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Themes in World History

Series Editor: Peter N. Stearns

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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1-10 of 30 results in Themes in World History
  1. The Atlantic Slave Trade in World History

    By Jeremy Black

    Series: Themes in World History

    In The Atlantic Slave Trade in World History, Jeremy Black presents a compact yet comprehensive survey of slavery and its impact on the world, primarily centered on the Atlantic trade. Opening with a clear discussion of the problems of defining slavery, the book goes on to investigate the Atlantic...

    Published March 17th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Gender in World History

    3rd Edition

    By Peter N. Stearns

    Series: Themes in World History

    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...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Peace in World History

    By Peter N. Stearns

    Series: Themes in World History

    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...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Migration in World History

    2nd Edition

    By Patrick Manning

    Series: Themes in World History

    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...

    Published September 5th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Alcohol in World History

    By Gina Hames

    Series: Themes in World History

    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...

    Published June 15th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Human Rights in World History

    By Peter N. Stearns

    Series: Themes in World History

    Defended by a host of passionate advocates and organizations, certain standard human rights have come to represent a quintessential component of global citizenship. There are, however, a number of societies who dissent from this orthodoxy, either in general or on particular issues, on the basis of...

    Published May 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  7. Science in World History

    By James Trefil

    Series: Themes in World History

    In Science in World History, James Trefil presents a comprehensive, thematic survey of the history of science from its roots in different cultures around the world through to the present day. He explores crucial milestones in scientific development and at the same time examines the enormous social...

    Published November 9th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Agriculture in World History

    By Mark B. Tauger

    Series: Themes in World History

    Civilization from its origins has depended on the food, fibre, and other commodities produced by farmers. In this unique exploration of the world history of agriculture, Mark B. Tauger looks at farmers, farming, and their relationships to non-farmers from the classical societies of the...

    Published November 4th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Childhood in World History

    2nd Edition

    By Peter N Stearns

    Series: Themes in World History

    Praise for the first edition: 'Those seeking a primer on the field... might well begin here' H-Childhood, H-Net Reviews 'a succinct and deft survey... Undoubtedly this book will be a godsend to teachers... In the assured hands of Stearns, with his readily accessible style, readers will come...

    Published October 27th 2010 by Routledge

  10. The Environment in World History

    By Stephen Mosley

    Series: Themes in World History

    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...

    Published January 21st 2010 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Aging in World History
    By David G. Troyansky
    To Be Published October 22nd 2015

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