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Documents in World History, Volume I / Edition 5
     

Documents in World History, Volume I / Edition 5

by Peter N. Stearns, Stephen S. Gosch, Erwin P. Grieshaber
 

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ISBN-10: 0205617891

ISBN-13: 9780205617890

Pub. Date: 03/28/2008

Publisher: Longman

Considerably revised, the fifth edition of Documents in World History provides a larger variety of primary sources from all areas of the world, thus creating a greater balance between social and cultural history.

The latest Documents in World History retains its global emphasis while improving its standard selections, political coverage, and general coverage of

Overview

Considerably revised, the fifth edition of Documents in World History provides a larger variety of primary sources from all areas of the world, thus creating a greater balance between social and cultural history.

The latest Documents in World History retains its global emphasis while improving its standard selections, political coverage, and general coverage of Africa and the Middle East, including Persia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205617890
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.56(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Geographical Contents

Topical Contents

Preface to the New Edition

Preface

Introduction

SECTION ONE - EARLY CIVILIZATIONS

Introduction

1. Mesopotamian Values: Ideas About the Nature of Life and Death

The Gilgamesh Epic

2. Babylonian Law: How an Early State Regulated its Subjects

The Code

3. Hymn to the Nile*

4. The Hebrew Bible*

From the Hebrew Bible

5. Herodotus and the Persian Empire

The Histories

6. Zoroastrianism: The Major Persian ReligionHymns of Zarathustra

SECTION TWO - The Classical Period, 1000 B.C.E. to 500 C.E.

Introduction

CHINA

7. Key Chinese Values: Confucianism and its Legacy

The Small Analects

8. Daoism

Dao de Jing

9. Legalism: An Alternate System

Han Feizi

10. Women in Classical China: Ban Zhao

Lessons for Women

Visual Source: Portrait of Ban Zhao

11. How to Organize Economic Life: The Salt and Iron Debates*

A Respectful Clash of Views

Visual Source: Agriculture in Northern China

GREECE AND ROME

12. The Greek Political Tradition*

Plutarch on Sparta

13. Athenian Democracy and Culture

Pericles

14. Mediterranean Social and Family Structure

Aristotle

15. Polybius on Roman Political Institutions*

Polybius

16. Women and the Law in Rome: Legal Codes

Women in Rome

17. The Fall of RomeMarcellinus

Global Contacts

18. The Opening of the Silk Road

Chinese and Roman Sources

Visual Source: Making and Wearing Silk

CLASSICAL INDIA

19. “To Fight in A Righteous War”: Varna and Moral Duty in India

Bhagavad Gita

Visual Source: Indian Painting of Arjuna and Krishna

20. Buddhist Teachings: Noble Truths and Guidance for Daily Life

Early Buddhist Teachings

21. How to Rule an Empire: Kautilya and Ashoka

Indian Sources

22. Gender Relations in Classical India

Indian Gender Culture

Visual Source: Gender Imagery in India

23. Monks and Monarchs: Buddhism Spreads to China, Korea and Japan*East Asian Buddhist Documents

Visual Source: Buddhist Sculpture in Korea

Global Contacts

24. The Rise of the Pastoral Nomads in Central Asia*

Herodotus and Sima Qian

Visual Source: Central Asian Nomadic Art

Global Contacts

25. World Religion and the Spread of Christianity: The New Testament, Justin, Anonymous Documents

SECTION THREE - THE POST CLASSICAL PERIOD

Introduction

Islam and the Middle East

26. The Islamic Religion

The Quran and Hadith

27. Religious and Political Organization in the Islamic Middle East

Al Mawardi

Visual Source: Religious Leadership in Islam: The Imam

28. The Quran and the Family

The Quran

Global Contacts

29. The Indian Ocean Network: Trade and Islam*

Ibn Battuta

CHINA AND JAPAN

30. Peasant Life in Tang and Song China

Peasants in Chinese Culture

Visual Source: Rice Cultivation in Southern China

31. “The Noble and Magnificent City of Hangzhou”: Marco Polo in China

Marco Polo

32. Valor and Fair Treatment: The Rise of the Samurai

Samurai Values

EASTERN EUROPE: BYZANTIUM AND RUSSIA

33. The Early Stages of the Byzantine Empire and a Mystery Historian*

Procopius

Visual Source: The Greatest Cathedral in Byzantium

34. Russia Converts to Christianity

Russian Primary Chronicle

WESTERN EUROPE

35. Political Institutions: the Influence of Christianity and Feudalism

Feudal and Christian Documents

36. Faith and Reason: Thomas Aquinas*

Thomas Aquinas

37. Christine de Pizan: Women and Society in the Late Middle Ages

Mirror of Honor

38. Merchants and the Rise of Commerce

Ordinances of the Guild Merchant of Southampton

Global Contacts

39. Europe, The Middle East and Beyond: The Crusades: Christian and Muslim Reactions

Ekkehard, C 1102

Letter from a Crusader, 1098

A German Annalist, C 1147

Beh-el-din, Official in Jerusalem

Usamah Ibn-Munqidh

40. Merchants and Trade: Sources and Comparisons

Ibn Khaldun, Reginald of Durham on Saint Godric

41. Travelers to Holy Places: Buddhist, Muslim and Christian Pilgrims

Pilgrims’ Experiences

Visual Source: Muslim Pilgrims in Mecca

AFRICA

42. Al-Bakrí on West Africa

Al- Bakrí

43. African Kingdoms and Islam

Writings of Ibn Buttata

Visual Source: A Major Artistic Tradition: The Sculpture

44. Africa through the eyes of an European MerchantAntonius Malfante

THE AMERICAS

45. The Mayan and Aztec Creation Stories*The Mayan Story of Human Creation from Popol Vuh;

Aztec Creation Story of the God Uitzilopocthli

46. Aztec and Inca Tribute Systems*Observations of Aztec Tribute: Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés;

Tribute in the Andean Kingdom of Chuquito in 1567: Testimony of Martin Cari, Chief (Cacique Principal) of the Lower Division (Anansaya) of Chuquito.

Visual Source: Aztec Goddess

THE MONGOLS

47. Chinggis Khan and the Rise of the Mongols

The Secret History of the Mongols

Visual Source: Persian Painting of Chinggis Khan Leading the Charge

48. The Mongol Empire Takes Shape

Asian and European Sources

Global Contacts

49. Sailing to Calicut: Chinese and Portuguese Voyages*

Chinese and Portuguese Documents

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