World History in Brief Volume 1: Major Patterns of Change and Continuity

Stearns, Peter N.

With its global approach, this notable book highlights the major developments in the history of the world, and shows how different civilizations have encountered the forces of contemporary life. In presenting "the big picture" of global interactions of major civilizations, author Peter Stearns allows readers to glean a concise understanding of change and continuity across time. New to this edition are History Debates that offer information about topics currently under debate by historians, and more biographical highlights that detail the lives of everyday people at different times in history.

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