A true exploration of world history, this text presents world history through an analysis of eight c...
A true exploration of world history, this text presents world history through an analysis of eight chronological turning points seen through the prisms of eight different themes ? origins, cities, empires, religion, trade, migrations, revolutions, and technology. Focusing throughout on three major questions ? What do we know? How do we know it? What difference does it make? ? it helps readers make sense of the immensity of human historical experience ? the most significant activities, accomplishments and failures ? throughout the world, from earliest times to the present. Volumes I and II cover the following turning points?human origins and human cultures: 5 million B.C.E. - 10,000 B.C.E, The first cities 10,000 B.C.E. - 1000 C.E, Empire and Imperialism: 2300 B.C.E. - 1100 C.E, the rise of world religions: 600 B.C.E. - 1500 C.E, world trade: 1100 - 1776 C.E, migration 1500-1750, social change: 1688-1914 and exploding technologies: 1914-1900s. For individuals interested in a comprehensive, yet manageable presentation of world history.