World Civilizations: The Global Experience, 5th Edition, AP® Edition ©2007

Peter N. Stearns, Michael Adas, Stuart B. Schwartz, Marc Jason Gilbert

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Foundations (c. 8000 B.C.E.–600 C.E.)

Chapters 1–5

Locating World History pp. xvi–xxi
Environment pp. 12–14
Time pp. 4–5
Diverse interpretations p. xxix
Developing agriculture and technology pp. 2–31
Types of early societies pp. 2–15
Emergence of agriculture and technology pp. 10–31
Nature of village settlements pp. 10–31
Impact of agriculture pp. 10–31
Introduction of metal use pp. 10–31
Basic features of early civilizations pp. 15–31
Mesopotamia pp. 18–20
Egypt pp. 20, 22
Indus valley civilization p. 22
Shang dynasty p. 23
Mesoamerica and Andean South America pp. 104–105
Classical civilizations pp. 32–119
Major political developments pp. 32–119
Social and gender structures pp. 32–119
Major trading patterns p. 54
Arts, sciences, and technology pp. 45–52, 68–70, 87–90
Major belief systems p. 111
Polytheism pp. 2–31
Hinduism pp. 56–75
Judaism pp. 25–29
Confucianism pp. 38–59
Daoism pp. 38–59
Buddhism pp. 56–75, 98, 117
Christianity pp. 98–117, 210–233
Late Classical period (200 C.E.–600 C.E.) pp. 98–125
Collapse of empires p. 100
Movements of peoples p. 100
Interregional networks by 600 C.E. p. 119

The Postclassical Era (600 C.E.–1450 C.E.)

Chapters 6–15

Questions of periodization pp. 120–125
Nature and causes of changes pp. 120–125
Emergence of new empires pp. 120–125
Continuities and breaks with the period pp. 126–171
The Islamic world pp. 126–149
The rise and role of Islam pp. 126–149
Islamic political structures pp. 126–149
Arts, sciences, and technologies pp. 126–149
Interregional networks and contacts p. 125
Trade, technology, and cultural exchange pp. 150–171
—Trans-Sahara trade pp. 172–193
—Indian Ocean trade pp. 150–171
—Silk routes pp. 150–171
Missionary outreach of major religions p. 123
Contacts between major religions pp. 111–117
Impact of Mongol empires pp. 302–323
China's internal and external expansion pp. 256–277
Tang and Song economic revolutions pp. 256–277
Chinese influence on surrounding areas pp. 278–301
Arts, sciences, and technologies pp. 256–301
Developments in Europe pp. 194–233
Restructuring of European institutions pp. 154–233
The division of Christendom pp. 154–209
Patterns in the Amerindian world pp. 234–255
Maya p. 236
Aztec pp. 237–238
Inca pp. 244–246
Demographic and environmental changes pp. 302–323
Impact of nomadic migrations p. 318
Consequences of plague pandemics in the 14th century pp. 302–323, 340–341
Growth and role of cities p. 329

The Interaction of World Cultures (1450–1750)

Chapters 16–22

Questions of periodization pp. 342–347
Continuities and breaks pp. 342–347
Changes in trade, technology, and global interactions pp. 348–367
The Columbian Exchange pp. 342–367
Impact of guns pp. 348–367
Changes in shipbuilding pp. 348–367
New navigational devices pp. 345–367
Major empires, other political units, and social systems pp. 456–481
Ottoman pp. 482–503
China pp. 482–503
Portugal pp. 348–367
Spain pp. 348–367
Russia pp. 388–403
France pp. 348–387
England pp. 348–387
Tokugawa pp. 482–503
Mughal pp. 456–481
Benin pp. 432–455
Songhay pp. 432–455
Gender and empire pp. 348–367
Slave systems and slave trade pp. 432–455
Demographic and environmental changes pp. 504–505
Cultural and intellectual developments pp. 368–387
Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment pp. 368–387
Changes and continuities in Confucianism pp. 482–503
Major developments in the arts pp. 368–387

Western Global Hegemony (1750–1914)

Chapters 23–27

Questions of periodization pp. 506–511
Continuities and breaks pp. 506–511
Global commerce, communications, and technology pp. 506–511, 634–635
Changes in world trade pp. 538–561
Industrial Revolution pp. 506–537, 614–633
Demographic and environmental changes pp. 506–511, 634–637
Changes in social and gender structure pp. 512–538
Political revolutions and independence movements pp. 513–515
Latin American independence movements pp. 562–589
Revolutions pp. 513–520
Rise of nationalism and nation-states pp. 521–523, 564–568
Overlaps between nations and empires p. 590
Rise of democracy and its limitations pp. 513–533
Patterns of cultural interactions among societies pp. 634–635

The 20th Century in World History (1914–Present)

Chapters 28–36

Questions of periodization pp. 636–643
Continuities and breaks pp. 644–668, 706–731
The World Wars, the Holocaust, and the Cold War pp. 644–668, 706–731
International organizations and their impact p. 720
New patterns of nationalism p. 735
Impact of major global economic developments pp. 690–693
Great Depression pp. 860–875
Technology pp. 821–829
Pacific Rim pp. 821–829
Multinational corporations pp. 861–865
New forces of revolution and other political innovations pp. 679–891
Social reform and social revolution pp. 810–820, 830–834
Globalization of science, technology, and culture pp. 560–579
Global cultures and regional reactions pp. 560–579
Elite, popular culture, and art pp. 560–579
Patterns of resistance pp. 560–579
Demographic and environmental changes pp. 871–873

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