Patterns of World History: Volume Two: Since 1400 2nd edition

ISBN-13: 9780199399635

ISBN-10: 0199399638

Author: Peter von Sivers, Charles A. Desnoyers, George B. Stow

Edition: 2

Publication date:
2014
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Format:
Paperback 648 pages
Category:
History, Statistics
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Acknowledged author Peter von Sivers wrote Patterns of World History: Volume Two: Since 1400 2nd edition comprising 648 pages back in 2014. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0199399638 and 9780199399635. Since then Patterns of World History: Volume Two: Since 1400 2nd edition textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $2.37 or rent at the marketplace.


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Encouraging a broad-based understanding of continuity, change, and innovation in human history, Patterns of World History presents the global past in a comprehensive, even-handed, and open-ended fashion

Patterns of World History offers a distinct framework for understanding the global past through the study of origins, interactions, and adaptations. Authors Peter von Sivers, Charles A. Desnoyers, and George Stow--each specialists in their respective fields--examine the full range of human ingenuity over time and space in a comprehensive, even-handed, and critical fashion.

The book helps students to see and understand patterns through: ORIGINS - INTERACTIONS - ADAPTATIONS

These key features show the O-I-A framework in action:

* Seeing Patterns, a list of key questions at the beginning of each chapter, focuses students on the 3-5 over-arching patterns, which are revisited, considered, and synthesized at the end of the chapter in Thinking Through Patterns

* Each chapter includes a Patterns Up Close case study that brings into sharp relief the O-I-A pattern using a specific idea or thing that has developed in human history (and helped, in turn, develop human history), like the innovation of the Chinese writing system or religious syncretism in India. Each case study clearly shows how an innovation originated either in one geographical center or independently in several different centers. It demonstrates how, as people in the centers interacted with their neighbors, the neighbors adapted to--and in many cases were transformed by--the idea, object, or event. Adaptations include the entire spectrum of human responses, ranging from outright rejection to creative borrowing and, at times, forced acceptance.