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Overview

VOYAGES IN WORLD HISTORY, BRIEF EDITION, is a mainstream text for the world history course that masterfully uses the theme of movement--the journeys of peoples, ideas, and goods--to help the reader make sense of the huge range of people, places, and events throughout history. Each chapter is framed around the story of a person who traveled within the time period and region of the chapter. Students can practice being critical readers by evaluating the traveler's observations and attitudes. VOYAGES IN WORLD HISTORY includes a primary source feature called "Movement of Ideas," which will help students develop the core skill of analyzing sources by allowing them to compare multiple explanations of significant ideas. This brief text will meet the needs of instructors who want a lively narrative style without sacrificing the themes and pedagogy that make world history understandable to students; it is also ideal for instructors who want to supplement a text with lots of primary sources. Available in the following options: VOYAGES IN WORLD HISTORY, BRIEF EDITION (Chapters 1-32); Volume I: To 1600 (Chapters 1-16); Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 15-32).

Valerie Hansen, Yale University

Valerie Hansen received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987. She is Professor of History at Yale University, where she teaches courses in East Asian history, especially pre-modern China. Her many scholarly publications include CHANGING GODS IN MEDIEVAL CHINA, 1127−1276 (Princeton UP, 1990) and NEGOTIATING DAILY LIFE IN TRADITIONAL CHINA: HOW ORDINARY PEOPLE USED CONTRACTS, 600–1400 (Yale UP, 1995). She is also author of THE OPEN EMPIRE: A HISTORY OF CHINA TO 1600 (WW Norton, 2000) and THE SILK ROAD: A NEW HISTORY (Oxford UP, 2012). As co-author of the Cengage Learning text VOYAGES IN WORLD HISTORY, she contributes Chapters 1–15.

Kenneth R. Curtis, California State University, Long Beach

Kenneth R. Curtis received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in African and Comparative World History. His research focuses on colonial to postcolonial transitions in East Africa, with a particular focus on the coffee economy of Tanzania. He is Professor of History at California State University Long Beach, where he has taught world history at the introductory level, in special courses designed for future middle and high school teachers, and in graduate seminars. He has worked to advance the teaching of world history at the collegiate and secondary levels in collaboration with the World History Association, the California History/Social Science Project, and the College Board‘s Advanced Placement World History course.
  • The journeys of peoples, ideas, and goods are used to help the reader make sense of the huge range of people, places, and events throughout history. Each chapter centers around a story--a traveler's account that highlights the book's main theme, the constant movement of people, goods, and ideas.
  • This brief version of VOYAGES IN WORLD HISTORY contains all the critical content, themes, and pedagogy in a shorter text that is easier to get through during the term of the course. It is also ideal for instructors who want to supplement their text with lots of primary sources.
  • "Movement of Ideas" features include multiple primary source excerpts to provide readers with contrasting explanations of significant ideas throughout history. They include an introduction and discussion questions to help the reader understand and analyze the sources presented.
  • Student-friendly pedagogical features include chapter outlines, bolded key terms, and an on-page glossary and pronunciation guide. Also included are chapter-opening focus questions and chapter summaries that repeat and discuss the focus questions to help readers grasp the main ideas of the chapters.
  • Available separately, CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study tools, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Use Engagement Tracker to monitor student engagement in the course and watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. An interactive eBook allows students to take notes, highlight, search, and interact with embedded media (such as quizzes, flashcards, and videos). Features such as "Visual Evidence" and "World History in Today's World" show students how to analyze images and how historical developments have influenced current issues. Access to the History Resource Center, a "virtual reader," provides students with hundreds of primary sources.
1. The Peopling of the World, to 4000 B.C.E.
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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This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Instructor's Web Site, Brief

ISBN: 9781305408869
Accessible through Cengage.com/login with your faculty account, this website for instructors features all of the free student assets, plus an Instructor’s Resource Manual (instructional objectives, chapter outlines, lecture suggestions, discussion topics, primary source analysis, and suggested writing assignments) and PowerPoint® presentations that are ready-to-use, visual outlines of each chapter. There are presentations of only lecture or only images, as well as combined lecture and image presentations. Also available is a per chapter JPEG library of images and maps. Additionally, the following test bank format types are available for download from Instructor Companion Site: Blackboard, Angel, Moodle, Canvas, Desire2Learn, and PDF.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access, Brief

ISBN: 9781305270930
Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero is a flexible, online system that allows you to: author, edit, and manage test bank content from multiple Cengage Learning solutions; create multiple test versions in an instant; deliver tests from your learning management system, your classroom, or wherever you want! Additionally, the following format types are available for download from the Instructor Companion Site: Blackboard, Angel, Moodle, Canvas, Desire2Learn, and PDF. You can import these files directly into your LMS to edit, manage questions, and create tests.