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A brief history of the world. Part 1 of 3

Author: Peter N Stearns; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., ©2007.
Series: Great courses (Compact disc)
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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This course provides a survey of the expanse of human development and civilization across the globe. It begins with the invention of agriculture in the Neolithic era and ends with the urbanized, technologically sophisticated world of the 21st century.
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Peter N Stearns; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1598033255 9781598033250
OCLC Number: 164277001
Notes: Compact disc.
Course guidebooks include lecture outlines and notes, a time line, glossary, biographical notes, and bibliography.
Performer(s): Peter N. Stearns, George Mason University.
Description: 6 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guidebook (ii, 72 pages ; 22 cm).
Contents: Lecture 1. What and why is world history? --
Lecture 2. The Neolithic revolution --
Lecture 3. What is a civilization? --
Lecture 4. The classical period in world history --
Lecture 5. Cultural change in the classical period --
Lecture 6. Social inequalities in classical societies --
Lecture 7. The Roman Empire and Han China --
Lecture 8. The silk road; classical period contacts --
Lecture 9. The decline of the classical civilizations --
Lecture 10. The postclassical period, 500-1450 --
Lecture 11. World religions and their consequences --
Lecture 12. The impact of Islam.
Series Title: Great courses (Compact disc)
Responsibility: Peter N. Stearns.

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This course provides a survey of the expanse of human development and civilization across the globe. It begins with the invention of agriculture in the Neolithic era and ends with the urbanized, technologically sophisticated world of the 21st century.

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