This comprehensive yet accessible survey of world history has been extensively revised to provide an even more global and comparative perspective on the events and processes that have shaped our increasingly interdependent world.
Written by leading scholars in their respective fields, Heritage of World Civilizations 8e, combines unusually strong and thorough coverage of the unique heritage of Asian, African, Islamic, Western, and American civilizations, while highlighting the role of the world's great religious and philosophical traditions.
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The Heritage of World Civilizations, Eighth Edition is available in the following formats:
Volume 1: To 1700
Volume 2: Since 1500
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Pedestrians in the Streets of Tokyo, Japan
Formerly known as Edo, the city was renamed Tokyo by the emperor Meiji in 1868. With 30 million inhabitants, Tokyo is the world's most populous urban area, stretching over 87 miles along the eastern coast of the island of Honshu. Repeatedly destroyed by fires, earthquakes, and especially bombing in World War II, Tokyo is constantly undergoing change and boasts many innovative architectural projects. Beyond the busy intersections and freeways lies a city of hidden villages, each with its own individual identity, and where bicycles are osten more common than cars.
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ALBERT M. CRAIG is the Harvard-Yenching Research Professor of History at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1959. A graduate of Northwestern University, he took his Ph.D. at Harvard University. He has studied at Strasbourg University and at Kyoto, Keio, and Tokyo universities in Japan. He is the author of Choshu in the Meiji Restoration (1961), The Heritage of Chinese Civilization ( 2001), and, with others, of East Asia, Tradition and Transformation (1989). He is the editor of Japan, A Comparative View (1973) and co-editor of Personality in Japanese History (1970). At present he is engaged in research on the thought of Fukuzawa Yukichi. For eleven years (1976-1987) he was the director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute. He has also been a visiting professor at Kyoto and Tokyo Universities. He has received Guggenheim, Fulbright, and Japan Foundation Fellowships. In 1988 he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun by the Japanese government.
WILLIAM A. GRAHAM is Albertson Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Professor of the History of Religion at Harvard University, and Master of Currier House at Harvard University. From 1990-1996 he directed Harvard's Center for Middle Eastern Studies. He has taught for, twenty-six years at Harvard, where he received the A.M. and Ph.D. degrees. He also studied in Göttingen, Tiibingen, and Lebanon. He is the author of Divine World and Prophetic World in Early Islam (1977), awarded the American Council of Learned Societies History of Religions book prize in 1978, and of Beyond the Written Word: Oral Aspects of Scripture in the History of Religion (1987). He has published a variety of articles in both Islamic studies and the general history of religion and is one of the editors of the Encyclopedia of the Qur'an. He serves currently on the editorial board of several journals and has held John Simon Guggenheim and Alexander von Humboldt research fellowships. Three Faiths, One God, co-authored with Jacob Neusner and Bruce Chilton, will be published in January 2003.
DONALD KAGAN is Hillhouse Professor of History and Classics at Yale University, where he has taught since 1969. He received the A.B. degree in history from Brooklyn College, the M.A. in classics from Brown University, and the Ph.D. in history from Ohio State University. During 1958-1959 he studied at the American School of Classical Studies as a Fulbright Scholar. He has received four awards for undergraduate teaching at Cornell and Yale. He is the author of a history of Greek political thought, The Great Dialogue (1965), a four-volume history of the Peloponnesian War, The Origins of the Peloponnesian War (1969), The Archidamian War (1974), The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition (1981), and The Fall of the Athenian Empire (1987), a biography of Pericles, Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy (1991), On the Origins of War (1995), and While America Sleeps (with Frederick W. Kagan) (2000). With Brian Tierney and L. Pearce Williams, he is the editor of Great Issues in Western Civilization, a collection of readings.
STEVEN OZMENT is McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History at Harvard University. He has taught Western Civilization at Yale, Stanford, and Harvard. He is the author of nine books. The Age of Reform, 1250-1550 (1980) won the Schaff Prize and was nominated for the 1981 National Book Award. Four of his books: Magdalena and Balthasar An Intimate Portrait of Life in Sixteenth Century Europe (1986), Three Behaim Boys: Growing Up in Early Modern Germany (1990), Protestants: The Birth of a Revolution (1992), and The Börgermeister's Daughter: Scandal in a Sixteenth Century German Town (1996) were selections of the History Book Club. His most recent books are Flesh and Spirit: Private Life in Early Modern Germany (1999), and Ancestors: The Loving Family of Old Europe (2001).
FRANK M. TURNER is John Hay Whitney Professor of History at Yale University, where he served as University Provost from 1988 to 1992. He received his B.A. degree at the College of William and Mary and his Ph.D. from Yale. He has received the Yale College Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching. He has directed a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute. His scholarly research has received the support of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is the author of Between Science and Religion: The Reaction to Scientific Naturalism in Late Victorian England (1974), The Greek Heritage in Victorian Britain (1981), which received the British Council Prize of the Conference on British Studies and the Yale Press Governors Award, and Contesting Cultural Authority: Essays in Victorian Intellectual Life (1993). He has also contributed numerous articles to journals and has served on the editorial advisory boards of The Journal of Modern History, Isis, and Victorian Studies. He edited, John Henry Newman, The Idea of a University (1996). Since 1996 he has served as a Trustee of Connecticut College.
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