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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