Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2005.
189 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 24 cm.
Medieval & early modern world
Medieval and early modern world.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -184) and index.
Disease and disaster : The dreadful 14th century -- Renaissance men and Renaissance money : Learning and art in Italy and beyond -- Ghosts, monkeys, or Confucius : Learning as power in Ming China -- Black and white and read all over : The printing press -- Luther, Loyola, mobs and massacres : The Protestant and Catholic reformations -- "Astonishing," "Magnificent," Great" : Rulers and religion in Europe and Asia -- Guts, gain, and glory : Powerful monarchs in England and Africa -- "Everything the world has to offer" : City life -- Sik and spices : Travel and trade in the Mediterranean Sea -- "Columbia" or "America"? Names and fame in a "New World" -- Sailors, sugar, and slaves : How European voyages changed Asia and Africa -- Germs, silver, and blood : New World conquests and global connections.
"This book provides coverage of the political, cultural, and social history of the world from 1350 to 1600. Contact among regions of the world expanded through trade networks, enabling a transferal of knowledge and culture between western and eastern societies. With a strong focus on the Renaissance, Reformation, and Ming China, the text comes from ordinary people, travelers, bureaucrats, children, housewives, poets, and religious thinkers."--Supplied by publisher.
0195176723 (alk. paper)
0195222644 (Calif. ed. : alk. paper)
0195221575 (set : alk. paper)