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Seller: the_nile_stores (63,371) 98.9%, Location: Ohio, Ships to: GB, Item: 312434477257 FREE SHIPPING UK WIDE World History, a Concise Thematic Analysis, Volume 1 by Steven Wallech, Craig Hendricks World History: A Concise Thematic Analysis presents the highly anticipated second edition of the most affordable and accessible survey of world history designed for use at the college level. FORMAT Paperback LANGUAGE English CONDITION Brand New Publisher Description World History: A Concise Thematic Analysis presents the highly anticipated second edition of the most affordable and accessible survey of world history designed for use at the college level. * An engaging narrative that contextualizes history and does not drown students in a sea of facts * Offers a comparative analysis of the great civilizations of Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas * Addresses themes of population dynamics, food production challenges, disease history, warfare, and other major issues for civilizations * Features new interior design and organization to enhance user experience * Instructor s test bank available online at Author Biography Steven Wallech is the senior Professor of World History at Long Beach City College. He developed the world history program there, and integrated the world history curriculum with community colleges and universities throughout California. Craig Hendricks is Emeritus Professor of History at Long Beach City College. He has written on Latin America for history journals and edited four books of American social history readings. Touraj Daryaee is theHoward C. Baskerville Professor of Iran and the Persianate World and the Associate Director of the Dr. Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture at the University of California, Irvine. He is editor of the Name-ye-Iran-e Bastan: The International Journal of Ancient Iranian Studies and the creator of Sasanika: The Late Antique Near East Project. Anne Lynne Negus received her Ph.D. in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, specializing in Egyptology. Currently she is Professor of History at Fullerton College and Co-Coordinator of the Honors Program. Peter P. Wan received his B.A. from East China Normal University and taught American literature in China until he came to the United States on a Harvard-Yanching fellowship. He received his Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization from Harvard University. His major interests are American history, East Asian history, and U.S.-China relations. Gordon Morris Bakken earned his degrees at the University of Wisconsin and joined the faculty of California State University, Fullerton, in 1969. He teaches courses on American legal history, women in American history, westward movement, and American military heritage. Table of Contents Volume 1 Introductionx Unit One The Ancient World1 Themes: The artificial existence of civilization The biology of civilization The geography of civilization The climate of civilization The relationship between belief and action Chapter 1: Biology and World History Civilization and Nomads 5 Climate / 12 The Geography of Cultivation / 14 The Domestication of Animals / 20 Urban Development / 24 The Nomads / 27 Disease History / 28 Suggested Reading / 31 Chapter 2: Mesopotamia The Land between the Rivers 33 A Temple Economy / 34 The Causes of Trade / 35 Kings, War, and Ecocide / 37 The Art of Writing and Hammurabis Code / 39 The General Matrix of Civilization / 41 The Dawn of Religion: Creation Myths / 42 Iron and Mesopotamia / 44 The Hebrews / 47 The Emergence of Monotheism / 48 Suggested Readings / 51 Chapter 3: Pre-islamic africa Egyptian, Nilotic, and Sub-Saharan Africa 52 Egypt, the Gift of the Nile / 52 The Archaic Period (ca. 3100--2700 bce) and the Pyramid Age of the Old Kingdom (ca. 2700--2200 bce) / 57 The First Intermediate Period (ca. 2200--2000 bce) and the Middle Kingdom (ca. 2000--1786 bce) / 59 The Hyksos and Second Intermediate Period (ca. 1786--1575 bce) and the New Kingdom (ca. 1575--1050 bce) / 60 special topic: The Distant but Powerful Link between Pacific Currents and Egyptian Floods / 61 Egypt and the Iron Age / 65 Nilotic Africa / 66 Sub-Saharan Africa / 70 Iron / 73 Suggested Reading / 75 Chapter 4: India From the Indus to the Ganges 76 Iron, Rice, and India / 80 Indian Religions / 83 Religious Opposition / 87 The Maturation of Indias Faiths / 89 Suggested Reading / 90 Chapter Chapter 5: China The Yellow River Civilization 91 The Land and the People / 91 Mythological China / 93 The Bronze Age: The Xia, Shang, and Zhou Dynsties / 94 The Iron Age: Economic, Military, and Commercial Revolutions / 97 The Golden Age of Classical Chinese Philosophy / 98 Chinas First Empire: The Qin and Han Dynasties / 102 Centers of Power within and beyond the Han Empire / 107 special topic: Lady Lu: Empress Dowager / 108 Suggested Reading / 110 Chapter 6: The Nomads trade and the Great Migrations 111 The First Wave of Mass Migrations: The Wheel, the Chariot, and Nomads / 112 A Second Wave of Migrations: The Iron Age / 118 Cavalry: The Third Wave of Migrations / 123 Suggested Reading / 126 Chapter 7: Greece The Rainfall Zone 127 Network Cities and the Special Case of Athens / 128 The Role of Coins in Athenian History / 131 The Limits of Democracy / 133 Sparta / 134 The Failure of Greek Politics / 135 Philip of Macedon, Alexander the Great, and the Hellenistic World / 136 Greek Philosophy / 138 Physics / 139 Math and Logic: Metaphysics / 140 Socrates and his Followers / 141 Drama / 143 The Origins of History / 145 Suggested Reading / 146 Chapter 8: The Hellenistic East and Persia A Cultural Bridge 147 The Hellenistic East / 147 Diffusion of Hellenism to the East / 149 Kings, Cities, and Soldiers / 151 Hellenistic Philosophy / 154 The Stoics / 157 One God, One Lord / 158 The Persians / 160 The Persian Sassanian Empire (224--651 ce) / 164 Khusro I and the Height of the Sassanian Empire / 168 Suggested Reading / 169 Chapter 9: Rome From Citizenship to Imperial Rule 170 Part One: The Republic / 170 Part Two: The Empire / 176 Roman Society / 179 Roman Philosophy / 181 Christianity / 183 Suggested Reading / 188 Chapter 10: Origins of Native American Cultures Geographic Isolation 189 Origins of the Americas First Cities / 192 Mesoamerica / 193 Teotihuacan / 195 The Maya / 196 South America / 198 Elsewhere in the Americas / 200 Suggested Reading / 201 Chapter 11: The Fall of the Ancient Eurasian World Rome, Han China, and Gupta India 203 Trade, Disease, and Religious Ideas / 204 special topic: Manichaeism / 207 Internal Decay: The Roman Story / 207 special topic: Malaria / 210 special topic: Smallpox / 211 The Han Dynasty, 206 bce--220 ce / 214 Chaos and Religion: Buddhism and Daoism / 219 The Last Days of the Han / 221 Gupta India: The Great Exception / 222 The Nomads / 224 Suggested Reading / 227 Unit two The Middle Years 229 Themes : Culture Learned Shared Symbolic Integrated Chapter 12: The Rise of Islam The Ancient Near East Becomes the Middle East 233 The Prophecy / 233 The Pillars of Islam / 235 The Umma / 239 The Caliphs / 240 Suggested Reading / 245 Chapter 13: China in an Era of Recovery and Cultures on the fringe Korea, Japan, and the Mongols 246 Chinas Second Empire: Sui and Tang Dynasties / 247 The Tang Dynasty, 618--907 / 248 The Song Dynasty, 960--1127 / 254 The Yuan Dynasty, 1279--1368: The Mongol Conquest of China / 259 Sinicization: The Influence of Chinese Culture on Korea, Japan, and Mongolia / 262 Korea / 263 Japan / 266 The Mongols: The End of Nomadism / 275 Suggested Reading / 279 Chapter 14: India and Islam An Era of Political Chaos 280 Internal Fragmentation / 282 The Arrival of Islam / 285 Hindu Revival / 287 Delhi Sultanate / 289 Dhimmis, Being Cared for by the Faithful / 290 Suggested Reading / 293 Chapter 15: The European Middle Ages The Failure of Tradition 294 Part One: The Early Middle Ages, 500--1000 / 295 Part Two: The Byzantine Empire / 300 Part Three: Europe and the High Middle Ages, 1000--1300 / 303 special topic: The Magna Carta / 311 Part Four: The Late Middle Ages, 1300--1450 / 319 special topic: The Bubonic Plague / 321 special topic: Joan of Arc / 325 Part Five: The Renaissance / 328 Suggested Reading / 337 Chapter 16: Islamic Africa A Complex Pattern of Cultures 339 Corporate Lineage and State Formation after 500 / 340 Muslim Africa / 341 special topic: Abu Abdullah Mohammed Battuta / 343 South Africa / 352 Suggested Reading / 353 Chapter 17: The Americas A Time of Trouble 355 The Toltecs / 357 The Aztecs / 359 special topic: Ixiptla: An Aztec God-Representative / 362 The Incas / 363 North America / 366 The Unmistakable Influence of Isolation / 370 Suggested Reading / 370 Credits / C-1 Index / I-1 MAPS Original Agricultural Sites / 4 The World from the Death of Mohammed, 632--750 CE / 232 The World from 200 BCE--200 CE / 32 World Civilizations and Empires (circa 1500 CE) / 354 The World from 200 CE--500 CE / 202 Details ISBN111853266X Author Craig Hendricks Pages 432 Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Edition Description Volume One Language English Edition 2nd ISBN-10 111853266X ISBN-13 9781118532669 Media Book Format Paperback DEWEY 909 Imprint John Wiley & Sons Inc Place of Publication New York Country of Publication United States Year 2013 Publication Date 2013-01-22 Short Title WORLD HIST A CONCISE THEMA-V01 Illustrations Yes Audience Professional and Scholarly Subtitle A Concise Thematic Analysis, Volume One Dimensions213mm x 20mm x 277mm We've got this At The Nile, if you're looking for it, we've got it. 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