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A comprehensive and balanced history of the world in the twentieth century and into the new millennium, William Duiker’s text not only chronicles the key events in the revolutionary twentieth century, but also examines the underlying issues that have shaped the times. CONTEMPORARY WORLD HISTORY, 5E, takes a global approach to the subject while doing justice to the distinctive character of individual civilizations and regions. Duiker integrates political, economic, social, and cultural history, creating a chronologically ordered synthesis that gives students the true flavor of the most decisive moments in recent world history. In addition, Duiker’s own photographs and selection of primary source documents, which illustrate much of the book, are especially effective in illustrating key points in the narrative. A new feature, Film & History, presents a brief analysis of the plot as well as the historical significance, value, and accuracy of eight films, including such movies as Khartoum (1966), Gandhi (1982), The Last Emperor (1987), and The Lives of Others (2006). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: History
Author: William J. Duiker
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release: 2009-08-31
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780495572718

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In this innovative textbook, leading world historian Peter Stearns analyses key examples of culture change from around the world, highlighting what culture change involves and how it can be explained and assessed, both historically and in the contemporary world. Culture change is one of the most interesting and significant features of human society, but until now there has been no book for the classroom which looks explicitly at this phenomenon. Cultural Change in Modern World History covers different kinds and levels of culture change since 1500 – from colonial culture contact in British India to modernization in Meiji Japan and changing attitudes towards gay marriage in the past decade – considering how we should define culture change, how to deal with causation and how to evaluate continuities and consequences. Stearns addresses fundamental questions: why do groups of people change their beliefs and values, and what happens when they do? Conversely, why do some groups resist culture change, and how do some manage to combine novel and more traditional cultural components? Figuring out how better to understand why groups or societies change their minds – or refuse to do so – provides a crucial perspective on human behaviors and values. As the first book to explore this important question, Cultural Change in Modern World History is a ground-breaking text for students of world history, cultural history and anthropology.

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Genre: History
Author: Peter N. Stearns
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2018-12-13
File: 280 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781350054325

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Provide complete support for your GCSE Modern World History candidates with best-selling books and digital resources from an author you can really trust. GCSE Modern World History is the leading textbook for GCSE and IGCSE Modern World History courses. The core content of the Modern World History specifications is comprehensively covered through lucid explanation and carefully selected source material. The most popular option units and depth studies are covered in sufficient detail to make separate purchase of topic books unnecessary. Questions, activities and Focus Tasks are provided throughout to: - deepen understanding of the content - develop evaluative and investigative skills - help students become more independent learners - support exam preparation. This Teacher's Resource Book includes structured support for every major task in the Student's Book. This book is also available as an enhanced eLearning Edition on CD which offers every element of the Student's Book for use on interactive whiteboards and school networks. 1 The First World War 9780719579738 2 The USSR, Germany and the USA between the Wars 9780719579745 3 Co-operation and Conflict 1919-1945 9780719579721 4 International Relations 1945-1990 9780719579752

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Genre: History
Author: Ben Walsh
Publisher: Hodder Murray
Release: 2002
File: 232 Pages
ISBN-13: 0719577144

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This anthology contains 16 readings by English-language scholars that deal with military, political, diplomatic, and social aspects of World War II and its consequences for the contemporary world. The readings are grouped around seven major topics and each topic is prefaced with a substantial commentary by Professor Lee that places it in historical context. The readings consist of complete articles or integral chapters rather than abridged selections so that each author's argument can be read in its original form. The authors are: Gerhard L. Weinberg, Akira Ireye, Jan Thomasz Gross, Betram M. Gordon, Michael R. Marrus, Hugh Tinker, Roy Fraser Holland, Lloyd E. Eastman, Roberta Wohlstetter, Williamson Murray, Sheila Fitzpatrick, D'Ann Campbell, Robert M. Hathaway, Melvyn P. Leffler, A.J. Levine, and Lawrence Freedman.

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Genre: History
Author: Lily Xiao Hong Lee
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
Release: 1991
File: 427 Pages
ISBN-13: 0873327322

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Explore world history in a brief, balanced, highly readable overview that examines common challenges and experiences that unite the human past and identify key global regional patterns over time with THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY. This brief overview of world history covers political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history integrated into a chronologically ordered synthesis to help you gain an appreciation and understanding of the distinctive character and development of individual cultures in society. You can use the book’s global approach and its emphasis on analytical comparisons between cultures to link events together in a broad comparative and global framework that places the contemporary world in a more meaningful historical context. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: History
Author: William J. Duiker
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2016
File: 544 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781305888395

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Genre: History
Author:
Publisher:
Release: 1986
File: 156 Pages
ISBN-13: IND:30000120425362

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The political scene in Europe before the war - The coming of war - World War I (1) - Re-settling Europe - The Treaty of Versailles; The League of Nations - The Russian Revolution - United States before the war - Great Depression - The rise of dictators - Partition - Indian Independence; Mussolini - Hitler - World War II (2) - Japan - Mao Tse-Tung ; The People's revolution in China - India in the 20th century - Japan - Korea - Cambodia - The Boer War - Rhodesia - Latin America_______________

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Genre: History, Modern
Author: Peter Moss
Publisher:
Release: 1978
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 024712723X

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Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.

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Genre: History
Author: Lawrence Sondhaus
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Release: 2004-05-04
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 1861892020

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Genre: World history
Author: Arjun Dev
Publisher:
Release: 2009
File: 275 Pages
ISBN-13: 8125036873

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Cross-Cultural Encounters in Modern World History explores cultural contact as an agent of change. It takes an encounters approach to world history since 1500, rather than a political one, to reveal different perspectives and experiences as well as key patterns and transformations. It studies the spaces between cultures historically to help us transcend human differences today in a rapidly globalizing world. The text focuses on first encounters that suggest long-term developments and particularly significant encounters that have changed the direction of world history. Because of the complexities of these encounters, the author takes a user-friendly approach to keep the text accessible to students with varying backgrounds in history.

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Genre: History
Author: Jon Thares Davidann
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2016-09-16
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781315507958

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