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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 the text centers on a story -- a traveler‘s account that highlights the book‘s main theme, the constant movement of people, goods, and ideas. The travelers include merchants, poets, rulers, explorers, soldiers, missionaries, and scholars, and their voyages provide a framework for each chapter that will capture students‘ interest and enthusiasm. Special features help students make connections across chapters, societies, and time periods as they learn about the people, places, and events crucial to understanding world history and its global context. The print text integrates with MindTap®, which includes an interactive map application that transports students virtually to the locations each traveler visited. Available in the following split options: VOYAGES IN WORLD HISTORY, Third Edition Complete, Volume 1: To 1600, and Volume 2: Since 1500.
- Brief “Context & Connections“ inserts integrated into the chapter narrative help students understand the global nature of world history by illustrating similar and different patterns across societies and periods. These inserts -- highlighted in color with their chapter reference to help emphasize recurring themes and ideas and connect concepts to other chapters -- can also jump-start discussions that bring in other comparisons. The inserts complement, but are distinct from, the end-of-chapter “Context and Connections“ essays.
- “Complex Societies and the Discipline of History,“ a new section at the start of Chapter 2, introduces students to historical method and the nature of sources.
- New travelers in Volume 1 include China‘s Grand Historian Sima Qian, who lived during the Han dynasty; and Spanish pilgrim Egeria, who from 381 to 384 traveled from the Roman empire‘s western edge to Jerusalem, Egypt, and Constantinople. New travelers in Volume 2 include Rammohun Roy, a prominent Indian reformer and figure in the Bengal Renaissance; and anarchist Emma Goldman, who brings an in-depth look at a radical view of women‘s issues in the early 20th century.
- New and revised “Visual Evidence in Primary Sources“ and “Movement of Ideas Through Primary Sources“ features freshen the content in several chapters. These features teach analytical skills and promote critical thinking by inviting students to compare viewpoints.
- New material on women includes a new section on the changing lives of women in China‘s commercial revolution (Volume 1), and greater emphasis on women‘s leadership in the survey of contemporary affairs (Volume 2).
- Complemented by new inserts within the chapter narrative, the end-of-chapter “Context and Connections“ include essays and timelines that will help students see the big picture in global terms.
- “Movement of Ideas Through Primary Sources“ and “Visual Evidence in Primary Sources“ features teach students how to analyze historical evidence in textual and visual sources. “World History in Today‘s World“ essays show students how historical developments relate to current issues.
- Student-friendly pedagogical features include chapter outlines, focus questions, bolded key terms, an on-page glossary, and pronunciation guides.
2. The First Complex Societies in the Eastern Mediterranean, ca. 4000–550 B.C.E.
3. Ancient India and the Rise of Buddhism, 2600 B.C.E.–100 C.E.
4. Blueprint for Empire: China, 1200 B.C.E.–220 C.E.
5. The Americas and the Islands of the Pacific, to 1200 C.E.
6. New Empires in Iran and Greece, 2000 B.C.E.–651 C.E.
7. The Roman Empire and the Rise of Christianity, 509 B.C.E.–476 C.E.
8. Hindu and Buddhist States and Societies in Asia, 100–1000.
9. Islamic Empires of Western Asia and Africa, 600–1258.
10. The Multiple Centers of Europe, 500–1000.
11. Expanding Trade Networks in Africa and India, 1000–1500.
12. China‘s Commercial Revolution, ca. 900–1276.
13. Europe‘s Commercial Revolution, 1000–1400.
14. The Mongols and Their Successors, 1200–1500.
15. Maritime Expansion in the Atlantic World, 1400–1600.
16. Maritime Expansion in Afro-Eurasia, 1500–1700.
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