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Voyages in World History, Volume I, Brief, 2nd Edition

  • Valerie Hansen Yale University
  • Kenneth R. Curtis California State University, Long Beach
  • ISBN-10: 1305088816  |  ISBN-13: 9781305088818
  • 432 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2013
  • © 2016 | Published
  • List Price = $ 130.95
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VOYAGES IN WORLD HISTORY, BRIEF EDITION, masterfully uses the theme of movement−the journeys of peoples, ideas, and goods−to help readers make sense of the overwhelming range of people, places, and events throughout history. Each chapter begins with, and is framed around, the story of a person who traveled within the time period and region under discussion. Readers will enjoy the stories and will also learn to critically evaluate the traveler's observations and attitudes. A primary source feature called “Movement of Ideas” helps readers to analyze original sources by providing multiple explanations of significant ideas throughout history.

Features and Benefits

  • This brief edition meets the needs of instructors who want a lively narrative style without sacrificing the themes and pedagogy that make world history understandable to students. It’s ideal for professors who want to supplement the text with numerous primary sources or whole primary sources.
  • 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 on a story−a traveler’s account that highlights the book’s main theme, the constant movement of people, goods, and ideas.
  • “Movement of Ideas” features include multiple primary source excerpts, both religious and secular, to provide students with contrasting explanations of significant ideas throughout history. They include an introduction and discussion questions to help students understand and analyze the sources presented. Topics include “Doing What Is Right in the Avesta and the Bible” and “Fascism and Youth in the 1930s.”
  • 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, MindTap for Voyages in World History brief, second edition, is a personalized, online digital learning platform providing students with an immersive learning experience that builds critical thinking skills. Through a carefully designed chapter-based learning path, MindTap allows students to easily identify the chapter’s learning objectives, complete readings activities organized into short, manageable blocks, and test their content knowledge with Aplia™ Activities developed for the most important concepts in each chapter.

Table of Contents

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.

What's New

  • At the end of every chapter, the authors now make broad connections and offer historical context for the many themes and regions discussed in the chapter. This enhancement addresses professors’ desire for global connections to be more overt for their students, thereby making their comprehension of global history more manageable.
  • At the suggestion of reviewers, six travelers have been replaced to freshen the narrative and more effectively illustrate chapter themes and historical events.

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Bundle: Text, Vol I, Brief + MindTap® History, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card

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Instructor Supplements

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access, Brief  (ISBN-10: 1305270932 | ISBN-13: 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.

Instructor's Web Site, Brief  (ISBN-10: 1305408861 | ISBN-13: 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.

CourseReader 0-30: World History, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111475598 | ISBN-13: 9781111475598)

COURSEREADER: WORLD HISTORY is Cengage Learning’s easy, affordable way to build your own online customizable reader. Through a partnership with Gale, COURSEREADER: WORLD HISTORY searches thousands of primary and secondary sources, readings, and audio and video clips from multiple disciplines. Select exactly and only the material you want your students to work with. Each selection can be listened to (using the “Listen” button), to accommodate varied learning styles. Additionally, an instructor can choose to add her own notes to readings, to direct students’ attention or ask them questions about a particular passage. Each primary source is accompanied by an introduction, and questions to help students understand the reading. COURSEREADER: WORLD HISTORY is the perfect complement to any class.

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MindTap® History, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Hansen's Voyages in World History, Volume I, Brief  (ISBN-10: 1305271041 | ISBN-13: 9781305271043)

MindTap™ HISTORY FOR HANSEN’S VOYAGES IN WORLD HISTORY, BRIEF, VOLUME 1, 2E engages you to produce your best work—consistently. By seamlessly integrating course material with videos, activities, apps, and much more, MindTap creates a unique learning path that fosters increased comprehension and efficiency. MindTap™ HISTORY FOR HANSEN’S VOYAGES IN WORLD HISTORY, BRIEF, VOLUME 1, 2E guides you through the course curriculum via an innovative Learning Path Navigator where you will complete reading assignments, annotate your readings, complete homework, and engage with quizzes and assessments. MindTap includes a variety of web apps known as “MindApps”—allowing functionality like having the text read aloud to you as well as MindApps that allow you to synchronize your notes with your personal EverNote account. MindApps are tightly woven into the MindTap platform and enhance your learning experience. You will be motivated with real-world assignments and information that shows where you stand at all times—both individually and compared to the highest performers in class. Be assured you will focus on what’s most important to the instructor with a learning path designed specifically by the instructor and for your course. Master the most important information with built-in study tools that help students stay organized and efficient

List Price = $81.00  | CengageBrain Price = $81.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.00

Aplia™, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305278844 | ISBN-13: 9781305278844)

Easy to use, affordable, and convenient, Aplia™ helps you learn more and improve your grade in the course. Through interactive assignments you can better understand the essential concepts of history as well as improve your map reading and writing skills. Aplia helps prepare you to be more involved in class by strengthening your critical thinking skills, reinforcing what you need to know, and helping you understand why it all matters. For your studying convenience, Aplia includes an eBook, accessible right next to your assignments. Get instant access via CengageBrain or via a printed access card in your bookstore. Visit www.cengagebrain.com for more information. Aplia should be used only when assigned by your instructor as part of your course.

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LMS Integrated for MindTap® History, 1 term (6 months)Instant Access, Vol I, Brief  (ISBN-10: 1305400127 | ISBN-13: 9781305400122)

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LMS Integrated for Aplia™, 1 term Instant Access , Vol I, Brief  (ISBN-10: 1305398513 | ISBN-13: 9781305398511)

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Student Supplements

CourseReader 0-30: World History, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111475598 | ISBN-13: 9781111475598)

COURSEREADER: WORLD HISTORY is Cengage Learning’s easy, affordable way to build your own online customizable reader. Through a partnership with Gale, COURSEREADER: WORLD HISTORY searches thousands of primary and secondary sources, readings, and audio and video clips from multiple disciplines. Select exactly and only the material you want your students to work with. Each selection can be listened to (using the “Listen” button), to accommodate varied learning styles. Additionally, an instructor can choose to add her own notes to readings, to direct students’ attention or ask them questions about a particular passage. Each primary source is accompanied by an introduction, and questions to help students understand the reading. COURSEREADER: WORLD HISTORY is the perfect complement to any class.

List Price = $67.00  | CengageBrain Price = $67.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $67.00

MindTap® History, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Hansen's Voyages in World History, Volume I, Brief  (ISBN-10: 1305271041 | ISBN-13: 9781305271043)

MindTap™ HISTORY FOR HANSEN’S VOYAGES IN WORLD HISTORY, BRIEF, VOLUME 1, 2E engages you to produce your best work—consistently. By seamlessly integrating course material with videos, activities, apps, and much more, MindTap creates a unique learning path that fosters increased comprehension and efficiency. MindTap™ HISTORY FOR HANSEN’S VOYAGES IN WORLD HISTORY, BRIEF, VOLUME 1, 2E guides you through the course curriculum via an innovative Learning Path Navigator where you will complete reading assignments, annotate your readings, complete homework, and engage with quizzes and assessments. MindTap includes a variety of web apps known as “MindApps”—allowing functionality like having the text read aloud to you as well as MindApps that allow you to synchronize your notes with your personal EverNote account. MindApps are tightly woven into the MindTap platform and enhance your learning experience. You will be motivated with real-world assignments and information that shows where you stand at all times—both individually and compared to the highest performers in class. Be assured you will focus on what’s most important to the instructor with a learning path designed specifically by the instructor and for your course. Master the most important information with built-in study tools that help students stay organized and efficient

List Price = $81.00  | CengageBrain Price = $81.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.00

Aplia™, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305278844 | ISBN-13: 9781305278844)

Easy to use, affordable, and convenient, Aplia™ helps you learn more and improve your grade in the course. Through interactive assignments you can better understand the essential concepts of history as well as improve your map reading and writing skills. Aplia helps prepare you to be more involved in class by strengthening your critical thinking skills, reinforcing what you need to know, and helping you understand why it all matters. For your studying convenience, Aplia includes an eBook, accessible right next to your assignments. Get instant access via CengageBrain or via a printed access card in your bookstore. Visit www.cengagebrain.com for more information. Aplia should be used only when assigned by your instructor as part of your course.

List Price = $81.00  | CengageBrain Price = $81.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.00

LMS Integrated for MindTap® History, 1 term (6 months)Instant Access, Vol I, Brief  (ISBN-10: 1305400127 | ISBN-13: 9781305400122)

List Price = $81.00  | CengageBrain Price = $81.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.00

LMS Integrated for Aplia™, 1 term Instant Access , Vol I, Brief  (ISBN-10: 1305398513 | ISBN-13: 9781305398511)

List Price = $81.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Valerie Hansen

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

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.