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  • The Silk Road in World History
    The Silk Road in World History (English, Paperback) Xinru Liu

    The ancient trade routes that made up the Silk Road were some of the great conduits of cultural and material exchange in world history. In this intriguing book, Xinru Liu reveals both why and how this long-distance trade in luxury goods emerged in the late third century BCE, following its story through to the Mongol conquest.

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  • Iran in World History
    Iran in World History (English, Paperback) Richard Foltz

    One of the world's most ancient and enduring civilizations, Iran has long played a central role in human events and continues to do so today. This book traces Iran's long history, as well as its influence on peoples from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean, and along the Silk Roads as far as China, from prehistoric times up to the present day.

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  • China in World History
    China in World History (English, Paperback) Paul S. Ropp

    Here is a fascinating compact history of Chinese political, economic, and cultural life, ranging from the origins of civilization in China to the beginning of the 21st century. Historian Paul Ropp combines vivid story-telling with astute analysis to shed light on some of the larger questions of Chinese history. What is distinctive about China in comparison with other civilizations? What have...

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  • The City
    The City (English, Paperback) Andrew Lees

    The City: A World History depicts the rise of urban centers from the middle of the fourth century BCE to the early twenty-first century. It begins in the ancient Near East, and traces urban growth and its effects throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas.

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  • Genocide
    Genocide (English, Paperback) Norman M. Naimark

    This world history of genocide examines the longue duree of mass murder from the beginning of human history to the present. Cases of genocide are examined as distinct episodes of killing, but in connection with earlier episodes. Communist and anti-communist genocides are considered, as are cases of settler (or colonial) genocide.

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  • Technology
    Technology (English, Paperback) Daniel R. Headrick

    Today technology has created a world of dazzling progress, growing disparities of wealth and poverty, and looming threats to the environment. Technology: A World History offers an illuminating backdrop to our present moment--a brilliant history of invention around the globe. Historian Daniel R. Headrick ranges from the Stone Age and the beginnings of agriculture to the Industrial Revolution and...

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  • Migration
    Migration (English, Paperback) Michael H. Fisher

    Fisher explores the process of migration chronologically and at levels varying from the migration of an individual community, to larger patterns of the collective movements of major ethnic groups, to the more abstract study of emigration, migration, and immigration.

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  • South Asia in World History
    South Asia in World History (English, Paperback) Marc Jason Gilbert

    This book explores how world historical processes, from changes in environment to the movement of peoples and ideas, have shaped and continue to shape the history of South Asia and its place in the wider world.

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  • The Silk Road in World History
    The Silk Road in World History (English, Hardback) Xinru Liu

    The ancient trade routes that made up the Silk Road were some of the great conduits of cultural and material exchange in world history. In this intriguing book, Xinru Liu reveals both why and how this long-distance trade in luxury goods emerged in the late third century BCE, following its story through to the Mongol conquest.

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  • The World from 1450 to 1700
    The World from 1450 to 1700 (English, Paperback) Mr. John E. Wills

    "Traces the interwoven changes that led from the world of Columbus, Luther, and the Mughal emperor Babur to the world of Locke, Louis XIV, and the Kangxi Emperor. Wills encourages his readers to acknowledge the special features of the European experience and achievement without presenting Europe as essentially the only source of the modern"--Provided by publisher.

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  • South Africa in World History
    South Africa in World History (English, Paperback) Iris Berger

    South Africa in World History discusses the history of South Africa from the early centuries of the Common Era to the present-day and addresses broad themes of world history such as colonialism, white settlement, nationalism and reconciliation.

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  • Democracy
    Democracy (English, Paperback) Temma Kaplan

    Focusing on local movements to achieve equal distribution of social, economic, and political rights and natural resources, Democracy examines how ordinary and extraordinary men and women of different cultural and religious backgrounds have formed and attempted to sustain institutions that would permit them to live together in equality and peace.

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  • Russia in World History
    Russia in World History (English, Hardback) Barbara Alpern Engel, Janet Martin

    A lively introduction to Russia's dramatic history from its origins to the present, this volume concisely describes how its peoples overcame constant challenges, including devastating foreign invasions, to become an ethnically and religiously diverse land empire, the first communist society, and a major world power.

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  • Trans-Saharan Africa in World History
    Trans-Saharan Africa in World History (English, Paperback) Ralph A. Austen

    During the heyday of camel caravan traffic--from the eighth century CE arrival of Islam in North Africa to the early twentieth-century building of European colonial railroads that linked the Sudan with the Atlantic--the Sahara was one of the world's great commercial highways, bringing gold, slaves, and other commodities northward and sending both manufactured goods and Mediterranean culture...

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  • The World from Beginnings to 4000 BCE
    The World from Beginnings to 4000 BCE (English, Paperback) Ian Tattersall

    This book narrates the story of human biological and cultural evolution, from the earliest beginnings of our zoological family Hominidae, through the emergence of Homo sapiens, to the Agricultural Revolution. It concludes with a brief overview of the subsequent diversification of cultural and technological traditions in all the areas our species inhabit.

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  • Southeast Asia in World History
    Southeast Asia in World History (English, Paperback) Craig Lockard

    Here is a brief, well-written, and lively survey of the history of Southeast Asia from ancient times to the present, paying particular attention to the region's role in world history and the distinctive societies that arose in lands shaped by green fields and forests, blue rivers and seas. Craig Lockard shows how for several millennia Southeast Asians, living at the crossroads of Asia, enjoyed...

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  • Russia in World History
    Russia in World History (English, Paperback) Barbara Alpern Engel, Janet Martin

    A lively introduction to Russia's dramatic history from its origins to the present, this volume concisely describes how its peoples overcame constant challenges, including devastating foreign invasions, to become an ethnically and religiously diverse land empire, the first communist society, and a major world power.

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  • The World from 1000 BCE to 300 CE
    The World from 1000 BCE to 300 CE (English, Paperback) Stanley M. Burstein

    This book provides the first comprehensive history of Afro-Eurasia during the first millennium BCE and the beginning of the first millennium CE. The history of these 1300 plus years can be summed up in one word: connectivity. The growth in connectivity during this period was marked by increasing political, economic, and cultural interaction throughout the region, and the replacement of the...

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  • Japan in World History
    Japan in World History (English, Paperback) James L. Huffman

    Japan in World History ranges from Japan's prehistoric interactions with Korea and China, to the Western challenge of the late 1500s, the partial isolation under the Tokugawa family (1600-1868), and the tumultuous interactions of more recent times, when Japan modernized ferociously, turned imperialist, lost a world war, then became the world's second largest economy--and its greatest foreign aid...

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  • Central Asia in World History
    Central Asia in World History (English, Paperback) Peter B. Golden

    This compact book traces the history of the nomadic steppe tribes and sedentary inhabitants of the oasis city-states of Central Asia from pre-history to the present. Golden covers themes of trade, religion, empire, technology, and language as he introduces readers to the people who have inhabitedge this region.

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