Voyages in World History

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Cengage Learning, Dec 30, 2008 - History - 1056 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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Same book that is used for some World History I and World History II classes. Works great for researching general world history. I highly advice this book for anyone wanting to learn about history.
Pros:
well written
easy to understand
Cons:
In chronological order (hard to follow what a single nation did over time)
 

Contents

The Peopling of the World to 4000 B C
2
CHAPTER
4
xxii
6
CHAPTER
12
The Settling of the Americas
13
CHAPTER
18
CHAPTER
24
The First Complex Societies in the Eastern Mediterranean ca 4000550 B C E
28
Empires in Early Modern Asia 16501818
568
The Train to Tibet
577
The Russian Empire 17251800
579
European Science and the Foundations of Modern Imperialism 16001820
600
From Scientific Revolution to Practical
601
The European Enlightenment
608
A New Northwest Passage
619
Revolutions in the West 17501830
628

CHAPTER
30
Mesopotamia ca 31001590 B C E
31
The International System 1500
46
Ancient India and the Rise of Buddhism 2600 B C E 100 C E
60
The Rise of Buddhism
71
China 1200 B C E 220 C E
88
The Han Empire 206 B C E 220 C E
106
The Americas and the Islands of the Pacific to 1200 C E
114
New Empires in Iran and Greece 2000 B C E 651 C E
144
The Roman Empire and the Rise of Christianity 509 B C E 476 C E
174
The Roman Principate 27 B C E 284 C E
185
The Rise of Christianity ca 30284 C E
192
Hindu and Buddhist States and Societies in Asia 1001000
208
Buddhism and the Revival of Empire
222
Islamic Empires of Western Asia and Africa 6001258
238
The Abbasid Caliphate United
250
The Multiple Centers of Europe
268
The Germanic Peoples of Western Europe
276
Russia Land of the Rus to 1054
291
Expanding Trade Networks in Africa and India 10001500
300
The Kingdom of Mali in SubSaharan
307
Chinas Commercial Revolution ca 9001276
328
Chinese City
338
Religious Life During the Song
345
Europes Commercial Revolution 10001400
356
Peter Abelard and Heloise
357
The Rise of the European Universities
365
The Mongols and Their Successors 12001500
386
Modern Nomads
390
Successor States in Western Asia 1263
401
Maritime Expansion in the Atlantic World 14001600
418
Miss Bolivia Speaks Out
426
The Iberian Conquest of Mexico Peru
436
Maritime Expansion in AfroEurasia 15001700
450
The Politics of Empire in Southern
460
Conflict at Ayodhya
462
CHAPTER
480
Religion Politics and the Balance of Power in Western Eurasia 15001750
482
The Shifting Balance of Power
495
The Coffeehouse in World History
497
Empires Colonies and Peoples of the Americas 16001750
510
Brazil the Dutch New France
522
Thanksgiving and the Mashpee Wampanoag
528
Africa the Americas and Europe 15501807
538
The Plantation
545
Europe and the Atlantic World
557
The Worlds Sweet Tooth
559
The French Revolution 17891815
637
The Haitian Revolution 17911804
644
to 1830
655
Bolivian Politics
656
The Industrial Revolution and European Politics 17801880
660
Origins
663
Turkey and the European Union
687
China Japan and India Confront the Modern World 18001910
690
The Rise of Modern Japan 18301905
702
Japanese Baseball
707
State Building and Social Change in the Americas 18301895
720
Reform and Reaction in Latin America
733
Pharmaceutical Riches of Amazonia
739
CHAPTER
752
The New Imperialism in Africa and Southeast Asia 18301914
754
Diamonds and AIDS
767
The New Imperialism in Southeast Asia
769
War Revolution and Global Uncertainty 19051928
782
The Postwar Settlements
794
The Origins of Iraq
799
Responses to Global Crisis 19201939
812
The Great Depression 19291939
815
Authoritarian Regimes in Asia
826
Caste and Affirmative Action
829
India
830
29
844
The Second World War and the Origins of the Cold War
846
Total War and Civilian Life
855
Comfort Women
860
The Cold War and Decolonization 19491975
874
The Doomsday Clock
882
Old Empires and
883
Toward a New World Order 19752000
908
Soviet Union 19751991
911
The Late Cold War in Africa and Latin
918
Truth Justice and Human Rights
924
Voyage into the TwentyFirst Century
942
Global Security
952
Health and the Environment
958
WORLD HISTORY
965
Studying World History
966
CHAPTER 5
976
Index
982
VISUAL EVIDENCE
10
The Imposing Capital
23
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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, 1127minus;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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