Global History Volume One: The Ancient World to the Age of Revolution

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Barron's Educational Series, May 1, 2006 - History - 564 pages
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This all-new and comprehensive history textbook has been written and designed to meet secondary school requirements in school districts throughout the country, as well as New York City and State curriculum requirements for the first year in the two-year sequence in "Global History and Geography." It consists of the following study units:

  • Introduction to Global History and Geography: outlines physical economic and human/cultural geography in all regions of the world
  • Ancient World: Civilizations and Religion (4,000 BCE - 500 CE): covers ancient cultures of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas
  • Expanding Zones of Exchange and Encounter (500 - 1200): covers the Byzantine Empire, Medieval Europe, Islam, Asia, and the Americas
  • Global Interactions (1200 - 1650): covers the Renaissance, the Reformation, the commercial revolution, and Global interactions in Asia
  • The First Global Age (1450 - 1770): covers the rise of nation-states, the growth of democracy in England, the age of exploration, African civilizations, and globalism in the Middle East and Asia
  • An Age of Revolutions (1750 - 1826): covers the Enlightenment and the scientific revolution, the French Revolution, and revolution and war in the age of Napoleon

    The book is filled with maps, diagrams, and illustrations.
 

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Contents

Ancient Middle East and Africa
6
Ancient Southern and Eastern Asia
28
The GrecoRoman World
64
Ancient America and the Caribbean
130
AND ENCOUNTER 5001200
151
Medieval Europe
176
The Rise and Spread of Islam
210
Asia
226
THE FIRST GLOBAL AGE 14501770
355
The Growth of Democracy in England
384
The Age of Exploration
406
Civilizations in Africa
430
Additional Globalism in the Middle East and Asia
442
AN AGE OF REVOLUTIONS 17501826
461
The French Revolution
484
Revolution and War in the Age of Napoleon
506

The Renaissance
255
The Commercial Revolution
297
Global Interactions in Asia
318

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Kaplan is the world's largest, most successful test preparation company, with 185 centers and 1,200 satellite locations worldwide. Top markets include Metro and Upstate NY, Los Angeles, Illinois/Indiana, San Francisco, Boston, Washington DC, Michigan, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Southern Connecticut, Central Florida, Houston, Minneapolis, North and Central Texas, Southwest Ohio, and Seattle.

Weiner is a professor at Kean University in New Jersey, where he is the Coordinator of the Secondary Education Program. He received his doctorate in Latin American History with a specialization in Brazilian History.

Hero has taught in the social studies department of Midwood High School at Brooklyn College in New York City since 1984. He is also the founder and director of the Social Science Research program at Midwood.

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