World History

World History
Author: Anonim
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0241457858
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Release: 2020-08-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An essential gift for every history buff, this boldly illustrated book maps out the events that have shaped our world - from the dawn of human civilization to the present day. A comprehensive and accessible guide to the history of human civilisation, World History profiles everything from the emergence of Homo Sapiens to the Greek and Roman empires, through Chinese dynasties, the rise of the Vikings, and the Renaissance, to the Industrial Revolution and World War I and II. Offering a concise and insightful overview of key historical milestones that have occurred over the course of the last century, the book also covers more recent events such as the rise of ISIS, the Arab Spring, and Brexit and populism in the Western world.

The Turks in World History

The Turks in World History
Author: Carter V. Findley
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9780195177268
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Release: 2005
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the Turkic peoples' trajectory from steppe, to empire, to nation-state. Unifying cultural, economic, social, and political history, this work illuminates the projection of Turkic identity across space and time and the profound transformations marked successively by the Turks' entry into Islam and into modernity.

Alcohol in World History

Alcohol in World History
Author: Gina Hames
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781317548706
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Release: 2014-08-21
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a history of the effect of alcohol in world history and argues that the production, trade, consumption, and regulation of alcohol has shaped virtually every civilization.

Time in World History

Time in World History
Author: Peter Stearns
Pages: 174
ISBN: 0367434946
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Release: 2019-12-04
Editor: Themes in World History
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this book, Peter Stearns presents the fascinating concept of time through a global historical lens. Covering both calendrical time and clock time, the volume shows how significant changes in conceptions of time are in world history, as they translate many key historical developments from religion to industrialization, into daily experience. The book explores why and how early societies became interested in measuring time, as well as explaining the causes and ongoing consequences of the modern sense of time. The author compares different societies and cultures in their attitudes and approaches to time and describes the role of globalization in its development. The volume offers many examples and illustrations to aid readers in their understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of various constructions of time, both in the past and among different groups of people today. Time in World History will be of interest to students of world history and sociology, introducing readers to historical forces that continue to shape their lives quite directly.

Migration in World History

Migration in World History
Author: Patrick Manning
Pages: 193
ISBN: 0415311470
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Release: 2005
Editor: Psychology Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This fascinating study traces the connections among regions brought about by the movement of people, diseases, crops, technology and ideas. Drawing on examples from a wide range of geographical regions and thematic areas, Manning covers: * earliest human migrations, including the earliest hominids, their development and spread, and the controversy surrounding the rise of homo sapiens * the rise and spread of major language groups * examination of civilizations, farmers and pastoralists from 3000 BCE to 500 CE * trade patterns including the early Silk Road and maritime trade in the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean * the effect of migration on empire and industry between 1700 and 1900 * the resurgence of migration in the later twentieth century, including movement to cities, refugees and diasporas.

The Encyclopedia of World History

The Encyclopedia of World History
Author: Peter N. Stearns
Pages: 1243
ISBN: 0395652375
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Release: 2001
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A chronologically organized history of the world encompasses more than twenty thousand entries along with sixty-five maps, multiple cross-references, a comprehensive index, and overviews of social and cultural developments and regional histories.

The Cambridge World History Volume 7 Production Destruction and Connection 1750 Present Part 2 Shared Transformations

The Cambridge World History  Volume 7  Production  Destruction and Connection 1750   Present  Part 2  Shared Transformations
Author: J. R. McNeill,Kenneth Pomeranz
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781316297841
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Release: 2015-04-16
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Since 1750, the world has become ever more connected, with processes of production and destruction no longer limited by land- or water-based modes of transport and communication. Volume 7 of the Cambridge World History series, divided into two books, offers a variety of angles of vision on the increasingly interconnected history of humankind. The second book questions the extent to which the transformations of the modern world have been shared, focusing on social developments such as urbanization, migration, and changes in family and sexuality; cultural connections through religion, science, music, and sport; ligaments of globalization including rubber, drugs, and the automobile; and moments of particular importance from the Atlantic Revolutions to 1989.

Peasants in World History

Peasants in World History
Author: Eric Vanhaute
Pages: 146
ISBN: 9781317807674
Available:
Release: 2021-03-23
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the first world history of peasants. Peasants in World History analyzes the multiple transformations of peasant life through history by focusing on three primary areas: the organization of peasant societies, their integration within wider societal structures, and the changing connections between local, regional and global processes. Peasants have been a vital component in human history over the last 10,000 years, with nearly one-third of the world’s population still living a peasant lifestyle today. Their role as rural producers of ever-new surpluses instigated complex and often-opposing processes of social and spatial change throughout the world. Eric Vanhaute frames this social change in a story of evolving peasant frontiers. These frontiers provide a global comparative-historical lens to look at the social, economic and ecological changes within village-systems, agrarian empires and global capitalism. Bringing the story of the peasantry up through the modern period and looking to the future, the author offers a succinct overview with students in mind. This book is recommended reading to anyone interested in the history and future of peasantries and is a valuable addition to undergraduate and graduate courses in World History, Global Economic History, Global Studies and Rural Sociology.

Japan in World History

Japan in World History
Author: James L. Huffman
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0199798842
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Release: 2010-02-04
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Japan in World History ranges from Japan's prehistoric interactions with Korea and China, to the Western challenge of the late 1500s, the partial isolation under the Tokugawa family (1600-1868), and the tumultuous interactions of more recent times, when Japan modernized ferociously, turned imperialist, lost a world war, then became the world's second largest economy--and its greatest foreign aid donor. Writing in a lively fashion, Huffman makes rich use of primary sources, illustrating events with comments by the people who lived through them: tellers of ancient myths, court women who dominated the early literary world, cynical priests who damned medieval materialism, travelers who marveled at "indecent" Western ballroom dancers in the mid-1800s, and the emperor who justified Pearl Harbor. Without ignoring standard political and military events, the book illuminates economic, social, and cultural factors; it also examines issues of gender as well as the roles of commoners, samurai, business leaders, novelists, and priests.

The Adventures of Ibn Battuta

The Adventures of Ibn Battuta
Author: Ross E. Dunn
Pages: 359
ISBN: 9780520243859
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Release: 2005
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ross Dunn's classic retelling of the travels of Ibn Battuta, a Muslim of the 14th century.

Everything You Need to Ace Science in One Big Fat Notebook

Everything You Need to Ace Science in One Big Fat Notebook
Author: Workman Publishing
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781523505463
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Release: 2018-02-06
Editor: Workman Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It’s the revolutionary science study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest. Everything You Need to Ace Science . . . takes readers from scientific investigation and the engineering design process to the Periodic Table; forces and motion; forms of energy; outer space and the solar system; to earth sciences, biology, body systems, ecology, and more. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOK™ series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit—borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. There are five books in all, and each is the only book you need for each main subject taught in middle school: Math, Science, American History, English Language Arts, and World History. Inside the reader will find every subject’s key concepts, easily digested and summarized: Critical ideas highlighted in neon colors. Definitions explained. Doodles that illuminate tricky concepts in marker. Mnemonics for memorable shortcuts. And quizzes to recap it all. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS meet Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards, and are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award–winning teachers. They make learning fun, and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest.

Gender in World History

Gender in World History
Author: Professor of History and Provost Peter N Stearns,Peter N. Stearns
Pages: 162
ISBN: 0415223113
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Release: 2000
Editor: Psychology Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Completely updated to include with new chapters, this is second edition is a fascinating exploration of what happens to established ideads about men and women, and their roles, when different cultural systems come into contact.

Navigating World History

Navigating World History
Author: P. Manning
Pages: 425
ISBN: 9781403973856
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Release: 2003-05-15
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

World history has expanded dramatically in recent years, primarily as a teaching field, and increasingly as a research field. Growing numbers of teachers and Ph.Ds in history are required to teach the subject. They must be current on topics from human evolution to industrial development in Song-dynasty China to today's disease patterns - and then link these disparate topics into a coherent course. Numerous textbooks in print and in preparation summarize the field of world history at an introductory level. But good teaching also requires advanced training for teachers, and access to a stream of new research from scholars trained as world historians. In this book, Patrick Manning provides the first comprehensive overview of the academic field of world history. He reviews patterns of research and debate, and proposes guidelines for study by teachers and by researchers in world history.

The Material of World History

The Material of World History
Author: Tina Mai Chen,David S. Churchill
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781317630197
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Release: 2015-03-27
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume considers the confluence of World History and historical materialism, with the following guiding question in mind: given developments in the field of historical materialism concerned with the intersection of race, gender, labour, and class, why is it that within the field of World History, historical materialism has been marginalized, precisely as World History orients toward transnational socio-cultural phenomenon, micro-studies, or global histories of networks? Answering this question requires thinking, in an inter-related manner, about both the development of World History as a discipline, and the place of economic determinism in historical materialism. This book takes the position that historical materialism (as applied to the field of World History) needs to be more open to the methodological diversity of the materialist tradition and to refuse narrowly deterministic frameworks that have led to marginalization of materialist cultural analysis in studies of global capitalism. At the same time, World History needs to be more self-critical of the methodological diversity it has welcomed through a largely inclusionary framework that allows the material to be considered separately from cultural, social, and intellectual dimensions of global processes.

Studies in World History Volume 3 Teacher Guide

Studies in World History Volume 3  Teacher Guide
Author: James P. Stobaugh
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781614583967
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Release: 2014-04-01
Editor: New Leaf Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Teacher guides include insights, helps, and weekly exams, as well as answer keys to easily grade course materials! Help make your educational program better - use a convenient teacher guide to have tests, answer keys, and concepts! An essential addition for your coursework - team your student book with his convenient teacher guide filled with testing materials, chapter helps, and essential ways to extend the learning program.

Glimpses of World History

Glimpses of World History
Author: Jawaharlal Nehru,James Francis Horrabin
Pages: 1155
ISBN: 0143031058
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Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On New Year'S Day, 1931, Jawaharlal Nehru Began A Remarkable Series Of Letters On The History Of The World To His Daughter, Indira, Then Thirteen Years Old. Over The Next Thirty Months, Nehru Wrote Nearly Two Hundred Letters In This Series, Which Were Later Published As Glimpses Of World History. With Its Panoramic Sweep And Its Gripping Narrative Flow, All The More Remarkable For Being Written In Prison Where Nehru Had No Recourse To Reference Books Or A Library, Glimpses Of World History Covers The Rise And Fall Of Empires And Civilizations From Greece And Rome To China And West Asia; Great Figures Such As Ashoka And Genghis Khan, Gandhi And Lenin; Wars And Revolutions, Democracies And Dictatorships. An Enduring Classic, This Book Is Dazzling Testimony To The Breadth Of Nehru'S World View, His Grasp Of The Lessons Of History, And Of The Forces And Personalities That Shape It.

Neutrality in World History

Neutrality in World History
Author: Leos Müller
Pages: 190
ISBN: 9781351683050
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Release: 2019-01-10
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Neutrality in World History provides a cogent synthesis of five hundred years of neutrality in global history. Author Leos Müller argues that neutrality and neutral states, such as Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium have played an important historical role in implementing the free trade paradigm, shaping the laws of nations and humanitarianism, and serving as key global centers of trade and finance. Offering an intriguing alternative to dominant world history narratives, which hinge primarily on the international relations and policies of empires and global powers, Neutrality in World History provides students with a distinctive introduction to neutrality’s place in world history.

Making Sense of World History

Making Sense of World History
Author: Rick Szostak
Pages: 1424
ISBN: 9781000201673
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Release: 2020-10-23
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Making Sense of World History is a comprehensive and accessible textbook that helps students understand the key themes of world history within a chronological framework stretching from ancient times to the present day. To lend coherence to its narrative, the book employs a set of organizing devices that connect times, places, and/or themes. This narrative is supported by: Flowcharts that show how phenomena within diverse broad themes interact in generating key processes and events in world history. A discussion of the common challenges faced by different types of agent, including rulers, merchants, farmers, and parents, and a comparison of how these challenges were addressed in different times and places. An exhaustive and balanced treatment of themes such as culture, politics, and economy, with an emphasis on interaction. Explicit attention to skill acquisition in organizing information, cultural sensitivity, comparison, visual literacy, integration, interrogating primary sources, and critical thinking. A focus on historical “episodes” that are carefully related to each other. Through the use of such devices, the book shows the cumulative effect of thematic interactions through time, communicates the many ways in which societies have influenced each other through history, and allows us to compare and contrast how they have reacted to similar challenges. They also allow the reader to transcend historical controversies and can be used to stimulate class discussions and guide student assignments. With a unified authorial voice and offering a narrative from the ancient to the present, this is the go-to textbook for World History courses and students. The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781003013518, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Encounters in World History From 1500

Encounters in World History  From 1500
Author: Thomas Sanders,Samuel H. Nelson
Pages: 520
ISBN: 0072451033
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

History is an encounter with the past, and the past is a history of encounters. Encounters in World History is designed to introduce students to both of these sorts of encounters. Using primary and visual sources, the authors employ the encounter theme as a fundamental organizing principle. By nesting sources in thematically integrated chapters, comparison and analysis of sources can be more substantive, while also providing more internal structure for instructors. At the same time, this is a world history reader, and it follows a chronological format. The material has been presented in such a way that instructors can craft their own courses, emphasizing the aspects they think most important. Chapters are organized so that the general theme is presented in a chapter introduction and then revisited in the separate introductions to specific readings. The readers can be used to highlight preferred eras, cultural zones, or themes, or a unique mixture of all three.

Peace in World History

Peace in World History
Author: Peter N. Stearns
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9781134757213
Available:
Release: 2014-04-03
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Peace in World History, Peter N. Stearns examines the ideas of peace that have existed throughout history, and how societies have sought to put them into practice. Beginning with the status of peace in early hunter-gatherer and agricultural societies, and continuing through the present day, the narrative gives students a clear view of the ways people across the world have understood and striven to achieve peace throughout history. Topics covered include: Comparison of the ‘pax Romana’ and ‘pax Sinica’ of Rome and China Concepts of peace in Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam, and their historical impact The place of peace in the periods of expanding empires The emergence, starting in the 19th century, of formal schemes to promote peace amid increasingly destructive technologies for warfare Moving away from the view of history as a series of military conflicts, Peace in World History offers a new way of looking at world history by focusing on peace. Showing how concepts of peace have evolved over time even as they have been challenged by war and conflict, this lively and engaging narrative enables students to consider peace as a human possibility.