Civilizations Past and Present , written by specialists in Islamic, African, Asian, Ancient, and East European history— offers a clear and accessible analysis of diverse trends shaping world history.
Civilizations Past and Present, now in its Twelfth Edition, is a survey text well known in the marketplace for its readability, offering a strong narrative exploration of world history that examines details at levels appropriate for both students and instructors. The book’s narrative–enriched by photographs, maps, primary source documents, timelines, and other pedagogical aids–places great emphasis on the connections between the world’s many cultures and regions. The book uses intriguing avenues of historical interpretation and examines all of the major areas of historical study: social, political, economic, religious, cultural, and geographic.
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Civilizations Past & Present
Twelfth Edition, Volume I (to 1650)
Robert R. Edgar, et al.
“An exceptional text. Clear and engaging writing with sound and current scholarship.”
–Gary Gibbs, Roanoke College
“This is the best book in the field and I recommend it without hesitation. The authors are well qualified, they can write, and they have done their homework.”
–William McDonald, Mid-American Christian University
Written by specialists in Islamic, African, Asian, East European, and ancient history, Civilizations Past & Present offers a clear and accessible analysis of diverse trends shaping world history. Now in its Twelfth Edition, this survey text is well known for its readability, with a strong narrative that examines details at levels appropriate for both students and instructors. Offering strong regional coverage in addition to highlighting the connections between the world’s many cultures and regions, the book explores all of the major areas of historical study: social, political, economic, religious, cultural, and geographic.
New to this Edition• New co-author, Matthew Gordon, a scholar in Middle Eastern history at the Miami University of Ohio, adds new perspectives to the text’s coverage of the Islamic world.
Available versions of Civilization Past & Present
Combined Volume ISBN 10: 0-205-57430-0 ISBN 13: 978-0-205-57430-8
Volume I (to 1650) ISBN 10: 0-205-57375-4 ISBN 13: 978-0-205-57375-2
Volume II (from 1300) ISBN 10: 0-205-57431-9 ISBN 13: 978-0-205-57431-5
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Book Description Pearson. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 12. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0205574319
Book Description Longman Pub Group, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 12 edition. 739 pages. 10.75x8.50x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 4-0205574319
Book Description Pearson, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 12.The Great Dynastic Empires of Eurasia, 13001650 New Polities in Eurasia The Ottoman Empire The Safavid Empire in Iran The Mughal Empire in South Asia Networks of Trade and Communication DISCOVERY THROUGH MAPS The World Map of Piri Reis DOCUMENT The Coming of Ismail Safavi Foretold DOCUMENT The Idea of Seclusion and Lady Nurjahan SEEING CONNECTIONS Religious Tolerance Under Akbar 13. East Asian Cultural and Political Systems, 13001650 China: The Ming Dynasty Korea: The Making of a Confucian Society Japan: The Era of ShMguns and Warring States Southeast Asia: States Within a Region DISCOVERY THROUGH MAPS Map of China s Ancient Heartland, circa 1500 C.E. DOCUMENT Zhang Han s Essay on Merchants DOCUMENT Sotoba Komachi, a Fourteenth-Century Japanese NM Play DOCUMENT A Traveller s Account of Siam SEEING CONNECTIONS A Giraffe in the Ming Court 14. European Cultural and Religious Transformations The Renaissance and the Reformation, 13001600 An Era of General Crisis The Italian Renaissancen Italian Renaissance Art The Northern Renaissance The Crisis in the Catholic Church: 13001517 Luther and the German Reformation Henry VIII and the Anglican Reformation Protestantism from Switzerland to Holland Reform in the Catholic Church DISCOVERY THROUGH MAPS The Lagoon of Venice DOCUMENT Machiavelli, The Prince: On Cruelty and Mercy SEEING CONNECTIONS Marco Polo s Book of Wonders DOCUMENT Anne Ayscough (Mrs. Thomas Kyme), English Protestant Martyr 15. State Development in Europe: Western and Central Europe, Russia, and the Balkans to 1650 Western and Central Europe, 1300-1500 Politics, Diplomacy, and the Wars of Religions, 15561598 The Austrian Hapsburgs and the Thirty Years War, 1618-1648 Russia: From the Tatar Yoke to the Romanovs The Balkans: Byzantine Collapse and Ottoman Rule DISCOVERY THROUGH MAPS The Battle of Kahlenberg DOCUMENT Simplicissimus on the Horrors of the Thirty Years War SEEING CONNECTIONS The Fall of Constantinople 16. Global Encounters: Europe and the New World Economy, 14001650 The Iberian Golden Age The Portuguese and Africa The Growth of New Spain Iberian Systems in the New World Beginnings of Northern European Expansion DISCOVERY THROUGH MAPS Savage Pictures: Sebastian Munster s Map of Africa DOCUMENT Portuguese Encounters with Africans DOCUMENT Disease and the Spanish Conquest omen SEEING CONNECTIONS The Portuguese in Benin 17. Absolutism and Limited Central Power in Europe, 16501774: Politics during the First Age of Capitalism Louis XIV, the Sun King: The Model for European Absolutism The Gravitational Pull of French Absolutism Holland and England: Limited Central Power Breaking the Bank: Diplomacy and War: 16501774 The Decline of European Absolutism, the Example of Louis XV: 17151774 Capitalism and the Forces of Change Social Crises. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0205574319