9780618077236

Voyages in World History, Volume 1

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    9780618077236

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    0618077235

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/30/2008
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

The authors of VOYAGES IN WORLD HISTORY never forget that history is made up of the stories of people. Each chapter of this new text centers around a story?a traveler's account that highlights the book's main theme, the constant movement of people, goods, and ideas?locally, regionally, and around the globe. Chapter introductions are illustrated with images of the travelers and maps that show where and how he or she traveled. The travelers include rulers, explorers, poets, merchants, soldiers, missionaries and scholars, and their narratives provide a framework for each chapter and draw students into the stories of world history. Along the way, students learn critical reading skills by evaluating the traveler's observations and attitudes. Available in the following split options: VOYAGES IN WORLD HISTORY Complete (Chapters 1-32), ISBN: 0618077200; Volume 1: To 1600 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 0618077235; Volume 2: Since 1500 (Chapters 15-32), ISBN: 0618077251.

Table of Contents

The Peopling Of The World, 7 Million Years Ago-Circa 4000 B.C.E. Traveler: Kennewick Man
The First Complex Societies In The Eastern Mediterranean, ca. 4000-550 B.C.E. Traveler: Gilgamesh
Ancient India And The Rise Of Buddhism, 2600 B.C.E.-C.E.
Traveler: King Ashoka
Blueprint For Empire: China 1200 B.C.E.-220 C.E. Traveler: Qin Shi Huangdi (the first emperor)
The Americas And The Islands Of The Pacific To 1200 C.E.: Different Paths To Complex Society
Traveler: Yax K'uk Mo' (Maya ruler)
New Empires In Iran And Greece, 2000 B.C.E.-651 C.E. Traveler: Herodotus (Greek historian)
The Roman Empire And The Rise Of Christianity, 509 B.C.E.-476 C.E. Traveler: Polybius (Roman historian)
Hindu And Buddhist Rulers Along The Silk Roads Of Asia, 100-1000 C.E. Traveler: Xuanzang (Chinese Buddhist monk)
Islamic Empires Of Western Asia And Africa, 600-1258
Traveler: Khaizuran, the wife of the caliph
The Multiple Centers Of Europe, 500-1000
Traveler: Thorfinn Karlsefni and his wife Gudrid
The Expansion Of Africa's Trade Networks, 1000-1500
Traveler: Ibn Battuta
China's Commercial Revolution, ca. 900-1276
Traveler: Li Qingzhao (Chinese woman poet)
Europe's Commercial Revolution, 1000-1400
Traveler: Peter Abelard and Heloise
The Mongol Rulers Of Eurasia And Their Successors, 1200-1500
Traveler: William of Rubruck
Maritime Expansion In The Atlantic World, 1400-1600
Traveler: Christopher Columbus
Maritime Expansion And Early Modern Connections In Afro-Eurasia, 1500-1660
Traveler: Matteo Ricci
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