Table of Contents

Part I The Human Experience to 1200 c.e.: Crucial Highlights

1 Foundations of the Human Experience

2 The Global System around 1200 c.e.: Diverse Cultures and Growing Contacts

Part II The Mongol Age, 1200–1450

3 The Mongol Empire

4 East Asia in the Era of Warlords

5 The Age of Islamic Expressionism: The Middle East and South/Southeast Asia

6 Europe in the Mongol Era

7 African Civilizations and the Spread of Islam

8 The Americas

9 The World in 1450: Changing Balance of World Power

Part III The Early Modern Period, 1450–1750: The World Shrinks

10 The World Economy

11 The Transformation of the West, 1450–1750

12 Early Latin America

13 Africa and the Africans in the Age of the Atlantic Slave Trade 

14 The Rise of Russia

15 The Muslim Empires

16 Asian Transitions in an Age of Global Change

Part IV The Dawn of the Industrial Age, 1750–1900

17 The Emergence of Industrial Society in the West, 1750–1900

18 Industrialization and Imperialism: The Making of the European Global Order

19 The Consolidation of Latin America, 1810–1920

20 Civilizations in Crisis: The Ottoman Empire, the Islamic Heartlands, and Qing China 

21 Russia and Japan: Industrialization Outside the West

Part V The Contemporary Period: 1900–Present

22 Descent into the Abyss: World War I and the Crisis of the European Global Order

23 The World Between the Wars: Revolutions, Depression, and Authoritarian Response

24 A Second Global Conflict and the End of the European World Order

25 Globalization and Industrial Growth

26 Western Society and Eastern Europe in the Decades of the Cold War

27 Latin America: Revolution and Reaction into the Twenty-First Century 

28 Africa, the Middle East, and Asia in the Era of Independence

29 Rebirth and Revolution: Nation-Building in East Asia and the Pacific Rim

30 Power, Politics, and Conflict in World History, 1990–2019