World History, Volume II: Since 1500

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Authors : William J. Duiker; Jackson J. Spielvogel


624 Pages  Paperback 

8th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2013, 2010, 2007

©2016, Published


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Noted teachers and scholars William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel present a balanced, highly readable overview of world history that explores common challenges and experiences of the human past, and identifies key patterns over time. Thorough coverage of political, economic, social, religious,... more


WORLD HISTORY provides a solid narrative that students can actually read and understand. The authors artfully combine regional and global discussions, and provide a thematic framework to help students make comparisons and connections across cultures and time periods.

Seven central themes make the n... more

New to this Edition

The text has been updated throughout to reflect recent scholarship. New and revised material in the first half of the book includes discussion of early writing and currency in ancient China (Ch. 3); helots and women in Sparta (Ch. 4); Roman children and early Christianity (Ch. 5); Arab science and p... more