Societies, Networks, and Transitions, Volume 1: To 1500 / Edition 2

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SOCIETIES, NETWORKS, AND TRANSITIONS connects the different regions of the world between chapters, and explores broader global themes in part-ending essays. This innovative structure combines the accessibility of a regional approach with the rigor of comparative scholarship to show students world history in a truly global framework. The "tree, tree, tree, forest" organization assures that students stay engaged and sure of when and where they are in their study of world history. The text also features a strong focus on culture and religion. Author and veteran teacher Craig Lockard engages students with a unique approach to cultural artifacts; such as, music and art. A range of pedagogical features--including focus questions, section summaries, and web-based study aids--support students and instructors as they explore the interconnectedness of different people, places, and periods in the global past. The Second Edition features all new maps--beautiful to look at and learn with---- an open, student-friendly design. Additionally, the text has been extensively revised to sharpen the narrative.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439085356
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Available Titles CourseMate Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 752,834
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Craig A. Lockard is Ben and Joyce Rosenberg Professor of History in the Social Change and Development Department at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where since 1975 he has taught courses on Asian, African, comparative, and world history. He has also taught at SUNY-Buffalo, SUNY-Stony Brook, and the University of Bridgeport, and twice served as a Fulbright-Hays professor at the University of Malaya in Malaysia. After undergraduate studies in Austria, Hong Kong, and the University of Redlands, he earned an M.A. in Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii and a Ph.D. in Comparative World and Southeast Asian History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His published books, articles, essays, and reviews range over a wide spectrum of topics: world history; Southeast Asian history, politics, and society; Asian emigration; the Vietnam War; and folk, popular, and world music. Among his major books are Lands of Green, Waters of Blue: Southeast Asia in World History (forthcoming); Dance of Life: Popular Music and Politics in Modern Southeast Asia (1998); and From Kampung to City: A Social History of Kuching, Malaysia, 1820-1970 (1987). He was also part of the task force that prepared revisions to the U.S. National Standards in World History (1996). Professor Lockard has served on various editorial advisory boards, including the Journal of World History and The History Teacher, and as book review editor for the Journal of Asian Studies and the World History Bulletin. He was one of the founders of the World History Association and served as the organization's first secretary. He has lived and traveled widely in Asia, Africa, and Europe.
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Table of Contents

Introducing World History. Geography Overview. Part I: FOUNDATIONS: ANCIENT SOCIETIES, TO 600 B.C.E.. 1. The Origins of Human Societies, to ca. 2000 B.C.E.. Prehistory: The Cosmos, Earth, and the Roots of Humanity.The Odyssey of Early Human Societies. The Agricultural Transformation, 10,000-4000 B.C.E. The Emergence of Cities and States. Chapter Summary. Key Terms. E-book and Website Resources. Suggested Reading. Profile: The !Kung Hunters and Gatherers. Witness to the Past: Food and Farming in Ancient Cultural Traditions. 2. Ancient Societies in Mesopotamia, India, and Central Asia, 5000-600 B.C.E.. Early Mesopotamian Urbanized Societies, to 2000 B.C.E. The Earliest Indian and Central Asian Societies, 6000-1500 B.C.E. The Aryans and a New Indian Society, 1500-600 B.C.E.. Chapter Summary. Key Terms. E-book and Website Resources. Suggested Reading. Profile: Hammurabi the Lawgiver. Witness to the Past: Hindu Values in the Bhagavad Gita. 3. Ancient Societies in Africa and the Mediterranean, 5000-600 B.C.E. The Rise of Egyptian Society. Egyptian Society, Economy, and Culture. Ancient Sub-Saharan African Societies. Early Societies and Networks of the Eastern Mediterranean. Chapter Summary. Key Terms. E-book and Website Resources. Suggested Reading. Profile: Hekanakhte, an Egyptian Priest. Witness to the Past: The World-view of an African Society. 4. Around the Pacific Rim: Eastern Eurasia and the Americas, 5000-600 B.C.E. The Formation of Chinese Society, 6000-1750 B.C.E.The Reshaping of Ancient Chinese Society, 1750-600 B.C.E.Ancient Southeast and Northeast Asians. Ancient Americans. Chapter Summary. Key Terms. E-book and Website Resources. Suggested Reading. Profile: The Poverty Point Mound Builders. Witness to the Past: The Poetry of Peasant Life in Zhou China. Societies, Networks, Transitions: Ancient Foundations of World History, 4000-600 B.C.E.Historical Controversy: Patriarchy and Matriarchy in the Ancient World. Suggested Readings. Part II: BLOSSOMING: THE CLASSICAL SOCIETIES AND THEIR LEGACIES, CA. 600 B.C.E.-CA. 600 C.E. 5. Classical Societies in Southern and Central Asia, 600 B.C.E.-600 C.E. The Transformation of Indian Society, Religion, and Politics. South and Central Asia After the Mauryas. The Gupta Age in India. The Development of Southeast Asian Societies. Chapter Summary. Key Terms. E-book and Website Resources. Suggested Reading. Profile: The Trung Sisters, Vietnamese Rebels. Witness to the Past: Basic Doctrines in the Buddha's First Sermon. 6. Eurasian Connections and New Traditions in East Asia, 600 B.C.E.-600 C.E. Changing China and Axial Age Thought, 600-221 B.C.E.Chinese Imperial Systems and the World. China After the Han Empire: Continuity and Change. Korea, Japan, and East Asian Networks. Chapter Summary. Key Terms. E-book and Website Resources. Suggested Reading. Profile: Sima Qian, Chinese Historian. Witness to the Past: The Analects and Correct Confucian Behavior. 7. Western Asia, the Eastern Mediterranean, and Regional Systems, 600-200 B.C.E. The Persians and Their Empire. The Rise and Flowering of the Greeks. Greeks, Persians, and the Regional System. The Hellenistic Age and Its Afro-Eurasian Legacies. Chapter Summary. Key Terms. E-book and Website Resources. Suggested Reading. Profile: Archimedes, a Hellenistic Mathematician and Engineer. Witness to the Past: Good, Evil, and Monotheism in Zoroastrian Thought. 8. Empires, Networks, and the Remaking of Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia, 500 B.C.E.-600 C.E.Etruscans, Carthage, Egypt, and the Roman Republic. The Rise and Decline of Imperial Rome. Christianity: From Western Asian Sect to Transregional Religion. Revival in the East: Byzantines, Persians, and Arabs. Chapter Summary. Key Terms. E-book and Website Resources. Suggested Reading. Profile: Hypatia of Alexandria, a Pagan Philosopher. Witness to the Past: The Voices of Common Romans. 9. Classical Societies and Regional Networks in Africa, the Americas, and Oceania, 600 B.C.E.-600 C.E.Classical States and Connections in Northeast Africa. The Blossoming of West and Bantu Africa. Classical Societies and Networks in the Americas. Populating the Pacific: Australian and Island Societies. Chapter Summary. Key Terms. E-book and Website Resources. Suggested Reading. Profile: A Moche Lord. Witness to the Past: A Shopper's Guide to Aksum. Societies, Networks, Transitions: Classical Blossomings in World History, 600 B.C.E.-600 C.E. Historical Controversy: The Afrocentric Challenge to Historians of Antiquity. Suggested Readings. Part III: EXPANDING HORIZONS: ENCOUNTERS AND TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE INTERMEDIATE ERA, CA. 600-1500. 10. The Rise, Power, and Connections of the Islamic World, 600-1500. Early Islam: The Origins and Spread of a Continuous Tradition. Early Islamic States and Empires. Cultural Hallmarks of Islam: Theology, Society, and Learning. Globalized Islam and Middle Eastern Political Change. Chapter Summary. Key Terms. E-book and Website Resources. Suggested Reading. Profile: Ibn Battuta, Muslim Traveler. Witness to the Past: The Holy Book, God, and the Prophet in the Quran. 11. East Asian Traditions, Transformations, and Eurasian Encounters, 600-1500. Tang China: The Hub of the East. Song China and Commercial Growth. Mongol Conquest, Chinese Resurgence, and Eurasian Connections. Cultural Adaptation in Korea and Japan. Chapter Summary. Key Terms. E-book and Website Resources. Suggested Reading. Profile: Lady Murasaki, Heian Novelist. Witness to the Past: Life in the Chinese Capital City. 12. Expanding Horizons in Africa and the Americas, 600-1500. Diverse African States and Peoples. African Society, Thought, and Economy. American Societies in Transition. The American Empires and Their Challenges. Chapter Summary. Key Terms. E-book and Website Resources. Suggested Reading. Profile: Sundiata, Imperial Founder. Witness to the Past: An Aztec Market. 13. South Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Afro-Eurasian Connections, 600-1500. Hinduism, Buddhism, and South Asian Society. The Coming of Islam to India and Central Asia. Cultural Adaptation and New Southeast Asian Societies. Changing Southeast Asian Societies. Chapter Summary. Key Terms. E-book and Website Resources. Suggested Reading. Profile: Pwa Saw, a Burmese Queen. Witness to the Past: The Songs of Kabir¬¬. 14. Christian Societies in Medieval Europe, Byzantium, and Russia, 600-1500. Forming Christian Societies in Western Europe. Medieval Societies, Thought, and Politics. Eastern Europe: Byzantines, Slavs, and Mongols. Late Medieval Europe and the Roots of Expansion. Chapter Summary. Key Terms. E-book and Website Resources. Suggested Reading. Profile: Heloise, a French Scholar and Nun. Witness to the Past: A Literary View of Late Medieval People. Societies, Networks, Transitions: Expanding Horizons in the Intermediate Era, 600 B.C.E.-600 C.E. . Historical Controversy: Eastern Predominance in the Intermediate World. Suggested Readings.
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