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The Industrial Revolution in World History

Peter N. Stearns

Fourth Edition • August 1, 2012 • 336 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$58.50 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$25.99 CAD

The industrial revolution was the single most important development in human history over the past three centuries, and it continues to shape the contemporary world. With new methods and organizations for producing goods, industrialization altered where people live, how they play, and even how they define political issues. By exploring…

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Modern Japan: A Historical Survey

Mikiso Hane, Louis G. Perez

Fifth Edition • July 1, 2012 • 608 pages

Print: $52.00 USD/$58.99 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$39.99 CAD

Student Economy Edition available. Integrating political events with cultural, economic, and intellectual movements, Modern Japan provides a balanced and authoritative survey of modern Japanese history. A summary of Japan’s early history, emphasizing institutions and systems that influenced Japanese society, provides a well-rounded introduction to this essential volume, which focuses on…

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Places of Encounter, Volume 2: Time, Place, and Connectivity in World History, Volume Two: Since 1500

Aran MacKinnon, Elaine McClarnand MacKinnon

First Edition • March 27, 2012 • 304 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$58.50 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$25.99 CAD

Places of Encounter provides a place-based approach to world history, focusing on specific locations at critical moments when human history was transformed as a result of encounters—physical, political, cultural, intellectual, and religious. Original, contributed essays by leading academics in the field explore places from Hadar to Xi’an, Salvador to New…

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Places of Encounter, Volume 1: Time, Place, and Connectivity in World History, Volume One: To 1600

Aran MacKinnon, Elaine McClarnand MacKinnon

First Edition • March 20, 2012 • 280 pages

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Places of Encounter provides a place-based approach to world history, focusing on specific locations at critical moments when human history was transformed as a result of encounters—physical, political, cultural, intellectual, and religious. Original, contributed essays by leading academics in the field explore places from Hadar to Xi’an, Salvador to New…

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Japan Emerging: Premodern History to 1850

Edited by Karl F. Friday

First Edition • March 1, 2012 • 496 pages

Print: $52.00 USD/$67.50 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$33.99 CAD

Japan Emerging provides a comprehensive survey of Japan from prehistory to the nineteenth century. Incorporating the latest scholarship and methodology, leading authorities writing specifically for this volume outline and explore the main developments in Japanese life through ancient, classical, medieval, and early modern periods. Instead of relying solely on lists…

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Supreme Decisions, Volume 2: Great Constitutional Cases and Their Impact, Volume Two: Since 1896

Melvin I. Urofsky

First Edition • February 1, 2012 • 272 pages

Print: $35.00 USD/$45.50 CAD • Ebook: $19.99 USD/$19.99 CAD

Supreme Decisions: Great Constitutional Cases and Their Impact, Volumes 1 and 2, covers twenty-four Supreme Court cases (twelve per volume) that have shaped American constitutional law. Interpretive chapters shed light on the nuances of each case, the individuals involved, and the social, political, and cultural context at that particular moment…

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Supreme Decisions, Volume 1: Great Constitutional Cases and Their Impact, Volume One: To 1896

Melvin I. Urofsky

First Edition • February 1, 2012 • 256 pages

Print: $35.00 USD/$45.50 CAD • Ebook: $19.99 USD/$19.99 CAD

Supreme Decisions: Great Constitutional Cases and Their Impact, Volumes 1 and 2, covers twenty-four Supreme Court cases (twelve per volume) that have shaped American constitutional law. Interpretive chapters shed light on the nuances of each case, the individuals involved, and the social, political, and cultural context at that particular moment…

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Supreme Decisions, Combined Volume: Great Constitutional Cases and Their Impact

Melvin I. Urofsky

First Edition • February 1, 2012 • 448 pages

Print: $56.00 USD/$72.99 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$33.99 CAD

Supreme Decisions: Great Constitutional Cases and Their Impact covers twenty-three Supreme Court cases that have shaped American constitutional law. Interpretive chapters shed light on the nuances of each case, the individuals involved, and the social, political, and cultural context at that particular moment in history. Discussing cases from nearly every…

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Islamic Gunpowder Empires: Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals

Douglas E. Streusand

First Edition • October 1, 2010 • 408 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$58.50 CAD • Ebook: $29.99 USD/$29.99 CAD

Islamic Gunpowder Empires provides readers with a history of Islamic civilization in the early modern world through a comparative examination of Islam’s three greatest empires—the Ottomans (centered in what is now Turkey), the Safavids (in modern Iran), and the Mughals (ruling the Indian subcontinent). Author Douglas Streusand explains the origins…

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Latin America: Its Problems and Its Promise: A Multidisciplinary Introduction

Edited by Jan Knippers Black

Fifth Edition • August 1, 2010 • 624 pages

Print: $57.00 USD/$59.99 CAD • Ebook: $36.99 USD/$36.99 CAD

Now in a fifth edition, Latin America has been updated to reflect the region’s growing optimism as economies stabilize, trade diversifies, and political systems become more participatory. This multidisciplinary survey of Latin American history, politics, and society features invited contributions from authorities in a variety of fields. New sections address…

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