Synopses & Reviews
Volume II: Since 1500
Message: This highly visual, brief text provides and engaging overview of human civilization. The Teaching & Learning Classroom edition of the highly successful Heritage of World Civilizations, Seventh Edition, provides your students with the most help available in reading, thinking about, and applying the material they learn in the text and in the classroom. A series of pedagogical aids, and in-text and additional study resources (as well as complete instructor presentational and assessment support), both make this text the perfect choice for those looking to make history come alive for their students.
Story: Written by leading historians, this is the book that will change the way you feel about history. Prentice Hall developed this text to bring history to your students with more visual appeal than ever. This is the book that they will want to read because it is interesting. They will think about what you’re reading because it has relevance to their life. With this book and the multimedia tools we crafted to accompany it, your students will truly experience history’s dramatic trials and passionate triumphs in a way that adds meaning to their own life. And they will score better on tests because preparation will be easier and less time–consuming than they ever dreamed possible.
This book provides a thoughtful history of human civilizations while maintaining a balance between the Western world and other societies. Starting with the birth of civilization, this combined volume takes the reader through the empires and cultures of the ancient world, the consolidation and interaction of world civilizations, the enlightenment and revolution in the west, and into global conflict and change of the Twentieth Century. For readers looking to make history come alive.
Table of Contents
I. THE COMING OF CIVILIZATION.
1. Birth of Civilization.
2. The Four Great Revolutions in Thought and Religion.
II. EMPIRES AND CULTURES OF THE ANCIENT WORLD.
3. Greek and Hellenistic Civilization.
4. Iran, India, and Inner Asia to 200 c.e.
5. Republican and Imperial Rome.
6. Africa: Early History to 1000 c.e.
7. China's First Empire (221 b.c.e.-220 c.e.)
III. CONSOLIDATION AND INTERACTION OF WORLD CIVILIZATIONS.
8. Imperial China (589-1368).
9. Japan: Early History (to 1467).
10. Iran and India Before Islam.
11. The Formation of Islamic Civilization (622-945).
12. The Early Middle Ages in the West to 1000: The Birth of Europe.
13. The Islamic Heartlands and India (1000-1500).
14. Ancient Civilizations of the Americas.
15. Europe to the Early 1500's: Revival, Decline and Renaissance.
IV. THE WORLD IN TRANSITION.
16. The Age of Reformation and Religious Wars.
17. Africa (ca. 1000-1800).
18. Conquest and Exploitation: The Development of the Transatlantic Economy.