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World History: A Concise Thematic Analysis, Two Volume Set, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-65403-3
880 pages
January 2013, Wiley-Blackwell
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This set includes both volumes of World History: A Concise Thematic History (volume I: 978-1-1185-3266-9; volume II: 978-1-1185-3272-0).

These volumes present the highly anticipated second edition of the most affordable and accessible survey of world history designed for use at the college level.

  • An engaging narrative that contextualizes history and does not drown students in a sea of facts
  • Offers a comparative analysis of the great civilizations of Eurasia, Africa, and the Americas
  • Addresses themes of population dynamics, food production challenges, disease history, warfare, and other major issues for civilizations
  • Features new interior design and organization to enhance user experience
  • Instructor's test bank available online at www.wiley.com/go/wallech
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Table of Contents

World History: Volume I

UNIT ONE THE ANCIENT WORLD 1

Chapter 1 Biology and World History: Civilization and Nomads 5

Chapter 2 Mesopotamia: The Land between the Rivers 33

Chapter 3 Pre-Islamic Africa: Egyptian, Nilotic, and Sub-Saharan Africa 52

Chapter 4 India: From the Indus to the Ganges 76

Chapter 5 China: The Yellow River Civilization 91

Chapter 6 The Nomads’ Trade and the Great Migrations 111

Chapter 7 Greece: The Rainfall Zone 127

Chapter 8 The Hellenistic East and Persia: A Culture Bridge 147

Chapter 9 Rome: From Citizenship to Imperial Rule 170

Chapter 10 Origins of Native American Cultures: Geographic Isolation 189

Chapter 11 The Fall of the Ancient Eurasian World: Rome, China, and Gupta India 203

UNIT TWO THE MIDDLE YEARS 229

Chapter 12 The Rise of Islam: The Ancient Near East Becomes the Middle East 233

Chapter 13 China in an Era of Recovery and Cultures on the Fringe: Korea, Japan, and the Mongols 246

Chapter 14 India and Islam: An Era of Political Chaos 280

Chapter 15 Europe in the Middle Ages: The Advent of Modernization 294

Chapter 16 Islamic Africa: A Complex Pattern of Cultures 339

Chapter 17 The Americas: A Time of Trouble 355

Index

World History: Volume II

UNIT THREE THE MODERN WORLD 371

Chapter 18 Spontaneous European Modernization: Phase One: The Process of Change Begins 375

Chapter 19 The Differential of Power, Phase One: The Americas and Africa 415

Chapter 20 Spontaneous European Modernization: Phase Two, The Origins of Public Opinion, the Concept of Culture, and the Nation State 447

Chapter 21 The Nation-State: Diffusion of the French-British Model 484

Chapter 22 The Differential of Power, Phase Two: Ideology, Medicine, and Technology Redefine Global Power 497

Chapter 23 Nation-State Formation Outside Europe: The United States and Japan 515

Chapter 24 Internal Divisions and Contradictions: Russia and Latin America 534

Chapter 25 In the Crosshairs of Modernity: India and China 557

Chapter 26 Targets of Imperialism: Africa and the Middle East 585

UNIT FOUR GLOBAL VIOLENCE AND THE POSTMODERN ERA 607

Chapter 27 World War I: The Consequences of Power 611

Chapter 28 Totalitarianism: The Soviet Union and Nazi Germany 624

Chapter 29 The Inheritors of Power: The United States and Japan 642

Chapter 30 Decolonization: Phase One 656

Chapter 31 World War II and the Beginning of the Cold War: Expanding the Potential of Self-Destruction 676

Chapter 32 Global Decolonization: Phase Two 696

Chapter 33 The End of the Cold War and the Contemporary World: The Complex Problems Facing A Multicultural Era 739

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Individual Volumes

by Steven Wallech, Touraj Daryaee, Craig Hendricks, Anne Lynne Negus, Peter P. Wan, Gordon Morris Bakken
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by Steven Wallech, Touraj Daryaee, Craig Hendricks, Anne Lynne Negus, Peter P. Wan, Gordon Morris Bakken
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