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  • Paperback + Digital Product License Key Folder
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $79.00
  • Forthcoming: January 2019
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-66853-7
  • 1072 pages
  • Volume(s): One-Volume
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide
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Worlds Together, Worlds Apart with Sources

Concise Second Edition

Paperback + Digital Product License Key Folder

Volume(s): One-Volume

with Ebook, InQuizitive, and History Skills Tutorials

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Elizabeth Pollard (Author, San Diego State University), Clifford Rosenberg (Author, City College and the Graduate Center, CUNY), Robert Tignor (Author, Princeton University), Alan Karras (Author, University of California - Berkeley), Jeremy Adelman (Author, Princeton University), Stephen Aron (Author, University of California, Los Angeles), Peter Brown (Author, Princeton University), Benjamin Elman (Author, Princeton University), Stephen Kotkin (Author, Princeton University), Xinru Liu (Author, College of New Jersey), Suzanne Marchand (Author, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge), Holly Pittman (Author, University of Pennsylvania), Gyan Prakash (Author, Princeton University), Brent Shaw (Author, Princeton University), Michael Tsin (Author, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)


A streamlined and simplified global history

The most global text for world history is also unmatched in drawing connections and comparisons across time and place. With a new compact format, engaging design, and built-in reader, this edition improves accessibility while strengthening history skill development. Expanded coverage of environmental history, new interactive History Skills Tutorials, a new Interactive Instructor’s Guide, and InQuizitive, Norton’s award-winning adaptive learning tool, support a state of the art learning experience.


A more accessible global framework

No introductory text does a better job of helping students make comparisons and connections across time and place. Co-authors Pollard and Rosenberg are experienced teachers who have successfully introduced students to world history in this global way. This edition is more accessible than ever with a streamlined guided reading framework in a NEW compact format.

A strengthened focus on global history skills with NEW primary sources

In the text and accompanying digital resources, a wealth of features engages students in making connections across time and space. These features promote analysis and interpretation of primary source documents, images, and maps. This helps develop the skills promoted by the American Historical Association, The College Board, and various state guidelines.

New scholarship of environmental history

With an author team made up of experts on each global region, this text has always reflected exceptionally balanced scholarship. The Second Edition offers new coverage of numerous topics, but it places special emphasis on one overarching issue that is of interest to students and instructors: the environment’s role in world history.

New support for teaching global history

A team of highly experienced instructors, led by Alan Karras (University of California–Berkeley), developed accompanying resources that reflect and complement the text’s distinctive pedagogy while supporting nationally recognized outcomes for the World History survey. Engaging activities and questions move students beyond comprehension to analysis and concept application. The new resources also make it easier than ever for instructors to design and teach a course with a global framework.


    One-Volume: Chapters 1–Epilogue

    Volume 1: Chapters 1–11

    Volume 2: Chapters 10–Epilogue


    Chapter 1: Becoming Human

    Chapter 2: Rivers, Cities and First States, 3,500–2,000 BCE

    Chapter 3: Nomads, Territorial States, and Microsocieties 2,000–1,200 BCE

    Chapter 4: First Empires and Common Cultures in Afro-Eurasia, 1250–325 BCE

    Chapter 5: Worlds Turned Inside Out, 1000–350 BCE

    Chapter 6: Shrinking the Afro-Eurasian World, 350–250 BCE

    Chapter 7: Han Dynasty China and Imperial Rome, 300 BCE–300 CE

    Chapter 8: The Rise of Universal Religions, 300–600 CE

    Chapter 9: New Empires and Common Cultures, 600–1000 CE

    Chapter 10: Becoming “The World,” 1000–1300 CE

    Chapter 11: Death and Recovery in Afro-Eurasia, 1350–1600

    Chapter 12: Contact, Commerce, and Colonization, 1450–1600

    Chapter 13: Worlds Untangled, 1600–1750

    Chapter 14: Cultures of Splendor and Power, 1500–1780

    Chapter 15: Reordering the World, 1750–1850

    Chapter 16: Alternative Visions of the Nineteenth Century

    Chapter 17: Nations and Empires, 1850–1914

    Chapter 18: An Unsettled World, 1890–1914

    Chapter 19: Of Masses and Visions of the Modern, 1910–1939

    Chapter 20: The Three World Order, 1940–1975

    Chapter 21: Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: Globalization, 1975–1999

    Epilogue:   2000–2018