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The human journey : a concise introduction to world history

Author: Kevin Reilly
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012. ©2012
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AThe Human Journey offers a truly concise yet satisfyingly full history of the world from ancient times to the present. The book's scope, as the title implies, is the whole story of humanity, in planetary context. Its themes include not only the great questions of the humanities--nature versus nurture, the history and meaning of human variation, the sources of wealth and causes of revolution--but also the major  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version: Reilly, Kevin, 1941-
Human journey.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., ©2012
(DLC) 2011030048
(OCoLC)743214136
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Reilly
ISBN: 9781442213548 144221354X
OCLC Number: 826449751
Description: 1 online resource (826 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Illustrations; Preface; 1 The Long Prologue FROM 14 BILLION YEARS AGO; Peopling the Planet: The Earth as a Global Frontier; A Little Big History; Human Origins; Global Migration; The First Modern Humans; Human Differences: Race and Culture; Do Numbers Count? Patterns of Population Growth; Most of Human History: Foraging Societies; Subduing the Earth: The Consequences of Domestication; The First Breakthrough: Origins of Agricultural/Pastoral Economies; Globalization and Continental Variety; The Long Agricultural Age: Places and Processes; Neolithic Continuity and Change; Conclusion. 2 The Brave New World of City, State, and Pasture FROM 3000 BCEThe Urban Revolution: Causes and Consequences; The Epic of Gilgamesh; The First Cities; Origin of Cities in Plow and Irrigation; The Brave New World: Squares and Crowds; Tall Buildings and Monumental Architecture; Social Classes and Inequality; New Systems of Control; New Urban Classes in City-States and Territorial States; Change and "Civilization"; Pasture and Empire; Empires and Collapse; Iron Age Eurasia; Iron versus Bronze; New Forms of Inclusiveness: Words and God for All. Citizenship and Salvation: Leveling in Life and DeathImperial Size and Reach; Conclusion; The Legacy of Gilgamesh's Wall; The Promise of Pharaoh's Dream; 3 Eurasian Classical Cultures and Empires 600 BCE-200 CE; The Great Traditions of the Classical Age; The Classical Age; The Great Divergence; The Ways of India and Greece; India; Greece; The Worlds of Rome and China; Rome; China; Conclusion; 4 The Spread of New Ways in Eurasia 200 CE-1000 CE; Cultural Encounters and Integration; The Silk Road; The Spread of Salvation Religions; Classical Collapse and Hard Times; Southernization. Southern SanctuariesIran: Between Two Worlds; India and Southeast Asia; Buddhism beyond India; Mahayana Buddhism; Christianity beyond Palestine; Hellenization; Conversion of the Roman Empire; The Rise of Islam: The Making of a Modern World Civilization; Salvation, Endings, and Beginnings; The Prophet: Trade and Religion; Islam beyond Arabia; The First World Civilization; Conclusion; 5 The Making of an Afro-Eurasian Network 1000 CE-1450 CE; China in the Making of an Afro-Eurasian Network; Industry and Invention; Commerce and Capitalism; State and Bureaucracy. Mongols in the Making of an Afro-Eurasian NetworkThe Mongols; Islam in the Making of an Afro-Eurasian Network; New Muslims from the Steppe; Muslims, Merchants, and Markets; Islam in Africa; Islam in India and Indonesia; Europe in the Making of an Afro-Eurasian Network; Revival and Expansion; Cities and States; Law and Science; The Formation of the Modern Network; Death and Rebirth; The Classical and the Novel; Japan and Korea; Imitators and Innovators; Conclusion: The Virtues of Variety; 6 Parallel Worlds of Inner Africa, the Americas, and Oceania BEFORE 1450; The World of Inner Africa.
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AThe Human Journey offers a truly concise yet satisfyingly full history of the world from ancient times to the present. The book's scope, as the title implies, is the whole story of humanity, in planetary context. Its themes include not only the great questions of the humanities--nature versus nurture, the history and meaning of human variation, the sources of wealth and causes of revolution--but also the major transformations in human history: agriculture, cities, iron, writing, universal religions, global trade, industrialization, popular government, justice, and equality. In each conceptually rich chapter, leading historian Kevin Reilly concentrates on a single important period and theme, sustaining a focused narrative and analytical perspective. Chapter 2, for example, discusses the significance of bronze-age urbanization and the advent of the Iron Age. Chapter 3 examines the meaning and significance of the age of "classical "civilizations. Chapter 4 explains the spread of universal religions and new technologies in the postclassical age of Eurasian integration. But these examples also reveal a range of approaches to world history. The first chapter is an example of current "Big History, "the second of history as technological transformations, the third of comparative history, the fourth the history of connections that dominates, and thus narrows, so many texts. Free of either a confined, limiting focus or a mandatory laundry list of topics, this book begins with our most important questions and searches all of our past for answers. Well-grounded in the latest scholarship, this is not a fill-in-the-blanks text, but world history in a grand humanistic tradition.

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