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Societies, Networks, and Transitions, Volume 1: To 1500

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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
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