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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 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
Modern Patterns of World History (1800-1945)
The Beginnings of Modernization: Industrialization and Nationalism in the Nineteenth Century
The Americas and Society and Culture in the West
The High Tide of Imperialism
Shadows over the Pacific: East Asia Under Challenge
The Beginning of the Twentieth-Century Crisis: War and Revolution
Nationalism, Revolution, and Dictatorship: Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. from 1919 to 1939
The Crisis Deepens: World War II
Toward a Global Civilization? the Worl Science 1945
East and West in the Grip of the Cold War
Brave New World: Communism on Trial
Europe and the Western Hemisphere Since 1945
Challenges of Nation Building in Africa and the Middle East
Toward the Pacific Century? Epilogue: a Global Civilization
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