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Societies, Networks, and Transitions : A Global History

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Summary

SOCIETIES, NETWORKS, AND TRANSITIONS connects the different regions of the world between chapters, and explores broader global themes in part-ending essays. This innovative structure combines the accessibility of a regional approach with the rigor of comparative scholarship to show users world history in a truly global framework. The "tree, tree, tree, forest" organization assures that users stay engaged and sure of when and where they are in their study of world history. The book also features a strong focus on culture and religion.

Table of Contents

Introducing World History
Geography Overview
Foundations: Ancient Societies, to 600 B.C.E.
The Origins of Human Societies, to ca. 2000 B.C.E.
Prehistory: The Cosmos, Earth, and 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
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
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.
The Earliest Indian and Central Asian Societies, 6000-1500 B.C.E.
The Aryans and a New Indian Society, 1500-600 B.C.E.
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
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, Economy, and Culture
Ancient Sub-Saharan African Societies
Early Societies and Networks of the Eastern Mediterranean
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Hekanakhte, an Egyptian Priest
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
Ancient Americans
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
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
Suggested Readings
Blossoming: The Classical Societies and their Legacies, ca. 600 B.C.E.-ca. 600 C.E.
Classical Societies in Southern and Central Asia, 600 B.C.E.-600 C.E.
The Transformation of Indian Society, Religion, and Politics
South and Central Asia After the Mauryas
The Gupta Age in India
The Development of Southeast Asian Societies
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: The Trung Sisters, Vietnamese Rebels
Witness to the Past: Basic Doctrines in the Buddha's First Sermon
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 the World
China After the Han Empire: Continuity and Change
Korea, Japan, and East Asian Networks
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
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 Rise and Flowering of the Greeks
Greeks, Persians, and the Regional System
The Hellenistic Age and Its Afro-Eurasian Legacies
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Archimedes, a Hellenistic Mathematician and Engineer
Witness to the Past: Good, Evil, and Monotheism in Zoroastrian Thought
Empires, Networks, and the Remaking of Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia, 500 B.C.E.-600 C.E.
Etruscans, Carthage, Egypt, and the Roman Republic
The Rise and Decline of Imperial Rome
Christianity: From Western Asian Sect to Transregional Religion
Revival in the East: Byzantines, Persians, and Arabs
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Hypatia of Alexandria, a Pagan Philosopher
Witness to the Past: The Voices of Common Romans
Classical Societies and Regional Networks in Africa, the Americas, and Oceania, 600 B.C.E.-600 C.E.
Classical States and Connections in Northeast Africa
The Blossoming of West and Bantu Africa
Classical Societies and Networks in the Americas
Populating the Pacific: Australian and Island Societies
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: A Moche Lord
Witness to the Past: A Shopper's Guide to Aksum
Societies, Networks, Transitions: Classical Blossomings in World History, 600 B.C.E.-600 C.E.
Historical Controversy: The Afrocentric Challenge to Historians of Antiquity
Suggested Readings
Expanding Horizons: Encounters and Transformations in the Intermediate Era, ca. 600-1500
The Rise, Power, and Connections of the Islamic World, 600-1500
Early Islam: The Origins and Spread of a Continuous Tradition
Early Islamic States and Empires
Cultural Hallmarks of Islam: Theology, Society, and Learning
Globalized Islam and Middle Eastern Political Change
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Ibn Battuta, Muslim Traveler
Witness to the Past: The Holy Book, God, and the Prophet in the Quran
East Asian Traditions, Transformations, and Eurasian Encounters, 600-1500
Tang China: The Hub of the East
Song China and Commercial Growth
Mongol Conquest, Chinese Resurgence, and Eurasian Connections
Cultural Adaptation in Korea and Japan
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Lady Murasaki, Heian Novelist
Witness to the Past: Life in the Chinese Capital City
Expanding Horizons in Africa and the Americas, 600-1500
Diverse African States and Peoples
African Society, Thought, and Economy
American Societies in Transition
The American Empires and Their Challenges
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Sundiata, Imperial Founder
Witness to the Past: An Aztec Market
South Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Afro-Eurasian Connections, 600-1500
Hinduism, Buddhism, and South Asian Society
The Coming of Islam to India and Central Asia
Cultural Adaptation and New Southeast Asian Societies
Changing Southeast Asian Societies
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Pwa Saw, a Burmese Queen
Witness to the Past: The Songs of Kabir??
Christian Societies in Medieval Europe, Byzantium, and Russia, 600-1500
Forming Christian Societies in Western Europe
Medieval Societies, Thought, and Politics
Eastern Europe: Byzantines, Slavs, and Mongols
Late Medieval Europe and the Roots of Expansion
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Heloise, a French Scholar and Nun
Witness to the Past: A Literary View of Late Medieval People
Societies, Networks, Transitions: Expanding Horizons in the Intermediate Era, 600 B.C.E.-600 C.E.
Historical Controversy: Eastern Predominance in the Intermediate World
Suggested Readings
Connecting the Globe: Forging New Networks in the Early Modern World, 1450-1750
Global Connections and the Remaking of Europe, 1450-1750
Transitions: Overseas Expansion and Capitalism
The Renaissance and Reformation
Changing States and Politics
The Transformation of Cultures and Societies
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch Artist
Witness to the Past: Queen Elizabeth I Rallies Her People
New Challenges for Africa and the Islamic World, 1450-1750
Sub-Saharan African Societies
Early European Imperialism and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
The Ottomans and Islamic Imperial Revival
Persia, Morocco, and Central Asia
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Pasha Sinan, Ottoman Architect
Witness to the Past: A Kongolese King Protests the Slave Trade
Americans, Europeans, Africans, and New Societies in the Americas, 1450-1750
Early American-European-Pacific Encounters
The European Conquest of the Americas
The Consequences of American Colonization
New Economies, Slavery, and the Atlantic System
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Caetana, Slave Rebel Against Patriarchy
Witness to the Past: Spanish Men and Inca Women
South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia: Triumphs and Challenges, 1450-1750
Mughal India, South Asia, and New Encounters
Southeast Asia and Global Connections
Early Modern China and New Challenges
Continuity and Change in Korea and Japan
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Akbar, Mughal Ruler
Witness to the Past: A Mandarin's Critique of Chinese Merchants
Societies, Networks, Transitions: Connecting the Early Modern World, 1450-1750
Historical Controversy: The Great Divergence Between Europe and Asia
Suggested Reading
Global Imbalances: Industry, Empire, and the Making of the Modern World, 1750-1945
Modern Transitions: Revolutions, Industries, Ideologies, Empires, 1750-1914
The Age of Revolution
The Industrial Revolution and Economic Growth
Nationalism, Liberalism, and Socialism
The Resurgence of Western Imperialism
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Tommy Armstrong, Bard of the English Coal Mines
Witness to the Past: The Communist View of Past, Present, and Future
Changing Societies in Europe, the Americas, and Oceania, 1750-1914
The Reshaping of European Societies.
The Rise of the United States
Latin America and the Caribbean in the Global System
New Societies in Canada and the Pacific Basin
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Euclides da Cunha, Brazilian Writer
Witness to the Past: Protesting Sexism and Slavery
Africa, the Middle East, and Imperialism, 1750-1914
The Colonization of Sub-Saharan Africa
The Colonial Reshaping of Sub-Saharan Africa
Imperialism, Reform, and the Middle Eastern Societies
Middle Eastern Thought and Culture
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Samory Toure, Mandinka King and Resistance Leader
Witness to the Past: Egyptian Women and Their Rights
South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Colonization, 1750-1914
Forming British India
The Reshaping of Indian Society
Southeast Asia and Colonization
The Reshaping of Southeast Asia
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Kartini, Indonesian Feminist and Teacher
Witness to the Past: Challenging British Imperialism with Spiritual Virtues
East Asia and the Russian Empire Face New Challenges, 1750-1914
The Zenith and Decline of Qing China
From Imperial to Republican China
The Remaking of Japan and Korea
Russia's Eurasian Empire
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Ando Hiroshige, Japanese Artist
Witness to the Past: Planning a Revolutionary New China
World Wars, European Revolutions, and Global Depression, 1914-1945
The Roots and Course of World War I
TheRevolutionary Path to Soviet Communism
The Interwar Years and the Great Depression
The Rise of Fascism and the Renewal of Conflict
World War II: A Global Transition
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Yoshiya Nobuko, Japanese Writer and Gender Rebel
Witness to the Past: The Doctrine of Fascism
Imperialism and Nationalism in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, 1914-1945
Western Imperialism and Its Challengers
Nationalism and Communism in China
British Colonialism and the Indian Response
Nationalist Stirrings in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa
Remaking the Middle East and Latin America
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Mohandas Gandhi, Indian Nationalist
Witness to the Past: Sukarno Indicts Dutch Colonialism
Societies, Networks, Transitions: Global Imbalances in the Modern World, 1750-1945
Historical Controversy: Modernization or World-System?
Suggested Reading
Global System: Interdependence and Conflict in the Contemporary World Since 1945
The Remaking of the Global System, Since 1945
Decolonization, New States, and the Global System
Cold Wars, Hot Wars, and World Politics
Globalizing Economies, Underdevelopment, and Environmental Change
New Global Networks and Their Consequences
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Wangari Maathai, Kenyan Environmental Activist
Witness to the Past: An Agenda for the New Millennium
East Asian Resurgence, Since 1945
Mao's Revolutionary China
Chinese Modernization
The Remaking of Japan
The Little Dragons in the Asian Resurgence
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Xue Xinran, a Chinese Voice for Women
Witness to the Past: A Japanese Generation Gap
Rebuilding Europe and Russia, Since 1945
Western Europe: Revival and Unity
Western European Societies and Cultures
Communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
Communist Collapse: A New Russia and Europe
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Suggested Reading
Profile: Simone de Beauvoir, French Feminist and Philosopher
Witness to the Past: Restructuring Soviet Society
The Americas and the Pacific Basin: New Roles in the Contemporary World, Since 1945
The United States as a Superpower
The Changing Societies of North America and the Pacific Basin
Political Change in Latin America and the Caribbean
Changing Latin American and Caribbean Societies
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Violeta Parra, Chilean New Song Pioneer
Witness to the Past: Justifying Preemptive Strikes
The Middle East, Africa, and New Conflicts in the Contemporary World, Since 1945
The Middle East: New Nations and Old Societies
Change and Conflict in the Middle East
Political Change in Sub-Saharan Africa
Changing African Economies, Societies, and Cultures
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Nelson and Winnie Mandela, South African Freedom Fighters
Witness to the Past: Assessing Arab Development
South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Global Connections, Since 1945
The Reshaping of South Asia
South Asian Politics and Societies
Revolution, Decolonization, and New Nations in Southeast Asia
Tigers, Politics, and Changing Southeast Asian Societies
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
E-book and Website Resources
Suggested Reading
Profile: Raj Kapoor, Bollywood Film Star
Witness to the Past: A Thai Poet's Plea for the Environment
Societies, Networks, Transitions: The Contemporary World, Since 1945
Historical Controversy: Globalization: For and Against
Suggested Reading
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