World Civilizations: Volume I: To 1700, 8th Edition
- Philip J. Adler
- Randall L. Pouwels
- ISBN-10: 1305959906
- ISBN-13: 9781305959903
- 448 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2015, 2012, 2008
- COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
For an accessible, comprehensive global survey of the world's major civilizations, Adler and Pouwels's WORLD CIVILIZATIONS offers a great balance between detail and brevity. This unique student-oriented text offers 53 short chapters accompanied by strong pedagogy and critical thinking tools, giving instructors the flexibility to assign a wide range of major topics in world history in a variety of different ways, while making learning more manageable for students. The focused treatment of topics throughout history covers every major epoch and follows broad patterns and processes, while illuminating history through specific examples and a particular emphasis on social and cultural topics. This edition is available in MindTap, an online learning experience that guides students through the course by combining the complete textbook with interactive multimedia, new chapter and unit activities, and study tools that assist instructors in keeping students engaged with the material.
“[World Civilizations] is an effective textbook, which works as the common reading link to all students... it presents short sessions, and it explores topics related to "non-Western" regions in a better way than other similar textbooks do. The authors structured the book into an easily adaptable format to my two-semester, 32-week World Civilization survey sequence... The chapters follow a clean structural presentation: the narrative, summary, identification terms, and questions for further reflection – those questions may also work when flipping the classroom... [the text] allows the instructor to creatively play with content.”
— Cristina Mehrtens, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Unit 1: FROM HUMAN ORIGINS TO AGRARIAN COMMUNITIES , c. 100,000–¬500 B.C.E.
1. The Earliest Human Societies.
3. Early Africa and Egypt.
4. Central Asia and India's Beginnings.
5. Ancient China to 221 B.C.E.
6. Settlement of the Americas and the Pacific Island.
Worldview I: From Human Origins to Agrarian Communities, 100,000–500 B.C.E.
Unit II: CLASSICAL CIVILIZATIONS OF THE WORLD, 500 B.C.E.–800 C.E.
7. New Civilizations and Empires in Western and Central Asia.
8. The Greek Adventure.
9. Greek Humanism, 800–100 B.C.E.
10. Rome: From City-State to Empire.
11. The Roman Empire and the Rise of Christianity in the West, 31 B.C.E.–800 C.E.
12. Iran, India, and "Global" Trade.
13. Imperial China in Its Golden Age.
Worldview II: Classical Civilizations of the World, 500 B.C.E.–800 C.E.
Unit III: THE POST-CLASSICAL ERA, c. 650–1500 C.E.
14. The Americas to the Fifteenth Century.
16. Mature Islamic Civilization and the First Global Civilization.
17. Africa from Axum to 1400.
18. The Mongols Unify Eurasia.
19. Japan and Southeast Asia.
20. The European Middle Ages, c. 800–1500.
21. The Late European Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Worldview III: The Post-Classical Era, 800–1400 C.E.
Unit IV: EXPANDING WEBS OF INTERACTION, c. 1400–1800.
22. A Larger World Opens.
23. Religious Division and Political Consolidation in Europe.
24. The Gunpowder Empires of Western and Southern Asia.
25. Africa in the Era of Expansion.
26. China from the Ming Through the Early Qing Dynasty.
27. Japan and Southeast Asia in the Era of European Expansion.
28. From Conquest to Colonies in Hispanic America.
Worldview IV: Expanding Webs of Interaction, 1400–1700 C.E.
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
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