Primary Source Reader for World History to 1500

ISBN-10: 0495006092
ISBN-13: 9780495006091
Edition: 2006
Authors: Elsa A. Nystrom
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List price: $61.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/29/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Sharing a thoughtful collection of important primary source documents essential to world history, PRIMARY SOURCE READER FOR WORLD HISTORY is an affordable supplement for students and a valuable complement to any world history or world civilization class. More than 50 percent of the primary source documents that comprise this new two-volume reader are non-Western so as to give students a broad perspective on the history of the world. The primary source readings are divided by eras and organized according to principal themes such as religion, law and government, and everyday life. Each group of readings has a section describing the significance of subsequent readings and how those readings interrelate. Individual readings include a head note and various study questions intended to guide student reading and understanding. Brief and inexpensive, this reader is available to package with any of our world history texts. VOLUME I and VOLUME II can be packaged both together and separately.

Religion And Philosophy
Origins
Australia
The Beginning of Life (Aboriginal creation story)
West Africa
A View of Creation from the Boshongo (Bantu)
North America
The Woman Who Fell From the Sky (Huron folklore)
South America
Popul Vuh, Quiche and Mayan creation
Middle East
The Book of Genesis
Asia
The Kojicki, Japanese creation narrative
Chinese Creation Myth
The Story of Pan Gu
Miao ? Creation Story
India
Creation Hymn from the Rigveda
The Creation of the World according to the Upanishads
Europe
Creation in Greek mythology
Hesiod's Theogony
The Great Religions Develop
The Flood from the Epic of Gilgamesh
The Flood from Genesis
The Flood Story from Ovid's Metamorphosis
Miao ? Flood story
Hymn to the Nile
Hymn to the Sun
The Book of the Dead, Egypt
The Bhagavad Gita
The Chandogya Upanishad
The Benares Sermon of Buddha
The Tibetan Book of the Dead
The Sayings from the Book of Dao-Lao Tsu
Sayings of Confucius
Mencius
A Legalist View of Life
The Ten Commandments
Sermon on the Mount
Edict of Milan
St Jerome, The Joys of Asceticism
Law, Government and War
The Code of Hammurabi
The Laws of Twelve Tables
The Pillar Edicts of Asoka
The Laws of Manu
The Fall of Jericho
The Ramayana
The Illiad
Sun Tsu and the Art of War
Science, Medicine and Technology
The Egyptian Book of Surgery
Egyptian Magic and Medicine
Chinese Medical Theory ? Yin and Yang
The Hippocratic Oath (Greece)
Herodotus on Mummification
Archimedes and Weapons of War in Ancient Greece
The Technology of War
Archimedes" Use of a Burning Glass at the Siege of Syracuse
From Universal History of Polybius
The Book of Histories (Chilliades)
Epitome Ton Istorios, Jon Zonaras
Pliny's Natural History
Water Regulation in Ancient Mesopotamia
Water Regulation in Rome Vitruvius
Daily Life in the Ancient World
The Chinese Agricultural Calendar
On Agriculture by Cato
Lessons for Women, Pan Chao
Songs Composed by Buddhist Nuns
Spartan Life ? Lycurgus
Periclean Athens
Aristotle on Economics
Tacitus, Germania
Savatri and the God of Death from the Mahabharata
Arts and Culture
Seneca on Gladiatorial Contests
An aristocratic view of Roman Society, Plutarch, Lives
Juvenal: Satire III: On the City of Rome
The Art of Love, Ovid
Two Chinese Poems
The Lament of Hsi Chun
The Orphan
Two Hindu Tales
The Man in the Moon
The Legend of the Rice

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