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Price: $60.95

Format:
Paperback 592 pp.
7.5" x 10"

ISBN-10:
0199943761

ISBN-13:
9780199943760

Copyright Year:
2013

Imprint: OUP US

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Patterns of World History, Brief Edition

Volume 2: Since 1400

Peter von Sivers, Charles A. Desnoyers and George B. Stow

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

These key features show the O-A-I framework in action:

* Seeing Patterns, a list of key questions at the beginning of each chapter, focuses students on the 3-5 over-arching patterns, which are revisited, considered, and synthesized at the end of the chapter in Thinking Through Patterns.
* Each chapter includes a Patterns Up Close case study that brings into sharp relief the O-I-A pattern using a specific idea or thing that has developed in human history (and helped, in turn, develop human history), like the innovation of the Chinese writing system or religious syncretism in India. Each case study clearly shows how an innovation originated either in one geographical center or independently in several different centers. It demonstrates how, as people in the centers interacted with their neighbors, the neighbors adapted to - and in many cases were transformed by - the idea, object, or event. Adaptations include the entire spectrum of human responses, ranging from outright rejection to creative borrowing and, at times, forced acceptance.

Readership : Suitable for undergraduate students of survey level world history courses.

Volume 1: Chapters 1-18
Volume 2: Chapters 15-31
15. The Rise of Empires in the Americas, 600-1550
Part 4: Interactions across the Globe, 1450-1750
16. The Ottoman-Hapsburg Struggle and European Overseas Expansion, 1450-1600
17. Renaissance, Reformation, and the New Science in Europe, 1450-1700
18. New Patterns in New Worlds: Colonialism and Indigenous Responses in the Americas, 1500-1800
19. African Kingdoms, The Atlantic Slave Trade and the Origins of Black America, 1450-1800
20. The Mughal Empire: Muslim Rulers and Hindu Subjects, 1400-1750
21. Regulating the "Inner" and the "Outer" Domains of China and Japan, 1500-1800
Part 5: The Origins of Modernity, 1750-1900
22. Nation-States and Patterns of Culture in Europe and North America, 1750-1871
23. Industrialization and its Discontents
24. The Challenge of Modernity: East Asia, 1750 - 1900
25. Adaption and Resistance: The Ottoman and Russian Empires, 1683-1908
26. The New Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century
27. Creoles and Caudillos: Latin America in the Nineteenth Century
Part 6: Adaptations to Modernity across the Globe, 1900-Present
28. World War and Competing Visions of Modernity to 1945
29. Reconstruction, the Cold War, and Decolonization 1945-1962
30. The End of the Cold War, Western Social Transformation, and the Developing World 1963-1991
31. Globalization and Challenges to Modernity, 1991-Present
Key Terms
Credits
Index

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Peter von Sivers is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Utah. Charles A. Desnoyers is an Associate Professor of History at La Salle University. George B. Stow is a Professor of History and the Director of the Graduate Program in History at La Salle University.

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Special Features

  • Seeing Patterns, a list of key questions at the beginning of each chapter, focuses students on the 3-5 over-arching patterns, which are revisited, considered, and synthesized at the end of the chapter in Thinking Through Patterns.
  • Each chapter includes a Patterns Up Close case study that brings into sharp relief the O-I-A pattern using a specific idea or thing that has developed in human history