Human Record: Sources of Global History, Volume II: Since 1500 / Edition 5 available in Paperback
Unlike some other world history texts that center on the West, The Human Record provides balanced coverage of the global past. The book features both written and artifactual sources that are placed in their full historical contexts through introductory essays, footnotes, and focus questions.
The text sheds light on the experiences of women and non-elite groups while maintaining overall balance and a focus on the major patterns of global historical developments through the ages. It also continues to be rich in its use of artifactual sources a unique feature that students and professors equally appreciate.
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About the Author
Alfred Andrea received his Ph.D. from Cornell University. He is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Vermont, where he taught from 1967 through 2001. His initial training concentrated on medieval European history, with an emphasis on Byzantine-Western relations and the Crusades. He has since published four books on the Crusades, as well as numerous articles on a variety of historical issues. For the past thirty years, his teaching, research, and writing have focused increasingly on world history before 1600, with a particular interest in cross-cultural contacts across the Silk Road. In 2002 he was Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Louisville, and he served as president of the World History Association (WHA) in 2010-2012. In 2014, the WHA recognized him as a Pioneer of World History.
James H. Overfield, Professor Emeritus at the University of Vermont, received his BA from Dension University, his MA from the University of Chicago, and his PhD from Princeton University. During his career at Vermont he received the University's outstanding teacher award, and served many years as Department of History Chair, in which capacity he was a strong advocate for the study and teaching of global history. His publications include Humanism and Scholasticism in Late Medieval Germany (Princeton University Press, 1984), as well as numerous articles on late medieval and early modern European thought. He served as editor for three volumes (1750-1914) of the ABC-CLIO World History Encyclopedia and is author of Sources of Global History since 1900 (Cengage: 2013).
Table of Contents
VOLUME II: Since 1500. Prologue: Primary Sources and How to Read Them. Part I: AN ERA OF CHANGE AND INCREASED GLOBAL INTERACTION: THE FIFTEENTH THROUGH SEVENTEENTH CENTURIES.? 1. Europe in an Age of Conflict and Expansion.? 2. The Islamic Heartland and India.? 3. Africa and the Americas.? 4. Continuity and Change in East and Southeast Asia.? Part II: A WORLD IN TRANSITION, FROM THE MID-SEVENTEENTH CENTURY TO THE EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY.? 5. Europe and the Americas in an Age of Science, Economic Growth, and Revolution.? 6. Africa, Southwest Asia, and India in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.? 7. Change and Continuity in East Asia.? Part III: THE WORLD IN THE AGE OF WESTERN DOMINANCE: 1800-1914.? 8. The West in the Age of Industrialization and Imperialism.? 9. Western Pressures, Nationalism, and Reform in Africa, Southwest Asia, and India in the 1800s.? 10. East and Southeast Asia Confront the West. Part IV: THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY AND ITS CHALLENGES IN THE TWENTIETH AND TWENTY-FIRST CENTURIES.? 11. The Industrialized World in Crisis. 12. Anticolonialism, Nationalism, and Revolution in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. 13. The Global Community from the 1940s through the 1980s: The End of a European-Dominated World. 14. The World Since 1990.