Traditions and Encounters Vol. 1 : A Brief Global History: From the Beginning to 1500

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  • Copyright: 2006-09-29
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Traditions & Encounters: A Brief Global History, the highly-anticipated concise version of Bentley and Ziegler's best-selling survey text, provides a streamlined account of the cultures and interactions that have shaped world history. With an engaging narrative, strong thematic approach, visual appeal, and solid pedagogy, it offers enhanced flexibility and affordability without sacrificing the features that have made the complete text a favorite among instructors and students alike.

Table of Contents

The Early Complex Societies, 3500 to 500 B.C.E.
The Foundations of Complex Societies
The Transition to Agriculture the Quest for Order
The Formation of a Complex Society and Sophisticated Cultural Traditions
The Broader Influence of Mesopotamian Society the Indo-European Migrations
Early African Societies and the Bantu Migrations Early Agricultural Society in Africa
The Formation of Complex Societies and Sophisticated Cultural Traditions
Bantu Migrations and Early Agricultural Societies of Sub-Saharan Africa
Early Societies in South and East Asia Harappan Society
The Indoeuropean Migrations and Early Aryan India Religion in the Vedic Age
Political Organization in Early China Society and Family in Ancient China
Early Chinese Writing and Cultural Development
Ancient China and the Larger World
Early Societies in the Americas and Oceania
Early Societies of Mesoamerica
Early Societies of South America
Early Societies of Oceania
The Formation of Classical Societies, 500 B.C.E. to 500 C.E.
The Empires of Persia the Rise and Fall of the Persian Empires the Achaemenid Empire Imperial Society and Economy Religions of Salvation in Classical Persian Society
The Unification of China in Search of Political and Social Order
The Unification of China from Economic Prosperity to Social Disorder
State, Society, and the Quest for Salvation in India
The Fortunes of Empire in Classical India
Economic Development and Social Distinctions Religions of Salvation in Classical India
Mediterranean Society Under the Greeks and Romans Early Development of Greek Society Greece and the Larger World the Fruits of Trade: Greek Economy and Society the Cultural Life of Classical Greece from Kingdom to Republic from Republic to Empire Economy and Society in the Roman Mediterranean the Cosmopolitan Mediterranean
Cross-Cultural Exchanges on the Silk Roads Long-Distance Trade and the Silk Roads Network Cultural and Biological Exchanges along the Silk Roads China After the Han Dynasty the Fall of the Roman Empire
The Post-Classical Era, 500 to 1000 C.E.
The Commonwealth of Byzantium the Early Byzantine Empire Byzantine Economy and Society Classical Heritage and Orthodox Christianity the Influence of Byzantium in Eastern Europe
The Expansive Realm of Islam a Prophet and his World the Expansion of Islam Economy and Society of the Early Islamic World Islamic Values and Cultural Exchanges
The Resurgence of Empire in East Asia the Restoration of Centralized Imperial Rule in China the Economic Development of Tang and Song China
Cultural Change in Tang and Song China
Chinese Influence in East Asia
India and the Indian Ocean Basin Islamic and Hindu Kingdoms
Production and Trade in the Indian Ocean Basin
The Meeting of Hindu and Islamic Traditions
The Influence of Indian Society in Southeast Asia
The Foundations of Christian Society in Western Europe
The Quest for Political Order Early Medieval Society
The Formation of Christian Europe
An Age of Cross Cultural Interaction, 1000 to 1500 C.E.
Nomadic Empires and Eurasian Integration Turkish Migrations and Imperial Expansion the Mongol Empires After the Mongols
States and Societies
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