Places of Encounter, Volume 1

Places of Encounter, Volume 1

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Places of Encounterprovides a place-based approach to world history, focusing on specific locations at critical moments when human history was transformed as a result of encountersa€”physical, political, cultural, intellectual, and religious. Original, contributed essays by leading academics in the field explore places from Hadar to Xia€™an, Salvador to New York, and numerous other locations that have produced historical shockwaves and significant global impact throughout history. With a chronologically organized table of contents, each chapter dissects a particular moment in history, with personal commentary from each contributor, a narrative of the locationa€™s historical significance at the time, and a section on significant global connections. Primary sources and discussion questions at the end of each chapter allow students a view into the lives of individuals of the time. Students will experience the narrative of historic individuals as well as modern scholars looking back over documentation to offer their own views of the past, providing students with the perfect opportunity to see how scholars form their own views about history. This text can be purchased as two volumes, providing a breadth of information for survey courses in world history.He is the author of The Makingof SouthAfrica (Prentice Hall) and coauthor of an Introduction to Global Studies (WileyBlackwell) ... He currently teaches courses on South African, African, and world history as well as global studies. Elaine McClarnand MacKinnon Elaine MacKinnonisa professor of Russian andSoviet history at the University of West Georgia. ... USSR (M. E. Sharpe), and has writtenan array of journalarticles, book chapters, and review essays onRussian andSoviethistory.

Title:Places of Encounter, Volume 1
Author: Aran MacKinnon, Elaine McClarnand MacKinnon
Publisher:Westview Press - 2012-03-20

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