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Noted teachers and scholars William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel present a balanced, highly readable overview of world history that explores common challenges and experiences that unite the human past and identify key global patterns over time. Thorough coverage of political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history is integrated into a chronological framework to help students gain an appreciation and understanding of the distinctive character and development of individual cultures in society. This edition of WORLD HISTORY continues to take a global approach to world history, with an emphasis on analytical comparisons between and among cultures throughout history. This approach helps students link events together in a broad comparative and global framework, thereby placing the contemporary world in a more meaningful historical context.
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, 1800-1870
The Emergence of Mass Society in the Western World
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: Africa, Asia, and Latin America from 1919 to 1939
The Crisis Deepens: World War II
Toward a Global Civilization? The World Since 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
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