History of World Societies to 1715

ISBN-10: 0312682948

ISBN-13: 9780312682941

Edition: 8th 2009

Authors: John P. McKay, Bennett D. Hill, John Buckler, Patricia Buckley Ebrey, Roger B. Beck

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More than any other text,A History of World Societiesintroduces students to the families, foods, workplaces, religions, and diversions of peoples of the past through lively, descriptive writing and extensive primary sources that give voice to a wide range of individuals. This hallmark treatment of social history combines with strong political, cultural, and economic coverage and a clear, easy-to-manage organization to provide students with the most vivid account available of what life was like throughout human history.The Eighth Edition welcomes to the author team Merry Wiesner-Hanks and Clare Crowston, experienced world-history teachers and highly regarded scholars who bring additional attention to gender and cultural history. It also expands the text's global perspective by strengthening coverage of non-Western topics and comparisons among world societies. A fresh, colorful look and a completely new map program showcase a narrative that the authors judiciously shortened for even greater power and accessibility.Bedford/St. Martin's is proud to have recently acquired the stellar McKay franchise in World History and Western Civilization. These wonderful books fit well with our publishing philosophy at Bedford/St. Martin's, emphasizing innovation, quality, and a focus on the needs of students and instructors. We hope to contribute to their future success with the care and attention to detail we give every book we publish.
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List price: $104.99
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 10/10/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Early Civilizations of the Near East, to 464 B.C.E
Birth and Growth of Mesopotamian Civilization (ca 3000-2331 B.C.E.)
The Invention of Writing and Intellectual Advances (ca 3000-2331 B.C.E.)
Sumerian Thought and Religion
Sumerian Society
The Triumph of Babylon and the Spread of Mesopotamian
Civilization (2331-ca 1595 B.C.E.)
Egypt, the Land of the Pharaohs (3100-1200 B.C.E.)
The God-King of Egypt
The Pharaoh's People
The Hyksos in Egypt (1640-1570 B.C.E)
The New Kingdom: Revival and Empire (1570-1075 B.C.E)
Individuals in Society: Nefertiti
The Rise of the Hittites
A Shattered Egypt and a Rising Phoenicia
The Children of Isreal
Daily Life in Israel
Assyria, the Military Monarchy (859-612 B.C.E)
The Empire of the Persian Kings (ca 1000-464 B.C.E)
The Creation of the Persian Empire (550-464 B.C.E)
The Religion of Zoroaster
The Span of the Persian Empire
The Foundation of Indian Society, to 300 C.E.
The Land and Its First Settlers (ca3000-1500 B.C.E)
The Aryans and the Vedic Age (ca 1500-500 B.C.E)
Early Indian Society, 1000-500 B.C.E.
India's Great Religions
Individuals in Society: Gosala
Siddhartha Gautama and Buddhism
India and the West (ca 513-298 B.C.E)
The Mauryan Empire (ca 322-185 B.C.E)
The Reign of Ashoka (ca 269-232 B.C.E)
Small States and the Trading Networks (200 B.C.E. -300 C.E.
China's Classical Age, to 256 B.C.E.
The Emergence of Civilization in China
The Neolithic Age
The Shang Dynasty (ca 1500-ca1050 B.C.E)
The Early Zhou Dynasty (ca 1050-500 BCE)
Zhou Politics
Zhou Society
The Warring States Period (500-221 BCE)
Confucius and His Followers
Individuals in Society: Guan Zhong
Daoism, Legalism, and Other Schools of Thought
Yin and Yang
The Greek Experience (ca 3500-146 B.C.E)
The Polis (ca 800 B.C.E)
The Archaic Age (ca 800-500 B.C.E)
Overseas Expansion
The Growth of Sparta
The Evolution of Athens
The Classical Period (500-338 B.C.E)
The Deadly Conflicts (499-404 B.C.E)
Athenian Arts in the Age of Pericles
Aspects of Social Life in Athens
Greek Religion
The Flowering of Philosophy
From Polis to Monarchy (404-323 B.C.E)
The Spread of Hellenism
Cities and Kingdoms
Building a Shared Society
The Economic Scope of the Hellenistic World
Hellenistic Intellectual Advances
Religion in the Hellenistic World
Philosophy and the People
Hellenistic Science
Individuals in Society: Archimedes
Hellenistic Medicine
The World of Rome (753 B.C.E- 479 C.E.)
The Etruscans and Rome (ca 750-290 B.C.E)
The Etruscans and the Roman Settlement of Italy (ca 750-509 B.C.E)
The Roman Conquest of Italy (509-209 B.C.E)
The Roman Republic
Social Conflict in Rome
Roman Expansion and Its Repercussions (282-27 B.C.E)
The Age of Overseas Conquest (282-45 B.C.E)
Old Values and Greek Culture
The Late Republic (133-31 B.C.E)
The Pax Romana
Augustus's Settlement (31 B.C.E-14 C.E)
Administration and Expansion under Augustus
The Coming of Christianity
Unrest in Judaea
The Life and Teachings of Jesus
The Spread of Christianity
The Appeal of Christianity
The "Golden" Age
Individuals in Society: Plutarch of Chaironeia
Life in the Golden Age
Rome and the East (235-284 C.E.)
Conflict and Commerce between Rome and Parthia
Contacts Between Rome and China
The Empire from crisis to Triumph (284-337 C.E.)
Reconstruction under Diocletian and Constantine (284-337 C.E.)
The Acceptance of Christianity
The Construction of Constantinople
From the Classical World to Late Antiquity
East Asia and the Spread of Buddhism, 256 B.C.E.-800 C.E.
The Age of Empire in China
The Qin Unification (256-206 BCE)
The Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE)
Inner Asia and the Silk Road
Han Intellectual and Cultural Life
Economy and Society in Han China
Individuals in Society: The Ban Family
China and Rome
The Fall of the Han and the Age of Division
The Spread of Buddhism Out of India
The Chinese Empire Re-created: Sui (581-618) and Tang (618-907)
The Tang Dynasty (618-907)
Tang Culture
The East Asian Cultural Sphere
Europe and Western Asia, ca 350-850
The Byzantine Empire
Sources of Byzantine Strength
The Sasanid Kingdom of Persia and Byzantium
Individuals in Society: Theodora of Constantinople
The Law Code of Justinian
Byzantine Intellectual Life
Constantinople: The Second Rome
The Growth of the Christian Church
The Church and its Leaders
The Western Church and the Eastern Church
The Iconoclastic Controversy
Christian Monasticism
Christian Ideas and Practices
Adjustment to Classical Culture
Saint Augustine
Missionary Activity
Conversion and Assimilation
Migrating Peoples
Celts, Huns, and Germans
Barbarian Society
Social and Economic Structures
The Frankish Kingdom
The Islamic World, ca 600-1400
The Origins of Islam
The Islamic Faith
Islamic States and Their Expansion
Reasons for the Spread of Islam
The Caliphate
The Abbasid Caliphate
Administration of the Islamic Territories
Fragmentation and Military Challenges (900-1400)
The Ascendancy of the Turks
The Mongols Invasions
Muslim Society: The Life of the People
The Classes of Society
Women in Classical Islamic Society
Trade and Commerce
Cultural Developments
Individuals in Society: Abu 'Abdallah Ibn Battuta
Education and Intellectual Life
Muslim-Christian Encounters.
African Societies and Kingdoms, ca 400-1450
The Land and Peoples of Africa
Egypt, Africa, and Race
Early African Societies
Bantu Migrations
Kingdoms of the Western Sudan, ca 1000 BCE-1500 CE
The Trans-Saharan Trade
African Kingdoms and Empires (ca 800-1450)
The Kingdom of Ghana (ca 900-1100)
The Kingdom of Mali (ca1200-1450)
Ethiopia: the Christian Kingdom of Axum
Individuals in Society: Amda Siyon
The East African City-States
Southern Africa
Civilizations of the Americas, 2500 BCE- 1500 CE
The Early Peoples of the Americas
Settling the Americas
The Development of Agriculture
Early Civilizations
Mounds, Towns, and Trade in North and South America
The Olmecs
Classical Era Mesoamerica and North America
Maya Technology and Trade
Maya Science and Religion
Teotihuac���n and the Toltecs
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