World History

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  1. Book ImageThe Analects

    Confucius, Michael Nylan, Simon Leys

    “Leys has made Confucius speak English more persuasively than any translator to date. His achievement is one of simplicity. . . . Leys sees his task as making the Confucius of the Analects fully persuasive again. He does this brilliantly.”
    —Stephen Owen, The New Republic

  2. Book ImageConfucianism and the Succession Crisis of the Wanli Emperor, 1587

    Daniel K. Gardner, Mark C. Carnes

    Part of the Reacting to the Past series, Confucianism and the Succession Crisis of the Wanli Emperor brings to life the suppleness and power of Confucian thought.More

  3. Book ImageWorlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the World: From the Beginnings of Humankind to the Present

    Robert Tignor, Jeremy Adelman, Peter Brown, Et Al.

    Fourth High School Edition / Volume(s): One-Volume

    A truly global approach to world history built around significant world history stories, now with a NASTA compliant high school binding.More

  4. Book ImageThe Search for Modern China: A Documentary Collection

    Janet Chen, Pei-kai Cheng, Michael Lestz, Et Al.

    Third Edition

    The most widely used primary-source reader for the modern China course, thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the new edition of Spence, The Search for Modern China.More

  5. Book ImageThe Search for Modern China

    Jonathan D. Spence

    Third Edition

    The leading textbook by the leading scholar.More

  6. Book ImageThe Mongols and Global History

    Morris Rossabi

    An accessible, documents-based introduction to the history of the Mongols.More

  7. Book ImageChildren of the Sun: A History of Humanity's Unappeasable Appetite for Energy

    Alfred W. Crosby

    We don’t often recognize the humble activity of cooking for the revolutionary cultural adaptation that it is. But when the hearth fires started burning in the Paleolithic, humankind broadened the exploitation of food and took one of several great leaps forward.More

  8. Book ImageThe Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War

    Frederick Downs, Jr.

    “The best damned book from the point of view of the infantrymen who fought there.”—Army TimesMore

  9. Book ImageThe Global Revolutions of 1968

    Jeremi Suri

    The revolutions of 1968 represent the culmination of 1960's protest movements across the globe.More

  10. Book ImageThe Last Expedition: Stanley's Mad Journey through the Congo

    Daniel Liebowitz, Charles Pearson

    A noble rescue mission descends into a nightmare of cruelty, starvation, and cannibalism, bringing to a close the European exploration of Africa. "Liebowitz and Pearson have written an illuminating saga of the dark days of colonialism."—National Geographic AdventureMore

  11. Book ImageThe Pursuit of Oblivion: A Global History of Narcotics

    Richard Davenport-Hines

    A startling account of the history of drug abuse, this book forces us to reconsider many of our views on a controversial issue.More

  12. Book ImageGoverning China: From Revolution to Reform

    Kenneth Lieberthal

    Second Edition

    Governing China: From Revolution to Reform, the leading text for courses on Chinese politics has been thoroughly revised and updated.More

  13. Book ImageThe Human Web: A Bird's-Eye View of World History

    J. R. McNeill, William H. McNeill

    Why did the first civilizations emerge when and where they did? How did Islam become a unifying force in the world of its birth? What enabled the West to project its goods and power around the world from the fifteenth century on? Why was agriculture invented seven times and the steam engine just once?More

  14. Book ImageGlobalization in World History

    A. G. Hopkins

    Globalization has become an issue of the greatest urgency in the first decade of the new century.

  15. Book ImageThe Cartoon History of the Universe III: From the Rise of Arabia to the Renaissance

    Larry Gonick

    An irreverent survey in comics spanning world history from the birth of Islam to the Byzantine Empire to the Italian Renaissance.More

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