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Global Connections

Politics, Exchange, and Social Life in World History


John Coatsworth, Columbia University, New York, Juan Cole, University of Michigan, Michael P. Hanagan, Vassar College, New York, Peter C. Perdue, Yale University, Connecticut, Charles Tilly, Columbia University, New York, Louise Tilly, New School for Social Research, New York


The first textbook to present world history via social history, drawing on social science methods and research. This interdisciplinary, comprehensive and comparative textbook is authored by distinguished scholars and experienced teachers, and offers expert scholarship on global history that is ideal for undergraduate students. Volume 1 takes us from the origin of hominids to ancient civilizations, the rise of empires, and the Middle Ages. The book pays particular attention to the ways in which ordinary people lived through the great…

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  • Authored by distinguished scholars and experienced teachers, this textbook offers expert scholarship on global history, ideal for undergraduate students
  • The lively narrative pays particular attention to the ways in which ordinary people lived through the great changes of their times
  • 65 maps, 45 illustrations, timelines, boxes, and primary source extracts assist students in using historical material and social science methodologies to analyze the events of the past, present and future

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