ISBN-10:
0814740480
ISBN-13:
9780814740484
Pub. Date:
04/15/2008
Publisher:
New York University Press
World History in Documents: A Comparative Reader / Edition 2

World History in Documents: A Comparative Reader / Edition 2

by Peter N. Stearns, Stearns Peter
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Overview

A textbook of primary sources of key events in history that have altered the past

While world history materials date back to prehistoric times, the field itself is relatively young. Indeed, when the first edition of Peter Stearns’s best-selling World History in Documents was published in 1998, world history was poised for explosive growth, with the College Board approving the AP world history curriculum in 2000, and the exam shortly thereafter. At the university level, survey world history courses are increasingly required for history majors, and graduate programs in world history are multiplying in the U.S. and overseas.

World events have changed as rapidly as the field of world history itself, making the long-awaited second edition of World History in Documents especially timely. In addition to including a new preface, focusing on current trends in the field, Stearns has updated forty percent of the textbook, paying particular attention to global processes throughout history. The book also covers key events that have altered world history since the publication of the first edition, including terrorism, global consumerism, and environmental issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814740484
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 04/15/2008
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 207,448
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

Peter N. Stearns is Provost and University Professor at George Mason University. Since 1967, he has served as editor-in-chief of The Journal of Social History. His numerous books include World History in Documents; American Behavioral History; and Anxious Parents.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Comparative World Literature

Part I: River Valley Civilizations, 3500–1000 b.c.e., and the Classical Period, 1000 b.c.e.–450 c.e.
Part II: The Postclassical Period, 450–1450
Part III: The Early Modern Period, 1450–1750
Part IV: The Long Nineteenth Century
Part V: The Contemporary Period, 1914–Present
About the Editor

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