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Author Stearns, Peter N., author
Title World past to world present : a sketch of global history / Peter N. Stearns
Imprint New York, NY ; Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2022
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 人文社會聯圖  D20 .S8325 2022    AVAILABLE    30600020141348
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Descript vi, 336 pages : maps ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
The nature of agricultural society -- Early civilizations -- The classical period -- Religion and trade : world history from 600 to 1200 -- The Mongol period, 1200-1450 -- The early modern period, 1450-1750 : the global framework -- New empires, new ideas : regional developments in the early modern period -- The nature of industrial society -- Global dynamics : imperialism and globalization before 1914 -- Regional patterns and comparisons in the "long" 19th century -- A troubled transition : global developments, 1914-1945 -- A more global world, 1945-2000 -- How regions responded, 1945-2000 -- The 21st century : legacies and new questions
"World Past to World Present: A Sketch of Global History provides an unusually brief and present-focused treatment of human history beginning with the advent of agriculture and ending with considerable attention to world history developments since World War II. This accessible and concise text covers a very real but selected history of the human experience. The book emphasizes the importance of contacts and exchanges among different cultures and economies up to contemporary globalization, and consistent attention is devoted to comparisons among major regional societies. The characteristics of agricultural, and later industrial, societies help establish a larger framework within the text. Peter N. Stearns works to connect past developments to contemporary global patterns and problems, explicitly balancing major changes with significant continuities. Key features include: A "no-frills" approach to an expansive stretch of human history Encourages students to understand the importance of studying history by focusing on aspects of the past that are particularly useful in assessing the current state of the world Invites instructors to combine the advantages of systematic summary coverage with varied supplementary reading Nine maps illustrate important movements and civilizations throughout the world Truly international in coverage, this book has been specifically designed as a core text for Global History survey courses"-- Provided by publisher
Subject World history
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