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Unit #1: The Emergence of human communities, to 500 BCE - p1
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ONE - Nature, humanity, and history: the first four million years - p4
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  • African genesis - p5
  • History and culture in the ice age - p11
  • The agricultural revolutions - p17
  • Life in Neolithic communities - p21

TWO - The first river-valley civilizations, 3500-1500 BCE - p27
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THREE - The late bronze age in the eastern hemisphere, 2200-500 BCE - p54
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Unit #2: The formation of new cultural communities, 1000 BCE-400 BCE - p81
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FOUR - New civilizations in the Americas and Western Eurasia, 1200-250 BCE - p84

FIVE - Greece and Iran, 1000-30 BCE - p113

  • Ancient Iran - p114
  • The rise of the Greeks -p121
  • The struggle of Persia and Greece - p130
  • The Hellenistic Synthesis - p136
  • Primary Resource: Almagest

SIX - An age of empires: Rome and Han China, 753 BCE-330 CE - p144

  • Rome's creation of a Mediterranean empire, 753 BCE-330 CE - p145
  • The origins of imperial China, 221 BCE-220 CE - p160
  • Imperial parallels - p168
  • Primary Resource: The Analects

SEVEN - India and Southeast Asia, 1500 BCE-1100 CE - p172

Unit #3: Growth and the interaction of cultural communities, 300 BCE-1200 CE - p197
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EIGHT - Networks of communication and exchange, 300 BCE-1100 CE - 200

NINE - The Sassanid Empire and the rise of Islam, 200-1200 - p224

  • The Sassanid Empire, 224-651 - p225
  • The origins of Islam - p229
  • The rise and fall of the Caliphate, 632-1258 - p233
  • Islamic civilization - p240
  • Primary Resource: The Qur'an

TEN - Christian Europe Emerges, 300-1200 - p249

  • Early Medieval Europe, 300-1000 - p250
  • The Western Church - p258
  • The Byzantine Empire, 300-1200 - p263
  • Kievan Russia, 900-1200 - p266
  • Western Europe revives, 1000-1200 - p268

ELEVEN - Central and Eastern Asia, 400-1200 - p275

TWELVE - Peoples and civilizations of the Americas, 200-1500 - p297

  • Classic-era culture and society in Mesoamerica, 200-900 - p299
  • The post classic period in Mesoamerica, 900-1500 - p304
  • Northern peoples - p308
  • Andean civilizations, 200-1500 - p312

Unit #4: Interregional patterns of culture and contact, 1200-1550 - p321
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THIRTEEN - Western Eurasia, 1200-1500 - p324

  • The rise of the Mongols, 1200-1260 - p326
  • The fall and rise of Islam, 1260-1500 - 333
  • Regional definition in response to the Mongols - p338

FOURTEEN - Eastern Eurasia, 1200-1500 - p347

  • Mongol domination in eastern Eurasia, 1200-1368 - 348
  • The early Ming Empire, 1368-1500 - p355
  • Centralization and militarism in East Asia, 1200-1500 - p362

FIFTEEN - Tropical Africa and Asia, 1200-1500 - p369

  • Tropical lands and peoples - p370
  • New Islamic Empires - p375
  • Indian ocean trade - p382
  • Social and cultural change - p387

SIXTEEN - The Latin west, 1200-1500 -p393

  • Rural growth and crisis - p395
  • Urban revival - p401
  • Learning, literature, and the Renaissance - p407
  • Political and military transformations - p411

SEVENTEEN - The maritime revolution to 1550 - p417

Unit #5: The globe encompassed, 1500-1750 - p441
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EIGHTEEN - The transformation of Europe, 1500-1750 - p441

  • Religious and political innovations - p445
  • Building state power - p454
  • Urban society and commercial technology - p458
  • Rural society and the environment - p462
  • The realm of ideas - p464
  • Primary Resource: The Council of Trent

NINETEEN - The diversity of American colonial societies, 1530-1770 - p471

  • The Columbian exchange - p472
  • Spanish America and Brazil - p475
  • English and French colonies in North America - p485
  • Colonial expansion and conflict - p492

TWENTY - The Atlantic system and Africa, 1550-1800 - p496

TWENTY ONE - Southwest Asia and the Indian Ocean, 1500-1750 - p521

  • The Ottoman Empire, to 1750 - p522
  • The Safavid Empire, 1502-1722 - p531
  • The Mughal Empire, 1526-1761 - p535
  • Trade empires in the Indian Ocean, 1600-1729 - p539

TWENTY TWO - Eastern Eurasia, 1500-1800 - p545

  • New patterns of contact in Eurasia - p547
  • The triumph of the Russian Empire - p551
  • The later Ming and early Qing Empires, 1500-1800 - p554
  • Decentralization and innovation in Tokugawa Japan, to 1800 - p563

Unit #6: Revolutions reshape the world, 1750-1870 - p569
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TWENTY THREE - Revolutionary changes in the Atlantic world, 1750-1850 - p572

  • Prelude to revolution: the eighteenth-century crisis - p574
  • The American Revolution, 1775-1800 - p579
  • The French Revolution, 1789-1815 - p584
  • Revolution spreads, conservatives respond, 1789-1850 - p592
  • Primary Resource: Declaration of Independence

TWENTY FOUR - The early industrial revolution, 1760-1851 - p598

  • Causes of the industrial revolution - p599
  • The technological revolution - p602
  • The impact of the industrial revolution - p611
  • Ideological and political responses to industrialization - p615
  • Industrialization and the nonindustrial world - p617
  • Primary Resource: The Wealth of Nations

TWENTY FIVE - Nation building and economic transformation in the Americas, 1800-1890 - p620

  • Independence in Latin America, 1800-1830 - p621
  • The problem of the order, 1825-1890 - p626
  • The challenge of economic and social change - p636

TWENTY SIX - Africa, India, and the new British Empire, 1750-1870 - p647

TWENTY SEVEN - The Ottoman Empire and East Asia, 1800-1870 - p673

  • The Ottoman Empire and the European model - p675
  • The Qing Empire and foreign coercion - p683
  • Japan from Shogunate to Empire - p691

Unit #7: Global dominance and diversity, 1850-1945 - p697
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TWENTY EIGHT - The new power balance, 1850-1945 - p700

  • New technologies and the world economy - p701
  • Social transformations - p706
  • Nationalism and the unification of Germany - p713
  • The great powers of Europe, 1871-1900 - p715
  • New great powers: the United States and Japan - p718

TWENTY NINE - The new imperialism, 1869-1914 - p725

  • The new imperialism: motives and methods - p726
  • The scramble for Africa - p731
  • Asia and western dominance - p739
  • Imperialism in Latin America - p744
  • The world economy and the global environment - p747
  • Primary Resource: Viewpoint: Ramon Alvarez

THIRTY - The crisis of the imperial order, 1900-1929 - p751

  • Origins of the crisis in Europe and the Middle East - p752
  • The "Great War" anf the Russian revolutions, 1914-1918 - p755
  • Peace and dislocation in Europe, 1919-1929 - 762
  • China and Japan: contrasting destinies - p767
  • The new Middle East - p769
  • Society, culture and technology in the industrialized world - p774
  • Primary Resource: The Fourteen Points

THIRTY ONE - The collapse of the old order, 1929-1949 - p779

  • The Stalin revolution - p780
  • The depression - p783
  • The rise of fascism - p785
  • East Asia, 1931-1945 - p788
  • The Second World War - p792
  • The character of warfare - p798
  • Primary Resource: The Nuremberg Laws

THIRTY TWO - Striving for independence: Africa, India, and Latin America, 1900-1945 - p806

  • Sub-Saharan Africa, 1900-1945 - p806
  • The Indian independence movement, 1905-1947 - p810
  • The Mexican Revolution, 1910-1940 - p817
  • Argentina and Brazil, 1900-1949 - p821
  • Primary Resource: Black Skin, White Mask

Unit #8: The perils and promises of a global community, 1945-2000 - p827
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THIRTY THREE - The Cold War and decolonization, 1945-1975 - p830

  • The Cold War - p831
  • Decolonization and nation building - p841
  • Beyond a bipolar world - p846

THIRTY FOUR - Crisis, realignment, and the dawn of the Post-Cold War World, 1975-1991 - p854

  • Postcolonial crises and the Asian economic expansion, 1975-1989 - p855
  • The end of the bipolar world, 1989-1991 - p862
  • The challenge of population growth - p867
  • Unequal development and the movement of peoples - p872
  • Technological and environmental change - p875

THIRTY FIVE - The end of a global century, 1991-2000 - p881