Voyages in World History

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  • Copyright: 2008-12-30
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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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, to 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
Religion, Politics And The Power Balance
In Western Eurasia And The Mediterranean, 1500-1750
Traveler: Jean de Chardin
Empires, Colonies And Peoples Of The Americas, 1600-1750
Traveler: Catalina de Erauso
The Atlantic System
Africa, The Americas And Europe, 1600-1808
Traveler: Olaudah Equiano
Empires In Early Modern Asia, 1650-1818
Traveler: Xie Qinggao
European Science And The Foundations Of Modern Imperialism, 1600-1820
Traveler: Joseph Banks
Revolutions In The West, 1750-1830
Traveler: Sim?n Bol?var
The Industrial Revolution And European Politics, 1780-1880
Traveler: Alexander Herzen
Asia And The Modern World, 1800-1910
Traveler: Fukuzawa Y?kichi
State Building And Social Change
In The Americas, 1830-1895
Traveler: Pauline Johnson-Tekahionwake
The New Imperialism
In Africa And Southeast Asia, 1830-1914
Traveler: King Khama of the Bangwato
War, Revolution And Global Uncertainty, 1905-1928
Traveler: Louise Bryant
Responses To Global Crisis, 1920-1939
Traveler: Halide Edib
The Second World War And The Origins Of The Cold War, 1939-1949
Traveler: Nancy Wake
The Cold War And Decolonization, 1949-1975
Traveler: Ernesto Guevara
Toward A New World Order, 1975-2000
Traveler: Nelson Mandela
Into The Twenty-First Century
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