Documents in World History, Volume 2 (5th Edition)

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9780205619474: Documents in World History, Volume 2 (5th Edition)

This book offers a range of documents to illustrate characteristic features of key civilizations during major stages of world history - from the beginnings of written records to the start of the modern age around 1500 C.E. - including contrasts and comparisons among major societies.

 

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.

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Documents in World History

Volume 2  *  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

 

Logbook of Christopher Columbus

Jose de Costa's Natural and Moral History of the Indies, 1590

Account of Olaudah Equiano

The Edict of 1635 Ordering the Closing of Japan 

Juana Inez se la Cruz's Poetry

Source of Migrants to Manchuria: Famine and Near Famine in North China, 1867-1921

Baseball Comes to Japan

Petition of the Chiefs of Brass Regarding Trade on the Niger, 1877

Halide Edib Adivar on Turkish Reforms


Leila Ahmad on "Women's Islam"

Wang Fucheng, "This is not the Way to Do Farmwork"

Matsui Yayori, Asian Migrant Woman in Japan, 1988

Nelson Mandela, Speech on Release from Prison, 1990

Wole Soyinka, Towards a Sustainable Vision of Nigeria

George W. Bush on Global Climate Change

Zhu Rongji on Sustainable Development, 2002

Al Gore on Carbon Emissions


 

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