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THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY, 6e presents a balanced picture of world history that pays respect to the richness and diversity of the tapestry of the human experience. Based on the Sixth Edition of Duiker and Spielvogel's comprehensive WORLD HISTORY, this critically and popularly acclaimed book balances a thorough global approach with attention to the unique character and development of civilization in divergent parts of the world. The text covers individual civilizations such as China, India, and Europe, with due attention paid to the rise of the West, and provides points of comparison between and among these civilizations.
Table of Contents
The First Civilizations and the Rise of Empires (Prehistory to 500 C.E.)
The First Civilizations: the Peoples of Western Asia and Egypt
China in Antiquity
The Civilization of the Greeks
The First World Civilization: Rome, China, and the Emergence of the Silk Road
New Patterns of Civilization (500-1500 C.E.)
Ferment in the Middle East: the Rise of Islam
Early Civilizations in Africa
The Expansion of Civilization in Southern Asia
The Flowering of Traditional China
The East Asian Rimlands: Early Japan, Korea, and Vietnam
The Making of Europe
The Byzantine Empire and Crisis and Recovery in the West
The Emergence of New World Patterns (1500-1800)
New Encounters: the Creation of a World Market
Europe Transformed: Reform and State Building
The Muslim Empires
The East Asian World
The West on the Eve of a New World Order
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