This impressive collection of readings illustrates that the history of the world is as much about the relationships among societies as it is about transformations and continuities within societies.
Exchanges: A Global History Reader is designed as an introduction to the discipline of world history. Unlike other source collections, Exchanges helps students look beyond strictly delineated regionalism and chronological structures to understand history as a product of ongoing debate. Structured around a series of interconnected themes and debates, and pairing both primary and secondary sources, Exchanges challenges both students and teachers to rethink history.
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Book Description Pearson, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface Introduction Unit One: Interrogating the Origins and Development of Civilization and City-State Societies (c. 8000-600 BCE) Chapter 1 The Natural Environment and Human Beings: Constraints and Advantages Chapter 2 The Origins of Agriculture and Civilization Chapter 3 The City: Its Origins and Nature Chapter 4 Consolidation and Fragmentation of Power: The Urban Context Chapter 5 Order and Chaos: Threats to Cities and Civilization Unit One: Conclusion Unit Two: Transition and Transformation: From Islands of Culture to Regional "World Systems" (600 BCE-300CE) Chapter 6 Ancient Religions-Cosmology, Cosmogony, and Right Ritual Chapter 7 The Axial Age: New Reflections on Society, Religion and Knowledge Chapter 8 The New Politics and Culture-the Consequences of the New Vision Chapter 9 Carriers of Exchange Unit Two: Conclusion Unit Three: The Transformation and Rebirth of World Systems (c.200-1000 CE) Chapter 10 The Fall of Empires Chapter 11 Migrations of the First Millennium Chapter 12 The Heirs of Empires: Rebuilding the State System Chapter 13 The Diffusion of Culture Unit Three: Conclusion Unit Four: The Medieval World System, 1000-1500 Chapter 14 Global Trade Networks Chapter 15 Exploration and Conquest Chapter 16 Exchanges of Inventions, Ideas and Disease. Chapter 17 Exchanges and Perceptions of the Other Unit Four: Conclusion Chapter 18 Transition: Bridging the Divide in World History. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0321355083
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