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Embark on a journey through history with Jerry Bentley and Herber Ziegler's Traditions & Encounters. This cutting edge survey of world history is the first of its kind to highlight the relationship between world cultures and how they connect with various historical teachings. It is one of the most comprehensive references for world history, offering a...
Embark on a journey through history with Jerry Bentley and Herber Ziegler's Traditions & Encounters. This cutting edge survey of world history is the first of its kind to highlight the relationship between world cultures and how they connect with various historical teachings. It is one of the most comprehensive references for world history, offering a compelling narrative of the story of the world plus stimulating visuals. Each chapter opens with an engaging narrative to sustain interest and encourage critical thinking. Also included in this edition are new sources, redesigned maps, and other additional features to make classroom discussions productive and at the same time enjoyable. The book promotes appreciation of history and helps students understand how the past influences the present. In this first volume, Bentley and Ziegler discuss history chronologically, starting with the complex societies of 3500 to 500 BCE, followed by the classical societies of 500 BCE to 500 CE, and the postclassical era from 500 to 1000 CE. The last part of the first volume talks about the acceleration of cross cultural interaction from 1000 to 1500 CE, transitioning to the origins of global interdependence (1500 – 1800). Some notable chapters include the Resurgence of Empire in East Asia, the States and Societies of Sub-Saharan Africa, the Unification of China, and Early African Societies and the Bantu Migrations. Traditions & Encounters, Volume 1 From the Beginning to 1500 (ISBN 9780077367947) is an excellent world history survey and a comprehensive reference for those studying general world history in the context of world cultures and traditions.
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