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100.00 Introduction to World History

200.00 Early Societies

201.00 Introduction

202.00 From the Beginning of Time
  • Focus: Africa, Europe till 15000 BCE
    (a) Views on the origin of human beings.
    (b) Early societies.
    (c) Historians' views on present-day gathering- hunting societies.
203.00 Early Cities
  • Focus: Iraq, 3rd millennium BCE
    (a) Growth of towns.
    (b) Nature of early urban societies.
    (c) Historians' Debate on uses of writing.
300.00 Empires

400.00 Introduction

401.00 An Empire Across Three Continents
  • Focus: Roman Empire, 27 BCE to 600 CE.
    (a) Political evolution
    (b) Economic expansion
    (c) Religio-cultural foundation
    (d) Late Antiquity.
    (e) Historians' views on the institution of Slavery.
402.00 Central Islamic Lands
  • Focus: 7th to 12th centuries
    (a) Polity
    (b) Economy
    (c) Culture.
    (d) Historians' viewpoints on the nature of the crusades.
403.00 Nomadic Empires
  • Focus: the Mongol, 13th to 14th century
  • (a) The nature of nomadism.
  • (b) Formation of empires.
  • (c) Conquests and relations with other states.
  • (d) Historians' views on nomadic societies and state formation.
500.00 Changing Traditions

501.00 Introduction

502.00 Three Orders

Focus: Western Europe, 13th·16th century
(a) Feudal society and economy.
(b) Formation of states.
(c) Church and Society.
(d) Historians' views on decline of feudalism.

503.00 Changing Cultural Traditions

Focus on Europe, 14th to 17th century.
(a) New ideas, and new trends in literature and arts.
(b) Relationship with earlier ideas
(c) The contribution of West Asia.
(d) Historians' viewpoints on the validity of the notion 'European Renaissance

504.00 Confrontation of Cultures
  • Focus on America, 15th to 18th century.
    (a) European voyages of exploration.
    (b) Search for gold; enslavement, raids, extermination.
    (c) Indigenous people and cultures - the Arawaks,the Aztecs, the Incas.
    (d) The history of displacements.
    (e) Historians' viewpoints on the slave trade.
600.00 Paths to Modernization

601.00 Introduction

602.00 The Industrial Revolution
  • Focus on England, 18th and 19th century.
    (a) Innovations and technological change
    (b) Patterns of growth.
    (c) Emergence of a working class.
    (d) Historians' viewpoints, Debate on 'Was there an Industrial Revolution?'

603.00 Displacing Indigenous People
  • Focus on North America and Australia, 18th-20th century.
  • (a) European colonists in North America and Australia.
  • (b) Formation of white settler societies.
  • (c) Displacement and repression of local people.
  • (d) Historians' viewpoints on the impact of European settlement on indigenous population.
604.00 Paths to Modernization

Focus on East Asia, late 19th and 20th century.
(a) Militarization and economic growth in Japan.
(b) China and the Communist alternative.
(c) Historians' Debate on the meaning of for the displaced populations. modernization

605.00 Map Work on Units 1-16

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