ISBN-10:
0073034819
ISBN-13:
9780073034812
Pub. Date:
07/28/1999
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Traditions and Encounters: A Global Perspective on the past, Vol a (from Beginnings T O 1000) / Edition 1

Traditions and Encounters: A Global Perspective on the past, Vol a (from Beginnings T O 1000) / Edition 1

by Jerry Bentley

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ISBN-13: 9780073034812
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 07/28/1999
Edition description: Older Edition

Table of Contents

PART I: THE EARLY COMPLEX SOCIETIES, 3800 TO 500 B.C.E.

Chapter 1

Before History

The Evolution of Homo Sapiens

The Hominids

Homo Sapiens

Paleolithic Society

Economy and Society of Hunting and Gathering Peoples

Paleolithic Cultures

The Neolithic Era and the Transition to Agriculture

The Origins of Agriculture

Early Agricultural Society

Neolithic Culture

The Origins of Urban Life

Chapter 2

Early Societies in southwest Asia and North Africa

The Quest for Order

Mesopotamia: �The Land between the Rivers�

Egypt: �The Gift of the Nile�

The Course of Empire

The Development of Complex Societies

Economic Specialization and Trade

The Emergence of Stratified Societies

The Construction of Patriarchal Societies

Writing and the Formation of Sophisticated Cultural Traditions

The Origins of Writing

Education, Literacy, and Learning

The Origins of Organized Religion

The Broader Influence of Mesopotamian and Egyptian Societies

Mesopotamian Influence on the Hebrews and the Phoenicians

(and more...)

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