Documents in World History, Volume 1 (5th Edition)

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9780205617890: Documents in World History, Volume 1 (5th Edition)

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 balan ce 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.

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Documents in World History

Volume 1  *  Fifth Edition

 

Peter N. Stearns  *  Stephen S. Gosch  *  Erwin P. Grieshaber

 

Revised and updated with fourteen new documents and four new visual sources, the fifth edition of Documents in World History retains its global emphasis while improving its standard selections and political coverage, as well as expanding its coverage of Africa and the Middle East, including Persia. 

 

FEATURES OF THE FIFTH EDITION

  • New Global Contacts sections address comparisons and contrasts among major societies, as well as key interregional connections at crucial points in time.  The emphasis on contacts between societies clarifies the major world history themes found in the readings.
  • New Essay Suggestions are designed to open the readings to wider scrutiny and connect each selection to larger interpretive themes in world history.
  • Introductions for each section place the documents in a broad historical context and provide students with guidelines for analyzing readings.
  • Study Questions at the end of each section allow students to text their understanding and encourage them to think critically.
  • New study questions are now included with all maps.
  • Visual Source features use images as historical sources and include introductions and questions to help students analyze and interpret the images.
  • Pinyin spellings are now used in the coverage of China.

 

NEW DOCUMENTS

 

Egyptian Hymn to the Nile

The Old Testament: Genesis

Guo Jujing: Filial Exemplars

New translation of "A Respectful Clash of Views"

Polybius: On Roman Political Institutions

Buddhist Teachings: Noble Truths and Guildance for Daily Life

Biography of Seng Du

 

Herodotus: The Histories

The New Testament: The Sermon on the Mount

The Quran: Basic Attributes of Islam

The Travels of Ibn Battuta

Procopius: The Secret History

Emperor Frederick Farbarossa: Peace of the Land

Thomas Aquinas: Faith and Reason

 

 

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