World in the Making: A Global History, Volume One: To 1500
Author: Smith, Bonnie G.
Brand: Oxford University Press
Number Of Pages: 688
Release Date: 31-08-2018
Details: Product Description Featuring a renowned author team and the best recent scholarship, World in the Making: A Global History is the first world history text to explore both the global and local dimensions of world history. Abundant full-color maps and images, along with other special pedagogical features that highlight the lives and voices of the world's peoples, make this new synthesis accessible and memorable for students--all at an affordable low price. Review " World in the Making offers a true 'people's history,' retelling the stories of all of the world's people in a lively and manageable synthesis. While maintaining the important aspects of political and economic history of key civilizations, the text also focuses on the histories of ordinary people--including women and children--bringing its narrative more into line with recent scholarship. This emphasis on people who have been left out of world history is highlighted with extraordinary clarity in the 'Counterpoint' section in each chapter."--Rick Warner, Wabash College, past president of the World History Association "Often, world history textbooks analyze the past using a top-down approach, emphasizing political and military history, and paying most attention to 'great men' in history. One of the exceptional strengths of World in the Making is its focus on cultural and social history and its analysis of social hierarchies based on gender, race, and class."--Kris Alexanderson, University of the Pacific "This is a terrific book that is conceptually strong and helps students to understand the world we live in today. It is especially effective in weaving together the stories of men and women of different races and classes throughout the narrative."--Nancy Fitch, California State University at Fullerton " World in the Making offers a compelling use of major world history themes. Its innovative focus interweaves various peoples and cultures seamlessly throughout the text. The diverse array of peoples embedded within each chapter helps students see larger historical patterns and introduces them to potentially unknown cultures."--Rebecca Hayes, Northern Virginia Community College About the Author Bonnie G. Smith is Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of History Emerita at Rutgers University. Marc Van De Mieroop is Professor of History at Columbia University. Richard von Glahn is Professor of History at University of California, Los Angeles. Kris Lane is the France Vinton Scholes Chair in Colonial Latin American History at Tulane University.
Package Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.5 x 1.0 inches