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A History of World Societies / Edition 2

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With unparalleled social history coverage, A History of World Societies explores the stories of peoples of the world within a political framework. The text is known for its readability, strong scholarship, and regional and chronological organization. With a range of technology resources—Eduspace, Houghton Mifflin's online learning tool, premium Blackboard and WebCT content, as well as instructor and student websites—A History of World Societies offers one of the best technology programs available.Two new authors, Clare Crowston and Merry Wiesner-Hanks, have joined this edition to make the content truly global and world-oriented. More coverage of the cultural history of women and other often-marginalized historical figures and peoples widens this text's perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395359457
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
Publication date: 12/01/1987
Edition description: 2nd ed
Pages: 1248
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

John P. McKay, Professor of History at the University of Illinois, received his Ph.D. from the University of Columbia, Berkeley in 1968. Author of three books, he won the Herbert Baxter Adams Award from the American Historical Association with his Pioneers for Profit. He is a Senior Fulbright Fellow and recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Bennett D. Hill (deceased), a former Chairman and Professor of History at the University of Illinois, received his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1963. He taught at the University of Maryland and was most recently a visiting professor at Georgetown University. He published two books and many journal articles.

John Buckler, a Professor of History at the University of Illinois, earned his doctorate at Harvard University in 1973. He has published numerous journal articles and written a monograph, The Theban Hegemony, published by Harvard University Press.

Patricia B. Ebrey, Professor with Joint Appointment: Early Imperial China, Song Dynasty, at the University of Washington in Seattle, received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1975. She has published numerous journal articles and published The Cambridge Illustrated History of China (Cambridge University Press, 1996), as well as numerous monographs.

Merry Wiesner-Hanks, UWM Distinguished Professor at University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, earned her B.A. from Grinnell College in 1973 and her Ph.D. in 1979 at University of Wisconsin – Madison. She is the co-editor of the Sixteenth Century Journal and the author or editor of nineteen books and many articles that have appeared in many languages. She is currently the Chief Reader for Advanced Placement World History.

Clare H. Crowston, Associate Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, earned her B.A. in 1985 from McGill University and her Ph.D. in 1996 from Cornell University. The author of many articles, she has also written Fabricating Women: The Seamstresses of Old Regime France, 1675-1791 (Duke University Press, 2001), which won two awards, the Berkshire Prize and the Hagley Prize. She is a past-President of the Society for French Historical Studies and a former chair of the Pinkney Prize Committee.

Table of Contents

1. Early Civilizations of the Near East, to 464 B.C.E Birth and Growth of Mesopotamian Civilization (ca 3000-2331 B.C.E.) Egypt, the Land of the Pharaohs (3100-1200 B.C.E.) The Rise of the Hittites The Children of Isreal Assyria, the Military Monarchy (859-612 B.C.E) The Empire of the Persian Kings (ca 1000-464 B.C.E) 2. The Foundation of Indian Society, to 300 C.E. The Land and Its First Settlers (ca3000-1500 B.C.E.) The Aryans and the Vedic Age (ca 1500-500 B.C.E.) India's Great Religions India and the West (ca 513-298 B.C.E.) The Mauryan Empire (ca 322-185 B.C.E.) Small States and the Trading Networks (200 B.C.E.-300 C.E. 3. China's Classical Age, to 256 B.C.E. The Emergence of Civilization in China The Early Zhou Dynasty (ca 1050-500 BCE.) The Warring States Period (500-221 BCE.) Confucius and His Followers Daoism, Legalism, and Other Schools of Thought 4. The Greek Experience (ca 3500-146 B.C.E.) The Polis (ca 800 B.C.E.) The Archaic Age (ca 800-500 B.C.E.) The Classical Period (500-338 B.C.E.) The Spread of Hellenism The Economic Scope of the Hellenistic World Hellenistic Intellectual Advances 5. The World of Rome (753 B.C.E.-479 C.E.) The Etruscans and Rome (ca 750-290 B.C.E.) The Roman Republic Roman Expansion and Its Repercussions (282-27 B.C.E.) The Pax Romana The Coming of Christianity The "Golden" Age Rome and the East (235-284 C.E.) The Empire from crisis to Triumph (284-337 C.E.) 6. East Asia and the Spread of Buddhism, 256 B.C.E.-800 C.E. The Age of Empire in China The Spread of Buddhism Out of India The Chinese Empire Re-created: Sui (581-618) and Tang (618-907) The East Asian Cultural Sphere 7. Europe and Western Asia, ca 350-850 The Byzantine Empire The Growth of the Christian Church Christian Ideas and Practices Migrating Peoples 8. The Islamic World, ca 600-1400 The Origins of Islam Islamic States and Their Expansion Fragmentation and Military Challenges (900-1400) Muslim Society: The Life of the People Trade and Commerce Cultural Developments 9. African Societies and Kingdoms, ca 400-1450 The Land and Peoples of Africa African Kingdoms and Empires (ca 800-1450) 10. Civilizations of the Americas, 2500 B.C.E.-1500 C.E. The Early Peoples of the Americas Early Civilizations Classical Era Mesoamerica and North America The Aztecs The Incas 11. Central and Southern Asia, to 1400 Central Asian Nomads Chinggis Khan and the Mongol Empire East-West Communication During the Mongol Era India, 300-1400 12. East Asia, ca 800-1400 China During the Song Dynasty (960-1279) Japan's Heian Period (794-1185) The Samurai and The Kamakura Shogunate (1185-1333) 13. Europe in the Middle Ages, 850-1400 Political Developments Revival and Reform in the Christian Church The Expansion of Latin Christendom The Crusades The Changing Life of the People The Culture of the Middle Ages Crises of the Later Middle Ages 14. Europe in the Renaissance and Reformation, 1350-1600 Renaissance Culture Social Hierarchies Politics and the State in the Renaissance (ca 1450-1521) The Protestant Reformation The Catholic Reformation Religious Violence 15. The Acceleration of Global Contact The Indian Ocean: Hub of an Afro-Eurasian Trading World European Discovery, Reconnaissance, and Expansion The Impace of Contact Global Trade Networks The Chinese and Japanese Discovery of the West The World-Wide Economic Effects of Spanish Silver 16. Absolutism and Constitutionalism in Europe, ca 1589-1725 Seventeenth-Century Crisis and Rebuilding Economic and Demographic Crisis The Return of Serfdom in the East The Thirty Years' War Absolutism in France and Spain Absolutism in Eastern Europe: Austria, Prussia, and Russia Constitutionalism Absolutist Claims in England (1603-1649) Government The Dutch Republic in the Seventeenth Century 17. Toward a New Worldview in the West The Scientific Revolution The Enlightenment The Enlightenment and Absolutism 18. Africa and the World, ca 1400-1800 Senegambia and Benin The Sudan: Songhay, Kanem-Bornu, and Hausaland Ethiopia The Swahili City-States The African Slave Trade 19. The Islamic World Powers, ca 1400-1800 The Three Turkish Ruling Houses: The Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals Cultural Flowering Non-Muslims Under Muslim Rule Shifting Trade Routes and European Penetration Dynastic Decline 20. Continuity and Change in East Asia, ca 1400-1800 Ming China, 1368-1644 The Manchus and Qing China, 1644-1800 Japan's Middle Ages The Tokugawa Shogunate East Asian Maritime Trade and Piracy 21. The Revolution in Politics, 1775-1815 Background to Revolution Revolution in Metropole and Colony, 1789-1791 World War and Republican France, 1791-1799 The Napoleonic Era, 1799-1815 22. The Industrial Revolution in Europe, ca 1780-1860 The Initial Breakthrough in England Energy and Transportation Industrialization in Continental Europe Capital and Labor 23. The Triumph of Nationalism in Europe, 1815-1914 Peace, Radical Ideas, and Romanticism Reforms and Revolutions, 1815-1850 Nation Building in Italy, Germany, and Russia Life in Urban Society The Responsive National State, 1871-1914 24. Africa, Southwest Asia, and Western Imperialism, 1800-1914 Industrialization and the World Economy Western Imperialism, 1880-1914 The Islamic Heartland Under Pressure Sub-Saharan Africa: From the Slave Trade to European Rule 25. Asia in the Era of Imperialism, 1800-1914 India and the British Empire in Asia Competition for Southeast Asia China Under Pressure Japan's Rapid Transformation The Movement of Peoples 26. Nation Building in the Western Hemisphere and Australia Latin America, 1800-1929 Neocolonialism The Impact of Immigration The United States, 1789-1929 Black Slavery in the South Canada, from French Colony to Nation Australia, from Penal Colony to Nation The New Countries in Comparative Perspective 27. The Great Break: War and Revolution The First World War The Home Front The Russian Revolution The Peace Settlement 28. Nationalism in Asia, 1914-1939 The First World War and Western Imperialism The Middle East Toward Self-Rule in India Turmoil in East Asia 29. The Age of Anxiety in the West Uncertainty in Modern Thought Modern Art and Music Movies and Radio The Search for Peace and Political Stability The Great Depression (1929-1939) 30. Dictatorships and the Second World War Authoritarian States Stalin's Soviet Union Mussolini and Fascism in Italy Hitler and Nazism in Germany Aggression and Appeasement (1933-1939) The Second World War 31. Global Recovery and Division Between Superpowers The Division of Europe Renaissance and Crisis in Western Europe The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, 1945-1991 The United States: Confrontation and Transformation Japan's Resurgence as a First World Power The Post-Cold War Era in Europe, 1991 to the Present Recasting Eastern Europe and Russia Without Communism 32. Latin America, Asia, and Africa in the Contemporary World Latin America: Moving Toward Democracy The Resurgence of East Asia New Nations and Old Rivalries in South Asia The Islamic Heartland Imperialism and Nationalism in Sub-Saharan Africa Sub-Saharan Africa Since 1960 Interpreting the Experiences of the Emerging World 33. A New Era in World History Global Unity or Continued Division Global Interdependence The Growth of Cities, 1945 to the Present Science and Technology: Changes and Challenges

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