World History: The Basics

by Peter N. Stearns

Series: The Basics

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  • 9780415582742
  • 9781136888175
  • 9781136888168

World History has rapidly grown to become one of the most popular and talked about approaches to the study of history. World History: The Basics introduces this fast-growing field and addresses key questions such as:

  • What is world history?
  • How do we study a subject with such a broad geographic and chronological range?
  • Why has world history been controversial?

Written by one of the founders of the field and addressing all of the major issues including time, place, civilizations, contact, themes and more, this book is both an ideal introduction to world history and an important statement about the past, present and future of the field.


  • Taylor and Francis; November 2010
  • ISBN: 9781136888175
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: World History: The Basics
  • Series: The Basics
  • Author: Peter N. Stearns
  • Imprint: Routledge
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780415582742
  • 9781136888175
  • 9781136888168

About The Author

Peter N. Stearns is Provost and Professor of History at George Mason University. He is Series Editor for Routledge's Themes in World History and founder and editor of the Journal of Social History.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780415582742
  • 9781136888175
  • 9781136888168