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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. SmartBook is sold separately and does not come automatically with the purchase of the textbook.

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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