New edition of a global history text that discusses the development of the world's leading civilizations and emphasizes the major stages in the interactions among different peoples and societies. Stearns (George Mason U.), Michael Adas (Rutgers U.), Stuart B. Schwartz (Yale U.) and Marc J. Gilbert (North Georgia College and State U.) include study of civilizations that are sometimes neglected in standard texts. The 42 chapters discuss the origins of civilizations, the classical and post-classical eras, the period between 1450-1750, industrialization and western global hegemony between 1750-1914, and the 20th century in world history. Attractively formatted with color and b&w photographs, illustrations, reproductions of paintings, and maps. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The primary goal of World Civilizations: The Global Experience, Third Edition is to present a truly global history--one that both discusses the development of the world's leading civilizations and also emphasizes the major stages in the interactions among different peoples and societies. The book examines all the world's civilizations, including those in the Western tradition but also those civilizations sometimes neglected in world history texts--for example, the nomadic societies of Asia, Latin America, and the nations and states of the Pacific Rim. World Civilizations balances this discussion of independent developments in all the world's major civilizations with comparative analysis of the results of international contact. MARKET Appropriate for anyone interested in World History.