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Traditions & Encounters: A Brief Global History
Traditions & Encounters: A Brief Global History

Traditions & Encounters: A Brief Global History

ISBN10: 126007028X | ISBN13: 9781260070286
By Jerry Bentley, Herbert Ziegler and Heather Streets Salter

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Traditions & Encounters: A Brief Global History presents a streamlined account of the development of the world’s cultures and encounters that is meaningful and appropriate for today. Its lauded team of authors draws upon their years of classroom experience to engage readers through the hallmark approach of the twin themes of traditions and encounters, telling an inclusive story of our world through time. Readers develop a historical lens through examination of past events to analyze causes and effects, while exploring similarities and differences to understand the development of our world. McGraw Hill’s Connect platform offers powerful additional resources such as interactive maps (to develop map literacy); hundreds of assignable print and visual primary sources supported by pedagogical scaffolding; writing assignments (with built-in plagiarism checkers) and hundreds of test items for creating assessments.

1 The Emergence of Complex Societies in Southwest Asia and Encounters with Indo-European-Speaking Peoples 
2 The Emergence of Complex Societies in Africa and the Bantu Migrations 
3 The Emergence of Complex Societies in South and East Asia 
4 Early Societies in the Americas and Oceania 
5 The Empires of Persia 
6 The Unification of China 
7 State, Society, and the Quest for Salvation in South Asia 
8 Civilizations of the Mediterranean Basin: The Greeks and Romans 
9 Cross-Cultural Exchanges on the Silk Roads 
10 The Byzantine Empire 
11 The Expansive Realm of Islam 
12 The Resurgence of Empire in East Asia 
13 India and the Indian Ocean Basin 
14 Nomadic Empires and Eurasian Integration 
15 States and Societies of Sub-Saharan Africa 
16 Western Europe in the Early Medieval Period 
17 Worlds Apart: The Americas and Oceania 
18 Expanding Horizons of Cross-Cultural Interaction 
19 Transoceanic Encounters and Global Connections 
20 The Transformation of Europe 
21 The Integration of the Americas and Oceania with the Wider World 
22 Africa and the Atlantic World 
23 Tradition and Change in East Asia 
24 Empires in South and Southwest Asia 
25 Revolutions and National States in the Atlantic World 
26 The Making of Industrial Society 
27 The Americas in the Age of Independence 
28 The Apex of Global Empire Building 
29 The Great War: The World in Upheaval 
30 Anxieties and Experiments in Postwar Europe and the United States 
31 Revolutionaries and Nationalists in the Colonial and Neocolonial World 
32 New Conflagrations: World War II and the Cold War 
33 The End of Empire in an Era of Cold War 
34 Into the Twenty-First Century 

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About the Author

Jerry Bentley

Jerry H. Bentley was professor of history at the University of Hawai‘i and editor of the Journal of World History. His research on the religious, moral, and political writings of Renaissance humanists led to the publication of Humanists and Holy Writ: New Testament Scholarship in the Renaissance (Princeton, 1983) and Politics and Culture in Renaissance Naples (Princeton, 1987). More recently, his research was concentrated on global history and particularly on processes of cross-cultural interaction. His book Old World Encounters: Cross-Cultural Contacts and Exchanges in Pre-Modern Times (New York, 1993) examines processes of cultural exchange and religious conversion before the modern era, and his pamphlet Shapes of World History in Twentieth-Century Scholarship (Washington, D.C., 1996) discusses the historiography of world history. His most recent publication is The Oxford Handbook of World History (Oxford, 2011), and he served as a member of the editorial team preparing the forthcoming Cambridge History of the World. Jerry Bentley passed away in July 2012.

Herbert Ziegler

Herbert F. Ziegler is an associate professor of history at the University of Hawai'i. He has taught world history since 1980 and currently serves as director of the world history program at the University of Hawai'i. He also serves as book review editor of the Journal of World History. His interest in twentieth-century European social and political history led to the publication of Nazi Germany's New Aristocracy(1990). He is at present working on a study that explores from a global point of view the demographic trends of the past ten thousand years, along with their concomitant technological, economic, and social developments. His other current research project focuses on the application of complexity theory to a comparative study of societies and their internal dynamics.

Heather Streets Salter

Heather E. Streets-Salter is department chair and director of world history programs at Northeastern University. She is the author of Marital Races: The Military, Martial Races, and Masculinity in British Imperial Culture, 1857-1914 (2004), Empires and Colonies in the Modern World: A Global Perspective (2015) with Trevor Getz, and Southeast Asia and the Frist World War (forthcoming 2016). Her current research focuses on communist and anti-communist networks in interwar East and Southeast Asia.


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