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    DescriptionWhen different cultures come in contact with one another, the impact on the course of history can be dramatic and unexpected. Encounters between separate societies or civilizations have resulted in the spread of major religions, vast migrations, scientific breakthroughs, the dissemination of powerful political notions, and many other transformations. This unique book brings to life key episodes of cultural contact in world history, from the beginnings of civilization to the present. Through a combination of vivid case studies and imaginative colour maps, award-winning history professor Peter Stearns shows how we can better understand world history by examining what happens when culture meets culture. New contacts can lead to assimilation, rejection, or, most often, a merging of elements from both cultures. Stearns focuses on fourteen important historical examples of intercultural exchange from around the globe. He considers: * the spread of major religions, such as Buddhism and Islam * voluntary and forced migrations, such as the Jewish and African diasporas * the dissemination of modern forces, including nationalism and Marxism * the impact of European colonial rule on gender relations in India and in Africa * recent international diffusion of consumer culture as well as much else. For each example, original maps reveal geographic patterns and provide a clear sense of the impact of that particular meeting of cultures.


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    Title
    Cultures in Motion
    Subtitle
    Mapping Key Contacts and Their Imprints in World History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter N. Stearns
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 211 mm
    Height: 272 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300082296
    ISBN 10: 0300082290
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    DC22: 909
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27400
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: REF002000
    B&T Approval Code: A14500000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS030000
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 303.48209
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: CB151 .S75 2001, CB151.S75
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHTB, JBCC, RGX
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    02 January 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Peter N. Stearns is provost at George Mason University. He has taught world history for twenty-five years and is the author or coauthor of more than fifty books.
    Review quote
    "Cultures in Motion highlights the significance of cross-cultural interactions and exchanges in world history. There is no book or atlas quite like it." Jerry H. Bentley, editor, Journal of World History "Well written and peppered with the sharp insights for which Peter Stearns is well known, this book and its attractive maps will be a big hit in world history courses." Stephen Gosch, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire