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Civilization Past & Present, Volume 2: From 1300

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Publisher Comments:

The Primary Source Edition of Civilization Past and Present weaves the diverse trends of world history into a clear and accessible analysis and includes 2 to 3 primary sources with critical thinking questions per chapter. Civilization Past and Present, well known in the marketplace as a highly readable survey of world history, delivers a strong narrative of world history and a level of detail that is manageable for readers. The book examines all aspects of world history--social, political, economic, religious, cultural, and geographic. 


With 35 primary source documents, the Primary Source Edition has everything students need to succeed in the course—a highly readable survey text that examines all aspects of world history plus a wealth of original documents that help make the material come alive.  “Document Analysis” questions encourage students to delve deeper into the documents and to explore how they relate to the events of the time. Overview of world history, from beginnings to the present day.  Readers interested in an overview of world history.

Table of Contents

Additional Primary Source Documents are listed at the end of this Table of Contents.






Global Issues.


Discovery Through Maps.    


Chapter Opener Image Descriptions.   


To the Instructor.   


To the Student.  


18. New Ideas and Their Political Consequences: The Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, and the French Revolutions.

Revolution in Science: The Laws of Nature.

The Sciences of Society: The “Age of Reason.”

The Failure of Monarchical Reform.

The French Revolution: The Domestic Phase, 1789—1799.

The French Revolution: The Napoleonic Phase, 1799—1815.


Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen.


Olympe de Gouges on the Rights of Women.

Discovery Through Maps.

The Heliocentric Cosmos of Copernicus.   

19. Africa, 1650—1850.

The Atlantic Slave Trade.  

End of the Slave Trade in West Africa.  

Islamic Africa.  

Africans and European Settlement in Southern Africa.    

African State Formation in Eastern and North-Eastern Africa.  


A Slave’s Memoir.


Song of the Afflicted.

Discovery Through Maps.

The Myth of the Empty Land.   

Global Issues : Slavery.   


20. Asian and Middle Eastern Empires and Nations, 1650—1815.   

The Ottomans in the Early Modern Era.

Muslim Politics in Persia.

Early Modern India under the Mughals.

The Qing Dynasty before the Opium War.

Korea in the 17th and 18th Centuries.

Early Modern Japan: The Tokugawa Period.

Southeast Asia: Political and Cultural Interactions.

Europeans on New Pacific Frontiers.


Lady Montagu, Florence Nightingale, and the Myths of “Orient. ”


From the Casebook of Lan Dingyuan, a Country Magistrate.


Ihara Saikaku: “The Umbrella Oracle.*

21. The Americas, 1650—1825: From European Dominance to Independence.   

The Iberian Colonies: 1650—1789.

The West Indies.

Breaking Away: The Creation of the United States of America.

Haiti: The First Successful Slave Revolution.

Revolutions in Mexico and Central and South America.


Letter from Abigail Adams.


Simón Bolívar, Proclamation to the People of Venezuela.

Discovery Through Maps.

The Island of California.   

22. Industrialization: Social, Political, and Cultural Transformations.   

The Industrial Revolution: British Phase.

The Industrial Revolution: Continental Phase.

Industrialization and the Workers.

The Middle Classes.

Science, Technology, and the Second Industrial Revolution.

Cultural Responses to the New Age.


Industrialization and Children.


Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management (1861).

23. Africa and the Middle East During the Age of European Imperialism.    

European Conquest of Africa.  

European Technology and the African Response to Conquest.  

The Mineral Revolution in South Africa and the Anglo-Boer War.  

Colonial Rule in Africa.    

The Ottoman Empire Refashioned.

Persia and the Great Power Struggle.  


That Was No Brother.


A Middle Eastern Vision of the West.


Halide Edib: Education, Generation, and Class in the Late Ottoman Empire.

24. Asia, 1815—1914: India, Southeast Asia, China, and Japan.


Southeast Asia.

China: The Long Nineteenth Century.

Japan: Modernity and Imperialism.


The Great Revolt of 1857-58 .


Lin Zexu on the Opium Trade.


“The Beefeater.”

25. Latin America: Independence and Dependence, 1825-1945.   

Challenges to Latin American States after Independence.

Twentieth-Century Latin America.

The Colossus to the North: the United States and Latin America.


Newspaper Advertisements for Runaway Slaves in Brazil.


Civilization and Barbarism.


José Marti’s Observations on the United States and Cuba.   

Global Issues : Gender.


26. Politics and Diplomacy in the West: 1815-1914.   

The Vienna Settlement and the Reassembling of Europe.

1848: The Revolutionary Year.

Prussia, German Unification, and the Second Reich.

The Decline of Austria.  

France: The Second Empire and the Third Republic.

Italy to 1914.  

The United Kingdom.    

The United States.

Russia in Reform and Revolution.

The “Eastern Question” and the Failure of European Diplomacy to 1914.  


Bismarck and the Ems Dispatch.


“With Malice Toward None”: Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address.   

Discovery Through Maps.

An American View of the World in the 1820s.

27. World War One and Its Economic and Political Consequences.

World War I.

The Allied Peace Settlement.

Economic Disasters.

Politics in the Democracies.

The Western Tradition in Transition: Changing Certainties.


Diary of Private Tom Easton.


John Maynard Keynes on Clemenceau.

28. The USSR, Italy, Germany, and Japan:   The Failure of Democracy in the Interwar Period.

Revolutions in Russia, 1917 and 1928—1939.


Italy and Mussolini.

The German Tragedy.



Stalin and State Terror.


The New German Woman.

Discovery Through Maps.

Wishful Thinking: A Nazi Tourism Map.

29. Forging New Nations in Asia, 1910 to 1950.

China: Revolution and Republic.

Korea From Monarchy to Colony.

Nationalism in Southeast Asia.

India: The Drive for Independence.


Lu Xun and China’s May Fourth Generation.   


Gandhi and Truth-Force.

Discovery Through Maps.

What’s in a Name? Siam or Thailand?

30. Emerging National Movements in the Middle East and Africa, 1920s to 1950s.   

The Middle East Divided.

The Challenge to Colonial Rule in Africa.


World War II and Its Aftermath.


Memorandum of the General Syrian Congress.


We Have Not Come as Conquerors, But as Liberators.


The Awakening of a Pan-African Spirit.


Pass Laws and African Women in South Africa.

31. World War II: Origins and Consequences, 1919-1946.

The Troubled Calm: The West in the 1920s.

The Epoch of the Aggressors.

World War II.

Postwar Settlements.


Erich Maria Remarque, The Road Back.


The Hossbach Memorandum.


The Nazi Death Camps.

Global Issues : Genocide.


32. The Bi-Polar World: Cold War and Decolonization 1945—1991.  

Competing Economic Models.

The Cold War: 1945—1962.

Vietnam and Afghanistan: 1962-1991.

Gorbachev and the End of Bipolarity, 1985—1991.



The Truman Doctrine.


Khrushchev’s Address to the Twentieth Party Congress.

Discovery Through Maps.

Massive Retaliatory Power, 1954.

33. The United States and Europe Since 1945: Politics in an Age of Conflict and Change.   

Technology and Social Change s.

The United States.

Western Europe.  

Eastern Europe.    

The Soviet Union and the Russian Republic.

Interdependence in a Changing World.  


Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex.


Martin Luther King, Jr., Beyond Vietnam, A Time to Break Silence.


Jean Monnet on European Unity.

Discovery Through Maps.

The Euro Comes to Greece.

34. The Middle East, Africa, and Latin America Since 1945 : The Struggle for Survival   

The Middle East.


Latin America: Reform, Repression, or Revolt.


Ayatollah Khomeini, Message to the Pilgrims.


The Village That Has “Eaten Itself Limb by Limb.”

Discovery Through Maps.

Borders and Identities: The UN Partition Plan.   

35.   Asia Since 1945 : Political, Economic, and Social Revolutions.    

The People’s Republic of China and Other Chinese Countries.

Japan : From Defeat to Dominance to Doubt.

Korea: A Nation Divided.

Southeast Asia.

The Subcontinent.


Mao on Communism in China.


Nehru and the Two Sides of Kashmir.


Benazir Bhutto at Harvard.   

Credits   C-1.


Index   I-1.


Added document section at the back includes:

Document 18.1 Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz, from La Respuesta (1695)

Document 19.1 Mungo Park on slavery in Africa (late 1700s)

Document 19.2 Anonymous, “A Defense of the Slave Trade” (1740)

Document 20.1 Abu Taleb, “Abu Taleb on the West and Western Influence” (late 1700s)

Document 20.2 Baktha’war Kahn on Aurangzeb, Mughal Ruler (late 1600s)

Document 21.1 Jefferson, Thomas, “The declaration of Independence” (1776) 

Document 21.2 D.F. Sarmiento, “Symbolism & Contested Identities in Argentina” (1810s)

Document 22.1 Evidence of a Female Millhand to the Parliamentary Commissioners (early 1800s)

Document 22.2 Elizabeth Cady Stanton on the Seneca Falls Convention (1848)

Document 23.1 Halide Edib, from Memoirs of Halide Edib

Document 24.1 Sayed Ahmed Kahn, “An Indian Muslim Visits London” (mid-1800s)   

Document 25.1 Euclides da Cunha, “Canudos: Millenarianism in Late-Nineteenth-Century Brazil” (1952)

Document 26.1 Jose Rufino Echenique, “I Met Vidal on His Way to the Palace” (1840s)

Document 27.1 A Turkish Officer Describes the Armenian Massacres” (1915-6)

Document 27.2 The Great Depression: An Oral Account (1932)

Document 28.1 Joseph Stalin, Speech Delivered at the First All-Union Conference of Leading Personnel of Socialist Industry (1931)

Document 29.1 A Letter on British Imperialism (1915)

Document 29.2 Mahatma Gandhi on civil disobedience” (1910s)

Document 30.1 Program of the People’s Part of the Republic (1935)

Document 31.1 Hoess, Rudolf, from Commandant to Auschwitz (1940s)

Document 31.2 Father John A. Siemes “Hiroshima—August 6th, 1945”

Document 32.1 Ho Chi Minh on Self-Determination (1954)

Document 33.1 European Interaction and the Common Market (1960)

Document 33.2 From Environmental and Health Atlas of Russia (1995)

Document 34.1 UN Secretariat, “Israel-PLO Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements, September 13, 1993” (1993)

Document 35.1 From Sichuan Province’s “One-Child Family Policy” (1970s)

Document 35.2 Extracts from speeches by Mahatma Gandhi against the partition of India(1947)

Document 35.3 “North and South Korean Declaration Text, June 2000” (2000)

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from 1300, Primary Source Edition (with Study Card)
Longman Publishing Group
Lewis, Clyde
Edgar, Robert R.
Jewsbury, George F.
Hackett, Neil J.
Jewsbury, George
Molony, Barbara S.
Brummett, Palmira
Brummett, Palmira J.
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