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A brief history of the world

Author: Peter N Stearns; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., ©2007.
Series: Great courses (DVD)., Modern history.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter N Stearns; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1598033263 9781598033267
OCLC Number: 156992667
Notes: Thirty-six lectures of thirty minutes each.
Course guidebooks include lecture outlines and notes, a time line, glossary, biographical notes, and bibliography.
Performer(s): Lecturer, Peter N. Stearns, Provost and Professor of History at George Mason University.
Description: 6 videodiscs (ca. 1080 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + pt. 1 guidebook (ii, 72 p. ; 22 cm.) + pt. 2 guidebook (ii, 69 p. ; 22 cm.) + pt. 3 guidebook (ii, 73 p. ; 22 cm.)
Details: DVD.
Contents: Pt. 1. [disc 1]. What and why is world history? --
The Neolithic revolution --
What is a civilization? --
The classical period in world history --
Cultural change in the classical period --
Social inequalities in classical societies --
[disc 2]. The Roman Empire and Han China --
The silk road; classical period contacts --
The decline of the classical civilizations --
The postclassical period, 500-1450 --
World religions and their consequences --
The impact of Islam. Pt. 2. [disc 3]. Post classical trade and contacts --
Post classical patterns of imitation --
Western civilization in world context --
The Mongol years --
Civilizations in the Americas and in Africa --
The world in 1450 --
[disc 4]. The early modern period, 1450-1750 --
The world economy, 1450-1750 --
Transformations in Western Europe --
The rise of Russia --
Asian Empires and a Shogunate --
The long 19th century. Pt. 3. [disc 5]. Abolition of slavery and serfdom --
Modernization and nationalisms --
Formation of Latin American civilization --
China and Japan: 19th century pressures --
The 20th and 21st centuries as a new period --
The world economy: change and continuity --
[disc 6]. An age of revolutions --
The United States in world history --
Contemporary democracy --
Contemporary cultural change --
Gender in contemporary world history --
Globalization and world history.
Series Title: Great courses (DVD)., Modern history.
Responsibility: lecturer, Peter N. Stearns ; The Teaching Company.

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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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