ISBN-10:
1439085331
ISBN-13:
9781439085332
Pub. Date:
01/01/2010
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Cengage Learning
Societies, Networks, and Transitions, Volume A: To 600 / Edition 2

Societies, Networks, and Transitions, Volume A: To 600 / Edition 2

by Craig A. Lockard

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ISBN-13: 9781439085332
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Series: Available Titles CourseMate Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About 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.

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.

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