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By Professor Peter N. Stearns

whilst varied cultures are available touch with each other, the impression at the process historical past could be dramatic and unforeseen. Encounters among separate societies or civilizations have led to the unfold of significant religions, titanic migrations, clinical breakthroughs, the dissemination of strong political notions, and lots of different variations. This precise e-book brings to existence key episodes of cultural touch in international historical past, from the beginnings of civilization to the current. via a mix of vibrant case stories and inventive color maps, award-winning historical past professor Peter Stearns indicates how we will larger comprehend global heritage by means of analyzing what occurs while tradition meets tradition. New contacts may end up in assimilation, rejection, or, in general, a merging of components from either cultures. Stearns makes a speciality of fourteen very important old examples of intercultural trade from round the globe.
He considers: * the unfold of significant religions, akin to Buddhism and Islam * voluntary and compelled migrations, reminiscent of the Jewish and African diasporas * the dissemination of contemporary forces, together with nationalism and Marxism * the impression of ecu colonial rule on gender family in India and in Africa * fresh foreign diffusion of purchaser tradition in addition to a lot else. for every instance, unique maps demonstrate geographic styles and supply a transparent feel of the impression of that exact assembly of cultures.

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