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Discovering the Global Past: A Look at the Evidence, Volume I: To 1650, Second Edition

Wiesner-Hanks, Merry E.; Wheeler, William Bruce; Doeringer, Franklin; Curtis, Kenneth R. Author

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This successful world history version of the popular Discovering series contains a multi-part pedagogical framework that guides students through the process of historical inquiry and explanation. The text emphasizes historical study as interpretation rather than memorization of data.

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Merry Wiesner-Hanks (Chair, Department of History, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1979. She has published WORKING WOMEN IN RENAISSANCE GERMANY (Rutgers, 1986) as well as numerous articles on women and the Reformation and urban social history. She is co-author of DISCOVERING THE GLOBAL PAST (2012), DISCOVERING THE WESTERN PAST (2008), DISCOVERING THE MEDIEVAL PAST (2003), DISCOVERING THE ANCIENT PAST (2005), DISCOVERING THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD (2005), and BECOMING VISIBLE: WOMEN IN EUROPEAN HISTORY (1998). She is also the General Editor of the PROBLEMS IN EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION series.

William Bruce Wheeler received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1967. He is co-author of DISCOVERING THE GLOBAL PAST (2012), DISCOVERING THE AMERICAN PAST (2012), and DISCOVERING THE WESTERN PAST (2008). He has also written books on Tennessee history and the Tellico Dam.

Frank Doeringer received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1971. He is a professor of history and East Asian studies at Lawrence University. He is a member of the Association for Asian Studies, the International Society for Chinese Philosophy, and the American Historical Association. His most recent award is a 1999 Lawrence Excellence in Teaching Award. In addition to his work on DISCOVERING THE GLOBAL PAST, he has had numerous articles published in various publications, most recently, The Journal of Chinese Philosophy. He has co-authored a school-level text, THE PEOPLES OF EAST ASIA (Wm Sadlier & Co., 1972) and a scholarly text on the Han Dynasty published by the University of Michigan Press.

Kenneth R. Curtis received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1989. He is professor of History at California State University in Long Beach, where he focuses on African and Third World comparative history. He has published in the social and economic history of colonial East Africa with a particular focus on the production and marketing of coffee and the socio-political consequences of agrarian commercialization in the 20th century. He is co-author of DISCOVERING THE GLOBAL PAST (2012), and VOYAGES IN WORLD HISTORY (2010). Ken has taught World History at the general education, upper division and graduate levels, and is an active member of the World History Association. He also serves as Chief Faculty Consultant for the new Advanced Placement World History course.

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Book Description Wadsworth Publishing, 2001. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Contents Note: Each chapter contains "The Problem," "Background," "The Method," "The Evidence," "Questions to Consider," and "Epilogue." VOLUME I 1. The Need for Water in Ancient Societies (3100 B.C.E-100 C.E.) The Evidence: Aerial photograph of pre-Roman city in Italy Major ancient levees identifiable in LANDSAT imagery Early Egyptian king cutting an irrigation ditch Water-lifting devices Hammurabi on irrigation Sima Qians description of the building of the Zhengguo Canal, ca. 100 B.C.E. Suetonius's description of Emperor Claudius's water projects Activities of Shao Xinchen, Han dynasty Frontinus on Rome's water system Memorial from Jia Rang, 1st century B.C.E. 2. Writing and Power: Defining World-Views (1750-200 B.C.E) The Evidence: Atra-hasis Rig Veda The First Book of Moses, called Genesis Yijing, Commentary on the Appended Judgments 3. Representing the Human Form (1400 B.C.E.-1500 C.E.) The Evidence: Tut-ank-amon and Ankhesenam, ca. 1350 B.C.E. Nebamum hunting birds, from his tomb at Thebes, ca. 1400 B.C.E. Statues of King Ramesses II and Nefertari, ca. 1250 B.C.E. Wall painting from Nefertari's tomb near Thebes, ca. 1250 B.C.E. Anavyssos Kouros, ca. 525 B.C.E. Peplos Kore, ca. 530 B.C.E. Theseus and the Amazons, from an Attic red-figured krater, ca. 440 B.C.E. Polykleitos, Doryphoros or "The Canon," ca. 440 B.C.E. Praxiteles, Aphrodite of Knidos, ca. 340 B.C.E. Yakshi, from a pillar at the great steps of Bharhut, ca. 100 B.C.E. Standing Buddha, from Gandhara, ca. 200 C.E. Preaching Buddha, from Sarnath, ca. 475 C.E. Bodhisattva Vajrapani, from Nepal, 6th or 7th century C.E. Head of Pacal the Great, 684 C.E. Door lintel showing King Shield Jaguar and Lady Xoc in a bloodletting ritual, 709 C.E. Mural at Bonampak showing King Chaan-muan judging defeated enemies, 792 C.E. Vase painting showing God L, several goddesses, and rabbit-scribe, ca. 600-900 C.E. Terra-cotta head of King Ife, 1000-1200 C.E. Copper Obalufon mask, Ife, 1000-1200 C.E. Brass head of Queen Mother, Benin, ca. 1500 Brass plaque depicting the oba Esigie, Benin, ca. 1500 4. Han and Rome: Asserting Imperial Authority (300 B.C.E.-400 C.E.) The Evidence: Excerpts from the biography of the first Emperor of Qin Qin Shi Huangdi's Tomb at Mt. Li Flanking pit of excavated tomb of Qin Shi Huangdi Dong Zhungshu's essays on kingship Decree of Han emperor Wendi in response to a solar eclipse Sections from The Achievements of the Divine Augustus (Res Gestae Divi Augusti) Cassius Dio's discussion of the emperors in his Roman History Roman coin of Nero's reign Trajan's Column in Rome Detail from Trajan's Column Inscription from Myra, Lycia Excerpt from Edict of Acraephia proclaiming Nero a God 5. International Religious Communities (300 B.C.E.-800 C.E.) The Evidence: Selections from Asoka's Rock and Pillar Edicts Asokan pillar with a single-lion capital at Vaishali Selection from the Asokavadana Constantinian edicts Selections from Eusebius' Life of Constantine TConstantinian coins Selections from the Qur'an Selections from the Hadith Selections from Ibn Ishaq's The Life of Muhammad, Apostle of Allah Abu Yusuf's Book of Land-Tax Muhammad addressing Ali and other leaders before the battle of Badr, from Jami'al-tawarikh 6. Vikings and Polynesians: Exploring New Worlds (300-1100) The Evidence: Selections from the History of the Archbishoprics of Hamburg-Bremen, 11th century Illuminated French manuscript on life of St. Aubin, c. 1100 Memorial stone, Gotland, Sweden, 8th to 9th century Oseberg Viking ship, 9th to 10th century Runic memorial inscriptions, Germany, Norway, and Sweden Buried Viking hoard, Hon, Norway Selections from Greenlander's Saga, 13th century Site plan, L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, and house, Stng, Iceland Selections from William Ellis' Polynesian Researches, 19th century Detail from painting, Tahiti Revisited, 1776 Petroglyphs of Hawaiian canoes Reconstructed double-hulled Hawaii. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0618043675

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