AP World History


Patterns of World History: Combined Volume with Sources 2nd edition
Patterns of World History offers a distinct framework for understanding the global past through the study of origins, interactions, and adaptations. Authors Peter von Sivers, Charles A. Desnoyers, and George Stow–each specialists in their respective fields–examine the full range of human ingenuity over time and space in a comprehensive, even-handed, and critical fashion.
The book helps students to see and understand patterns through: ORIGINS – INTERACTIONS – ADAPTATIONS

Table of Contents

Part One: From Human Origins to Early Agricultural Centers, Prehistory-600 BCE

Chapter 1: Prehistory-10,000 BCE
Chapter 2: Agrarian-Urban Centers of the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean, 11,500-600 BCE
Chapter 3: Shifting Agrarian Centers in India, 3000-600 BCE
Chapter 4: Agrarian Centers and the Mandate of Heaven in Ancient China, 5000-481 BCE
Chapter 5: Origins Apart: The Americas and Oceania, 30,000-600 BCE

Part Two: The Age of Empires and Visionaries, 600 BCE-600 CE
Chapter 6: Chiefdoms and Early States in Africa and the Americas, 600 BCE-600 CE
Chapter 7: Persia, Greece, and Rome, 550 BCE-600 CE
Chapter 8: Empires and Visionaries in India, 600 BCE-600 CE
Chapter 9: China: Imperial Unification and Perfecting the Moral Order, 722 BCE-618 CE

Part Three: The Formation of Religious Civilizations, 600-1450 CE
Chapter10: Islamic Civilization and Byzantium, 600-1300 CE
Chapter 11: Innovation and Adaptation in the Western Christian World, 600-1450 CE
Chapter 12: Contrasting Patterns in India and China, 600-1600 CE
Chapter 13: Religious Civilizations Interacting: Korea, Japan, and Vietnam, 550-1500 CE
Chapter 14: Patterns of State Formation in Africa, 600-1450 CE
Chapter 15: The Rise of Empires in the Americas, 600-1550 CE
Chapter 16: Western European Overseas Expansion and the Ottoman-Habsburg Struggle, 1450-1650
Chapter 17: The Renaissance, New Sciences, and Religious Wars in Europe, 1450-1750
Chapter 18: New Patterns in New Worlds: Colonialism and Indigenous Responses in the Americas, 1500-1800
Chapter 19: African Kingdoms, the Atlantic Slave Trade, and the Origins of Black America, 1450-1800
Chapter 20: The Mughal Empire: Muslim Rulers and Hindu Subjects,1400-1750
Chapter 21: Regulating the “Inner” and “Outer” Domains: China and Japan, 1500-1800
Chapter 22: Patterns of Nation-States and Culture in Europe and North America, 1750-1871
Chapter 23: Creoles and Caudillos: Latin America and the Caribbean in the Nineteenth Century, 1790-1917
Chapter 24: The Challenge of Modernity: East Asia, 1750-1910
Chapter 25: Adaptation and Resistance: The Ottoman and Russian Empires, 1683-1908
Chapter 26: Industrialization and Its Discontents, 1750-1914
Chapter 27: The New Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century, 1750-1914
Chapter 28: World War and Competing Visions of Modernity, 1900-1945
Chapter 29: Reconstruction, Cold War, and Decolonization, 1945-1962
Chapter 30: The End of the Cold War, Western Social Transformation, and the Developing World, 1963-1991
Chapter 31: A Fragile Capitalist-Democratic World Order, 1991-2011


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