Sources in World History, Volume I

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9780534586898: Sources in World History, Volume I

Edited by Mark Kishlansky, this reader is designed to supplement world civilization textbooks and lectures with a rich array of primary source materials. These materials include constitutional documents, political theory, philosophy, imaginative literature, and social description. Opting for longer selections that allow students to gain a deeper sense of authors and their texts, the editor has chosen each selection because of its ability to raise a significant issue around which classroom discussions or lectures can evolve. This reader contains works that are representative of major civilization complexes (Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Islamic world, and Western civilization). It is an ideal complement to Adler, WORLD CIVILIZATIONS, Third Edition; Upshur et al., WORLD HISTORY, Fourth Edition; Duiker/Spielvogel, THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY; and Duiker/Spielvogel, WORLD HISTORY, Third Edition.

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Mark Kishlansky is Professor of English and European History and Associate Dean of the Faculty at Harvard University. Before joining the Harvard faculty he taught for sixteen years at the University of Chicago, where he was a member of the Committee on Social Thought. Professor Kishlansky is a specialist on seventeenth-century English political history and has written, among other works, A MONARCHY TRANSFORMED, THE RISE OF THE NEW MODEL ARMY, and PARLIAMENTARY SELECTION: SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CHOICE IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND. From 1984 to 1991 he was editor of the JOURNAL OF BRITISH STUDIES. He is currently writing a history of the reign of Charles I entitled THE DEATH OF KINGS.

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"Last semester I used your edition, SOURCES OF WORLD HISTORY, 2nd Edition, Vol. 1, in my lecture course. ... The narrative textbook covered western history proper, but your Sources was a valuable complement because it offers important extra-western texts. ... Thanks for your excellent edition; it leaves competitors in the dust."

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