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Civilizations Past & Present, Volume 2 (from 1300) (12th Edition) 12th Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0205574315
ISBN-10: 0205574319
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Civilizations Past & Present
Twelfth Edition, Volume I (to 1650)
Robert R. Edgar, et al.

“An exceptional text. Clear and engaging writing with sound and current scholarship.”

–Gary Gibbs, Roanoke College

“This is the best book in the field and I recommend it without hesitation. The authors are well qualified, they can write, and they have done their homework.”

–William McDonald, Mid-American Christian University

Written by specialists in Islamic, African, Asian, East European, and ancient history, Civilizations Past & Present offers a clear and accessible analysis of diverse trends shaping world history. Now in its Twelfth Edition, this survey text is well known for its readability, with a strong narrative that examines details at levels appropriate for both students and instructors. Offering strong regional coverage in addition to highlighting the connections between the world’s many cultures and regions, the book explores all of the major areas of historical study: social, political, economic, religious, cultural, and geographic.

New to this Edition

• New co-author, Matthew Gordon, a scholar in Middle Eastern history at the Miami University of Ohio, adds new perspectives to the text’s coverage of the Islamic world.
• “Seeing Connections” features in each chapter visually illustrate the diverse linkages between the world’s civilizations, religions, ideologies, arts, and social movements.
• Additional content has been added throughout the book on the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Oceania.

Available versions of Civilization Past & Present

Combined Volume ISBN 10: 0-205-57430-0 ISBN 13: 978-0-205-57430-8
Volume I (to 1650) ISBN 10: 0-205-57375-4 ISBN 13: 978-0-205-57375-2
Volume II (from 1300) ISBN 10: 0-205-57431-9 ISBN 13: 978-0-205-57431-5

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Product Details

  • Series: Volume 2 (Book 205574319)
  • Paperback: 832 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 12 edition (October 22, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205574319
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205574315
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I got an A in this class the book was very good and major help to me in my studies. I am again a student getting my BS Degree online through the university of Bridgeport.
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Rented this for school - came in good quality, but not enjoying it for school. It was cheaper than chegg and other websites to rent so i was happy.
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Don't like the format of the book. Felt the book left out valuable details and events. I learned more reading information on historic websites.
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Great biok. Love history. Was rented, so whoever had it before me loved using their highlighter a bit too much lol!!
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It works. The book I received is a bit worn out but the chapters and texts are clearly legible and work for me.
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By Keri on December 26, 2012
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Ordered this book for class and ended up getting an A. Worked for me. :-) Great purchase, quick and easy!
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Ordered this book for my history online class. It's easy to understand!
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By Carla on August 10, 2015
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This book was excatly what I needed. I learned a lot from this book!
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