World History: Cultures, States, and Societies to 1500

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Eugene Berger, Georgia Gwinnett College

Pub Date: 2016

ISBN 13: 978-1-9407711-0-6

Publisher: University of North Georgia Press

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Reviewed by Leigh Ann Craig, Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, on 2/9/2017.

The test provides relatively even, if brief, coverage of western and central Eurasia, and somewhat more brief coverage of east Asia and the … read more

 

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Reviewed by Mary Soots, Adjust Professor, Portland State University, on 2/9/2017.

The book is comprehensive and all-encompassing in the development of states and societies throughout the world. It tends to be a bit Eurocentric, … read more

 

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Reviewed by Chris Thomas, Associate Professor and Program Head, Reynolds Community College, on 2/9/2017.

The text adequately covers all the materials that would be required in a survey World History course. While each chapter had a different author and … read more

 

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One: Prehistory
  • Chapter Two: Early Middle Eastern and Northeast African Civilizations
  • Chapter Three: Ancient and Early Medieval India
  • Chapter Four: China and East Asia to the Ming Dynasty
  • Chapter Five: The Greek World from the Bronze Age to the Roman Conquest
  • Chapter Six: The Roman World from 753 BCE to 500 CE
  • Chapter Seven: Western Europe and Byzantium circa 5 0 0 - 10 0 0 CE
  • Chapter Eight: Islam to the Mamluks
  • Chapter Nine: African History to 1500
  • Chapter Ten: The Americas
  • Chapter Eleven: Central Asia
  • Chapter Twelve: Western Europe and Byzantium circa1000 - 1500 CE

About the Book

World History: Cultures, States, and Societies to 1500 offers a comprehensive introduction to the history of humankind from prehistory to 1500. Authored by six USG faculty members with advance degrees in History, this textbook offers up-to-date original scholarship. It covers such cultures, states, and societies as Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Israel, Dynastic Egypt, India’s Classical Age, the Dynasties of China, Archaic Greece, the Roman Empire, Islam, Medieval Africa, the Americas, and the Khanates of Central Asia. It includes 350 high-quality images and maps, chronologies, and learning questions to help guide student learning. Its digital nature allows students to follow links to applicable sources and videos, expanding their educational experience beyond the textbook. It provides a new and free alternative to traditional textbooks, making World History an invaluable resource in our modern age of technology and advancement.

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Eugene Berger is a Professor in the History department at Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville, GA