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Societies, Networks, and Transitions, Volume I: To 1500: A Global History, 3rd Edition

  • Craig A. Lockard University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
  • ISBN-10: 1285783085  |  ISBN-13: 9781285783086
  • 560 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008
  • © 2015 | Published
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Overview

SOCIETIES, NETWORKS, AND TRANSITIONS connects the different regions of the world within and across chapters, and explores broader global themes in part-opening essays. This innovative structure combines the accessibility of a regional approach with the rigor of comparative scholarship to show students world history in a truly global framework. The “tree, tree, tree, forest” organization assures that students stay engaged and in tune with when and where they are in their study of world history. The text also features a strong focus on culture and religion. Author and veteran teacher Craig Lockard engages students with a unique approach to cultural artifacts, such as music and art. Pedagogical features-including chapter outlines with focus questions, section summaries, pronunciation guides, and marginal key term definitions-support students and instructors as they explore the interconnectedness of different people, places, and periods in the global past. The Third Edition has been extensively revised to sharpen the narrative and incorporate recent scholarship. Available in the following split options: SOCIETIES, NETWORKS, AND TRANSITIONS, Third Edition (Chapters 1–31), ISBN: 9781285783123; Volume I: To 1500 (Chapters 1–14), ISBN 9781285783086; Volume II: Since 1450 (Chapters 15–31), ISBN 9781285733852.

Features and Benefits

  • The Third Edition has been carefully revised, line-by-line, to sharpen the narrative, incorporate recent scholarship, and make the text as accessible and appealing to readers as possible.
  • The text features dynamic maps, beautiful to look at and learn with, and an open, student-friendly design.
  • Comparative mini-chapters, now at the beginning of each part, called “Societies, Networks, and Transitions,” link the different regions of the world. These essays help students understand the interconnectedness of people, places, and periods.
  • “Historical Controversy” boxes, found at the end of each part, examine scholarly debates; for instance, Afrocentricity, Eastern predominance, and globalization, among others. These features demonstrate the process of history to students, and that historians can come to different, evidence-based conclusions.
  • “Profile” boxes in every chapter focus on the experiences or accomplishments of a woman or man to convey the flavor of life of the period, embellish the chapter narrative with interesting personalities, and integrate gender into the historical account.
  • “Witness to the Past” primary source selections in every chapter keep student needs in mind by using up-to-date translations and addressing a wide range of topics. The wide selection of document excerpts is also designed to illustrate how historians work with original documents.
  • Author Craig Lockard-a founding member of the World History Association-applies his expertise in world history instruction to this effective textbook program. His extensive experience teaching this challenging course is evident in the approach and accessibility of the text, particularly its strong pedagogical apparatus.
  • Carefully crafted and tested for optimal student learning, the pedagogical program encourages active review and promotes mastery of the material. Learning devices include chapter-opening outlines with focus questions, comprehensive chapter chronologies, key terms, pronunciation guides, and section and chapter summaries.
  • A complete online support program for students features practice quizzes, interactive maps, primary sources, flashcards, and more. Among the standout technology tools is Aplia™, an online homework solution that significantly improves outcomes and elevates thinking by increasing student effort and engagement.

Table of Contents

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.

What's New

  • A major change for this edition is placement of the popular “Societies, Networks, and Transitions” essays at the beginning of each part instead of at the end. As new part-openers, the essays are more streamlined and briefer than in previous editions; they are also now organized by theme to help students easily grasp the major parallels and changes that take place over the timeframe of the entire part.
  • Every major section within each chapter is now identified by thematic icons that show students which of the main themes-societies, networks, and/or transitions-are being discussed.
  • New chapter outlines at the beginning of every chapter include focus questions for each section to prepare students for thinking about the main themes and topics to be covered.
  • New and improved timelines help students grasp the overall chronological picture of the chapter, by highlighting key dates and events for each of the major regions discussed.
  • The Third Edition features three new “Profile” features and five new “Witness to the Past” primary source features.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Craig A. Lockard

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.