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World Civilizations: v. 1: Sources, Images and Interpretations

World Civilizations: v. 1: Sources, Images and Interpretations

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By (author) Dennis Sherman, By (author) David Rosner, By (author) A.Tom Grunfeld

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  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 272mm x 13mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 25 February 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0073127590
  • ISBN 13: 9780073127590
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition

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Photographs, illustrations, maps, charts, and texts are celebrating the arrival of a larger size and beautiful colors to the fourth edition of "World Civilizations: Sources, Images, and Interpretations". This collection of primary, secondary, and visual sources for world history survey courses offers a broad introduction to the materials historians use and the interpretations historians make. This text also provides introductions, commentaries, guides, and questions, making it a truly valuable source for world history courses. The selections and accompanying notes, drawn from a vast spectrum of approaches, provide insight into how historians work and place the material in a context that furthers readers' understanding.

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Dennis Sherman is Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the City University of New York. He received his B.A. (1962) and J.D. (1965) degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and his Ph.D. (1970) from the University of Michigan . . He was Visiting Professor at the University of Paris (1978-79; 1985). He has received the Ford Foundation Prize Fellowship, the Council for Research on Economic History fellowship, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities. His publications include A Short History of Western Civilization, 8th edition (co-author); Western Civilization: Sources, Images, and Interpretations, 5th edition; World Civilizations: Sources, Images, and Interpretations, 2nd Edition (co-author); a series of introductions in the Garland Library of War and Peace; several articles and reviews on nineteenth-century French economic and social history in American and European journals, and short stories on literary reviews. A. Tom Grunfeld is a professor of history at the State University of New York/Empire State College. He received his B.A. from the State University of New York/College at Old Westbury in 1972, his M.A. from the University of London/School of Oriental and African Studies in 1973, and his Ph.D. from New York University in 1985. He has received numerous travel and research grants from, among others, the National Endowment for the Humanities (1984), the Research Foundation of the City University of New York (1985), and the State University of New York and the Ford Foundation (1993). His publications include over 100 articles in periodicals published in over a dozen countries, The Making of Modern Tibet (1996), and On Her Own: Journalistic Adventures from the San Francisco Earthquake to the Chinese Revolution, 1917-1927 (1993), The Vietnam War: A History in Documents (with Marilyn Young and John Fitzgerald) (2001). He has lived and traveled extensively throughout Asia since 1966 and is a frequent commentator on Chinese and Tibetan matters for BBC Radio and CNN International. David Rosner is Professor of History and Public Health at Columbia University and Co-Director of the new Program in the History of Public Health and Medicine at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health. He received his M.S. in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts and his doctorate from Harvard in the History of Science and, until recently, was the University Distinguished Professor of History at the City University of New York. In addition to numerous grants, he has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, and a Josiah Macy Fellow. He has been awarded the Distinguished Scholar's Prize from the City University and recently, the Viseltear Prize for Outstanding Work in the History of Public Health from the APHA. He is author of A Once Charitable Enterprise (Cambridge University Press, 1982; Princeton University Press, 1987), and editor of Archives of Sickness, Epidemics and Public Health in New York City (Rutgers University Press, 1995) and Health Care in America: essays in Social History (with Susan Reverby). In addition, he has co-authored and edited with Gerald Markowitz numerous books and articles, including Children, Race, and Power: Kenneth and Mamie Clark's Northside Center (1996), Deadly Dust: Silicosis and the Politics of Industrial Disease (1991), Dying for Work: Safety and Health in the United States(1987), and "Slaves of the Depression": Workers' Letters about life on the Job (1987). Currently, he and Gerald Markowitz are working on a book on the boundaries between occupational and environmental health for the University of California Press.

Table of contents

Topical Contents Preface Using this Book A Note on Chinese Romanization 1. Early Civilizations of Southwestern Asia and Northeastern Africa Primary Sources Using Primary Sources: The Laws of Hammurabi The Epic of Gilgamesh The Laws of Hammurabi Hymn to the Pharaoh Harkhuf, Egypt's Southern Neighbors The Old Testament-Genesis and Exodus The Aton Hymn and Psalm 104: The Egyptians and the Hebrews Visual Sources Using Visual Sources: The "Royal Standard" of Ur Sumer: The "Royal Standard" of Ur Egyptian Wall Paintings from the Tomb of Menna The Environment and the Rise of Civilization in Southwestern Asia and Northeatern Africa Secondary Sources Using Secondary Sources: The Agricultural Revolution Robert J. Braidwood, The Agricultural Revolution William H. McNeill, The Process of Civilization Herbert J. Muller, Freedom in the Ancient World: Civilization in Sumer Barbara S. Lesko, Women of Egypt and the Ancient Near East 2. India to C.E. 500 Primary Sources The Lawbook of Manu: The Caste System The Mahabharata The Lawbook of Manu: Marriage and Sexual Activity The Kamasutra The Book of Sermons: The Teachings of Jainism The Book of Later Instructions: Janian Ideals The Life of Buddha: The Origins of Buddhism The Mahayana Tradition: The compassion of a Bodhisattva Visual Sources Gateway at Sanchi Geography and Linguistic Divisions: The Indian Subcontinent Secondary Sources Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, The Ancient City of Harappa A. L. Basham, Aspects of Ancient Indian Culture W. Norman Brown, Cultural Continuity in India 3. China, to C.E. 500 Primary Sources The Analects: The Confucian School A Confucian Poem: The Role of Women Buddhist Song: The Stages of a Woman's Life Mencius: How to Be a Good Ruler Han Fei Zi (Han Fei Tzu), Eminence in Learning: the Legalist School Daoist Writings: "The Wise Judge" and "Social Connections" Visual Sources Salt Mining A Chinese House Chinese Bureaucracy China's Warring States Secondary Sources Evelyn S. Rawski, Kinship in Chinese Culture Richard J. Smith, China's Cultural Heritage 4. The Mediterranean Basin: Greek Civilization Primary Sources Homer, The Iliad Semonides of Amorgos, Poem on Women Xenophon, Constitution of the Lacedemonians Thucydides, the History of the Peloponnesian War: Athens during the Golden Age Sophocles, Antigone Plato, The Republic Hippocrates, Medicine and Magic Visual Sources Trade, Culture, and Colonization Migration and Colonization The Women's Quarters Secondary Sources Anthony Andrews, The Greeks: Slavery Finley Hooper, Greek Realities 5. The Mediterranean Basin: Roman Civilization and the Origins of Christianity Primary Sources Polybius, Histories: The Roman Constitution Diodorus of Sicily, The Ethiopians Pliny the Younger, Letters: the Daily Life of a Roman Governor The Gospel According to St. Matthew St. Jerome, The Fall of Rome Visual Sources The Geographic and Cultural Environment Commerce and Culture East and West Carved Gemstone: Augustus and the Empire Transformed Tomb Decoration: Death and Roman Culture Secondary Sources Gillian Clark, Roman Women Carl Roebuck, The World of Ancient Times: The Appeal of Christianity A. H. M. Jones, The Later Roman Empire 6. The Rise of Islam Primary Sources The Qur'an Hasan al-Basri, Letter to 'Umar II: Islamic Asceticism Avicenna, Autobiography of an Islamic Scholar Usamah Ibn-Munqidh, Memoirs: Cultural Interactions Visual Sources Manuscript Illuminations: Scenes from the Life of Muhammad The Spread of Islam in Africa Secondary Sources Ira Lapidus, The Expansion of Islam W. Montgomery Watt, The Muslim Pattern of Conquest Albert Hourani, The Islamic World Peter Brown, the Eastern Orientation of Islam 7. India and Southeast Asia, 500-1500 Primary Sources Muhammad Mujir Wajib Adib, The Key to Paradise: Islam in India Muhammad Baquir Khan, The Four Legs of the Realm Barni, Governmental Appointments Guru Nanak, Sikhism Nguyen Khac Vien, Traditional Vietnam Zhou Daguan (Chou Ta-Kuan), An Account of Cambodia Visual Sources Trade along the Shores of the Indian Ocean The Borobudur Stupa: An Oceangoing Ship Women and the Sultan Secondary Sources Percival Spear, Islam in India Richard Eaton, India the "Honey Jar" and the Lure of Trade Than Tun, The Traditional Burmese Legal System 8. China and Japan, 500-1500 Primary Sources Wang Daokun (Wang Tao-k'un), The Biography of Zhu Jiefuy (Chu Chieh-Fu): Merchants in China The Lady Who Was a Beggar: Women in Chinese Society Secret Societies in China Kitabatake Chikafusa, The Records of the Legitimate Succession of the Divine Sovereigns: Japanese Uniqueness Tales of Uji: Dishonest Priests Ban Zhao (Pan Chao), Lessons for Women Visual Sources Culture, Politics, and Power in Tang China 618-907 Zhang Zeduan (Chang Tse-tuan), Riverside Scene in Qing Ming (Ch'ing Ming) Festival The Glory of the Samurai Secondary Sources Jacques Gernet, Daily Life in China in the 13th Century Ichisada Miyazaki, The Imperial Examination System Jeffrey P. Mass, Women in Early Japan Philip Snow, The Maritime Expeditions 9. The Mongols, the Turks, and the Middle East, 1000-1500 Primary Sources al-Jahiz, Turks and Arabs William of Rubruck, Mongol Gender Relations Ahmed ibn Arabshah, Timur the Great Amir Kritovoulos, Mehmed the Conqueror Visual Sources Cruelties of Conquest Mir Sayyid 'Ali, Life in the Camp: The Nomadic Tent Power in Central Asia and the Middle East Secondary Sources Charles Halperin, Chinggis Khan Thomas T. Allsen, Mongol Imperialism Morris Rossabi, The Status of Women under Mongol Rule Albert Habib Hourani, Muslim Arabs and Others C. E. Bosworth, The Mongols and the Ottoman Turks 10. The Struggle for Order in the West: Europe's Middle Ages, 500-1300 Primary Sources The Institutes of Justinian: Byzantium and the Legacy of Roman Law Feudal Contracts and Obligations Pope Gregory VII, Letters: Secular and Ecclesiastical Authority Reginald of Durham, The Life of Saint Godric: A Merchant Adventurer Gratian, The Decretum: Medieval Women-Not in God's Image Pope Urban II, The Opening of the Crusades St. Francis of Assisi, The Rule of St. Francis Visual Sources Illustration from a Gospel Book: Christianity and Early Medieval Culture Pol de Limbourg, Medieval Life Contraction and Expansion in the Middle Ages Secondary Sources Henri Pirenne, Mohammed and Charlemagne: The Beginnings of Medieval Civilization Jo Ann McNamara and Suzanne F. Wemple, Sanctity and Power: The Dual Pursuit of Medieval Women Jacques Le Goff, Medieval Values Robert Browning, The Byzantine Empire: Defeat, Decline, and Resilience David Herlihy, Ecological Conditions and Demographic Change 11. Transitions in the West, 1300-1500 Primary Sources Giovanni Boccaccio, the Decameron: The Plague in Florence The Goodman of Paris: Instructions on Being a Good Wife Francesco Petrarch, A Letter to Boccaccio: Literary Humanism Peter Paul Vergerio, On the Liberal Arts Christine de Pizan, The City of Ladies Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince Visual Sources The Triumph of Death Hans Holbein, Wealth, Culture, and Diplomacy Jan van Eyck, Giovanni Arnolfini and His Bride: Symbolism and the Northern Renaissance Unrest in the Late Middle Ages Food and Crime Secondary Sources William L. Langer, A Psychological Perspective of the Black Death Jacob Burckhardt, The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy Peter Burke, The Myth of the Renaissance 12. Civilizations of Sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas Primary Sources Ibn Battuta, A Muslim's View of the African Kingdom of Mali Chronicles of an Ethiopian King Joao dos Santos, Ethiopia Oriental: Courtly Life in an African Kingdom Pieter de Marees, Political Practices in West Africa Pedro Cieza de Leon, The Chronicle of Peru: The Incas Human Poma, A Peruvian Chief's Description of Inca Society Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Memoirs: The Aztecs Visual Sources West African Goldweights The Western Sudan in the 14th Century: Trade Routes and Politics Mayan Woman and Children The Americas in 1490 Secondary Sources Roderick James McIntosh, Developing West African States Innocent Pikinayi, The Origins of Great Zimbabwe John Noble Wilford, The Earliest Americans Gary Nash, Red, White and Black, the Peoples of Early America Roxanne D. Ortiz, Indians of the Americas: A Geopolitical Analysis 13. Global Encounters and Cultures in Conflict, 1500-1700 Primary Sources Azurara, The Chronicle of the Discovery and Conquest of Guinea Afonso I of Kongo, Africa and Europe: The Problems of Alliances Tome Pires, The Suma Oriental Francesco Carletti, Women and Poverty in Japan Diego Munoz Camargo, The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico Laws of the Burgos: the Spanish Colonize Central and South America David Pietersz, Voyages from Holland to America: The Dutch Colonize North America Jorge Juan and Antonio de Ulloa, A Voyage to South America: Caste and Race in Latin America Visual Sources Exploration, Expansion, and Politics A Buddhist Temple: European Views of Asia The Conquest of Mexico as Seen by the Aztecs Secondary Sources Richard B. Reed, The Expansion of Europe Alan Taylor, Epidemics and Environmental Change in the Americas Morris Rossabi, Muslims in Ming China John K. Fairbank and Ssu-yu Teng, China's Response to the West Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Europeans Arrive in Japan M. L. Bush, The Effects of Expansion on the Non-European World 14. Europe's Early Modern Era, 1500-1789 Primary Sources Martin Luther, Justification by Faith Constitution of the Society of Jesus James I, The Powers of the Monarch in England The House of Commons, The Powers of Parliament in England Peter the Great, Decree on the Invitation of Foreigners Visual Sources Luther and the New Testament Sebald Beham, Luther and the Catholic Clergy Debate Peter Paul Rubens, Loyola and Catholic Reform Pieter Brueghel, the Elder, The Harvesters Thomas Hobbes, The Leviathan: Political Order and Political Theory Jean-Honore Fragonard, Happy Accidents of the Swing Secondary Sources Euan Cameron, What Was the Reformation? Marilyn J. Boxer and Jean H. Quataert, Women in the Reformation Peter Laslett, The World We Have Lost: The Early Modern Family Jerome Blum, Lords and Peasants John Roberts, The Ancien Regime: Ideals and Realities 15. Asia, 1500-1700 Primary Sources Yamaga Soko, The Way of the Samurai Ekiken Kaibara, Greater Learning for Women Habbah Khatun: A Woman's Voice in India Francois Bernier, Travels in the Mogul Empire: Politics and Society in India Village Life and Government in China Ghiselin de Busbeceq, The Ottoman Social Order Visual Sources Tulsi the Elder, Bandi, and Madhu the Younger, Akbar Inspecting the Construction of Fatehpur-Sikri Architecture and the Imperial City Expansion of the Ottoman Empire, 1520-1639 Secondary Sources V. P. S. Raghuvanshi, Marriage, Caste, and Society in India Peter Mansfield, The Ottoman Empire and Its Successors Jonathan Spence, Hard Times and the Fall of China's Ming Dynasty