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Published: 20 October 2020

720 Pages | est. 129

7 1/2 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780197517024


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Patterns of World History, Volume Two: From 1400, with Sources

Fourth Edition

Author Peter von Sivers, Charles A. Desnoyers, and George B. Stow

  • Offers a distinct intellectual framework for the role of innovation and historical change through patterns of origins, interactions, and adaptations.
  • The patterns approach helps students gain a deeper appreciation of the unfolding of global history from its origins in small, isolated areas to the vast networks of global interconnectedness in our present world.
  • The patterns approach also provides a framework for seeing differences or commonalities among cultures that other approaches to world history tend to obscure
  • Includes four to six sources (both textual and visual) at the end of every chapter. This section, called "Patterns of Evidence," enhances student engagement with key chapter patterns through contemporaneous voices and perspectives. Each source is accompanied by a concise introduction to provide chronological and geographical context; "Working with Sources" questions after each selection prompt students to make critical connections between the source and the main chapter narrative.
  • The text includes carefully calibrated learning features, including:
  • a) "Seeing Patterns" and "Thinking Through Patterns" that use a question-discussion format in each chapter to pose several broad questions ("Seeing Patterns") as advance organizers for key themes, which are then matched up with short essays at the end ("Thinking Through Patterns") which examine these same questions in a sophisticated yet student-friendly fashion.
  • b) "Patterns Up Close" essays in each chapter highlight a particular innovation that demonstrates origins, interactions, and adaptations in action. Spanning technological, social, political, intellectual, economic, and environmental developments, the "Patterns Up Close" essays combine text, visuals, and graphics to consider everything from the pepper trade to cartography.
  • c) "Against the Grain": These brief essays consider counterpoints to the main patterns examined in each chapter. Topics range from visionaries who challenged dominant religious patterns, to women who resisted various forms of patriarchy, to agitators who fought for social and economic justice.
  • d) "Marginal Glossary": To avoid the necessity of having to flip pages back and forth, definitions of key terms are set directly in the margin at the point where they are first introduced.

New to this Edition:

  • An Enhanced eBook: Every new copy of the fourth edition comes with an access code that provides students with engaging resources, including an eBook enhanced with these embedded learning tools: "Closer Look" videos that analyze selected artworks, accompanied by narration and self-assessments; interactive maps and timelines; flashcards; section quizzes; chapter quizzes; matching activities; primary sources; and note-taking guides.
  • The Oxford Insight Study Guide: This adaptive digital study guide increases student understanding of core course material by engaging them in the process of actively reading, validating their understanding, and delivering tailored practice. In-depth data on student performance powers a rich suite of reporting tools that inform instructors on their students' proficiency across learning objectives. All new copies of the Fourth Edition come with access to the adaptive digital study guide.
  • An interoperable course cartridge that integrates seamlessly into most course-management systems is available to adopters. The cartridge includes a test-item file, PowerPoint slides, videos, and primary sources.
  • Updated scholarship: All chapters have been revised and updated in accordance with recent developments and new scholarship.
  • Integrated World Period and Chapter Overviews: The authors have eliminated separate world period introductions in favor of including their key points on the opening left-hand page of each chapter, with their relationship to specific origins, interactions, and adaptations highlighted, along with the uniqueness and similarities these share with the other chapters in that World Period. This integration gives students a reference guide as they read each chapter.
  • Approximately twenty-five of the primary sources in the "Patterns of Evidence" section have been revised

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