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Societies, Networks, and Transitionsis a world history text that connects the different regions of the world through global themes. This innovative structure combines the accessibility of a regional approach with the rigor of comparative scholarship to show students world history in a truly global framework. The text also features a strong focus on culture and religion. Author and veteran teacher Craig Lockard engages students with a unique approach to cultural artifacts such as music and art. A range of pedagogical features--including focus questions, section summaries, and web-based study aids--supports students and instructors as they explore the interconnectedness of different people, places, and periods in the global past. Author Craig Lockard--a founding and active member of the World History Association--applies his expertise in world history instruction to this breakthrough textbook program. His extensive experience teaching this challenging course is evident in the approach and accessibility of the text, particularly its strong pedagogical apparatus. Comparative mini-chapters at the end of each part, called "Societies, Networks, and Transitions," link the different regions of the world. These brief sections help students understand the interconnectedness of people, places, and periods. AccompanyingHistorical Controversyboxes examine scholarly debates such as Afrocentricity, Eastern predominance, and globalization, among others. Carefully crafted and tested by the author for optimal student learning, the pedagogical program is the most comprehensive available in world history. Chapter-opening focus questions, brief and comprehensive chronologies, key terms, pronunciation guides, section and chapter summaries, and online study aids encourage active review and promote mastery of the material. A complete online support program for students features ACE practice tests, interactive maps, primary sources, and flashcards--all of which correlate to content in the text via web icons. Technology resources for instructors include Houghton Mifflin's Eduspace course management tool and Blackboard course cartridges/WebCT ePacks. IllustratedProfilebiography features present common and key players in world history such as Hammurabi, the Trung sisters, and slave rebel Caetana. Witness to the Pastprimary source boxes expose students to documents that examine such topics as Hindu values, shopping in Aksum, and the rights of Egyptian women.Thinking About the Readingquestions accompany each source, prompting students to think critically about the documents under review.
Table of Contents
|Foundations: Ancient Societies to 600 B.C.E|
|The Origins of Human Societies, to ca.2000 B.C.E|
|Before Prehistory: The Cosmos, Earth, and Life|
|The Roots of Humanity|
|The Odyssey of Early Human Societies|
|The Agricultural Transformation, 10,000–4000 B.C.E|
|The Emergence of Cities and States Profile: The Kung Hunters and Gatherers|
|Witness to the Past: Food and Farming in Ancient Cultural Traditions|
|Ancient Societies in Mesopotamia, India, and Central Asia, 5000–600 B.C.E|
|Early Mesopotamian Urbanized Societies, to 2000 b.c.e|
|Later Mesopotamian Societies and Their Legacies, 2000–600 b.c.e|
|The Earliest Indian and Central Asian Societies, 6000–1500 b.c.e|
|The Aryans and a New Indian Society, 1500–1000 b.c.e|
|The Mixing of Dravidian and Aryan Cultures, 1000–600 b.c.e|
|Profile: Hammurabi the Lawgiver|
|Witness to the Past: Hindu Values in the Bhagavad Gita|
|Ancient Societies in Africa and the Mediterranean, 5000–600 B.C.E|
|The Rise of Egyptian Society|
|Egyptian Society Patterns, Economy, and Culture|
|The Roots of Sub-Saharan African Societies|
|Early African States, Networks, and Migrations, 1800–600 b.c.e|
|Early Societies and Networks of the Eastern Mediterranean Profile: An Egyptian Priest and His Family|
|Witness to the Past: The World-View of an African Society|
|Around the Pacific Rim: Eastern Eurasia and the Americas, 5000–600 B.C.E|
|The Formation of Chinese Society, 6000–1750 b.c.e|
|The Reshaping of Ancient Chinese Society, 1750–600 b.c.e|
|Ancient Southeast and Northeast Asians Migration and Settlement in the Americas|
|The Roots of American Urban Societies Profile: The Poverty Point Mound Builders|
|Witness to the Past: The Poetry of Peasant Life in Zhou China|
|Societies, Networks, Transitions: Ancient Foundations of World History, 4000–600 B.C.E|
|Historical Controversy: Patriarchy and Matriarchy in the Ancient World|
|The Classical Societies and Their Legacies, ca. 600 B.C.E.–600 C.E|
|Eurasian Connections and New Traditions in East Asia, 600 B.C.E.–600 C.E|
|Changing China and Axial Age Thought, 600–221 b.c.e|
|Chinese Imperial Systems and Eurasian Trade Society, Economy, and Science in Han China|
|China After the Han Empire: Continuity and Change Korea, Japan, and East Asian Networks|
|Profile: Sima Qian, Chinese Historian|
|Witness to the Past: The Analects and Correct Confucian Behavior|
|Western Asia, the Eastern Mediterranean, and Regional Systems, 600–200 B.C.E|
|The Persians and Their Empire|
|The Emergence of the Greeks|
|Greek Thought, Culture, and Society|
|Greeks, Persians, and the Regional System|
|The Hellenistic Age and Its Afro-Eurasian Legacies|
|Profile: Archimedes, a Hellenistic Mathematician and Engineer|
|Witness to the Past: Good, Evil, and Monotheism in Zoroastrian Thought|
|Classical Societies in Southern and Central Asia, 600 B.C.E.–600 C.E|
|The Transformation of Indian Society and Its Religions|
|Eurasian Exchanges, Indian Politics, and the Mauryan Empire|
|South and Central Asia After the Mauryas|
|The Gupta Age in India|
|The Development of Southeast Asian Societies|
|Profile: The Trung Sisters, Vietnamese Rebels|
|Witness to the Past: Basic Doctrines in the Buddha's First Sermon|
|Empires, Networks, the Remaking of Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia, 500 B.C.E.–600 B.C.E|
|Etruscans, Carthage, Egypt, and the Romans|
|Roman Society During the Imperial Era Celts, Germans, and Roman|
|Decline Christianity: From Western Asian Sect to Transregional Religion|
|Revival in the East: Byzantines, Persians, and Arabs Prof|
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