The Human Perspective / Edition 2

The Human Perspective / Edition 2

by Stephanie H. Nelson, Steven K. Drummond

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Harcourt College Publishers
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Human Perspective Series
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6.42(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Pt. IOrigins: 40,000 to 2500 B.C.1
The Roots of Language: How Modern Speech Evolved from a Single, Ancient Source6
Bread or Beer: Which Came First?16
The Origins of Agriculture in Tropical Africa23
The First Heroic Age29
Pt. IIThe Ancient World: 2500 B.C. to A.D. 50037
The Eruption of Thera43
The Scribe Ramose and the Valley of the Kings52
The Roots of Restriction: Women in Early Israel61
The First Olympics: Competing "for the Greater Glory of Zeus"72
The Greeks Reach Out80
The Confucian Tradition in Chinese History88
The Greeks in Central Asia: A Frontier Experience95
Student Life in Ancient India104
The Roman Outlook: Other Peoples113
The Position of Women in Han China127
The Silk Roads: A History138
China's Invention of Paper148
Commerce on and Beyond the Frontier154
The Fall of Rome164
Pt. IIIExpanding Horizons: Challenges to the Classical Heritage, A.D. 500 to 1350175
The Travels of Sanudasa the Merchant181
Jewish-Muslim Relations: The Formative Years193
The Stirrup and Its Impact on Medieval Society207
Bodo: The Life of a Peasant in Charlemagne's Time219
The Development of Gunpowder and Firearms in Medieval China234
Heian Japan: "The Good People" and Their Lives243
The Life of the Nobility250
The Impact of the Crusades on Moslem Lands263
The Natural History of Medieval Women274
Clocks: A Revolution in Time284
The Medieval Tournament297
The Thirteenth-Century World System309
Pt. IVWorlds of Change: The Crisis of the Classical Cultures, A.D. 1350 to 1650321
The Life and Times of Margery Kempe326
The Chinese Reach Out: The Maritime Expeditions of Cheng Ho337
A Plague Doctor348
Why Not the Arabs?356
Incentives and Patterns of African Trade365
America's Ball Game372
Conquistador y Pestilencia382
The Direct Impact of War on Civilians390
India and Islam: A Study in Defeat398
Ch'i Chi-kuang and the Japanese Pirates407
Japan's Early Modern Transformation423
Population Structures431

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