For an accessible, comprehensive global survey of the world's major civilizations, Adler and Pouwels's WORLD CIVILIZATIONS VOLUME II offers a great balance between detail and brevity. This unique student-oriented text offers 32 short chapters accompanied by strong pedagogy and critical thinking tools, giving instructors the flexibility to assign a wide range of major topics in world history in a variety of different ways, plus making learning more manageable for students. Built on the authors' nearly sixty years of combined teaching experience, the Sixth Edition features increased coverage of Asia and Africa, strengthening the global backbone of the text significantly. The focused treatment of topics throughout history covers every major epoch and follows broad patterns and processes, while illuminating history through specific examples and a particular emphasis on social and cultural topics. Available in the following split options: WORLD CIVILIZATIONS, Sixth Edition (Chapters 1-54), ISBN: 978-0-495-91300-9; Volume I: To 1700 (Chapters 1-28), ISBN: 978-0-495-91301-6. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Genre: History, Editor: Cengage Learning, Pages: 496 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0495913022



Genre: Civilization, Editor: , Pages: 800 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: UCAL:$B483987


This thorough introduction to world history presents material in manageable bites using a narrative format. This full-color, pedagogically rich, map- intensive text balances discussion of all major civilizations. The extensive ancillary package provides ample support of the first-time instructor of the World History course.
Genre: History, Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company, Pages: 404 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0534569080


This comprehensive, accessible survey of world history has been extensively revised to provide an even more global and comparative perspective on the events and processes that have shaped our increasingly interdependent world. Written by leading scholars in their respective fields. Interactive maps—one Web-based interactive map in each chapter—provides readers with opportunities to explore the relationships between time and space in shaping world history. Volume C covers the Enlightenment to the present. The Sixth edition now provides roughly the same amount of coverage for European and non-European regions. Combines unusually strong and thorough coverage of the unique heritage of Asian, African, Islamic, Western, and American civilizations, while highlighting the role of the world's great religious and philosophical traditions. For anyone interested in world civilization or world history.
Genre: History, Editor: Prentice Hall, Pages: 408 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0130988006


This comprehensive, accessible survey of world history has been extensively revised to provide an even more global and comparative perspective on the events and processes that have shaped our increasingly interdependent world. Written by leading scholars in their respective fields. Interactive maps—one Web-based interactive map in each chapter—provides readers with opportunities to explore the relationships between time and space in shaping world history. Volume 1 covers the period to 1700. The Sixth edition now provides roughly the same amount of coverage for European and non-European regions. Combines unusually strong and thorough coverage of the unique heritage of Asian, African, Islamic, Western, and American civilizations, while highlighting the role of the world's great religious and philosophical traditions. For anyone interested in world civilization or world history.
Genre: History, Editor: Pearson College Division, Pages: 527 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0130988049


One volume accompanies all versions of the text. A collection of primary source documents (approximately 2 per chapter) with accompanying exercises. Students learn to think critically and use primary documents when studying history.
Genre: , Editor: , Pages: in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0534569234


With the spread of interest-based transactions, major problems such as inequality, poverty and debt-based slavery have emerged. Those who practiced professions such as usury have, despite the negative connotations attributed to them, contributed extensively to the construction of the conventional financial system in the global economy, suggesting that the core concepts in this practice need to be analyzed in greater depth and from a historical perspective. This book analyzes the evolution of interest-bearing debt transactions from ancient times to the era of Abrahamic religions. In modern times, interest is strictly prohibited by Islam, but this book demonstrates that it is a practice that has been condemned and legally and morally prohibited in other civilizations, long before Islam outlawed it. Exploring the roots of this prohibition and how interest has been justified as a viable practice in economic and financial transactions, the book offers deep insight into the current nature of finance and economics, and the distinctive features of Islamic finance in particular and enables researchers to further delve into a review of interest-free financing models. Islamic finance, or alternative financial methods, have become extremely popular particularly in the aftermath of global financial crises, suggesting that they will attract further interest in the future as well. The book is primarily aimed at undergraduate and graduate students but, as it avoids the use of technical jargon, it also speaks to a general readership. It will appeal to those who have an interest in financial history, particularly the history of debt as well.
Genre: Business & Economics, Editor: Routledge, Pages: 136 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781000089936


For an accessible, comprehensive global survey of the world's major civilizations, Adler and Pouwels's WORLD CIVILIZATIONS offers a great balance between detail and brevity. This unique student-oriented text offers 53 short chapters accompanied by strong pedagogy and critical thinking tools, giving instructors the flexibility to assign a wide range of major topics in world history in a variety of different ways, while making learning more manageable for students. The focused treatment of topics throughout history covers every major epoch and follows broad patterns and processes, while illuminating history through specific examples and a particular emphasis on social and cultural topics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Genre: History, Editor: Cengage Learning, Pages: 800 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781285968322


Drawing on many avenues of inquiry: archaeological excavations, surveys, laboratory work, highly specialized scientific investigations, and on both historical and ethnohistorical records; Ancient Civilizations, 3/e provides a comprehensive and straightforward account of the world’s first civilizations and a brief summary of the way in which they were discovered.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: Routledge, Pages: 576 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781317350330


Looks at the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, India, the Americas, and Mesopotamia and discusses the achievements and culture of each.
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Editor: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley), Pages: 72 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1465408886