Civilizations of the World: The Human Adventure
Richard L. Greaves
Longman, 1997 - History - 1170 pages
Civilizations of the World provides comprehensive coverage of the world's major civilizations and places historical events, customs, and cultures in a global context. The book acquaints students with the global story in order that they may understand and appreciate the many cultures and societies that have played a role in the human adventure. Using detailed comparative global histories, the authors deliver a thorough discussion of world history enlivened with engaging accounts of critical events and pivotal issues.
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