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ISBN-10 0205794955ISBN-13 9780205794959
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ISBN-10 0-205-65956-XISBN-13 978-0-205-65956-2
Author(s): Peter N. Stearns; Michael Adas; Stuart B. Schwartz; Marc Jason Gilbert
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2011 Pages: 1080
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This CourseSmart Sampler includes a selection of material from the full book for faculty to use in order to make a textbook selection for their course. If you need to see additional chapters before making a final decision, please contact your Pearson sales representative for a print copy.

The primary goal of World Civilizations is to present a truly global history—from 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 emphasizes the major stages in the interactions among different peoples and societies, while at the same time assessing the development of major societies.  Encompassing social and cultural as well as political and economic history, the book examines key civilizations in world history.  World Civilizations balances this discussion of independent developments in the world's major civilizations with comparative analysis of the results of global contact.

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