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Description: Patterns of World History comes to the teaching of world history from the perspective of innovations the engine of historical change. Innovation is nothing new; so what we advocate in this book is a distinct intellectual framework for understanding  More...

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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/27/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.10" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Patterns of World History comes to the teaching of world history from the perspective of innovations the engine of historical change. Innovation is nothing new; so what we advocate in this book is a distinct intellectual framework for understanding innovation through its patterns of origin,interaction, and adaptation. Each small or large technical or cultural innovation originated in one geographical center, or independently in several different centers. As people in the centers interacted with their neighbors, the neighbors adapted to - and in many cases were transformed by - theinnovations. By adaptation we include the entire spectrum of human responses, ranging from outright rejection to creative borrowing and, at times, forced acceptance.What do we gain by studying world history as patterns of innovation? First, if we consider innovation to be a driving force of history, it helps satisfy an intrinsic human curiosity about origins - our own and others. Perhaps more importantly, seeing patterns of innovation in historical developmentbrings to light connections and linkages among peoples, cultures, and regions that might not otherwise present themselves. At the same time such patterns can also reveal differences among cultures that other approaches to world history tend to neglect. For example, the differences between thecivilizations of the Eastern and Western Hemispheres are generally highlighted in world history texts, but the broad commonalities of human groups creating agriculturally-based cities and states in widely separated areas also show deep parallels in their patterns of origins, interactions andadaptations: such comparisons are at the center of our approach.Second, this kind of analysis offers insights into how an individual innovation was subsequently developed and diffused across space and time-that is, the patterns by which the new eventually becomes a necessity in our daily lives. Through all of this we gain a deeper appreciation of the unfoldingof global history from its origins in small communities to the densely populated large countries in our present world.Finally, our use of a broad-based understanding of innovation allows us to restore culture in all its individual and institutionalized aspects - spiritual, artistic, intellectual, scientific - to its rightful place alongside technology, environment, politics, and socio-economic conditions. That is,understanding innovation in this way allows this text to help illuminate the full range of human ingenuity over time and space in a comprehensive, evenhanded, and open-ended fashion.

James Joyce was born on February 2, 1882, in Dublin, Ireland, into a large Catholic family. Joyce was a very good pupil, studying poetics, languages, and philosophy at Clongowes Wood College, Belvedere College, and the Royal University in Dublin. Joyce taught school in Dalkey, Ireland, before marrying in 1904. Joyce lived in Zurich and Triest, teaching languages at Berlitz schools, and then settled in Paris in 1920 where he figured prominently in the Parisian literary scene, as witnessed by Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast. Joyce's collection of fine short stories, Dubliners, was published in 1914, to critical acclaim. Joyce's major works include A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, and Stephen Hero. Ulysses, published in 1922, is considered one of the greatest English novels of the 20th century. The book simply chronicles one day in the fictional life of Leopold Bloom, but it introduces stream of consciousness as a literary method and broaches many subjects controversial to its day. As avant-garde as Ulysses was, Finnegans Wake is even more challenging to the reader as an important modernist work. Joyce died just two years after its publication, in 1941.

Primary Sources: How to Read Them and Why They Are Important in World History
The Rise of Empires in the Americas, 600-1550
The Founding of Tenochtitl�n
Human Sacrifice by the Aztecs
Machu Picchu
The Inca Census
The Ottoman-Habsburg Struggle and European Overseas Expansion, 1450-1600
The Tribute of Children
A European Ambassador Reports on the Ottomans
An Ottoman Travel Journal
The Journal of Christopher Columbus
Renaissance, Reformation, and the New Science in Europe, 1450-1700
Marsilio Ficino, "Letter to Paul of Middelburg"
Laura Cereta to Cardinal Ascanio Maria Sforza
John Calvin, Prayer from Commentary on Hosea
Galileo Galilei, Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems
Antony van Leeuwenhoek's "Animalcules"
Galileo's Views of the Moon
Peter the Great, "Correspondence with Alexis, 1715
New Patterns in New Worlds: Colonialism and Indigenous Responses in the Americas, 1500-1800
Aztecs Recount the Beginning of the War with the Conquistadors
Letter from Hernando de Soto
Coronado's Report to Viceroy Mendoza
Increase Mather on King Philip's Death
Reasons for Colonizing North America
African Kingdoms, the Atlantic Slave Trade, and the Origins of Black America, 1450-1800
Leo Africanus on Timbuktu
"Krotoa" from the Journal of Jan van Riebeeck
The Arab Slave Trade
An Account of the Atlantic Slave Trade
Phillis Wheatly, "To the Right Honourable William, Earl of Dartmouth…"
Slave Market, Pernambuco, Brazil, 1824
The Mughal Empire: Muslim Rulers and Hindu Subjects, 1400-1750
The Ain-i-Akbari
The Journey to the Court of Akbar
Jahangir Debates with the Hindus
Summary of the Reasons Which Led Akbar to Renounce Islam
Akbar on Proper Behavior
The Habits and Manners of Aurangzeb
Regulating the "Inner" and the "Outer" Domains of China and Japan, 1500-1800
Buddhist World Map, 1710
The Seclusion of Japan
The Philosophy of Wang Yang-Ming
Qianlong, Letter to George III
Nation-States and Patterns of Culture in Europe and North America, 1750-1871
Jean Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract
Olympe de Gouges, Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen
Charles Maurice Talleyrand to Louis XVIII
Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address
Proclamation of the German Empire
Victor Emmanuel and the Catholic Church
Industrialization and its Discontents, 1750-1914
Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations
John Stuart Mill, On Liberty
Frederich Engels, Condition of the Working Class in England
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield
Parliamentary Report on English Female Miners, 1842
Advertisment for a Vitascope, 1896
Friedrich Nietzsche, from Beyond Good and Evil
The Challenge of Modernity: East Asia, 1750-1910
The Nanjing Treaty
A Chinese Traveler on the Marvels of Western Technology
Jesuits in China
The "Opening" of Japan
The King of Siam to President Buchanan
The Challenge of Modernity: The Ottoman and Russian Empires, 1683-1908
Peter the Great's Decree on Western Dress
Petyr Chaadaev, "Philosophical Letters"
A British Diplomat Comments on the Ottoman Army
The Gulhane Decree
"Mr. Sansonov"
The Iranian and Turkish Constitutional Revolutions of 1906 and 1908
The New Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century
Dadabhai Naoroji on the Benefits Detriments of British Rule in India
The Diamond Fields of South Africa, 1872
Rudyard Kipling, "The White Man's Burden"
Edward D. Morel, The Black Man's Burden
Raden Ayu Kartini, Letters of a Javanese Princess
Teapickers, northern India
Creoles and Caudillos: Latin America in the Nineteenth Century
Alexander Von Humboldt on New Spain
Sim�n de Bolivar, His Message to the Congress of Angostura
Pope Leo XIII, In Plurimis
Jose Marti, "Our America"
United States Recognition of Cuban Independence
World War and Competing Visions of Modernity to 1945
Theodore Roosevelt, "War for Righteousness"
Joseph Stalin on Liquidating the Kulaks
Critics of Industrialization: The Southern Agrarians
Mohandas Gandhi and the Quit India Movement
Mussolini Repudiates on Political Liberalism, 1923
Adolf Hitler, German Economic Goals and the Jewish Question
Korean "Comfort Girls"
Reconstruction, the Cold War, and Decolonization, 1945-1962
The Marshall Plan
Dwight D. Eisenhower on the Suez Crisis
Cuban Missile Crisis
Jawaharlal Nehru, "Why India is Non-Aligned"
Juan Per�n, excerpt from The Voice of Per�n
Jomo Kenyatta, from Facing ML Kenya: The Tribal Life of the Gikuyu
Babies Being Weighed, North Korea, 1955
The End of the Cold War, Western Social Transformation, and the Developing World, 1963-1991
The US Civil Rights Act of 1964
National Organization for Women, Statement of Purpose
The Yom Kippur/Ramadan War
Postcolonialism in Africa
Mikhail Gorbachev on the Arms Race Between the USSR and the US
The Tiananmen Square Massacre, 1989: a Poet Remembers
A Fragile Democratic-Capitalist World Order, 1991-Present
Tim Berners Lee, "Enquire Within Upon Everything"
"Death by Government"
Rachel Carson, from Silent Spring
The Sovereign Debt Crisis
James Tooley, from The Beautiful Tree

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