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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.|
|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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