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A History of World Societies, Volume 1 to 1600

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Summary

Long praised by instructors and students for its accessible regional chapter structure, readability, and sustained attention to social history, the tenth edition of A History of World Societies includes even more built-in tools to engage today's students and save instructors time. This edition features thoroughly revised chapters by new author and Latin American specialist Jerry Dávila, an expanded primary source program in the text and online, and the best and latest scholarship throughout. The tenth edition presents LaunchPad, a new intuitive ebook and course space with LearningCurve adaptive quizzing and a wealth of activities and assessments that help students make progress toward learning outcomes. LaunchPad features primary source activities, map and visual activities, adaptive and summative quizzing, and a wealth of optional resources, including carefully developed Online Document Projects for each chapter with auto-graded exercises.

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Author Biography

John P. McKay (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) is professor emeritus at the University of Illinois. He has written or edited numerous works, including the Herbert Baxter Adams Prize-winning book Pioneers for Profit: Foreign Entrepreneurship and Russian Industrialization, 1885-1913.

Patricia B. Ebrey (Ph.D., Columbia University), Professor of History at the University of Washington in Seattle, specializes in China. She has published numerous journal articles and The Cambridge Illustrated History of China, as well as numerous monographs.  In 2010 she won the Shimada Prize for outstanding work of East Asian Art History for Accumulating Culture: The Collections of Emperor Huizong.

Roger B. Beck (Ph.D., Indiana University) is Distinguished Professor of African and twentieth-century world history at Eastern Illinois University. His publications include The History of South Africa, a translation of P. J. van der Merwe's The Migrant Farmer in the History of the Cape Colony, 1657-1842, and more than a hundred articles, book chapters, and reviews. He is a former treasurer and Executive Council member of the World History Association.
 
Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) taught first at Augustana College in Illinois, and since 1985 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she is currently UWM Distinguished Professor in the department of history. She is the coeditor of the Sixteenth Century Journal and the author or editor of more than twenty books, most recently The Marvelous Hairy Girls: The Gonzales Sisters and Their Worlds and Gender in History. She is the former Chief Reader for Advanced Placement World History.
 
Jerry Dávila (Ph.D., Brown University) is Jorge Paulo Lemann professor of Brazilian History at the University of Illinois. He is the author of Dictatorship in South America; Hotel Trópico: Brazil and the Challenge of African Decolonization, winner of the Latin Studies Association Brazil Section Book prize; and of Diploma of Whiteness: Race and Social Policy in Brazil, 1917-1945. He has served as president of the Conference on Latin American History.

Clare Haru Crowston (Ph.D., Cornell University) teaches at the University of Illinois, where she is currently associate professor of history. She is the author of Fabricating Women: The Seamstresses of Old Regime France, 1675-1791, which won the Berkshire and Hagley Prizes. She edited two special issues of the Journal of Women's History, has published numerous journal articles and reviews, and is a past president of the Society for French Historical Studies.

Table of Contents

1 THE EARLIEST HUMAN SOCIETIES, TO 2500 B.C.E. 

Guided Reading Activity
LaunchPad

Evolution and Migration

Understanding the Early Human Past

Hominid Evolution

Homo Sapiens, “Thinking Humans”

Migration and Differentiation

Paleolithic Society, 250,000–9000 B.C.E.

Foraging for Food

Family and Kinship Relationships

Cultural Creations and Spirituality

The Development of Agriculture in the Neolithic Era, ca. 9000 B.C.E.

The Development of Horticulture

Animal Domestication and the Rise of Pastoralism

Plow Agriculture

Neolithic Society

Social Hierarchies and Slavery

Gender Hierarchies and Inheritance

Trade and Cross-Cultural Connections

Chapter Summary

Connections

Review and Explore

[[√]] LearningCurve LaunchPad

       Individuals in Society The Iceman 
      
       Individuals in Society Online Document Project LaunchPad

       Mapping the Past Human Migration in the Paleolithic and Neolithic Eras

       Listening to the Past Paleolithic Venus Figures

       Quiz for Listening to the Past LaunchPad

       Viewpoints 1.1 Paleolithic Hand Markings

       Quiz for Viewpoints 1.1 LaunchPad

       Picturing the Past Cave Paintings of Horses and a Horned Aurochs from Lascaux Cave,        
       Southern France, ca. 15,000 B.C.E.

       Viewpoints 1.2 Stone Age Houses in Chile and China

       Quiz for Viewpoints 1.2 LaunchPad


Documents from Sources for World Societies, Chapter 1 LaunchPad

Document 1-1: An Indian View of Creation from the Rig Veda , ca. 600 B.C.E. LaunchPad

Document 1-2:  The Yuchi People Explain Their Origins, ca. 1929 LaunchPad

Document 1-3:  A Greek Description of the Elemental Forces, Hesiod, From Theogony, ca. 700 B.C.E. LaunchPad

Document 1-4:  Clues about Early Human History in a Neolithic Grave, Double Burial from Mantua, Italy, ca. 6000-5000 B.C.E. LaunchPad

Document 1-5:  Artistic Expression in the Paleolithic Era, Cave Painting of a Male and Female Deer, ca. 13,000 B.C.E. LaunchPad

Chapter 1 Summative Quiz LaunchPad


2 THE RISE OF THE STATE IN SOUTHWEST ASIA AND THE NILE VALLEY, 3200–500 B.C.E.

Guided Reading Activity LaunchPad

Writing, Cities, and States

Written Sources and the Human Past

Cities and the Idea of Civilization

The Rise of States, Laws, and Social Hierarchies

Mesopotamia from Sumer to Babylon

Environmental Challenges, Irrigation, and Religion

Sumerian Politics and Society

Writing, Mathematics, and Poetry

Empires in Mesopotamia

Life Under Hammurabi

The Egyptians

The Nile and the God-King

Egyptian Society and Work

Migrations, Revivals, and Collapse

The Emergence of New States

The Hebrews

The Hebrew State

The Jewish Religion

Hebrew Society

The Assyrians and Persians

Assyria, the Military Monarchy

The Rise and Expansion of the Persian Empire

The Religion of Zoroaster

Chapter Summary

Connections

Review and Explore

[[√]] LearningCurve LaunchPad

       Listening to the Past Gilgamesh’s Quest for Immortality

       Quiz for Listening to the Past LaunchPad

       Viewpoints 2.1 Addressing the Gods in Mesopotamia and Egypt

       Quiz for Viewpoints 2.1 LaunchPad

       Picturing the Past Egyptian Home Life

       Mapping the Past Empires and Migrations in the Eastern Mediterranean

       Individuals in Society Hatshepsut and Nefertiti

       Individuals in Society Online Document Project LaunchPad

       Global Trade Iron

       Quiz for Global Trade LaunchPad

       Viewpoints 2.2 Rulers and Divine Favor: Cyrus the Great in the Cyrus Cylinder and
       Hebrew Scripture

       Quiz for Viewpoints 2.2 LaunchPad


Documents from Sources for World Societies, Chapter 2 LaunchPad

Document 2-1:  A Mesopotamian Quest for Immortality, From The Epic of Gilgamesh, ca. 2700-2500 B.C.E. LaunchPad

Document 2-2:  Law and Order in Ancient Babylonia, Hammurabi, Hammurabi’s Code: Laws on Society and Family Life, ca. 1800 B.C.E.,  LaunchPad

Document 2-3:  Moses Leads the Hebrews from Egypt, Book of Exodus, ca. 950-450 B.C.E. LaunchPad

Document 2-4:  Ashur-Nasir-Pal II, An Assyrian Emperor’s Resume, ca. 875 B.C.E. LaunchPad

Document 2-5:  Cyrus of Persia, Righteous Rule, ca. 470 B.C.E. LaunchPad

Chapter 2 Summative Quiz LaunchPad


3 THE FOUNDATION OF INDIAN SOCIETY, TO 300 C.E.

Guided Reading Activity
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The Land and Its First Settlers, ca. 3000–1500 B.C.E.

The Aryans During the Vedic Age, ca. 1500–500 B.C.E.

Aryan Dominance in North India

Life in Early India

Brahmanism

India’s Great Religions

Jainism

Siddhartha Gautama and Buddhism

Hinduism

Western Contact and the Mauryan Unification of North India, ca. 513–185 B.C.E.

Encounters with the West

Chandragupta and the Founding of the Mauryan Empire

The Reign of Ashoka, ca. 269–232 B.C.E.

Small States and Trading Networks, 185 B.C.E.–300 C.E.

Chapter Summary

Connections

Review and Explore

[[√]] LearningCurve LaunchPad 

       Viewpoints 3.1 Divine Martial Prowess from the Rig Veda and the Epic of Gilgamesh

       Quiz for Viewpoints 3.1 LaunchPad 

       Listening to the Past Conversations Between Rama and Sita from the Ramayana

       Quiz for Listening to the Past LaunchPad

       Picturing the Past Gandharan Frieze Depicting the Buddha

       Individuals in Society Sudatta, Lay Follower of the Buddha

       Individuals in Society Online Document Project LaunchPad

       Mapping the Past The Mauryan Empire, ca. 250 B.C.E.

       Viewpoints 3.2 On Enemies, from the Code of Manu and the Arthashastra

       Quiz for Viewpoints 3.2 LaunchPad


Documents from Sources for World Societies, Chapter 3 LaunchPad

Document 3-1:  A Residential Street in Mohenjo-daro, ca. 2500-2000 B.C.E. LaunchPad

Document 3-2:  The Buddha, The Buddha Obtains Enlightenment, ca. 530-29 B.C.E. LaunchPad

Document 3-3:  From the Upanishads, On the Nature of the Soul, ca. 450 B.C.E. LaunchPad

Document 3-4:  Social Mores in Ancient India, From The Laws of Manu, ca. 100 B.C.E.-200 C.E.
LaunchPad

Document 3-5:  Ashoka, From Thirteenth Rock Edict, 256 B.C.E. LaunchPad

Chapter 3 Summative Quiz LaunchPad


4 CHINA’S CLASSICAL AGE, TO 221 B.C.E.

Guided Reading Activity LaunchPad

The Emergence of Civilization in China

The Impact of Geography

Early Agricultural Societies of the Neolithic Age

The Shang Dynasty, ca. 1500–1050 B.C.E.

Shang Society

Bronze Metalworking

The Development of Writing

The Early Zhou Dynasty, ca. 1050–400 B.C.E.

Zhou Politics

Life During the Zhou dynasty

The warring states period, 403–221 B.C.E.

New Technologies for War

The Victorious States

Confucius and His Followers

Confucius

The Spread of Confucian Ideas

Daoism, Legalism, and Other Schools of Thought

Daoism

Legalism

Yin and Yang

Chapter Summary

Connections

Review and Explore

[[√]] LearningCurve LaunchPad

       Mapping the Past The Geography of Historical China

       Viewpoints 4.1 The Inglorious Side of War in the Book of Songs and the Patirruppattu

       Quiz for Viewpoints 4.1 LaunchPad

       Individuals in Society Lord Mengchang

       Individuals in Society Online Document Project LaunchPad

       Listening to the Past The Teachings of Confucius

       Quiz for Listening to the Past LaunchPad 

       Viewpoints 4.2 Mozi and Xunzi on Divine Response

       Quiz for Viewpoints 4.2 LaunchPad

       Picturing the Past Inscribed Bamboo Slips


Documents from Sources for World Societies, Chapter 4 LaunchPad

Document 4-1:  Detail of Ritual Vase known as the Tigress, ca. 1200 B.C.E LaunchPad

Document 4-2: Confucius on Kingship, From Book of Documents ca. 900-100 B.C.E. LaunchPad

Document 4-3:  Confucius, From Analects, ca. 500 B.C.E. – 50 C.E. LaunchPad

Document 4-4:  Laozi, From Dao De Jing: Administering the Empire, ca. 500-400 B.C.E. LaunchPad

Document 4-5:  Han Fei, The Five Vermin, ca. 250-25 B.C.E. LaunchPad

Chapter 4 Summative Quiz LaunchPad


5 THE GREEK EXPERIENCE, 3500–30 B.C.E.

Guided Reading Activity
LaunchPad

Greece in the Bronze Age, ca. 3000–800 B.C.E.

The Minoans and Mycenaeans

The “Dark Age”

The Development of the Polis in the Archaic Age, ca. 800–500 B.C.E.

Organization of the Polis

Overseas Expansion

The Growth of Sparta

The Evolution of Athens

Turmoil and Culture in the Classical Period, 500–338 B.C.E.

The Deadly Conflicts, 499–404 B.C.E.

Athenian Arts in the Age of Pericles

Families and Sexual Relations

Public and Personal Religion

The Flowering of Philosophy

Hellenistic Society, 323–30 B.C.E.

From Polis to Monarchy, 404–200 B.C.E.

Building a Hellenized Society

The Growth of Trade and Commerce

Hellenistic Religion, Philosophy, and Science

Religion in the Hellenistic World

Philosophy and Its Guidance for Life

Hellenistic Science and Medicine

Chapter Summary

Connections

Review and Explore

[[√]] LearningCurve LaunchPad

       Viewpoints 5.1 Two Opinions About Athenian Democracy

       Quiz for Viewpoints 5.1 LaunchPad 

       Picturing the Past The Acropolis of Athens

       Viewpoints 5.2 Hellenistic and Chinese Spells

       Quiz for Viewpoints 5.2 LaunchPad

       Listening to the Past Aristotle on the Family and Slavery

       Quiz for Listening to the Past LaunchPad

       Mapping the Past: Alexander’s Conquests, 336–324 B.C.E.

       Individuals in Society Archimedes, Scientist and Inventor

       Individuals in Society Online Document Project LaunchPad


Documents from Sources for World Societies, Chapter 5 LaunchPad

Document 5-1: Homer, From The Iliad, ca. 750 B.C.E., LaunchPad

Document 5-2: Plato, From Apologia, ca. 399 B.C.E., LaunchPad

Document 5-3: Plutarch, From Life of Cleomenes III, First Century C.E. LaunchPad

Document 5-4:  A Hellenic Depiction of Physical Perfection, Zeus from Artemisium, ca. 460 B.C.E.
LaunchPad

Document 5-5: A Hellenistic Depiction of Human Suffering, The Dying Gaul, ca. 230-220 B.C.E. LaunchPad

Chapter 5 Summative Quiz LaunchPad


6 THE WORLD OF ROME, CA. 1000 B.C.E.–400 C.E.

Guided Reading Activity LaunchPad

The Romans in Italy

The Etruscans

The Founding of Rome

The Roman Conquest of Italy

The Roman State

Social Conflict in Rome

Roman Expansion and Its Repercussions

Overseas Conquests and the Punic Wars, 264–133 B.C.E.

New Influences and Old Values in Roman Culture

The Late Republic and the Rise of Augustus, 133–27 B.C.E.

The Successes of Augustus

Rome and the Provinces

Political and Military Changes in the Empire

Life in Imperial Rome

Prosperity in the Roman Provinces

Eastward Expansion and Contacts Between Rome and China

The Coming of Christianity

Factors Behind the Rise of Christianity

The Life and Teachings of Jesus

The Spread of Christianity

The Growing Acceptance and Evolution of Christianity

Turmoil and Reform

Political Measures

Economic Issues

The Acceptance of Christianity

Chapter Summary

Connections

Review and Explore

[[√]] LearningCurve LaunchPad

       Viewpoints 6.1 On Roman Wives

       Quiz for Viewpoints 6.1 LaunchPad

       Individuals in Society Queen Cleopatra

       Individuals in Society Online Document Project LaunchPad

       Listening to the Past Cicero and the Plot to Kill Caesar

       Quiz for Listening to the Past LaunchPad

       Picturing the Past Ara Pacis

       Mapping the Past Roman Expansion, 262 B.C.E.–180 C.E.

       Viewpoints 6.2 Roman and Chinese Officials in Times of Disaster

       Quiz for Viewpoints 6.2 LaunchPad

       Global Trade Pottery

       Quiz for Global Trade LaunchPad


Documents from Sources for World Societies, Chapter 6 LaunchPad

Document 6-1:  The Twelve Tables, ca. 450 B.C.E., LaunchPad

Document 6-2:  Plutarch, On Julius Caesar, ca. 44 C.E., LaunchPad

Document 6-3:  Initiation into the Cult of Dionysus, ca. 60-50 B.C.E. LaunchPad

Document 6-4:  Pliny the Younger, Letters to and from the Emperor Trajan on Christians, 111-113 C.E LaunchPad

Document 6-5:  Tertullian, From Apologia, ca. 197 C.E. LaunchPad

Chapter 6 Summative Quiz LaunchPad


7 EAST ASIA AND THE SPREAD OF BUDDHISM, 221 B.C.E.–800 C.E.

Guided Reading Activity LaunchPad

The Age of Empire in China: The Qin and Han Dynasties

The Qin Unification, 221–206 B.C.E.

The Han Dynasty, 206 B.C.E.–220 C.E.

Han Intellectual and Cultural Life

Inner Asia and the Silk Road

Life in Han China

China and Rome

The Fall of the Han and the Age of Division

The Spread of Buddhism Out of India

Buddhism’s Path Through Central Asia

The Appeal and Impact of Buddhism in China

The Chinese Empire Re-created: Sui (581–618) and Tang (618–907)

The Sui Dynasty, 581–618

The Tang Dynasty, 618–907

Tang Culture

The East Asian Cultural Sphere

Vietnam

Korea

Japan

Chapter Summary

Connections

Review and Explore

[[√]] LearningCurve LaunchPad

       Individuals in Society The Ban Family

       Individuals in Society Online Document Project LaunchPad

       Global Trade Silk

       Quiz for Global Trade LaunchPad

       Mapping the Past The Spread of Buddhism, ca. 500 B.C.E.–800 C.E.

       Listening to the Past Sixth-Century Biographies of Buddhist Nuns

       Quiz for Listening to the Past LaunchPad

       Viewpoints 7.1 Chinese and Japanese Principles of Good Government

       Quiz for Viewpoints 7.1 LaunchPad

       Picturing the Past Hōryūji Temple

       Viewpoints 7.2 Coping with Epidemics in Japan and Byzantium

       Quiz for Viewpoints 7.2 LaunchPad


Documents from Sources for World Societies, Chapter 7 LaunchPad

Document 7-1:  Sima Qian, From the Records of the Historian, ca. 109-86 B.C.E. LaunchPad

Document 7-2: Ban Zhao, From Lessons for Women ca. 80 C.E. LaunchPad

Document 7-3: Hachiman, Shinto God of War, ca. 1100-1300 C.E. LaunchPad

Document 7-4:  Han Yu, From Lives of the Eminent Monks, ca. 550 C.E. LaunchPad

Document 7-5:  Emperor Wuzong, Edict on the Suppression of Buddhism, 845 C.E. LaunchPad

Chapter 7 Summative Quiz LaunchPad


8 CONTINUITY AND CHANGE IN EUROPE AND WESTERN ASIA, 250–850

Guided Reading Activity LaunchPad

The Byzantine Empire

Sources of Byzantine Strength

The Sassanid Empire and Conflicts with Byzantium

Justinian’s Code of Law

Byzantine Intellectual Life

Life in Constantinople

The Growth of the Christian Church

The Evolution of Church Leadership and Orthodoxy

The Western Church and the Eastern Church

Christian Monasticism

Christian Ideas and Practices

Christianity and Classical Culture

Saint Augustine on Sin, Grace, and Redemption

The Iconoclastic Controversy

Migrating Peoples

Social and Economic Structures

Tribes, Warriors, and Laws

Migrations and Political Change

Christian Missionaries and Conversion

Missionaries’ Actions

The Process of Conversion

Frankish Rulers and Their Territories

The Merovingians and Carolingians

The Warrior-Ruler Charlemagne

Chapter Summary

Connections

Review and Explore

[[√]] LearningCurve LaunchPad

       Viewpoints 8.1 Freeing Slaves in Justinian’s Code and the Qur’an

       Quiz for Viewpoints 8.1 LaunchPad

       Individuals in Society Theodora of Constantinople

       Individuals in Society Online Document Project LaunchPad

       Viewpoints 8.2 Roman and Byzantine Views of Barbarians

       Quiz for Viewpoints 8.2 LaunchPad

       Mapping the Past The Spread of Christianity, ca. 300–800

       Listening to the Past Gregory of Tours on the Veneration of Relics

       Quiz for Listening to the Past LaunchPad

       Picturing the Past Charlemagne and His Wife


Documents from Sources for World Societies, Chapter 8 LaunchPad

Document 8-1: Saint Benedict of Nursia, From The Rule of Saint Benedict, 529 LaunchPad

Document 8-2:  The Law of the Salian Franks, ca. 500-600, LaunchPad

Document 8-3:  Procopius, From The Secret History, ca. 550-562 LaunchPad

Document 8-4:  Hagia Sophia, 537 LaunchPad

Document 8-5:  Einhard, From The Life of Charlemagne, 829-836, LaunchPad

Chapter 8 Summative Quiz LaunchPad


9 THE ISLAMIC WORLD, 600–1400

Guided Reading Activity
LaunchPad

The Origins of Islam

Arabian Social and Economic Structure

Muhammad’s Rise as a Religious Leader

The Tenets of Islam

Islamic States and Their Expansion

Islam’s Spread Beyond Arabia

Reasons for the Spread of Islam

The Caliphate and the Split Between Shi’a and Sunni Alliances

The Abbasid Caliphate

Administration of the Islamic Territories

Fragmentation and Military Challenges, 900–1400

Breakaway Territories and Shi’a Gains

The Ascendancy of the Turks

The Mongol Invasions

Muslim Society: The Life of the People

The Social Hierarchy

Slavery

Women in Classical Islamic Society

Marriage, the Family, and Sexuality

Trade and Commerce

Cultural Developments

The Cultural Centers of Baghdad and Córdoba

Education and Intellectual Life

The Mystical Tradition of Sufism

Muslim-Christian Encounters

Chapter Summary

Connections

Review and Explore

[[√]] LearningCurve LaunchPad

       Mapping the Past The Expansion of Islam, 622–900

       Viewpoints 9.1 Jews in Muslim Lands

       Quiz for Viewpoints 9.1 LaunchPad

       Listening to the Past Abu Hamid al-Ghazali on the Etiquette of Marriage

       Quiz for Listening to the Past LaunchPad

       Individuals in Society  Ibn Battuta

       Individuals in Society Online Document Project LaunchPad

       Viewpoints 9.2 Amusing Animal Stories by Bar-Hebraeus and Aesop

       Quiz for Viewpoints 9.2 LaunchPad

       Picturing the Past Sufi Collective Ritual

  
Documents from Sources for World Societies, Chapter 9 LaunchPad

Document 9-1:  Muhammad, Qur’an, ca. 650 LaunchPad

Document 9-2:  Muhammad, The Constitution of Medina, ca. 625 LaunchPad

Document 9-3:  Benjamin ben Jonah of Tudela, From Book of Travels, ca. 1159-1172 LaunchPad

Document 9-4: Great Mosque, Cordoba, Spain, 987 and Gate of Al Hakam II, 987 LaunchPad

Document 9-5:  Ibn Khaldūn, From Prolegomenon to History, 1377 LaunchPad

Chapter 9 Summative Quiz LaunchPad


10 AFRICAN SOCIETIES AND KINGDOMS, 1000 B.C.E.–1500 C.E.

Guided Reading Activity
LaunchPad

The Land and Peoples of Africa

Early African Societies

Agriculture and Its Impact

Bantu Migrations

Life in the Kingdoms of the Western Sudan, ca. 1000 B.C.E.–800 C.E.

The Trans-Saharan Trade

The Berbers of North Africa

Effects of Trade on West African Society

The Spread of Islam in Africa

African Kingdoms and Empires, ca. 800–1500

The Kingdom of Ghana, ca. 900–1100

The Kingdom of Mali, ca. 1200–1450

Ethiopia: The Christian Kingdom of Aksum

The East African City-States

Southern Africa and Great Zimbabwe

Chapter Summary

Connections

Review and Explore

[[√]] LearningCurve LaunchPad

       Mapping the Past African Kingdoms and Trade, ca. 800–1500

       Picturing the Past The Queen of Sheba and King Solomon

       Individuals in Society Amda Siyon

       Individuals in Society Online Document Project LaunchPad

       Viewpoints 10.1 Early Descriptions of Africa

       Quiz for Viewpoints 10.1 LaunchPad

       Listening to the Past A Tenth-Century Muslim Traveler Describes Parts of the East African Coast

       Quiz for Listening to the Past LaunchPad

       Viewpoints 10.2 Visiting Africa

       Quiz for Viewpoints 10.2 LaunchPad


Documents from Sources for World Societies, Chapter 10 LaunchPad

Document 10-1:  Ezana, King of Aksum, Stele of Ezana, ca. 325 LaunchPad

Document 10-2:  Abu Ubaydallah Al-Bakri, From The Book of Routes and Realms, ca. 1067-1068
LaunchPad

Document 10-3: Abū Hāmid Muhammad Al-Andalusī Al-Gharnātī, From Gift of the Spirit, ca. 1120-1170 LaunchPad

Document 10-4: Leo Africanus, From The History and Description of Africa, 1526, LaunchPad

Document 10-5: A History of West Africa by West Africans, From Epic of Sundiata, ca. 1250 LaunchPad

Chapter 10 Summative Quiz LaunchPad


11 THE AMERICAS, 2500 B.C.E.–1500 C.E.

Guided Reading Activity LaunchPad

Societies of the Americas in a Global Context

Trade and Technology

Settlement and Environment

Ancient Societies

Olmec Agriculture, Technology, and Religion

Hohokam, Hopewell, and Mississippian Societies

Kinship and Ancestors in the Andes

The Incas

The Inca Model of Empire

Inca Imperial Expansion

Imperial Needs and Obligations

The Maya and Teotihuacan

Maya Agriculture and Trade

Maya Science and Religion

Teotihuacan and the Toltecs

The Aztecs

The Mexica: From Vassals to Masters

Life in the Aztec Empire

The Limits of the Aztec Empire

American Empires and the Encounter

The Fall of the Aztecs

The Fall of the Incas

Chapter Summary

Connections

Review and Explore

[[√]] LearningCurve LaunchPad

       Mapping the Past The Inca Empire, 1532

       Listening to the Past Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala, The First New Chronicle and
       Good Government

       Quiz for Listening to the Past LaunchPad

       Viewpoints 11.1 Creation in the Popul Vuh and in Okanogan Tradition

       Quiz for Viewpoints 11.1 LaunchPad

       Picturing the Past Maya Calendar

       Individuals in Society Tlacaelel

       Individuals in Society Online Document Project LaunchPad

       Viewpoints 11.2 Inca and Spanish Views on Religion, Authority, and Tribute

       Quiz for Viewpoints 11.2 LaunchPad


Documents from Sources for World Societies, Chapter 11 LaunchPad

Document 11-1:  Moundville, ca.1000-1450 C.E. LaunchPad

Document 11-2:  Pedro de Cieza de León, From Chronicles: On the Inca, ca. 1535 LaunchPad

Document 11-3:   Diego Durán, From Book of the Gods and Rites, ca. 1576-1579 LaunchPad

Document 11-4:   Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas, On the Maya Ball Game Tlachtli, ca. 1598 LaunchPad

Document 11-5:   Father Francisco Ximénez, From the Popol Vuh, ca. 1701-1703 LaunchPad

Chapter 11 Summative Quiz LaunchPad


12 CULTURAL EXCHANGE IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN ASIA, 300–1400

Guided Reading Activity LaunchPad

Central Asian Nomads

Nomadic Society

The Turks

The Mongols

Chinggis Khan and the Mongol Empire

Chinggis Khan

Chinggis’s Successors

The Mongols as Rulers

East-West Communication During the Mongol Era

The Movement of Peoples

The Spread of Disease, Goods, and Ideas

India, Islam, and the Development of Regional Cultures, 300–1400

The Gupta Empire, ca. 320–480

India’s Medieval Age and the First Encounter with Islam

The Delhi Sultanate

Life in Medieval India

Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the Growth of Maritime Trade

State Formation and Indian Influences

The Srivijayan Maritime Trade Empire

The Spread of Indian Culture in Comparative Perspective

The Settlement of the Pacific Islands

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       Listening to the Past The Abduction of Women in The Secret History of the Mongols

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       Mapping the Past The Mongol Empire

       Viewpoints 12.1 Chinese and European Accounts About the Mongol Army

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       Viewpoints 12.2 Circulating Paper Money

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       Individuals in Society Bhaskara the Teacher

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       Global Trade Spices

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       Picturing the Past Bayan Relief, Angkor


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Document 12-1:   Epitaph for the Honorable Menggu, ca. 1272 LaunchPad

Document 12-2:   Rashid-Al-Din, Chinggis Khan Fighting the Tartars, ca. 1300 LaunchPad

Document 12-3:   Marco Polo, From Travels, ca. 1298 LaunchPad

Document 12-4: Vatsyayana, From the Kamasutra, ca. 150-1200 LaunchPad

Document 12-5: Maulana Burhān Ud-Dīn Marghīnānī, From Guidance, ca. 1197 LaunchPad

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13 STATES AND CULTURES IN EAST ASIA, 800–1400

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The Medieval Chinese Economic Revolution, 800–1100

China During the Song and Yuan Dynasties, 960–1368

The Song Dynasty

The Scholar-Officials and Neo-Confucianism

Women’s Lives in Song Times

China Under Mongol Rule

Korea Under the Koryŏ Dynasty, 935–1392

Japan’s Heian Period, 794–1185

Fujiwara Rule

Aristocratic Culture

The Samurai and the Kamakura Shogunate, 1185–1333

Military Rule

Cultural Trends

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       Global Trade Tea

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       Mapping the Past East Asia in 1000 and 1200

       Picturing the Past On a Mountain Path in Spring

       Viewpoints 13.1 Painters of Uncanny Skill in China and Rome

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       Individuals in Society Shen Gua

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       Viewpoints 13.2 Zhu Xi and Yuan Cai on Family Management

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       Listening to the Past The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon

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Document 13-1:  Murasaki Shikibu, From The Tale of Genji, ca. 1021 LaunchPad

Document 13-2:   The Experience of War in Feudal Japan, From The Tale of the Heike, ca. 1250
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Document 13-3:   Figure of a Lohan, Yuan Dynasty, 1260-1368 LaunchPad

Document 13-4:   Chau Ju-Kua, On the Arab People of Quanzhou, ca. 1250 LaunchPad

Document 13-5:  Widows Loyal Unto Death, ca. 1754 LaunchPad

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14 EUROPE IN THE MIDDLE AGES, 800–1450

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Political Developments

Invasions and Migrations

“Feudalism” and Manorialism

The Restoration of Order

Law and Justice

The Christian Church

Papal Reforms

Monastic Life

Popular Religion

The Expansion of Christianity

The Crusades

Background and Motives

The Course of the Crusades

Consequences of the Crusades

The Life of the People

The Life and Work of Peasants

The Life and Work of Nobles

Towns, Cities, and the Growth of Commercial Interests

The Expansion of Trade and the Commercial Revolution

Learning and Culture

Universities and Scholasticism

Cathedrals and a New Architectural Style

Vernacular Literature and Drama

Crises of the Later Middle Ages

The Great Famine and the Black Death

The Hundred Years’ War

Challenges to the Church

Peasant and Urban Revolts

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       Mapping the Past Invasions and Migrations of the Ninth and Tenth Centuries

       Individuals in Society Hildegard of Bingen

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       Viewpoints 14.1 Christian and Muslim Views of the Fall of Antioch

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       Listening to the Past Courtly Love Poetry
 
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       Viewpoints 14.2 Italian and English Views of the Plague

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       Picturing the Past Siege of the Castle of Mortagne near Bordeaux


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Document 14-1:   Fulcher of Chartres, From A History of the Expedition to Jerusalem, ca. 1100-1127
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Document 14-2:   Zakariya al-Qazwini, From Monuments of the Lands, 1275-1276 LaunchPad

Document 14-3:   Jacques de Vitry, The Virgin Mary Saves a Monk and His Lover, ca. 1200
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Document 14-4:   King John of England, From Magna Carta, 1215 LaunchPad

Document 14-5:   Thomas Aquinas, From Summa Theologica, 1268 LaunchPad

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15 EUROPE IN THE RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION, 1350–1600

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Renaissance Culture

Wealth and Power in Renaissance Italy

The Rise of Humanism

Christian Humanism

Printing and Its Social Impact

Art and the Artist

Social Hierarchies

Race and Slavery

Wealth and the Nobility

Gender Roles

Politics and the State in the Renaissance, ca. 1450–1521

France

England

Spain

The Habsburgs

The Protestant Reformation

Criticism of the Church

Martin Luther

Protestant Thought and Its Appeal

The Radical Reformation and the German Peasants’ War

Marriage and Women’s Roles

The Reformation and German Politics

England’s Shift Toward Protestantism

Calvinism and Its Moral Standards

The Catholic Reformation

Papal Reforms and the Council of Trent

New Religious Orders

Religious Violence

French Religious Wars

Civil Wars in the Netherlands

The Great European Witch-Hunt

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       Individuals in Society Cosimo and Lorenzo de’ Medici

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       Viewpoints 15.1 Lauro Quirini and Cassandra Fedele: Women and Humanist Learning

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       Picturing the Past Laura de Dianti, 1523

       Listening to the Past Martin Luther, On Christian Liberty

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       Viewpoints 15.2 Wang Yangming and John Calvin Encourage Proper Behavior

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       Mapping the Past Religious Divisions in Europe, ca. 1555


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Document 15-1:   Petrarch, Letters, ca. 1354, 1360 LaunchPad

Document 15-2:   Pico Della Mirandola, From On the Dignity of Man, 1486 LaunchPad

Document 15-3:   Artemisia Gentileschi, Susanna and the Elders, 1610 LaunchPad

Document 15-4:  Martin Luther, From Address to the Christian Nobility of the German Nation, 1520
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16 THE ACCELERATION OF GLOBAL CONTACT, 1450–1600

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The Afroeurasian Trade World

The Trade World of the Indian Ocean

Peoples and Cultures of the Indian Ocean

Trade with Africa and the Middle East

Genoese and Venetian Middlemen

The European Voyages of Discovery

Causes of European Expansion

Technology and the Rise of Exploration

The Portuguese in Africa and Asia

Spain’s Voyages to the Americas

Spain “Discovers” the Pacific

Early Exploration by Northern European Powers

Conquest and Settlement

Spanish Conquest of the Aztec and Inca Empires

Portuguese Brazil

Colonial Administration

Indigenous Population Loss and Economic Exploitation

Patterns of Settlement

The Era of Global Contact

The Columbian Exchange

Sugar and Early Transatlantic Slavery

The Birth of the Global Economy

Changing Attitudes and Beliefs

Religious Conversion

European Debates About Indigenous Peoples

New Ideas About Race

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Mapping the Past Overseas Exploration and Conquest in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

Listening to the Past Columbus Describes His First Voyage

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Individuals in Society Doña Marina/Malintzin

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Viewpoints 16.1 Christian Conversion in New Spain 

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Picturing the Past Mixed Races 

Global Trade Silver

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Viewpoints 16.2 Two Views of “Natural Man” 

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Document 16-1: World Map, 1502 LaunchPad

Document 16-2:  Christopher Columbus, Letter from the Third Voyage, 1493 LaunchPad

Document 16-3:   Theodore de Bry, Columbus at Hispaniola, ca. 1590 LaunchPad

Document 16-4:  Bernal Diaz del Castillo, From The True History of the Conquest of New Spain,
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Document 16-4: The Spanish Conquest of Mexica, From The Florentine Codex, ca. 1577-1580 LaunchPad

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