Voyages in World History, Volume 1

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Cengage Learning, Dec 30, 2008 - History - 544 pages
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The authors of VOYAGES IN WORLD HISTORY never forget that history is made up of the stories of people. Each chapter of this new text centers around a story -- a traveler’s account that highlights the book’s main theme, the constant movement of people, goods, and ideas -- locally, regionally, and around the globe. Chapter introductions are illustrated with images of the travelers and maps that show where and how he or she traveled. The travelers include rulers, explorers, poets, merchants, soldiers, missionaries and scholars, and their narratives provide a framework for each chapter and draw students into the stories of world history. Along the way, students learn critical reading skills by evaluating the traveler’s observations and attitudes. Available in the following split options: VOYAGES IN WORLD HISTORY Complete (Chapters 1-32), ISBN: 0618077200; Volume 1: To 1600 (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 0618077235; Volume 2: Since 1500 (Chapters 15-32), ISBN: 0618077251.
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Contents

The Peopling of the World to 4000 BCE
2
The First Complex Societies in the Eastern Mediterranean ca 4000550 BCE
28
Ancient India and the Rise of Buddhism 2600 BCE100 CE
60
Blueprint for Empire China1200 BCE220 CE
88
The Americas and the Islands of the Pacific to 1200 CE
114
New Empires in Iran and Greece 2000 BCE651 CE
144
The Roman Empire and the Rise of Christianity 509 BCE476 CE
174
Hindu and Buddhist States and Societies in Asia 1001000
208
Expanding Trade Networks in Africa and India 10001500
300
Chinas Commercial Revolution ca 9001276
328
Europes Commercial Revolution 10001400
356
The Mongols and Their Successors 12001500
386
Maritime Expansion in the Atlantic World 14001600
418
Maritime Expansion in AfroEurasia 15001700
450
Notes
480
Text Credits
484

Islamic Empires of Western Asia and Africa 6001258
238
The Multiple Centers of Europe 5001000
268

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About the author (2008)

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 post-colonial 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.

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