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Table Of Contents

1450–1750
Russia and Europe
Russia and the World
Parallel Worlds
The World of Inner Africa
The Amerindian World
The World of Oceania
Conclusion: Durability of Empire
The European Explosion
Europe Outward Bound
A Changing Europe
The Making of an Atlantic World
American Differences
Colonial Societies in the Americas
The Impact of Empire
Africa and the Atlantic World
Origins of the Atlantic Slave Trade
The Slave Trade in Operation
Counting the Cost
Europe and Asia
Commerce and Coercion
Missionaries in East Asia
Europeans in Oceania
The Fruits of Empire
A World Economy
New Knowledge
The First World Wars
Conclusion: Empire and Globalization
Why Europe? A Historian’s Debate
Was Europe Unique?
Critics of Eurocentrism
The Advantages of Empire
The Industrial Revolution
Toward Economic Modernity
Class and Industrial Society
Women, Factories, and the Home
Politics and War
The Political Revolution
Kings and Commoners
Making New Societies
Variations on a Theme
New Identities, New Conflicts
Socialism
Nationalism
Feminism
Imperialism of the Industrial Age
Imperial Motives
The Tools of Empire5
Confronting Imperialism
India
China
The Ottoman Empire
Africa
Russian and American Expansion
Australia and New Zealand
Global Imperial Economies
A Second Wave of Globalization
A Divided World
India and Imperial Globalization
Africa and Imperial Globalization
Global Migration
Global Imperial Society and Culture
Population Patterns
Slavery and Race
New Identities
Colonized Women
Missionaries and Conversion
Changing Defensively
Trying to Catch Up
Ottoman Modernization
Comparing China and Japan
Progress or Exploitation?
Actors and Re-actors
Change and Persistence
The Past Century
The European Crisis, 1914–1945
World War I
Capitalism in Crisis
Racism and the Holocaust
Another World War
A World Reshaped
Revolution and Communism
The Birth of Communism
Making Communist Societies
The Assertion of Islam
Successes, Failures, and Fissures
The Collapse of Communism
Explaining the Soviet Collapse
The Chinese Difference
The End of the Cold War
A Demographic Transition
Consequences
Debates and Controversies
Economic Globalization
An Industrializing World
A Densely Connected World
A Deeply Divided World
A Diminished World
Political Globalization
Index
About the Author
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The Human Journey: A Concise Introduction to World History

The Human Journey: A Concise Introduction to World History

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The Human Journey offers a truly concise yet satisfyingly full history of the world from ancient times to the present. The book’s scope, as the title implies, is the whole story of humanity, in planetary context. Its themes include not only the great questions of the humanities—nature versus nurture, the history and meaning of human variation, the sources of wealth and causes of revolution—but also the major transformations in human history: agriculture, cities, iron, writing, universal religions, global trade, industrialization, popular government, justice, and equality.In each conceptually rich chapter, leading historian Kevin Reilly concentrates on a single important period and theme, sustaining a focused narrative and analytical perspective. Chapter 2, for example, discusses the significance of bronze-age urbanization and the advent of the Iron Age. Chapter 3 examines the meaning and significance of the age of “classical” civilizations. Chapter 4 explains the spread of universal religions and new technologies in the postclassical age of Eurasian integration. But these examples also reveal a range of approaches to world history. The first chapter is an example of current “Big History,” the second of history as technological transformations, the third of comparative history, the fourth the history of connections that dominates, and thus narrows, so many texts. Free of either a confined, limiting focus or a mandatory laundry list of topics, this book begins with our most important questions and searches all of our past for answers. Well-grounded in the latest scholarship, this is not a fill-in-the-blanks text, but world history in a grand humanistic tradition.
The Human Journey offers a truly concise yet satisfyingly full history of the world from ancient times to the present. The book’s scope, as the title implies, is the whole story of humanity, in planetary context. Its themes include not only the great questions of the humanities—nature versus nurture, the history and meaning of human variation, the sources of wealth and causes of revolution—but also the major transformations in human history: agriculture, cities, iron, writing, universal religions, global trade, industrialization, popular government, justice, and equality.In each conceptually rich chapter, leading historian Kevin Reilly concentrates on a single important period and theme, sustaining a focused narrative and analytical perspective. Chapter 2, for example, discusses the significance of bronze-age urbanization and the advent of the Iron Age. Chapter 3 examines the meaning and significance of the age of “classical” civilizations. Chapter 4 explains the spread of universal religions and new technologies in the postclassical age of Eurasian integration. But these examples also reveal a range of approaches to world history. The first chapter is an example of current “Big History,” the second of history as technological transformations, the third of comparative history, the fourth the history of connections that dominates, and thus narrows, so many texts. Free of either a confined, limiting focus or a mandatory laundry list of topics, this book begins with our most important questions and searches all of our past for answers. Well-grounded in the latest scholarship, this is not a fill-in-the-blanks text, but world history in a grand humanistic tradition.

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