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Part I: THE FIRST CIVILIZATIONS AND THE RISE OF EMPIRES (PREHISTORY TO 500 C.E.). 1. The First Civilizations: The Peoples of Western Asia and Egypt. 2. Ancient India. 3. China in Antiquity. 4. The Civilization of the Greeks. 5. The World of the Romans. Part II: NEW PATTERNS OF CIVILIZATION. 6. The New World. 7. The Worlds of Islam and Byzantium. 8. Early Civilizations in Africa. 9. The Expansion of Civilization in Southern Asia. 10. From the Tang to the Mongols: The Flowering of Traditional China. 11. The East Asian Rimlands: Early Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. 12. The Making of Europe. Part III: THE EMERGENCE OF NEW WORLD PATTERNS (1400-1800). 13. Renewal, Reform, and State Building in Europe. 14. New Encounters: The Creation of a World Market. 15. The Muslim Empires. 16. The East Asian World. 17. Europe on the Eve of a New World Order. Part IV: MODERN PATTERNS OF WORLD HISTORY (1800-1945). 18. The Beginnings of Modernization: Industrialization and Nationalism, 1800-1870. 19. The Emergence of Mass Society in the Western World. 20. The High Tide of Imperialism. 21. Shadows over the Pacific: East Asia Under Challenge. 22. The Beginning of the Twentieth-Century Crisis: War and Revolution. 23. Nationalism, Revolution, and Dictatorship: Africa, Asia, and Latin America from 1919 to 1939. 24. The Crisis Deepens: World War II. Part V: TOWARD A GLOBAL CIVILIZATION? THE WORLD SINCE 1945. 25. In the Grip of the Cold War: The Breakdown of the Yalta System. 26. Brave New World: The Fall of Communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. 27. Europe and the Western Hemisphere Since 1945. 28. Challenges of Nation Building in Africa and the Middle East. 29. Toward the Pacific Century? Glossary. Pronunciation Guide.