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Themes in World History


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The Themes in World History series provides exciting, new and wide-ranging surveys of the important themes of world history. Each theme is examined over a broad period of time allowing analysis of continuities and change, and introduces students to historians' methods and debates in their context.

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The Turkic Peoples in World History

The Turkic Peoples in World History

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Joo-Yup Lee
July 11, 2023

The Turkic Peoples in World History is a thorough and rare introduction to the Turkic world and its role in world history, providing a concise history of the Turkic peoples as well as a critical discussion of their identities and origins. The "Turks" stepped on to the stage of history by ...

Food in World History

Food in World History

3rd Edition

Forthcoming

By Jeffrey M. Pilcher
June 15, 2023

Now in its third edition, Food in World History explores culinary cultures and food politics throughout the world, from ancient times to the present day, with expanded discussions of industrialization, indigeneity, colonialism, gender, environment, and food and power. It examines the long history ...

Human Rights in World History

Human Rights in World History

2nd Edition

By Peter N. Stearns
December 30, 2022

This book takes a global historical perspective to trace the rise of human rights and their global impact from the 18th century to the present. This fully updated volume examines the complex relationships between Western concepts of human rights and developments in other world regions. After ...

Education in World History

Education in World History

1st Edition

By Mark S. Johnson, Peter N. Stearns
September 01, 2022

Education in World History shows how broad currents in transnational history have interacted with trends in educational organization and teaching practices over time. From antiquity and early classical societies to present day, this book highlights the ways in which changes in religious and ...

Modern Travel in World History

Modern Travel in World History

1st Edition

By Tom Taylor
June 28, 2022

Modern Travel in World History uses three themes–technology, mass movements and travelers–to examine the history of the modern world from the fifteenth-century transatlantic explorations to the impact of the global COVID pandemic of the twenty-first century. This book focuses on both the evolving ...

Gender in World History

Gender in World History

4th Edition

By Peter N. Stearns
December 27, 2021

Gender in World History integrates gender history and world history by dealing with significant global changes over time, regional patterns of gender relations, and the results of interregional contact on gender roles and concepts. Now in its 4th edition, this volume explores the rise of ...

Nations and Nationalism in World History

Nations and Nationalism in World History

1st Edition

By Steven Grosby
August 26, 2021

Nations and Nationalism in World History challenges the commonly accepted understanding of nations as being exclusively modern and European in origin by drawing attention to evidence that indicates that nations are found in antiquity and the Middle Ages, and throughout the world. Locating the ...

Childhood in World History

Childhood in World History

4th Edition

By Peter N. Stearns
June 10, 2021

Now in its fourth edition, Childhood in World History covers the major developments in the history of childhood from the classical civilizations to the present and explores how agricultural and industrial economies have shaped the experiences of children. Through comparative analysis, Peter N. ...

Peasants in World History

Peasants in World History

1st Edition

By Eric Vanhaute
March 23, 2021

This is the first world history of peasants. Peasants in World History analyzes the multiple transformations of peasant life through history by focusing on three primary areas: the organization of peasant societies, their integration within wider societal structures, and the changing connections ...

Happiness in World History

Happiness in World History

1st Edition

By Peter N. Stearns
December 30, 2020

Happiness in World History traces ideas and experiences of happiness from early stages in human history, to the maturation of agricultural societies and their religious and philosophical systems, to the changes and diversities in the approach to happiness in the modern societies that began to ...

Agriculture in World History

Agriculture in World History

2nd Edition

By Mark B. Tauger
November 23, 2020

Now in its second edition, Agriculture in World History presents a unique exploration of farmers and farming, and their relationships to non-farmers and urban societies from the ancient world to the 21st century. From its origins, civilization has depended on the food, fiber, and other goods ...

Migration in World History

Migration in World History

3rd Edition

By Patrick Manning, Tiffany Trimmer
May 18, 2020

In this third edition of Migration in World History, Patrick Manning presents an expanded and newly coherent view of migratory processes, conveying new research and interpretation. The engaging narrative shows the continuity of migratory processes from the time of foragers who settled the earth to ...

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