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With in-depth examples illustrating the dominant themes in the history of warfare, Warfare in World History focuses not only on the famous and heroic, but also discusses the experiences of countless millions of unknowns who have fought in wars over time.
Revolutions in World History traces the origins, developments, and outcomes of these revolutions, providing an understanding of the revolutionary tradition in a global context. Questions about motivations and ideologies are raised as well as about the effectiveness of these revolutions
Sports historians and cultural studies students will all find this book gives a fascinating and invaluable insight into the world of sport through history.
Drawing on examples from a wide range of geographical regions and thematic areas, noted world historian Patrick Manning guides the reader through:
the earliest human migrations, including the earliest hominids, their development and spread, and the controversy surrounding the rise of homo sapiens
the rise and spread of major language groups (illustrated with original maps)
an examination of civilizations, farmers and pastoralists from 3000 BCE to 500 CE
trade patterns including the early Silk Road and maritime trade in the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean
the effect of migration on empire and industry between 1700 and 1900
the resurgence of migration in the later twentieth century, including movement to cities, refugees and diasporas
the various leading theories and debates surrounding the subject of migration.
Including numerous case studies from diverse societies and periods, Food in World History examines and focuses on:how food was used to forge national identities in Latin America the influence of Italian and Chinese Diaspora on the US and Latin America food culture how food was fractured along class lines in the French bourgeois restaurant culture and working class cafes the results of state intervention in food production how the impact of genetic modification and food crises has affected the relationship between consumer and product.
This concise and readable survey not only presents a simple history of food and its consumption, but also provides a unique examination of world history itself.
Western Civilization in World History takes up the recent debates about the merits of the well-established 'Western civ' approach versus the newer field of world history. Peter N. Stearns outlines key aspects of Western civilization - often assumed rather than analyzed - and reviews them in a global context.
By relating consumerism to other issues in world history, this book forces reassessment of our understanding of both consumerism and global history. Each chapter has been updated and new features now include:a chapter on Latin America Russian and Chinese developments since the 1990s the changes involved in trying to bolster consumerism as a response to recent international threats examples of consumerist syncretism, as in efforts to blend beauty contests with traditional culture in Kerala.
With updated suggested reading, the second edition of Consumerism in World History is essential reading for all students of world history.
Peter N. Stearns, an esteemed name in the field, focuses on childhood in several ways:childhood across change – the shift from hunting and gathering to an agricultural society, the impact of civilization, and the emergence of major religions new and old debates about the distinctive features of Western childhood, including child labour the emergence of a modern, industrial pattern of childhood in the West, Japan and communist societies, focusing on education and economic independence globalization and the spread of child-centred consumerism.
Highlighting the gains, the divisions, and the losses for children across the millennia, this fascinating book will appeal to students across the board, and will prove an excellent teaching resource.