Traditions & Encounters: A Brief Global History Volume 1 https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/1259277275.jpeg 4 2016 9781259277276 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.
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Traditions & Encounters: A Brief Global History Volume 1

Traditions & Encounters: A Brief Global History Volume 1, 4th Edition

ISBN10: 1259277275 | ISBN13: 9781259277276
By Jerry Bentley, Herbert Ziegler, Heather Streets Salter

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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 
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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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