Why a 21st Century Global History?
I. BEFORE CIVILIZATION.1. Humans as Food Gatherers. 2. Humans as Food Growers. What It Means for Us Today-The Nature of Human Nature.
II. CLASSICAL CIVILIZATIONS OF EURASIA, TO 500 C.E. 3. First Eurasian Civilizations, 3500-1000 B.C.E.4. Classical Civilizations Begin Eurasian Unification, 1000 B.C.E.-500 C.E. 5. Greco-Roman Civilization. 6. Indian Civilization. 7. Chinese Civilization. 8. End of Classical Civilizations. What It Means for Us Today-Civilization: Curse or Blessing?
III. MEDIEVAL CIVILIZATIONS OF EURASIA, 500-1500.9. Medieval Civilizations Complete Eurasian Unification. 10. Rise of Islam. 11. Turco-Mongol Invasions. 12. Traditional Byzantine Civilization. 13. Traditional Confucian Civilization. 14. Revolutionary Western Civilization. What It Means for Us Today-Developed Societies and the "Retarding Lead."
IV. NON-EURASIAN WORLD, TO 1500.15. Africa. 16. Americas and Australia. 17. The World on the Eve of Europe's Expansion. What It Means for Us Today-Races in History.
V. WORLD OF ISOLATED REGIONS, TO 1500.18. Moslem World at the Time of the West's Expansion. 19. Confucian World at the Time of the West's Expansion. 20. Expanding Civilization of the West: Renaissance and Reformation. 21. Expanding Civilization of the West: Economic Growth and State Building.
VI. WORLD OF THE EMERGING WEST, 1500-1763.22. West European Expansion: Iberian Phase, 1500-1600. 23. West European Expansion: Dutch, French, British Phase, 1600-1763. 24. Russian Expansion in Asia. 25. Beginning of Global Unity. What It Means for Us Today-Regional Autonomy Versus Global Unity.
VII. WORLD OF WESTERN DOMINANCE, 1763-1914.26. Europe's Scientific and Industrial Revolutions. 27. Europe's Political Revolutions. 28. Russia. 29. The Middle East. 30. India. 31. China and Japan. 32. Africa. 33. The Americas and the British Dominions. 34. Polynesia. 35. Consolidation of Global Unity. What It Means for Us Today-Marx Turned Upside Down.
VIII. WORLD OF WESTERN DECLINE AND TRIUMPH, 1914-.36. World War I: Global Repercussions. 37. Nationalist Uprisings in the Colonial World. 38. Revolution and Settlement in Europe to 1929. 39. The Five-Year Plans and the Great Depression. 40. Drift to War, 1929-1939. 41. World War II: Global Repercussions. 42. End of Empires. 43. Grand Alliance, Cold War, and Aftermath. 44. Second Industrial Revolution: Global Repercussions. What It Means for Us Today-Human Prospects. Glossary Index.
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