Old World Encounters Cross Cultural Contacts and Exchanges

Old World Encounters Cross Cultural Contacts and Exchanges


  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • Old World Encounters Cross Cultural Contacts and Exchanges in Pre Modern Times
  • Jerry H. Bentley
  • English
  • 13 March 2015
  • 9780195076400

3 thoughts on “Old World Encounters Cross Cultural Contacts and Exchanges in Pre Modern Times

  1. John John 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 Bentley usually manages to spice it up a bit with a good anecdote


  2. Dan Dan 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 providedI 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 always need to look at gender There is very little here about the role of women in the process of conversion


  3. Bryn Hammond Bryn Hammond says:

    Nice overview A little old perhaps; not essential


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Old World Encounters Cross Cultural Contacts and Exchanges in Pre Modern Times[PDF] ❤ Old World Encounters Cross Cultural Contacts and Exchanges in Pre Modern Times By Jerry H. Bentley – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk This study examines cross cultural encounters before 1492 AD focusing on the major influences that transformed Asia and Europe during that period The author examines the political social economic and This study examines cross cultural encounters before Encounters Cross Kindle Ó AD focusing on the major influences Old World PDF/EPUB or that transformed Asia and Europe during that period The author examines the political social economic World Encounters Cross PDF/EPUB Â and cultural conditions that enabled one culture to influence or suppress another.


About the Author: Jerry H. Bentley

Jerry H Bentley was professor of history Encounters Cross Kindle Ó at the University of Hawaii and editor Old World PDF/EPUB or of the Journal of World History.


3 thoughts on “Old World Encounters Cross Cultural Contacts and Exchanges in Pre Modern Times

  1. John John 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 Bentley usually manages to spice it up a bit with a good anecdote

  2. Dan Dan 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 providedI 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 always need to look at gender There is very little here about the role of women in the process of conversion

  3. Bryn Hammond Bryn Hammond says:

    Nice overview A little old perhaps; not essential

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *