Traditions & Encounters: A Brief Global History, 4th Edition
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Based on Bentley and Ziegler's best-selling, comprehensive survey program, Traditions & Encounters: A Brief Global History provides a streamlined account of the cultures and interactions that have shaped world history. A focus on the human experience helps frame the broad scope of world history into a clear and concise learning experience for students. Bentley’s engaging narrative is available as a digital SmartBook™, a personalized eBook that enhances understanding by asking students to demonstrate comprehension as they read. It is also supported by engaging digital tools, such as interactive maps, that encourage critical thinking and retention of key course concepts.
PART I THE EARLY COMPLEX SOCIETIES, 3500 TO 500 B.C.E.1 The Foundations of Complex Societies
2 Early African Societies and the Bantu Migrations
3 Early Societies in South and East Asia
4 Early Societies in the Americas and Oceania
PART II THE FORMATION OF CLASSICAL SOCIETIES, 500 B.C.E. TO 500 C.E.5 The Empires of Persia
6 The Unification of China
7 State, Society, and the Quest for Salvation in India
8 Mediterranean Society under the Greeks and the Romans
9 Cross-Cultural Exchanges on the Silk Roads
PART III THE POSTCLASSICAL ERA, 500 TO 1000 C.E.10 The Christian Commonwealth of Byzantium
11 The Expansive Realm of Islam
12 The Resurgence of Empire in East Asia
13 India and the Indian Ocean Basin
PART IV AN AGE OF CROSS-CULTURAL INTERACTION, 1000 TO 1500 C.E.14 Nomadic Empires and Eurasian Integration
15 States and Societies of Sub-Saharan Africa
16 Christian Western Europe during the Middle Ages
17 Worlds Apart: The Americas and Oceania
18 Reaching Out: Cross-Cultural Interactions
PART V THE ORIGINS OF GLOBAL INTERDEPENDENCE, 1500–180019 Transoceanic Encounters and Global Connections
20 The Transformation of Europe
21 New Worlds: The Americas and Oceania
22 Africa and the Atlantic World
23 Tradition and Change in East Asia
24 The Islamic Empires
PART VI AN AGE OF REVOLUTION, INDUSTRY, AND EMPIRE, 1750–191425 Revolutions and National States in the Atlantic World
26 The Making of Industrial Society
27 The Americas in the Age of Independence
28 The Building of Global Empires
PART VII CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL REALIGNMENTS29 The Great War: The World in Upheaval
30 An Age of Anxiety
31 Nationalism and Political Identities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America
32 New Conflagrations: World War II
33 The Cold War and Decolonization
34 A World without Borders
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