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, Combined Volume
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, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 1. Stone Age Societies and the Earliest Civilizations of the Near East The Origins of Humankind Preliterate Cultures Preliterate Society and Religion Mesopotamia: The First Civilization The Babylonian Empire, c. 2000 1600 B.C.E. Egypt: Gift of the Nile Mesopotamian Successors to Babylon, c. 1600 550 B.C.E. The Persian Empire, 550 331B.C.E. DISCOVERY THROUGH MAPS The Oldest Known Map: atul Hyk DOCUMENT "The Great Hymn to the Aton" and Psalm 104 DOCUMENT Dining with the Great King: A Persian Royal Feast SEEING CONNECTIONS The Pyramids of Meroe 2. Early Chinese Civilization: From Neolithic Origins to 220 C.E. The Origins of China, 6500 221B.C.E. The Qin and Han Empires, 221 B.C.E. 220 C.E. DOCUMENT The Wisdom of Confucius DOCUMENT Legalism: The Theories of Han Feizi (d. 233 B.C.E.) DOCUMENT "The Mother of Mencius" from Biographies of Heroic Women by Liu Xiang SEEING CONNECTIONS War Chariots 3. Early Indian Civilizations From Neolithic Origins to 300 C.E. Early India Dramatic Developments in Religion and Culture, 600 320B.C.E. The Mauryan Empire and Other Kingdoms, 320 B.C.E. 300 C.E. Emergent Hinduism and Buddhism, 200 B.C.E. 300 C.E. The Meeting of East and West: Networks of Exchange DOCUMENT Rig-Veda: Creation and the Kinds of Men DOCUMENT The Jains on the Souls in All Things DOCUMENT The Ramayana: The Trial of Sita SEEING CONNECTIONS The Goddess Lakshmi in Pompeii 4. Greece Minoan, Mycenaean, Hellenic, and Hellenistic Civilizations, 2000 30 B.C.E. Minoan and Mycenaean Civilizations, c. 2000 1200 B.C.E. The Development of Hellenic Civilization, c. 1150 500 B.C.E. The Golden Age of Greece, 500 336 B.C.E. The Greek Cultural Achievement The Hellenistic Age, 336 30 B.C.E. Hellenistic Society and Culture DOCUMENT Homer The Iliad: Andromache and Hector DOCUMENT Pericles Funeral Oration DISCOVERY THROUGH MAPS The World According to Herodotus, c. 450 B.C.E. DOCUMENT Arrian: Alexander the Leader SEEING CONNECTIONS The Buddha and Heracles <P style="MARGIN: Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0205574300
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