Contemporary World History

Contemporary World History
Author: William J. Duiker
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN: 1305156285
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary World History Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive and balanced history of the world in the twentieth century and into the new millennium chronicles the key events of the period and examines the underlying issues that have shaped the times. CONTEMPORARY WORLD HISTORY, 6th Edition, takes a global approach to the subject while doing justice to the distinctive character of individual civilizations and regions. Author William Duiker integrates political, economic, social, and cultural history, creating a chronologically ordered synthesis that gives students the true flavor of the most decisive moments in recent world history. In addition, Duiker's own photographs and selection of primary source documents are especially effective in illustrating key points in the narrative. The popular Film & History feature examines several films, presenting a brief analysis of each film's plot as well as its historical significance, value, and accuracy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History
Author: Christopher Riches,Jan Palmowski
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-02-18
ISBN: 0192661043
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History Book Excerpt:

This authoritative dictionary provides expansive coverage on the most important people, organizations, events, movements, and ideas from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day. This new edition has been updated to reflect recent developments and contains new entries on people, organizations and events that have come to prominence, or had a major impact, in the last year. Recent new entries include [b]Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), Brexit, Donald Trump, Erna Solberg, Justin Trudeau,[/b] and [b]Moon Jae In[/b]. Maps complement the text to allow for easy reference, and tables include lists of office-holders for countries and organizations and winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. This dictionary is updated regularly throughout the year, and via annual new editions, ensuring that all recent developments are included in its coverage. It is a reliable resource for students of history, politics, and international relations as well as for journalists, policy-makers, and general readers interested in the modern world.

World History The Basics

World History  The Basics
Author: Peter N. Stearns
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-11-19
ISBN: 1136888160
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World History The Basics Book Excerpt:

World History has rapidly grown to become one of the most popular and talked about approaches to the study of history. World History: The Basics introduces this fast-growing field and addresses key questions such as: What is world history? How do we study a subject with such a broad geographic and chronological range? Why has world history been controversial? Written by one of the founders of the field and addressing all of the major issues including time, place, civilizations, contact, themes and more, this book is both an ideal introduction to world history and an important statement about the past, present and future of the field.

World History Teaching in Asia

World History Teaching in Asia
Author: Shingo Minamizuka
Publsiher: Berkshire Publishing Group
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2019-03-30
ISBN: 1614728216
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World History Teaching in Asia Book Excerpt:

World History Teaching in Asia is the first broad survey of the content and approaches used to teach world history in secondary schools and colleges in Asia. The collection has been crafted by scholars and educators whose goal was to shed light on the importance of history education and to foster understanding of and between Asian countries. These essays show how the teaching of world history in Asian countries has developed since World War II, with many interesting parallels, including the issue of Eurocentrism, but also distinctive national trends, and considerable changes over time. At a time when many Asian countries are making great strides in education, this study of history education in Asia will be of real interest to educators, history scholars, and policy-makers worldwide.

Globalization in World History

Globalization in World History
Author: Peter N. Stearns
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-08-15
ISBN: 1000650936
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalization in World History Book Excerpt:

In this third edition of Globalization in World History, Peter Stearns explores the roots of contemporary globalization, examining shifts in the global flow of people, goods, and ideas as early as 1000 CE. Exploring how four moments in history have accelerated the process of globalization, Stearns’s narrative details how factors such as economics, migration, disease transmission, culture, the environment, and politics have influenced the nature of globalization as we understand it today. This revised edition includes: Updates to the whole study with appropriate recent references; New brief transition sections that focus attention on the Mongol period, debates over the role of the eighteenth century, and the partial retreat from globalization after World War I; A new final chapter that deals with the rise in attacks on globalization during the most recent decade, from populist objections to the implications of growing authoritarianism, raising the question of whether a new transition is taking shape around us today. Through an interdisciplinary approach that links political, sociological, and historical perspectives, Stearns provides a comprehensive overview of globalization and the historical factors that have shaped it. This book will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students of world history, economic history, and political economy.

Sexuality in World History

Sexuality in World History
Author: Peter N. Stearns
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2017-02-14
ISBN: 1351976443
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sexuality in World History Book Excerpt:

This book examines sexuality in the past, and explores how it helps explain sexuality in the present. The subject of sexuality is often a controversial one, and exploring it through a world history perspective emphasizes the extent to which societies, including our own, are still reacting to historical change through contemporary sexual behaviors, values, and debates. The study uses a clear chronological structure to focus on major patterns and changes in sexuality—both sexual culture and sexual behaviors—in the main periods of world history, covering topics including: • The sexual implications of the transition from hunting and gathering economies to agricultural economies; • Sexuality in classical societies; • The postclassical period and the spread of the world religions; • Sex in an age of trade and colonies; • Changes in sexual behaviors and sexual attitudes between 1750 and 1950; • Sex in contemporary world history. This new edition examines these issues on a global scale, with attention to anthropological insights on sexuality and their relationship to history, the dynamics between sexuality and imperialism, sexuality in industrial society, and trends and conflicts surrounding views of sex and sexuality in the contemporary world.

Teaching World History in the Twenty first Century A Resource Book

Teaching World History in the Twenty first Century  A Resource Book
Author: Heidi Roupp
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-02-12
ISBN: 1317458966
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching World History in the Twenty first Century A Resource Book Book Excerpt:

This practical handbook is designed to help anyone who is preparing to teach a world history course - or wants to teach it better. It includes contributions by experienced teachers who are reshaping world history education, and features new approaches to the subject as well as classroom-tested practices that have markedly improved world history teaching.

The Cambridge World History

The Cambridge World History
Author: Norman Yoffee
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 595
Release: 2015-03-12
ISBN: 0521190088
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge World History Book Excerpt:

The first book to compare the world's earliest cities, the history of research and meaning of early cities.

Historical Sociology and World History

Historical Sociology and World History
Author: Alexander Anievas,Kamran Matin
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2016-09-12
ISBN: 178348683X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Sociology and World History Book Excerpt:

This book is the first to offer a full exploration of the theory of uneven and combined development

Gender in World History

Gender in World History
Author: Peter N. Stearns
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2015-03-02
ISBN: 1317524500
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender in World History Book Excerpt:

Covering societies from classical times to the twenty-first century, Gender in World History is a fascinating exploration of what happens to established ideas about men, women, and gender roles when different cultural systems come into contact. The book breaks new ground to facilitate a consistent approach to gender in a world history context. Now in its third edition, the book has been thoroughly updated, including: expanded treatment of Africa under Islamic influence expanded discussion of southeast Asia a new chapter on contemporary Latin America representations of individual women engagement with recent work on gender history and theory. With truly global coverage, this book enables students to understand how gender roles have varied across the world and over time, and the vital role of gender in structuring social and political relationships. Providing a succinct, current overview of the history of gender throughout the world, Gender in World History remains essential reading for students of world history.

The Cambridge World History Volume 6 The Construction of a Global World 1400 1800 CE Part 2 Patterns of Change

The Cambridge World History  Volume 6  The Construction of a Global World  1400   1800 CE  Part 2  Patterns of Change
Author: Jerry H. Bentley,Sanjay Subrahmanyam,Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-04-09
ISBN: 1316297829
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge World History Volume 6 The Construction of a Global World 1400 1800 CE Part 2 Patterns of Change Book Excerpt:

The era from 1400 to 1800 saw intense biological, commercial, and cultural exchanges, and the creation of global connections on an unprecedented scale. Divided into two books, Volume 6 of the Cambridge World History series considers these critical transformations. The first book examines the material and political foundations of the era, including global considerations of the environment, disease, technology, and cities, along with regional studies of empires in the eastern and western hemispheres, crossroads areas such as the Indian Ocean, Central Asia, and the Caribbean, and sites of competition and conflict, including Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Mediterranean. The second book focuses on patterns of change, examining the expansion of Christianity and Islam, migrations, warfare, and other topics on a global scale, and offering insightful detailed analyses of the Columbian exchange, slavery, silver, trade, entrepreneurs, Asian religions, legal encounters, plantation economies, early industrialism, and the writing of history.

The Historical Foundations of World Order

The Historical Foundations of World Order
Author: Douglas M. Johnston
Publsiher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Total Pages: 875
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9004161678
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Historical Foundations of World Order Book Excerpt:

In The Historical Foundations of World Order: the Tower and the Arena, Douglas M. Johnston has drawn on a 45 year career as one of the world s most prolific academics in the development of international law and public policy and 5 years of exhaustive research to produce a comprehensive and highly nuanced examination of the historical precursors, intellectual developments, and philosophical frameworks that have guided the progress of world order through recorded history and across the globe, from pre-classical antiquity to the present day. By illuminating the personalities and identifying the controversies behind the great advancements in international legal thought and weaving this into the context of more conventionally known history, Johnston presents a unique understanding of how peoples and nations have sought regularity, justice and order across the ages. This book will appeal to a wide spectrum of readers, from lawyers interested in the historical background of familiar concepts, to curriculum developers for law schools and history faculties, to general interest readers wanting a wider perspective on the history of civilization.Winner 2009 ASIL Certificate of Merit for a Preeminent Contribution to Creative Scholarship

World History

World History
Author: Candice Goucher,Linda Walton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2013-03-12
ISBN: 1135088284
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World History Book Excerpt:

World History: Journeys from Past to Present uses common themes to present an integrated and comprehensive survey of human history from its origins to the present day. By weaving together thematic and regional perspectives in coherent chronological narratives, Goucher and Walton transform the overwhelming sweep of the human past into a truly global story that is relevant to the contemporary issues of our time. Revised and updated throughout, the second edition of this innovative textbook combines clear chronological progression with thematically focused chapters divided into six parts as follows: PART 1. EMERGENCE (Human origins to 500 CE) PART 2. ORDER (1 CE-1500 CE) PART 3. CONNECTIONS (500-1600 CE) PART 4. BRIDGING WORLDS (1300-1800 CE) PART 5. TRANSFORMING LIVES (1500-1900) PART 6. FORGING A GLOBAL COMMUNITY (1800- Present) The expanded new edition features an impressive full-color design with a host of illustrations, maps and primary source excerpts integrated throughout. Chapter opening timelines supply context for the material ahead, while end of chapter questions and annotated additional resources provide students with the tools for independent study. Each chapter and part boasts introductory and summary essays that guide the reader in comprehending the relevant theme. In addition, the companion website offers a range of resources including an interactive historical timeline, an indispensable study skills section for students, tips for teaching and learning thematically, and PowerPoint slides, lecture material and discussion questions in a password protected area for instructors. This textbook provides a basic introduction for all students of World History, incorporating thematic perspectives that encourage critical thinking, link to globally relevant contemporary issues, and stimulate further study.

Human Rights in World History

Human Rights in World History
Author: Peter N. Stearns
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2012-05-04
ISBN: 1136318135
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Rights in World History Book Excerpt:

Defended by a host of passionate advocates and organizations, certain standard human rights have come to represent a quintessential component of global citizenship. There are, however, a number of societies who dissent from this orthodoxy, either in general or on particular issues, on the basis of political necessity, cultural tradition, or group interest. Human Rights in World History takes a global historical perspective to examine the emergence of this dilemma and its constituent concepts. Beginning with premodern features compatible with a human rights approach, including religious doctrines and natural rights ideas, it goes on to describe the rise of the first modern-style human rights statements, associated with the Enlightenment and contemporary antislavery and revolutionary fervor. Along the way, it explores ongoing contrasts in the liberal approach, between sincere commitments to human rights and a recurrent sense that certain types of people had to be denied common rights because of their perceived backwardness and need to be "civilized". These contrasts find clear echo in later years with the contradictions between the pursuit of human rights goals and the spread of Western imperialism. By the second half of the 20th century, human rights frameworks had become absorbed into key global institutions and conventions, and their arguments had expanded to embrace multiple new causes. In today’s postcolonial world, and with the rise of more powerful regional governments, the tension between universal human rights arguments and local opposition or backlash is more clearly delineated than ever but no closer to satisfactory resolution.

The Routledge Companion to World History since 1914

The Routledge Companion to World History since 1914
Author: Chris Cook,John Stevenson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2006-01-27
ISBN: 113428179X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to World History since 1914 Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Companion to World History since 1914 is an outstanding compendium of facts and figures on World History. Fully up-to-date, reliable and clear, this volume is the indispensable source of information on a thorough range of topics such as: the Arab-Israeli conflict anti-semitism and the Holocaust all the world's major famines and natural disasters since 1914 whether all countries of the world have a king, president, prime minister or other governance GNP of the world's major states, year by year biographies of key figures civil rights movements the Vietnam War the rise of terrorism globalization. Thematically presented, the book covers topics relevant from the First World War to the Iraq war of 2003, and from post-colonial Africa to conflicts and movements in Southeast Asia. With maps, chronologies and full bibliography, this user-friendly reference work is the essential companion for students of history, politics and international relations, and for all those with an interest in world history.

The Industrial Revolution in World History

The Industrial Revolution in World History
Author: Peter N. Stearns
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2020-11-17
ISBN: 100022712X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Industrial Revolution in World History Book Excerpt:

Now in its fifth edition, this book explores the ways in which the industrial revolution reshaped world history, covering the international factors that helped launch the industrial revolution, its global spread and its impact from the end of the eighteenth century to the present day. The single most important development in human history over the past three centuries, the industrial revolution continues to shape the contemporary world. Revised and brought into the present, this fifth edition of Peter N. Stearns’ The Industrial Revolution in World History extends his global analysis of the industrial revolution. Looking beyond the West, the book considers India, the Middle East and China and now includes more on key Latin American economies and Africa as well as the heightened tensions, since 2008, about the economic aspects of globalization and the decline of manufacturing in the West. This edition also features a new chapter on key historiographical debates, updated suggestions for further reading and boxed debate features that encourage the reader to consider diversity and different viewpoints in their own analysis, and pays increased attention to the environmental impacts. Illustrating the contemporary relevance of the industrial revolution's history, this is essential reading for students of world history and economics, as well as for those seeking to know more about the global implications of what is arguably the defining socioeconomic event of modern times.

The Cambridge World History

The Cambridge World History
Author: Benjamin Z. Kedar,Merry Wiesner-Hanks,Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, Professor
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 748
Release: 2015-04-09
ISBN: 0521190746
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge World History Book Excerpt:

Global history of cross-cultural exchange and conquest, and the accompanying growth of states, religions, knowledge, and economic systems, between 500 and 1500.

Omar Khayyam s Secret Hermeneutics of the Robaiyat in Quantum Sociological Imagination Book 1 New Khayyami Studies

Omar Khayyam   s Secret  Hermeneutics of the Robaiyat in Quantum Sociological Imagination  Book 1  New Khayyami Studies
Author: Mohammad H. Tamdgidi
Publsiher: Ahead Publishing House (imprint: Okcir Press)
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2021-06-01
ISBN: 1640980040
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Omar Khayyam s Secret Hermeneutics of the Robaiyat in Quantum Sociological Imagination Book 1 New Khayyami Studies Book Excerpt:

Omar Khayyam’s Secret: Hermeneutics of the Robaiyat in Quantum Sociological Imagination is a twelve-book series of which this book, subtitled New Khayyami Studies: Quantumizing the Newtonian Structures of C. Wright Mills’s Sociological Imagination for A New Hermeneutic Method, is the first volume. Each book is independently readable, although it will be best understood as a part of the whole series. In the overall series, the transdisciplinary sociologist Mohammad H. Tamdgidi shares the results of his decades-long research on Omar Khayyam, the enigmatic 11th/12th centuries Persian Muslim sage, philosopher, astronomer, mathematician, physician, writer, and poet from Neyshabour, Iran, whose life and works still remain behind a veil of deep mystery. Tamdgidi’s purpose has been to find definitive answers to the many puzzles still surrounding Khayyam, especially regarding the existence, nature, and purpose of the Robaiyat in his life and works. To explore the questions posed, he advances a new hermeneutic method of textual analysis, informed by what he calls the quantum sociological imagination, to gather and study all the attributed philosophical, religious, scientific, and literary writings of Khayyam. In this first book of the series, following a common preface and introduction to the series, Tamdgidi develops the quantum sociological imagination method framing his hermeneutic study in the series as a whole. In the prefatory note he shares the origins of this series and how the study is itself a moment in the trajectory of a broader research project. In his introduction, he describes how centuries of Khayyami studies, especially during the last two, have reached an impasse in shedding light on his enigmatic life and works, especially his attributed Robaiyat. The four chapters of the book are then dedicated to developing the quantum sociological imagination as a new hermeneutic method framing the Khayyami studies in the series. The method builds, in an applied way, on the results of Tamdgidi’s recent work in the sociology of scientific knowledge, Liberating Sociology: From Newtonian Toward Quantum Imagination: Volume 1: Unriddling the Quantum Enigma (2020), where he explored extensively, in greater depth, and in the context of understanding the so-called “quantum enigma,” the Newtonian and quantum ways of imagining reality. In this first book, he shares the findings of that research in summary amid new applied insights developed in relation to Khayyami studies. In the first chapter, Tamdgidi raises a set of eight questions about the structure of C. Wright Mills’s sociological imagination as a potential framework for Khayyami studies. In the second chapter, he shows how the questions are symptomatic of Newtonian structures that still continue to frame Mills’s sociological imagination. In the third chapter, the author explores how the sociological imagination can be reinvented to be more in tune with the findings of quantum science. In the last chapter, the implications of the quantum sociological imagination for devising a hermeneutic method for new Khayyam and Robaiyat studies are outlined. In conclusion, the findings of this first book of the Omar Khayyam’s Secret series are summarized. CONTENTS About OKCIR—i Published to Date in the Series—ii About this Book—iv About the Author—vi Note on Transliteration—xv Acknowledgments—xvii Preface to the Series: Origins of This Study—1 Introduction to the Series: The Enigmatic Omar Khayyam and the Impasse of Khayyami Studies—9 CHAPTER I—The Promise and the Classical Limits of C. Wright Mills’s Sociological Imagination—27 CHAPTER II—The Newtonian Way of Imagining Reality, Society, Sociology, and Khayyami Studies—61 CHAPTER III—Quantum Sociological Imagination As A Framework for New Khayyami Studies—109 CHAPTER IV—Hermeneutics of the Khayyami Robaiyat in Quantum Sociological Imagination: Source Availability and Matters of Secrecy—177 Conclusion to Book 1: Summary of Findings—215 Appendix: Transliteration System and Book 1 Glossary—225 Book 1 Cumulative Glossary of Transliterations—238 Book 1 References—243 Book 1 Index—251

Peace in World History

Peace in World History
Author: Peter N. Stearns
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2014-04-03
ISBN: 1134757212
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peace in World History Book Excerpt:

In Peace in World History, Peter N. Stearns examines the ideas of peace that have existed throughout history, and how societies have sought to put them into practice. Beginning with the status of peace in early hunter-gatherer and agricultural societies, and continuing through the present day, the narrative gives students a clear view of the ways people across the world have understood and striven to achieve peace throughout history. Topics covered include: Comparison of the ‘pax Romana’ and ‘pax Sinica’ of Rome and China Concepts of peace in Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam, and their historical impact The place of peace in the periods of expanding empires The emergence, starting in the 19th century, of formal schemes to promote peace amid increasingly destructive technologies for warfare Moving away from the view of history as a series of military conflicts, Peace in World History offers a new way of looking at world history by focusing on peace. Showing how concepts of peace have evolved over time even as they have been challenged by war and conflict, this lively and engaging narrative enables students to consider peace as a human possibility.

Happiness in World History

Happiness in World History
Author: Peter N. Stearns
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2020-12-30
ISBN: 100032981X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Happiness in World History Book Excerpt:

Happiness in World History traces ideas and experiences of happiness from early stages in human history, to the maturation of agricultural societies and their religious and philosophical systems, to the changes and diversities in the approach to happiness in the modern societies that began to emerge in the 18th century. In this thorough overview, Peter N. Stearns explores the interaction between psychological and historical findings about happiness, the relationship between ideas and popular experience, and the opportunity to use historical analysis to assess strengths and weaknesses of dominant contemporary notions of happiness. Starting with the advent of agriculture, the book assesses major transitions in history for patterns in happiness, including the impact of the great religions, the unprecedented Enlightenment interest in secular happiness and cheerfulness, and industrialization and imperialism. The final, contemporary section covers fascist and communist efforts to define alternatives to Western ideas of happiness, the increasing connections with consumerism, and growing global interests in defining and promoting well-being. Touching on the experiences in the major regions of Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and North America, the text offers an expansive introduction to a new field of study. This book will be of interest to students of world history and the history of emotions.