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World's History

ISBN-10: 0205708390
ISBN-13: 9780205708390
Edition: 4th 2010
Authors: Howard Spodek
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Description: The past is not simply a list of events. Historical records are the means by which historians develop their interpretations of those events. Because interpretations differ, there is no single historical record, but various narrations of events each  More...

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Book details

List price: $211.80
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/23/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 968
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.774
Language: English

The past is not simply a list of events. Historical records are the means by which historians develop their interpretations of those events. Because interpretations differ, there is no single historical record, but various narrations of events each told from a different perspective. Therefore the study of history is intimately linked to the study of values, the values of the historical actors, the historians who have written about them, and of the students engaged in learning about them. The Worldrsquo;s Historylinkschronology,themes, andgeographyin eight units, or Parts, of study. The Parts move progressively along a time line from the emergence of early humans to the present day. Each Part emphasizes a single theme-for example, urbanization or religion or migration-and students learn to use them all to analyze historical events and to develop a grasp of the chronology of human development. The final chapter employs all the themes developed in the first seven Parts as tools for understanding the history of our own times. Geographically, each Part covers the entire globe, although specific topics place greater emphasis on specific regions.

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