World Civilizations: Volume I: To 1700, 7th Edition
- Philip J. Adler
- Randall L. Pouwels
- ISBN-10: 1285442792
- ISBN-13: 9781285442792
- 464 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2012, 2008, 2006
- COPYRIGHT: 2015 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. Available in the following split options: WORLD CIVILIZATIONS, Seventh Edition (Chapters 1-54), ISBN: 978-1-285-44257-0; Volume I: To 1700 (Chapters 1-28), ISBN: 978-1-285-44279-2; Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 22-53), ISBN: 978-1-285-44282-2.
Part I: FROM HUMAN ORIGINS TO AGRARIAN COMMUNITIES, c. 100,000–500 BCE.
1. The Earliest Human Societies.
3. Early Africa and Egypt.
4. Central Asia and India's Beginnings.
5. New Civilizations and Empires in Western and Central Asia.
6. Ancient China to 221 BCE.
7. The Settlement of the Americas and the Pacific Islands.
WORLDVIEW I: FROM HUMAN ORIGINS TO AGRARIAN COMMUNITIES, 100,000–500 BCE.
Part II: CLASSICAL CIVILIZATIONS OF THE WORLD, 500 BCE–800 CE.
8. The Greek Adventure.
9. Greek Humanism, 800–100 BCE.
10. Rome from City-State to Empire.
11. The Roman Empire and the Rise of Christianity in the West, 31 BCE –800 CE.
12. Iran, India, and “Global” Trade.
13. Imperial China in Its Golden Age.
WORLDVIEW II: CLASSICAL CIVILIZATIONS OF THE WORLD, 500 BCE–800 CE.
Part III: THE POST-CLASSICAL ERA, 800–1500 CE.
14. The Americas to the Fifteenth Century.
16. Mature Islamic Society 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, 800–1500 CE.
Part IV: EXPANDING WEBS OF INTERACTION, 1400–1700 CE.
22. A Larger World Opens.
23. Religious Divisions 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 CE.