World Civilizations: Beginnings to 1750 (Chapters 1-22) v. 1: The Global Experience
The primary goal of World Civilizations is to present a truly global history-since the development of agriculture and herding to the present. Using a ... Show synopsis The primary goal of World Civilizations is to present a truly global history-since the development of agriculture and herding to the present. Using a unique periodization, this book divides the main periods of human history according to changes in the nature and extent of global contacts. This global world history text discusses both the developments of the world's leading civilizations and also emphasizes the major stages in the interactions among different peoples and societies. Presenting social and cultural as well as political and economic aspects of the human experience, the book examines all of the world's civilizations including those in the Western tradition but also those civilizations sometimes neglected in world history texts-nomadic societies of Asia, Latin America, and the nations and states of the Pacific Rim. World Civilizations balances this discussion of independent developments in the world's major civilizations with comparative analysis of the results of global contact.