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The heritage of world civilizations

Author: Albert M Craig
Publisher: Upper Saddle River [N.J.] : Prentice Hall, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Brief 5th edView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert M Craig
ISBN: 9780205835492 020583549X 9780205835485 0205835481 9780205835478 0205835473 9780205803477 0205803474
OCLC Number: 700735812
Notes: Combined volume. --cover.
Description: xxxi, 895 pages (various pagings : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Documents Maps Preface Part I: Human Origins and Early Civilizations to 500 B.C.E. Chapter 1: The Birth of a Civilization Early Humans and Their Culture GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE Civilizations Early Civilizations in the Middle East to About 1000 B.C.E. A CLOSER LOOK Babylonian World Map Ancient Near Eastern Empires Early Indian Civilization Early Chinese Civilization The Rise of Civilization in the Americas SUMMARY KEY TERMS REVIEW QUESTIONS Chapter 2: Four Great Revolutions in Thought and Religion Comparing the Four Great Revolutions Philosophy in China GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE Philosophy and Religion Religion in India A CLOSER LOOK Statue of Siddhartha Gotama asFasting Ascetic (2nd Century C.E.)The Religion of the Israelites Greek Philosophy SUMMARY KEY TERMS REVIEW QUESTIONS RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD Judaism Part II: Empires and Cultures of the Ancient World, 1000 B.C.E. to 500 C.E. Chapter 3: Greek and Hellenistic Civilization The Bronze Age on Crete and on the Mainland to ca. 1150 B.C.E. GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE The Achievement of Greek and Hellenistic Civilization Greek "Middle Age" to ca. 750 B.C.E. The Polis Expansion of the Greek World Life in Archaic Greece Major City-States The Persian Wars A CLOSER LOOK The Trireme Classical Greece Emergence of the Hellenistic World Hellenistic Culture SUMMARY KEY TERMS REVIEW QUESTIONS Chapter 4: West Asia, Inner Asia, and South Asia to 1000 C.E. GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE Indo-Iranian Roles in the Eurasian World before Islam West and Inner Asia The Ancient Background The First Persian Empire in the Iranian Plateau (550-330 B.C.E.) The Seleucid Successors to Alexander in the East (ca. 312-63 B.C.E.) The Parthian Arsacid Empire (ca. 247 B.C.E.-223 C.E.) The Sasanid Empire (224-651 C.E.) South Asia to 1000 C.E. The First Indian Empire: The Mauryas (321-185 B.C.E.) The Consolidation of Indian Civilization (ca. 200 B.C.E.-300 C.E.) A CLOSER LOOK Lion Capital of Ashoka at Sarnath The Golden Age of the Guptas (ca. 320-550 C.E.) The Development of "Classical" Indian Civilization (ca. 300-1000 C.E.) SUMMARY KEY TERMS REVIEW QUESTIONS RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD Hinduism Chapter 5: Africa: Early History to 1000 C.E. Issues of Interpretation, Sources, and Disciplines Physical Description of the Continent GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE "Traditional" Peoples and Nontraditional Histories African Peoples The Sahara and the Sudan to the Beginning of the Common Era Nilotic Africa and the Ethiopian Highlands The Western and Central Sudan Central, Southern, and East Africa A CLOSER LOOK Four Rock Art Paintings from Tassili n-Ajjer (4000-2000 B.C.E.) SUMMARY KEY TERMS REVIEW QUESTIONS Chapter 6: Republican and Imperial Rome Prehistoric Italy The Etruscans Royal Rome GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE Republican and Imperial Rome The Republic A CLOSER LOOK Lictors Civilization in the Early Roman Republic:Greek Influence Roman Imperialism The Fall of the Republic The Augustan Principate Civilization of the Ciceronian and Augustan Ages Peace and Prosperity: Imperial Rome (14-180 C.E.) The Rise of Christianity The Crisis of the Third Century The Late Empire Arts and Letters in the Late Empire The Problem of the Decline and Fall of the Empire in the West SUMMARY KEY TERMS REVIEW QUESTIONS Chapter 7: China's First Empire, 221 B.C.E.-589 C.E. Qin Unification of China GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE China's First Empire Former Han Dynasty (206 B.C.E.-8 C.E.) A CLOSER LOOK The Terra-Cotta Army of the First Qin Emperor Later Han (25-220 C.E.) and Its Aftermath Han Thought and Religion SUMMARY KEY TERMS REVIEW QUESTIONS Part III: Consolidation and Interaction of World Civilizations, 500 C.E. to 1500 C.E. Chapter 8: Imperial China, 589-1368 Reestablishment of Empire: Sui (589-618) and Tang (618-907) Dynasties GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE Imperial China A CLOSER LOOK A Tang Painting of the Goddess of Mercy Transition to Late Imperial China: The Song Dynasty (960-1279) China in the Mongol World Empire: The Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368) SUMMARY KEY TERMS REVIEW QUESTIONS Chapter 9: Early Japanese History Japanese Origins GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE East Asia Nara and Heian Japan Japan's Early Feudal Age A CLOSER LOOK The East Meets the East SUMMARY KEY TERMS REVIEW QUESTIONS RELIGIONS OF THE World Buddhism Chapter 10: The Formation of Islamic Civilization, 622-100 Origins and Early Development GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE The Early Islamic Worlds of Arab and Persian Cultures Women in Early Islamic Society Early Islamic Conquests The New Islamic World Order A CLOSER LOOK The Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem (Interior) The High Caliphate Islamic Culture in the Classical Era SUMMARY KEY TERMS REVIEW QUESTIONS Chapter 11: The Byzantine Empire and Western Europe to 1000 The End of the Western Roman Empire GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE The Early Middle Ages The Impact of Islam on East and West The Developing Roman Church The Kingdom of the Franks A CLOSER LOOK A Multicultural Book Cover Feudal Society SUMMARY KEY TERMS REVIEW QUESTIONS Chapter 12: The Islamic World,1000-1500 the islamic heartlands Religion and Society GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE The Expansion of Islamic Civilization, 1000-1500 Regional Developments A CLOSER LOOK Al-Hariri, Assemblies (Maqamat) The Spread of Islam beyond the Heartlands Islamic India and Southeast Asia The Spread of Islam to South Asia Muslim-Hindu Encounter Islamic States and Dynasties Religious and Cultural Accommodation Hindu and Other Indian Traditions SUMMARY KEY TERMS REVIEW QUESTIONS Chapter 13: Ancient Civilizations of the Americas GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE Ancient Civilizations of the Americas Problems in Reconstructing the History of Native American Civilization Mesoamerica The Formative Period and the Emergence of Mesoamerican Civilization The Classic Period in Mesoamerica A CLOSER LOOK The Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan The Post-Classic Period Andean South America The Preceramic and the Initial Periods Chavin de Huantar and the Early Horizon The Early Intermediate Period The Middle Horizon through the LateIntermediate Period The Inca Empire SUMMARY KEY TERMS REVIEW QUESTIONS Chapter 14: Africa CA. 1000-1700 North Africa and Egypt The Spread of Islam South of the Sahara GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE Africa, 1000-1700 Sahelian Empires of the Western and Central Sudan The Eastern Sudan The Forestlands-Coastal West andCentral Africa A CLOSER LOOK Benin Bronze Plaque with Chief and Two Attendants East Africa Southern Africa SUMMARY KEY TERMS REVIEW QUESTIONS Chapter 15: Europe to the Early 1500s: Revival, Decline, and Renaissance Revival of Empire, Church, and Towns GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE The High Middle Ages in Western Europe A CLOSER LOOK European Embrace of a Black Saint Society Growth of National Monarchies Political and Social Breakdown Ecclesiastical Breakdown and Revival:The Late Medieval Church The Renaissance in Italy (1375-1527) Revival of Monarchy: Nation Building in the Fifteenth Century SUMMARY KEY TERMS REVIEW QUESTIONS Part IV: The World in Transition, 1500 to 1850 Chapter 16: Europe, 1500-1650: Expansion, Reformation, and Religious Wars The Discovery of a New World GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE European Expansion The Reformation The Reformation's Achievements A CLOSER LOOK A Contemporary Commentary on the Sexes The Wars of Religion Superstition and Enlightenment: The Battle Within SUMMARY KEY TERMS REVIEW QUESTIONS RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD Christianity Chapter 17: Conquest and Exploitation: The Development of the Transatlantic EconomyPeriods of European Overseas Expansion Mercantilist Theory of Economic Exploitation GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE The Atlantic World Establishment of the Spanish Empire in America Economies of Exploitation in the Spanish Empire Colonial Brazil French and British Colonies in North America The Columbian Exchange: Disease, Animals, and Agriculture Slavery in the Americas Africa and the Transatlantic Slave Trade A CLOSER LOOK The Slave Ship Brookes SUMMARY KEY TERMS REVIEW QUESTIONS Suggested Readings Credits Index
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