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The history of the world

Author: J M Roberts; Odd Arne Westad
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Sixth editionView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J M Roberts; Odd Arne Westad
ISBN: 9780199936762 0199936765
OCLC Number: 818658910
Notes: "The fifth revised edition was published in Great Britain as The new Penguin history of the world by Penguin Press/Allen Lane, 2012"--Title page verso.
Description: xiv, 1,260 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The foundations --
Homo sapiens --
The possibility of civilization --
Early civilized life --
Ancient Mesopotamia --
Ancient Egypt --
Intruders and invaders --
The beginnings of civilization in South Asia --
Ancient China --
The other worlds of the ancient past --
Transformations --
Remaking the old world --
The Greeks --
The Hellenistic world --
Rome --
Christianity and the western transition --
Classical India --
Classical China --
The central Eurasian crossroads --
Islam and the Arab empires --
Byzantium and its sphere --
The new Middle East and the making of Europe --
India --
Imperial China --
Japan --
Worlds apart --
Europe: the possibility of change --
New limits, new horizons --
Qing China and Mughal India --
A new kind of society: early modern Europe --
Authority and its challengers in Europe --
The new world of great powers --
Europe's assault on the world --
World history's new shape --
Ideas old and new --
Long-term change --
Political change in an age of revolution --
Political change: a new Europe --
Political change: the Anglo-Saxon world --
The European world hegemony --
Imperialism and imperial rule --
Asian metamorphoses --
Strains in the system --
The era of the First World War --
The making of a new Asia --
The Ottoman heritage and the western Islamic lands --
The Second World War --
Decolonization and cold war --
Revolutions in science and perceptions --
The cold war world --
Crises and détente --
The closing of an era --
Openings and closures --
Whole world history.
Responsibility: J.M. Roberts and O.A. Westad.

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