[Reading] ➱ Old World Encounters: Cross-Cultural Contacts and Exchanges in Pre-Modern Times ➹ Jerry H. Bentley – Diclofenac16.us

Old World Encounters: Cross-Cultural Contacts and Exchanges in Pre-Modern TimesWell Before Modern Times, Asian, African, And European Peoples Were Regularly Interacting And Intermingling With Each Other Their Encounters Rank Among The Most Effective Agents Of Change In All Of World History, Fostering The Spread Of Technologies, Ideas, Beliefs, Values And Religions This Innovative Study Examines Processes Of Cross Cultural Encounter Before 1492 It Concentrates On Several Eras, From The Age Of The Ancient Silk Roads That Linked China With The Roman Empire, Through The Mongol Empire, Up Until The Early Transoceanic Ventures Of Europeans During The Fifteenth Century Taking A Global Rather Than A Eurocentric Or Some Other Partial Approach, The Author Examines In Contact With Each Other, And He Identifies Distinctive Patterns Of Conversion, Conflict, And Compromise That Emerged From Cross Cultural Encounters In Doing So, He Elucidates The Larger Historical Context Of Encounters Between Europeans And Other Peoples In Modern Times.

[Reading] ➱ Old World Encounters: Cross-Cultural Contacts and Exchanges in Pre-Modern Times ➹ Jerry H. Bentley – Diclofenac16.us
  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • Old World Encounters: Cross-Cultural Contacts and Exchanges in Pre-Modern Times
  • Jerry H. Bentley
  • English
  • 09 January 2017
  • 9780195076400

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➱ Old World Encounters: Cross-Cultural Contacts and Exchanges in Pre-Modern Times ➹ Jerry H. Bentley – Diclofenac16.us


  1. says:

    Lots of great history if my students had actually done the assigned reading last semester I think they would have gotten a lot out of this book I know very little about world history in that fall of Rome through Renaissance period, those years like 745 and 972 and 1128 Lots of stuff was happening Chinese Buddhist pilgrims were traveling to India to learn from senior monks, Nestorian Christians were walking across Asia to try to find a place for their faith in China, the Pope was sending missionaries up to my pagan ancestors in England, and trying to get them to stop being so pagan Most of this book involves cultural exchange along trading routes, but there is less about the trade and about the cultures When things get a little dry B...


  2. says:

    I think this book is best examined in comparison to what we know about so called New World Encounters Bentley s framework here of three types of social conversion voluntary conversion assimilation and conversion in response to political, economic, and social pressure While the vast majority of New World Encounters came about due to pressure, voluntary conversion and assimilation had a much bigger role to play prior to 1500 I thought this was an excellent framework and a useful read, and considering how short it was, I was impressed with the number of solid examples Bentley provided.I hesitate to give it 5 stars because of its complete neglect of gender I don t think that every historical study needs to focus on gender issues, but studies of social issues pretty much alway...


  3. says:

    Nice overview A little old, perhaps not essential.

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