Civilizations Past & Present Twelfth Edition, Volume I (to 1650) Robert R. Edgar, et al. An exceptional text. Clear and engaging writing with sound and current scholarship. Gary Gibbs, Roanoke College This is the best book in the field and I recommend it without hesitation. The authors are well qualified, they can write, and they have done their homework. William McDonald, Mid-American Christian University Written by specialists in Islamic, African, Asian, East European, and ancient history, Civilizations Past & Present offers a clear and accessible analysis of diverse trends shaping world history. Now in its Twelfth Edition, this survey text is well known for its readability, with a strong narrative that examines details at levels appropriate for both students and instructors. Offering strong regional coverage in addition to highlighting the connections between the world s many cultures and regions, the book explores all of the major areas of historical study: social, political, economic, religious, cultural, and geographic. New to this Edition New co-author, Matthew Gordon, a scholar in Middle Eastern history at the Miami University of Ohio, adds new perspectives to the text s coverage of the Islamic world. Seeing Connections features in each chapter visually illustrate the diverse linkages between the world s civilizations, religions, ideologies, arts, and social movements. Additional content has been added throughout the book on the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Oceania. Available versions of Civilization Past & Present Combined Volume ISBN 10: 0-205-57430-0 ISBN 13: 978-0-205-57430-8 Volume I (to 1650) ISBN 10: 0-205-57375-4 ISBN 13: 978-0-205-57375-2 Volume II (from 1300) ISBN 10: 0-205-57431-9 ISBN 13: 978-0-205-57431-5 Please visit us at www.ablongman.com/historyMatthew S Gordon is the author of 'Civilizations Past & Present, Volume 2 (from 1300) (12th Edition)', published 2007 under ISBN 9780205574315 and ISBN 0205574319.