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Traditions & Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past
Traditions & Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past

Traditions & Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past

ISBN10: 1259912426 | ISBN13: 9781259912429
By Jerry Bentley, Herbert Ziegler, Heather Streets Salter and Craig Benjamin

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Traditions & Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past, captures the development of our world that is meaningful and appropriate for contemporary times.  Its lauded team of authors draw upon their collective years of classroom experience seducing readers through a hallmark twin themes approach, traditions & encounters, telling an inclusive story of our world through time.  Readers develop their historical lens through examination of past events to analyze causes and effects, while discover similarities and differences of connections to understand the development of our world through time. 

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Sources from the Past 
Connecting the Sources 
About the Authors

1 Early Human History
2 The Emergence of Complex Societies in Southwest Asia and Encounters with
Indo-European-Speaking Peoples
3 The Emergence of Complex Societies in Africa and the Bantu Migrations
4 The Emergence of Complex Societies in South Asia
5 The Emergence of Complex Society in Mainland East Asia
6 Early Societies in the Americas and Oceania
7 The Empires of Persia
8 The Unification of China
9 State, Society, and the Quest for Salvation in South Asia
10 Civilizations of the Mediterranean Basin: The Greeks
11 Civilizations of the Mediterranean Basin: The Romans
12 Cross-Cultural Exchanges on the Silk Roads
13 The Resurgence of Empire in East Asia
14 The Expansive Realm of Islam
15 India and the Indian Ocean Basin
16 Eastern and Western Europe in the Early Medieval Period
17 Nomadic Empires and Eurasian Integration
18 States and Societies of Sub-Saharan Africa
19 The Increasing Integration of Europe with the Wider World
20 Worlds Apart: The Americas and Oceania
21 Expanding Horizons of Cross-Cultural Interaction
22 Transoceanic Encounters and Global Connections
23 The Transformation of Europe
24 The Integration of the Americas and Oceania with the Wider World
25 Africa and the Atlantic World
26 Tradition and Change in East Asia
27 Empires in South and Southwest Asia
28 Revolutions and National States in the Atlantic World
29 The Making of Industrial Society
30 The Americas in the Age of Independence
31 Societies at Crossroads
32 The Apex of Global Empire Building
33 The Great War: The World in Upheaval
34 Anxieties and Experiments in Postwar Europe and the United States
35 Revolutionaries and Nationalists in the Colonial and Neocolonial World
36 New Conflagrations: World War II and the Cold War
37 The End of Empire in an Era of Cold War
38 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.

Craig Benjamin

CRAIG BENJAMIN (PhD, Macquarie University) is an associate professor of history in the Meijer Honors College at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. Like both his co-authors, Benjamin is a frequent presenter of lectures at conferences worldwide, and the author of numerous publications including books, chapters, and essays on ancient Central Asian history, big history, and world history. In addition, Benjamin has recorded lectures for the History Channel, The Teaching Company, and the Big History Project. He is currently a member of both the Advanced Placement and SAT World History Test Development Committees, vice president (president elect) of the World History Association, and has been treasurer of the International Big History Association since its inception in January 2011.


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