women in Japan; Russia, Eastern Europe, China, Africa, the Middle East, and South and Southeast Asia updated through 2002.
  • Duiker and Spielvogel, two well-regarded teachers and scholars, present a balanced discussion of political, social, economic, cultural, intellectual, and religious events in every chapter.

Author Bio

Duiker, William J. : Pennsylvania State University

William J. Duiker is a liberal arts professor emeritus of East Asian studies at The Pennsylvania State University. A former U.S. diplomat with service in Taiwan, South Vietnam, and Washington, D.C., he received his doctorate in Far Eastern history from Georgetown University in 1968, where his dissertation dealt with the Chinese educator and reformer Cai Yuanpei. At Penn State, he has written widely on the history of Vietnam and modern China, including the widely acclaimed THE COMMUNIST ROAD TO POWER IN VIETNAM (revised edition, Westview Press, 1996), which was selected for a Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award in 1982-1983 and 1996-1997. Other recent books are CHINA AND VIETNAM: THE ROOTS OF CONFLICT (Berkeley, 1987) and SACRED WAR: NATIONALISM AND REVOLUTION IN A DIVIDED VIETNAM (McGraw-Hill, 1995). His biography of the revolutionary Ho Chi Minh, HO CHI MINH: A LIFE, was published by Hyperion Press in the fall of 2000. While his research specialization is in the field of nationalism and Asian revolutions, his intellectual interests are considerably more diverse. He has traveled widely and has taught courses on the History of Communism and non-Western civilizations at Penn State, where he was awarded a Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the spring of 1996.


Spielvogel, Jackson J. : Pennsylvania State University

Jackson J. Spielvogel is associate professor emeritus of history at The Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, where he specialized in Reformation history under Harold J. Grimm. His articles and reviews have appeared in such journals as Moreana, Journal of General Education, Catholic Historical Review, Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte, and American Historical Review. He has also contributed chapters or articles to The Social History of Reformation, The Holy Roman Empire: A Dictionary Handbook, Simon Wiesenthal Center Annual of Holocaust Studies, and Utopian Studies. His work has been supported by fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation and the Foundation for Reformation Research. At Penn State, he helped inaugurate the Western Civilization courses as well as a popular course on Nazi Germany. His book HITLER AND NAZI GERMANY was published in 1987 (Fourth Edition, 2001). He is the author of WESTERN CIVILIZATION (Fifth Edition, 2004). Professor Spielvogel has won five major university-wide teaching awards. During the year 1988-1989, he held the Penn State Teaching Fellowship, the university's most prestigious teaching award. In 1996, he won the Dean Arthur Ray Warnock Award for Outstanding Faculty member. In 2000, he received the Schreyer Honors College Excellence in Teaching Award.

Table of Contents

Part I: THE FIRST CIVILIZATIONS AND THE RISE OF EMPIRES (PREHISTORY TO 500 C.E.). 1. The First Civilizations: The Peoples of Western Asia and Egypt. 2. Ancient India. 3. China in Antiquity. 4. The Civilization of the Greeks. 5. The World of the Romans.

Part II: NEW PATTERNS OF CIVILIZATION. 6. The New World. 7. The Worlds of Islam and Byzantium. 8. Early Civilizations in Africa. 9. The Expansion of Civilization in Southern Asia. 10. From the Tang to the Mongols: The Flowering of Traditional China. 11. The East Asian Rimlands: Early Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. 12. The Making of Europe.

Part III: THE EMERGENCE OF NEW WORLD PATTERNS (1400-1800). 13. Renewal, Reform, and State Building in Europe. 14. New Encounters: The Creation of a World Market. 15. The Muslim Empires. 16. The East Asian World. 17. Europe on the Eve of a New World Order.

Part IV: MODERN PATTERNS OF WORLD HISTORY (1800-1945). 18. The Beginnings of Modernization: Industrialization and Nationalism, 1800-1870. 19. The Emergence of Mass Society in the Western World. 20. The High Tide of Imperialism. 21. Shadows over the Pacific: East Asia Under Challenge. 22. The Beginning of the Twentieth-Century Crisis: War and Revolution. 23. Nationalism, Revolution, and Dictatorship: Africa, Asia, and Latin America from 1919 to 1939. 24. The Crisis Deepens: World War II.

Part V: TOWARD A GLOBAL CIVILIZATION? THE WORLD SINCE 1945. 25. In the Grip of the Cold War: The Breakdown of the Yalta System. 26. Brave New World: The Fall of Communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. 27. Europe and the Western Hemisphere Since 1945. 28. Challenges of Nation Building in Africa and the Middle East. 29. Toward the Pacific Century? Glossary. Pronunciation Guide.



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