Societies, Networks, and Transitions, Volume I: To 1500: A Global History (3rd edition)

Societies, Networks, and Transitions, Volume I: To 1500: A Global History (3rd edition)

By: Craig Lockard (author)Paperback

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SOCIETIES, NETWORKS, AND TRANSITIONS connects the different regions of the world within and across chapters, and explores broader global themes in part-opening essays to show you world history in a truly global framework. The book also features a strong focus on culture and religion. Author Craig Lockard incorporates interesting notes about cultural artifacts in areas such as music and art. Chapter outlines with focus questions, section summaries, pronunciation guides, and marginal key term definitions support you as you explore the interconnectedness of different people, places, and periods in the global past.

About Author

Craig A. Lockard is Ben and Joyce Rosenberg Professor of History in the Social Change and Development Department at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where since 1975 he has taught courses on Asian, African, comparative, and world history. He has also taught at SUNY-Buffalo, SUNY-Stony Brook, and the University of Bridgeport, and twice served as a Fulbright-Hays professor at the University of Malaya in Malaysia. After undergraduate studies in Austria, Hong Kong, and the University of Redlands, he earned an M.A. in Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii and a Ph.D. in Comparative World and Southeast Asian History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His published books, articles, essays, and reviews range over a wide spectrum of topics: world history; Southeast Asian history, politics, and society; Asian emigration; the Vietnam War; and folk, popular, and world music. Among his major books are Lands of Green, Waters of Blue: Southeast Asia in World History (forthcoming); Dance of Life: Popular Music and Politics in Modern Southeast Asia (1998); and From Kampung to City: A Social History of Kuching, Malaysia, 1820-1970 (1987). He was also part of the task force that prepared revisions to the U.S. National Standards in World History (1996). Professor Lockard has served on various editorial advisory boards, including the Journal of World History and The History Teacher, and as book review editor for the Journal of Asian Studies and the World History Bulletin. He was one of the founders of the World History Association and served as the organization's first secretary. He has lived and traveled widely in Asia, Africa, and Europe.


Part I: SOCIETIES, NETWORKS, TRANSITIONS: ANCIENT FOUNDATIONS OF WORLD HISTORY, TO 600 B.C.E. 1. The Origins of Human Societies, to ca. 2000 B.C.E. 2. Ancient Societies in Mesopotamia, India, and Central Asia, 5000-600 B.C.E. 3. Ancient Societies in Africa and the Mediterranean, 5000-600 B.C.E. 4. Around the Pacific Rim: Eastern Eurasia and the Americas, 5000-600 B.C.E. Part II: SOCIETIES, NETWORKS, TRANSITIONS: THE CLASSICAL SOCIETIES AND THEIR LEGACIES, 600 B.C.E.- 600 C.E. 5. Classical Societies in Southern and Central Asia, 600 B.C.E.- 600 C.E. 6. Eurasian Connections and New Traditions in East Asia, 600 B.C.E.- 600 C.E. 7. Western Asia, the Eastern Mediterranean, and Regional Systems, 600-200 B.C.E. 8. Empires, Networks, and the Remaking of Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia, 500 B.C.E.- 600 C.E. 9. Classical Societies and Regional Networks in Africa, the Americas, and Oceania, 600 B.C.E.-600 C.E. Part III: SOCIETIES, NETWORKS, TRANSITIONS: ENCOUNTERS AND TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE INTERMEDIATE ERA, 600 B.C.E.- 600 C.E. 10. The Rise, Power, and Connections of the Islamic World, 600-1500. 11. East Asian Traditions, Transformations, and Eurasian Encounters, 600-1500. 12. Expanding Horizons in Africa and the Americas, 600-1500. 13. South Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Afro-Eurasian Connections, 600-1500. 14. Christian Societies in Medieval Europe, Byzantium, and Russia, 600-1500.

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  • ISBN13: 9781285783086
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 560
  • ID: 9781285783086
  • weight: 736
  • ISBN10: 1285783085
  • edition: 3rd edition

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