Description Traditions & Encounters offers an inclusive vision of the global past—one that is meaningful and appropriate for the interdependent world of contemporary times. Given the diversity of human societies, gathering and organizing the sheer mass of information in a meaningful way is a daunting challenge for any world history survey course. The seven-part chronological organization enables students to understand the development of the world through time, while also exploring broader, big-picture thematic issues in world history. Through new and revised chapter-level and part-level features, the hallmark twin themes of traditions and encounters emerge in greater clarity than ever before in this sixth edition. As a result, students have resources that enable them to move beyond the facts of history and examine the past critically, analyze causes and effects, and recognize similarities and differences across world regions and time periods. By digging deeper into the implications of world history’s stories—not just the who, the what, and the where, but also the why and the how—students can make sense of the human past.
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“State of the World” Part Closers. Each of the seven parts now ends with a “State of the World” essay, which reassesses the global themes that emerged in the preceding chapters. Each “State of the World” essay is accompanied by a global map and timeline, which offer students a big-picture snapshot of the world that is both textual and visual.
Revised Map Program. Brighter colors and more contrast in the revised maps promote clarity, highlight topographical information, and enhance digital display.
Reverberations. The Reverberations features appears in the first chapter of every part and then reappears as a shorter boxed feature titled “Reverberations of….” in each subsequent chapter.
Connecting the Sources. This feature occurs once per part, supplementing Sources from the Past feature in every chapter.
Access to Primary Sources through Connect History – Connect History’s Image Bank allows users easy and quick access to hundreds of additional primary sources. Each source can be downloaded and incorporated into presentation or assessment materials.
How to Analyze a Primary Source is a brief, illustrated tutorial on how to read and analyze a primary source which can be bound into the text or assigned in Connect History. In Connect History the tutorial is a video activity. As students watch, they are prompted at various points in order to confirm understanding.
Revised Part Openers. Seven brief part openers—newly designed for this edition—explain the coherence of each major era in human history by introducing the themes that run through all the chapters in each part.
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
23 The Transformation of Europe
24 New Worlds: The Americas and Oceania
25 Africa and the Atlantic World
26 Tradition and Change in East Asia
27 The Islamic Empires
Part 6, An Age of Revolution, Industry, and Empire, 1750 to 1914
28 Revolutions and National States in the Atlantic World
29 The Making of Industrial Society
30 The Americas in the Age of Independence
31 Societies at Crossroads
32 The Building of Global Empires
Part 7, Contemporary Global Realignments, 1914 to the Present
33 The Great War: The World in Upheaval
34 An Age of Anxiety
35 Nationalism and Political Identities in Asia, Africa, and Latin America
36 New Confl agrations: World War II and the Cold War
37 The End of Empire
38 A World without Borders