The Human Journey: A Concise Introduction to World History, Volume 1

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2012 - History - 429 pages
The Human Journey offers a truly concise yet satisfyingly full history of the world from ancient times to the present. The book's scope, as the title implies, is the whole story of humanity, in planetary context. Its themes include not only the great questions of the humanities-nature versus nurture, the history and meaning of human variation, the sources of wealth and causes of revolution-but also the major transformations in human history: agriculture, cities, iron, writing, universal religions, global trade, industrialization, popular government, justice, and equality. In each conceptually rich chapter, leading historian Kevin Reilly concentrates on a single important period and theme, sustaining a focused narrative and analytical perspective.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
37
Chapter 3
69
Chapter 4
105
Chapter 5
139
Chapter 6
183
Index
215
About the Author
235
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Kevin Reilly is professor of history at Raritan Valley Community College.

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