9780077367947

Traditions & Encounters, Volume 1 From the Beginning to 1500

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    9780077367947

  • ISBN10:

    0077367944

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/8/2010
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Over a million students at thousands of schools have learned about world history with the best selling book for the course, Traditions and Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past. Using the twin themes of traditions and encounters, the text emphasizes both the distinctive patterns of historical development within individual societies and the profound results of interactions between different societies. Exploring the historical record of cross-cultural interactions and exchanges, Traditions and Encounters places the world of contemporary globalization in historical context. The book helps students understand the worlds major societies and shows how the interactions of these societies affect history throughout the world. The authors tell a coherent and digestible story of the past that is not weighed down by excessive detail, so instructors are able to incorporate additional readings.

Table of Contents

The Early Complex Societies, 3500 to 500 B.C.E.
Before History
Early Societies in Southwest Asia and the Indo-European Migrations
Early African Societies and the Bantu Migrations
Early Societies in South Asia
Early Society in East Asia
Early Societies in the Americas and Oceania
The Empires of Persia
The Unification of China
State, Society, and the Quest for Salvation in India
Mediterranean Society: The Greek Phase
The Formation of Classical Societies, 500 B.C.E. to 500 C.E.
Mediterranean Society: The Roman Phase
Cross-Cultural Exchanges on the Silk Roads
The Postclassical Era, 500 to 1000 C.E.
The Expansive Realm of Islam
The Resurgence of Empire in East Asia
India and the Indian Ocean Basin
The Two Worlds of Christendom
The Acceleration of Cross-Cultural Interaction, 1000 to 1500 C.E.
Nomadic Empires and Eurasian Integration
States and Societies of Sub-Saharan Africa
The Increasing Influence of Europe
Worlds Apart: The Americas and Oceania
Reaching Out: Expanding Horizons of Cross-Cultural Interaction
The Origins of Global Interdependence, 1500 to 1800
Transoceanic Encounters and Global Connections
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