Traditions & Encounters, Volume 1, with Primary Source Investigator and PowerWeb

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2005-01-18
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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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. The text is unique in approach: it covers the world as a whole, examining the formations and development of the world's major societies ("traditions"), and exploring cross-cultural interactions and exchanges that have been some of the most effective agents of change in history ("encounters"). In addition, the authors tell a coherent story of the past that is not weighed down by too much detail, enabling instructors to incorporate additional readings. The third edition is accompanied by the Primary Source Investigator CD, offering an easy and affordable way for instructors to get students working with primary sources.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Early Complex Societies, 3500 to 500 B.C.E.

1. Before History

2. Early Societies in Southwest Asia

3. Early African Societies and the Bantu Migrations

4. Early Societies in South Asia

5. Early Societies in East Asia

6. Early Societies in the Americas and Oceania

Part II: The Formation of Classical Societies, 500 B.C.E. to 500 C.E.

7. The Empires of Persia

8. The Unification of China

9. State, Society, and the Quest for Salvation in India

10. Mediterranean Society: The Greek Phase

11. Mediterranean Society: The Roman Phase

12. Cross-Cultural Exchanges on the Silk Roads

Part III: The Postclassical Era, 500-1000 C.E.

13. The Commonwealth of Byzantium

14. The Expansive Realm of Islam

15. The Resurgence of Empire in East Asia

16. India and the Indian Ocean Basin

17. The Foundations of Christian Society in Western Europe

Part IV: An Age of Cross-Cultural Interaction, 1000 to 1500 C.E.

18. Nomadic Empires and Eurasian Integration

19. States and Societies of Sub-Saharan Africa

20. Western Europe During the High Middle Ages

21. Worlds Apart: The Americas and Oceania

22. Reaching Out: Cross-Cultural Interactions

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