By Craig A. Lockard
SOCIETIES, NETWORKS, AND TRANSITIONS connects different areas of the area among chapters, and explores broader international issues in part-ending essays. This cutting edge constitution combines the accessibility of a local method with the rigor of comparative scholarship to teach scholars international background in a really worldwide framework. The "tree, tree, tree, woodland" association assures that scholars remain engaged and certain of whilst and the place they're of their research of global background. The textual content additionally incorporates a powerful specialize in tradition and faith. writer and veteran instructor Craig Lockard engages scholars with a special method of cultural artifacts; similar to, tune and artwork. a number pedagogical features--including concentration questions, part summaries, and web-based learn aids--support scholars and teachers as they discover the interconnectedness of alternative humans, locations, and sessions within the worldwide previous. the second one variation good points all new maps--beautiful to examine and examine with---- an open, student-friendly layout. also, the textual content has been generally revised to sharpen the narrative.
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Stavrianos, William McNeill, Fernand Braudel, Eric Hobsbawm, Immanuel Wallerstein, and Peter Stearns. Curtin, Hobsbawm, and McNeill also gave me personal encouragement concerning my writing in the field, for which I am very grateful. Colleagues at the various universities where I taught have been supportive of my explorations in world and comparative history. Most especially I acknowledge the friendship, support, and intellectual collaboration over three and a half decades of my colleagues in the interdisciplinary Social Change and Development Department at the University of Wisconsin– Green Bay (UWGB), especially Harvey Kaye, Lynn Walter, Larry Preface Smith, Andy Kersten, Kim Nielsen, Andrew Austin, and the late Tony Galt, as well as members of the History faculty.
It does this by combining clear writing, special learning features, current scholarship, and a comprehensive, global approach that does not omit the role and richness of particular regions. There is a method behind these aims. For forty years I have written about and taught Asian, African, and world history at universities in the United States and Malaysia. A cumulative seven years of study, research, or teaching in Southeast Asia, East Asia, East Africa, and Europe gave me insights into a wide variety of cultures and historical perspectives.
These concepts, discussed in more detail in “Introducing World History,” can be summarized as follows: • Societies Influenced by environmental and geographical factors, people have formed and maintained societies defined by distinctive but often changing cultures, beliefs, social forms, institutions, and material traits. • Networks Over the centuries societies have generally been connected to other societies by growing networks forged by phenomena such as migration, long-distance trade, exploration, military expansion, colonization, the spread of ideas and technologies, and webs of communication.