Voyages in World History, Volume 1 available in Paperback
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- Cengage Learning
The authors of VOYAGES IN WORLD HISTORY never forget that history is made up of the stories of people. Each chapter of the text centers on a story a traveler's account that highlights the book's main theme, the constant movement of people, goods, and ideas. The travelers include merchants, poets, rulers, explorers, soldiers, missionaries, and scholars, and their voyages provide a framework for each chapter that will draw you into the intriguing stories of world history. Special features help you make connections across chapters, societies, and time periods as you explore the people, places, and events crucial to understanding world history and its global context. The print text integrates with MindTap, which includes an interactive map application that will transport you virtually to the locations each traveler visited. Available in the following split options: VOYAGES IN WORLD HISTORY, Third Edition Complete, Volume 1: To 1600, and Volume 2: Since 1500.
About the Author
Valerie Hansen received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987. She is Professor of History at Yale University, where she teaches courses in East Asian history, especially pre-modern China. Her many scholarly publications include CHANGING GODS IN MEDIEVAL CHINA, 1127-1276 (Princeton UP, 1990) and NEGOTIATING DAILY LIFE IN TRADITIONAL CHINA: HOW ORDINARY PEOPLE USED CONTRACTS, 600-1400 (Yale UP, 1995). She is also author of THE OPEN EMPIRE: A HISTORY OF CHINA TO 1600 (WW Norton, 2000) and THE SILK ROAD: A NEW HISTORY (Oxford UP, 2012). As co-author of the Cengage Learning text VOYAGES IN WORLD HISTORY, she contributes Chapters 1-15.
Kenneth R. Curtis received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in African and Comparative World History. His research focuses on colonial to postcolonial transitions in East Africa, with a particular focus on the coffee economy of Tanzania. He is Professor of History and Liberal Studies at California State University Long Beach, where he has taught world history at the introductory level, in special courses designed for future middle and high school teachers, and in graduate seminars. He has worked to advance the teaching of world history at the collegiate and secondary levels in collaboration with the World History Association, the California History/Social Science Project, and the College Board's Advanced Placement World History course.
Table of Contents
1. The Peopling of the World, to 4000 B.C.E. 2. The First Complex Societies in the Eastern Mediterranean, ca. 4000-550 B.C.E. 3. Ancient India and the Rise of Buddhism, 2600 B.C.E.-100 C.E. 4. Blueprint for Empire: China, 1200 B.C.E.-220 C.E. 5. The Americas and the Islands of the Pacific, to 1200 C.E. 6. New Empires in Iran and Greece, 2000 B.C.E.-651 C.E. 7. The Roman Empire and the Rise of Christianity, 509 B.C.E.-476 C.E. 8. Hindu and Buddhist States and Societies in Asia, 100-1000. 9. Islamic Empires of Western Asia and Africa, 600-1258. 10. The Multiple Centers of Europe, 500-1000. 11. Expanding Trade Networks in Africa and India, 1000-1500. 12. China's Commercial Revolution, ca. 900-1276. 13. Europe's Commercial Revolution, 1000-1400. 14. The Mongols and Their Successors, 1200-1500. 15. Maritime Expansion in the Atlantic World, 1400-1600. 16. Maritime Expansion in Afro-Eurasia, 1500-1700.