Patterns of World History: Combined Volume

2nd Edition

Peter von Sivers; Charles A. Desnoyers; George B. Shaw
eISBN-13: 9780199399758

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It is widely agreed that world history is more than simply the sum of all national histories. Likewise, Patterns of World History 2/e is more than an unbroken sequence of dates, battles, and rulers; and it is more than the study of isolated stories of change over time. Rather, in this textbook the authors endeavor to present in a clear and engaging way how world history "works." Instead of merely offering a narrative history of the appearance of this or that innovation, they present an analysis of the process by which an innovation in one part of the world is diffused and carried to the rest of the globe. Instead of focusing on the memorization of people, places, and events, they strive to present important facts in context and draw meaningful connections, analyzing whatever patterns they find and drawing conclusions where they can. In short, the authors seek to examine the interlocking mechanisms and animating forces of world history, without neglecting the human agency behind them.

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ISBNs 9780199399628, 019939962X, 0199399751, 019939962X, 9780199399628, 9780199399758
Language eng
Number of Pages 640
Edition 2nd