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Traditions & Encounters Volume 1 From the Beginning to 1500 / Edition 6

Traditions & Encounters Volume 1 From the Beginning to 1500 / Edition 6

by Herbert Ziegler, Jerry Bentley
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ISBN-13: 9780077504908
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 10/10/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 202,684
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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.

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.

Table of Contents

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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