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The rise of the West : a history of the human community

Author: William Hardy McNeill
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1963.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Hardy McNeill
OCLC Number: 387800
Description: 829 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The era of Middle Eastern dominance to 500 B.C. In the beginning --
The breakthrough to civilization in Mesopotamia --
The diffusion of civilization : first phase --
The rise of a cosmopolitan civilization in the Middle East, 1700-500 B.C. --
The formation of peripheral civilizations in India, Greece, and China, 1700-500 B.C. --
pt. 2. Eurasian cultural balance, 500 B.C.-1500 A.D. The expansion of Hellenism, 500-146 B.C. --
Closure of the Eurasian Ecumene, 500 B.C. --
200 B.C. --
Barbarian onslaught and civilized response, 200-600 A.D. --
The resurgence of the Middle East, 600-1000 A.D. --
Steppe conquerors and the European Far West, 1000-1500 A.D. --
pt. 3. The era of Western dominance, 1500-A.D. to the present. The Far West's challenge to the world, 1500-1700 A.D. --
The tottering world balance, 1700-1850 A.D. --
The rise of the West : cosmopolitanism on a global scale, 1850-1950 A.D.
Responsibility: by William H. McNeill ; drawings by Béla Petheö.

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