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Exploring Themes in World HistoryWhat are the benefits to approaching the study of history thematically? How can you choose the themes that work best for both students and instructors?

In this FreeBook, Peter N. Stearns, series editor of Routledge's Themes in World History series, addresses these questions and more.

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After Stearns’ introduction, key excerpts from books in the series show how world history themes can be highlighted to inspire critical thinking.

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  • Gender in World History

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    Covering societies from classical times to the twenty-first century, Gender in World History is a fascinating exploration of what happens to established ideas about men, women, and gender roles when different cultural systems come into contact. The book breaks new ground to facilitate a consistent…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
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  • Peace in World History

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    In Peace in World History, Peter N. Stearns examines the ideas of peace that have existed throughout history, and how societies have sought to put them into practice. Beginning with the status of peace in early hunter-gatherer and agricultural societies, and continuing through the present day, the…

    Paperback – 2014-03-27
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  • Migration in World History

    2nd Edition

    By Patrick Manning

    This fully revised and updated second edition of Migration in World History traces the connections among regions brought about by the movement of people, diseases, crops, technology and ideas. Drawing on examples from a wide range of geographical regions and thematic areas, noted world historian…

    Paperback – 2012-09-05
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  • Alcohol in World History

    By Gina Hames

    From the origins of drinking to the use and abuse of alcohol in the present day, this global historical study draws on approaches and research from biology, anthropology, sociology and psychology. Topics covered include: the impact of colonialism alcohol before the world economy…

    Paperback – 2012-06-15
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  • The Environment in World History

    By Stephen Mosley

    Covering the last five hundred years of global history, The Environment in World History examines the processes that have transformed the Earth and put growing pressure on natural resources. Chapters and case studies explore a wide range of issues, including: the hunting of wildlife and the…

    Paperback – 2010-01-21
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  • Jews and Judaism in World History

    By Howard N. Lupovitch

    This book is a survey of the history of the Jewish people from biblical antiquity to the present, spanning nearly 2,500 years and traversing five continents. Opening with a broad introduction which addresses key questions of terminology and definition, the book’s ten chapters then go on to explore…

    Paperback – 2009-12-02
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  • Premodern Trade in World History

    By Richard L. Smith

    Trade and commerce are among the oldest, most pervasive, and most important of human activities, serving as engines for change in many other human endeavors. This far-reaching study examines the key theme of trading in world history, from the earliest signs of trade until the long-distance trade…

    Paperback – 2008-07-25
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