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ISBN-13 9780205848485ISBN-10 0205848486
ISBN-10 0205532667ISBN-13 9780205532667
Author(s): Jon Thares Davidann; Marc Jason Gilbert
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 208

Takes an encounters approach to studying the modern world.

Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Modern World explores cultural contact as an agent of change. It takes an encounters approach to world history since 1500, rather than a political one, to reveal different perspectives and experiences as well as key patterns and transformations.

The text focuses on first encounters that suggest long-term developments. Because of the complexities of these encounters, the author takes a user-friendly approach to keep the text accessible to students with varying backgrounds in history.

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book readers will be able to:

  • Understand the dynamics of cultural contact and exchange as agents of historical change

  • View cultural encounters as more than a political struggle between dominant and subordinate people

  • See the impact of first encounters and longer-term, macro-historical encounters