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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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Modern Travel in World History

Modern Travel in World History

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Tom Taylor
June 28, 2022

Modern Travel in World History uses three themes – technology, mass movements, and travellers – to examine the history of the modern world from the fifteenth-century transatlantic explorations to the impact of the global COVID pandemic of the 21st 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 ...

Time in World History

Time in World History

1st Edition

By Peter Stearns
December 12, 2019

In this book, Peter Stearns presents the fascinating concept of time through a global historical lens. Covering both calendrical time and clock time, the volume shows how significant changes in conceptions of time are in world history, as they translate many key historical developments from ...

Globalization in World History

Globalization in World History

3rd Edition

By Peter N. Stearns
August 29, 2019

In this third edition of Globalization in World History, Peter Stearns explores the roots of contemporary globalization, examining shifts in the global flow of people, goods, and ideas as early as 1000 CE. Exploring how four moments in history have accelerated the process of globalization, Stearns’...

Neutrality in World History

Neutrality in World History

1st Edition

By Leos Müller
January 25, 2019

Neutrality in World History provides a cogent synthesis of five hundred years of neutrality in global history. Author Leos Müller argues that neutrality and neutral states, such as Switzerland, Sweden and Belgium, have played an important historical role in implementing the free trade paradigm, ...

Tolerance in World History

Tolerance in World History

1st Edition

By Peter Stearns
June 27, 2017

This volume draws together the many discrete studies of tolerance to create a global and comprehensive synthesis. In a concise text, author Peter Stearns makes connections across time periods and key regions, to help clarify the record and the relationship between current tolerance patterns and ...

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