Traditions & Encounters Volume 1 From the Beginning to 15006th Edition
Traditions and Encounters offers an inclusive vision of the global past—one that is meaningful and appropriate for the interdependent world of contemporary times. Given the diversity of human societies, gathering and organizing the sheer mass of information in a meaningful way is a daunting challenge for any world history survey course. The seven-part chronological organization enables students to understand the development of the world through time, while also exploring broader, big-picture thematic issues in world history. Through new and revised chapter-level and part-level features, the hallmark twin themes of traditions and encounters emerge in greater clarity than ever before in this sixth edition. As a result, students have resources that enable them to move beyond the facts of history and examine the past critically, analyze causes and effects, and recognize similarities and differences across world regions and time periods. By digging deeper into the implications of world history’s stories—not just the who, the what, and the where, but also the why and the how—students can make sense of the human past.
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Part1, The Early Complex Societies, 3500 to 500 B.C.E.
Chapter 1 Before History
Chapter 2 Early Societies in Southwest Asia and the Indo-European Migrations
Chapter 3 Early African Societies and the Bantu Migrations
Chapter 4 Early Societies in South Asia
Chapter 5 Early Society in East Asia
Chapter 6 Early Societies in the Americas and Oceania
Chapter 7 The Empires of Persia
Part 2, The Formation of Classical Societies, 500 B.C.E. to 500 C.E.
Chapter 8 The Unifi cation of China
Chapter 9 State, Society, and the Quest for Salvation in India
Chapter 10 Mediterranean Society: The Greek Phase
Chapter 11 Mediterranean Society: The Roman Phase
Chapter 12 Cross-Cultural Exchanges on the Silk Roads
Part 3, The Postclassical Era, 500 to 1000 C.E.
Chapter 13 The Expansive Realm of Islam
Chapter 14 The Resurgence of Empire in East Asia
Chapter 15 India and the Indian Ocean Basin
Chapter 16 The Two Worlds of Christendom
Part 4,The Acceleration of Cross-Cultural Interaction, 1000 to 1500 C.E.
Chapter 17 Nomadic Empires and Eurasian Integration
Chapter 18 States and Societies of Sub-Saharan Africa
Chapter 19 The Increasing Infl uence of Europe
20 Worlds Apart: The Americas and Oceania
21 Reaching Out: Expanding Horizons of Cross-Cultural
Part 5, The Origins of Global Interdependence, 1500 to 1800
22 Transoceanic Encounters and Global Connections
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