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Global History : From Prehistory to the 21st Century

Global History : From Prehistory to the 21st Century - 7th edition

Global History : From Prehistory to the 21st Century - 7th edition

ISBN13: 9780139238970
ISBN10: 0139238972
Global History : From Prehistory to the 21st Century by Leften Stavrianos - ISBN 9780139238970
Edition: 7TH 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
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Global History : From Prehistory to the 21st Century by Leften Stavrianos - ISBN 9780139238970
ISBN13: 9780139238970
ISBN10: 0139238972
Edition: 7TH 99
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Summary

Designed for courses in World History and World Civilization, this best-selling, classic exploration of world history takes an interdisciplinary global (rather than a regional or national) approach tracing those major forces, movements and events that have had a world-wide impact. It stresses connections between the past, present and future, emphasizing the question "What does it mean for us today?". The Seventh Edition reevaluates the course of human history with an eye toward the millennium, reflecting in its coverage the end of the cold war and the dawning possibilities for a new type of global history.

Features

  • NEW - Reevaluates human history with an eye toward the millennium, expanding coverage to now include:.
    • A new chapter on Polynesia.
    • Considerations of the end of the cold war and the new possibilities for global history.
    • Expanded sections on 21st century global issues, such as the problems and potential solutions that science and technology pose for world ecology.
  • NEW - Contributes to today's global reappraisal process, thus facilitating Francis Bacon's pursuit of "knowledge and skill" and rejection of "inferior things."
  • Deals with the entire globe, emphasizing movements and events of worldwide influence.
  • Surveys the full sweep of world history with balanced coverage of both Eastern and Western regions.
    • Highlights Indian and Chinese civilizations in classic times as well as Greco-Roman civilizations.
    • Devotes equal treatment to the medieval times of both Western civilization and Islam, the Turco-Mongols and Byzantium and China.
  • Replaces conventional European history topics by emphasizing three important issues:
    • The roots of European expansion why Europe, rather than one of the other Eurasian centers of civilization, expanded throughout the world.
    • The Confucian, Moslem and non-Eurasian worlds on the eve of Europe's expansion their basic conditions and institutions and the manner in which they affected the nature and course of European expansion.
    • The states of European expansion Iberian stage, 1500-1600; Dutch, French and British stage, 1600-1763; Russian Siberian stage.
  • Connects the past, the present, and the future showing the combination of conditions and policies/patterns that transpired in the past to bring about certain results and draws implications for the future, should those patterns emerge once again.
    • Features part-ending What It Means for Us Today essays that suggest some guidelines based on the study of the past and present for what we can expect in the future.
    • Devotes a concluding chapter to this same question.
  • Incorporates primary source material inserts in each chapter.

Author Bio

Stavrianos, Leften : University of California, San Diego

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Why a 21st Century Global History?

PART I. BEFORE CIVILIZATION

  1. Humans as Food Gatherers.
  2. Humans as Food Growers.

The Nature of Human Nature.

PART II. CLASSICAL CIVILIZATIONS OF EURASIA, TO A.D. 500

  1. First Eurasian Civilizations, 3500 - 1000 B.C.
  2. Classical Civilizations Begin Eurasian Unification, 1000 B.C. - A.D. 500.
  3. Greco-Roman Civilization.
  4. Indian Civilization.
  5. Chinese Civilization.
  6. End of Classical Civilizations.

Civilization : Curse or Blessing?

PART III. MEDIEVAL CIVILIZATIONS OF EURASIA, 500 - 1500

  1. Medieval Civilizations Complete Eurasian Unification.
  2. Rise of Islam.
  3. Turco-Mongol Invasions.
  4. Traditional Byzantine Civilization.
  5. Traditional Confucian Civilization.
  6. Revolutionary Western Civilization.

Developed Societies and the "etarding Lead."

PART IV. NON-EURASIAN WORLD TO 1500

  1. Africa.
  2. Americas and Australia.
  3. Epilogue : The World on the Eve of Europe's Expansion.

Races in History.

PART V. WORLD OF ISOLATED REGIONS, TO 1500

  1. Moslem World at the Time of the West's Expansion.
  2. Confucian World at the Time of the West's Expansion.
  3. Expanding Civilization of the West : Renaissance and Reformation.
  4. Expanding Civilization of the West : Economic Growth and State Building.

PART VI. WORLD OF THE EMERGING WEST, 1500 - 1763

  1. West European Expansion : Iberian Phase, 1500 - 1600.
  2. West European Expansion : Dutch, French, British Phase, 1600 - 1763.
  3. Russian Expansion in Asia.
  4. Beginning of Global Unity.

Regional Autonomy Versus Global Unity.

PART VII. WORLD OF WESTERN DOMINANCE, 1763-1914 BASIS OF DOMINANCE

  1. Europe's Scientific and Industrial Revolutions.
  2. Europe's Political Revolutions.
  3. Russia.
  4. The Middle East.
  5. India.
  6. China and Japan.
  7. Africa.
  8. The Americas and the British Dominions.
  9. Polynesia.
  10. Consolidation of Global Unity.

Marx Turned Upside Down.

PART VIII. WORLD OF WESTERN DECLINE AND TRIUMPH, 1914

  1. World War I : Global Repercussions.
  2. Nationalist Uprisings in the Colonial World.
  3. Revolution and Settlement in Europe to 1929.
  4. The Five-Year Plans and the Great Depression.
  5. Drift to War, 1929 - 1939.
  6. World War II : Global Repercussions.
  7. End of Empires.
  8. Grand Alliance, Cold War, and Aftermath.
  9. Second Industrial Revolution : Global Repercussions.

Human Prospects.

Notes.
Glossary
Index.

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