World history in brief: major patterns of change and continuity

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Pearson/Longman, Oct 27, 2006 - History - 712 pages
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With its brief, global (rather than West-centered) approach,World History in Brief, Sixth Edition,seeks to show how different civilizations developed in a global context. Rather than overwhelm students, the chief goal ofWorld History in Briefis to present the big picture, to facilitate comparison and assessment of change, and to highlight the major developments in the world's history. This text also emphasizes the global interactions of major civilizations so that students can compare and assess changes in the patterns of interaction and the impact of global forces such as migration and technology exchange. The compact size of this text gives instructors the opportunity to take advantage of additional supplementary readings.

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Contents

From Origins
1
Early Civilization
18
Nomadic Societies
36
Copyright

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PETER N. STEARNS is Provost of George Mason University, and teaches courses in world history and social history. Stearns is a past vice president of the American Historical Association, in charge of the Teaching Division. He currently serves as chair of the Advanced Placement World History committee, founded and continues to serve as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Social History. Stearns is the author or editor of over 85 books.

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