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. The Third Edition integrates new documents and revised coverage throughout, while the comparative chapters contribute to a more thorough and balanced examination of global history. Each chapter is organized within the same pedagogical framework: The Problem, Background, The Method, The Evidence, Questions to Consider, and Epilogue.
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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 and has been Associate Professor of History at California State University, Long Beach until he began his recent post as Assistant Vice President of International and Global Engagement at CSUB. His specialty is African and third world comparative history. Ken is co-author of DISCOVERING THE GLOBAL PAST: A LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE, Fourth edition (Cengage Learning, 2012). He has recently been selected to the 2009-10 President's Fellows Program of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA). As co-author of the Cengage Learning text VOYAGES IN WORLD HISTORY, he contributes chapters 16-32.
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