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5 of 5 people found this helpful
Great book, very useful
on August 9, 2012
I've really enjoyed teaching this text, and my undergraduate students have consistently praised its readability and its utility. I like both volumes, but the premodern text especially gives a helpful basic narrative of global history, and it's been fun to work in secondary sources to complement the textbook and included documents. As an East Asian historian, I find other reviewers' claims of Eurocentrism a bit tough to understand here. Perhaps some citations would help? For my part, I found it really balanced and well-written. And, let's be honest - a less expensive text is in everyone's interest, and the brevity of this work helps it fit into a standard semester.