Sources of World History Readings for World Civilization

ISBN-10: 0495091510
ISBN-13: 9780495091516
Edition: 4th 2007
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List price: $154.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

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; Upshur et al., WORLD HISTORY; Duiker/Spielvogel, THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY; and Duiker/Spielvogel, WORLD HISTORY.

Preface
How to Read A Document
How to Read A Visual
The Origins of Civilization
Stories of Creation
Popol Vuh (n.d.)
The Ancestors of the People Called Indians (The Huarochiri Manuscript) (ca. 1598-1608 C.E.)
The Creation Epic (ca. 2000 B.C.E.)
The Book of Genesis (ca. 10th-6th century B.C.E.)
The Kojiki (712 C.E.)
The Cradle of Civilization
The Epic of Gilgamesh (ca. 2000 B.C.E.)
Code of Hammurabi (early 18th century B.C.E.)
The Book of the Dead (ca. 16th century B.C.E.)
Instructions in Letter Writing by an Egyptian Scribe (c. 1200 B.C.E.)
The Book of Exodus (ca. 10th-6th century B.C.E.)
Archaic and Classical Greece
The Iliad (9th-8th century B.C.E.)
Description of Africa (450 B.C.E.)
The Apology (399 B.C.E.)
The Republic (ca. 327 B.C.E.)
Politics (4th century B.C.E.)
The Religions of the East
The Upanishads (ca. 600-500 B.C.E.)
Sermons and Teachings (6th century B.C.E.)
Bhagavad-Gita (ca. 200 B.C.E.)
Analects (ca. 500 B.C.E.)
Tao-Te Ching (ca. 500 B.C.E.)
China: War and Politics
The Art of War (ca. 500 B.C.E.)
The Book of Songs (ca. 1200-1100 B.C.E.)
The Records of the Grand Historian of China (110-85 B.C.E.)
Memorials (ca. 230 B.C.E.)
Ancient Rome
On the Laws (ca. 52 B.C.E.)
The Aeneid (30-19 B.C.E.)
The Life of Augustus (ca. 122 C.E.)
The Sermon on the Mount (ca. 28-35 C.E.)
Traditional Societies
Africa and the Muslim World
Code (529-565 C.E.)
Secret History (ca. 560 C.E.)
The Koran (7th century C.E.)
The Life of Muhammad (after 733)
The Life of the Brahmin (1030 C.E.)
Book of the Maghrib (13th century C.E.)
The Muqaddimah (1377 C.E.)
Travels in Africa (1364 C.E.)
Ethiopia Oriental (1609 C.E.)
Asian Cultures
Lessons for Women (ca. 99 C.E.)
The Lotus of the Wonderful Law (806 C.E.)
A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms (399-414 C.E.)
The Examination System During the T'ang Dynasty (8th century C.E.)
The Tale of Genji (ca. 1000 C.E.)
The Comprehensive Mirror for Aid in Government (1071-1085 C.E.)
The Seventeen Article Constitution (640 C.E.)
Precepts for Social Life (1178 C.E.)
Europe after the Fall of Rome
The Germania (98 C.E.)
The Burgundian Code (ca. 474 C.E.)
The Life of Charlemagne (ca. 829-836 C.E.)
Magna Carta (1215 C.E.)
The Battle of Maldon (991 C.E.)
The Development of Christianity
The City of God (413-426 C.E.)
The Rule (ca. 535-540 C.E.)
Admonitions (ca. 1220 C.E.)
Summa Theologica (1266-1273 C.E.)
Witchcraft Documents (15th century C.E.)
Dynasties and Empires
The Italian Renaissance
On the Family (1435-1444 C.E.)
The Life of Leonardo da Vinci (1550 C.E.)
The Prince (1513 C.E.)
Cultures in Collision
The Alexiad (1097 C.E.)
The Journey of Louis VII to the East (1147 C.E.)
Memoirs (after 1175 C.E.)
The Dissipator of Anxieties (1250 C.E.)
China and Japan in the Middle Ages
The Hojo Code (1232 C.E.)
A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns (1339-1343 C.E.)
Kadensho (1440-1442 C.E.)
All Men Are Brothers (14th century C.E.)
The Yangzhou Massacre (1645 C.E.)
European Encounters
The History of the Great and Mightie Kingdom of China (1585 C.E.)
Journals (1583-1610 C.E.)
Chronicle of Guinea (1453 C.E.)
Journal of the First Voyage of Vasco da Gama (1497-1499 C.E.)
Letter from the First Voyage (1493 C.E.)
The True History of the Conquest of New Spain (1552-1568 C.E.)
An Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico (1528 C.E.)
History of the Inca Empire (1653 C.E.)
Apologetic History of the Indies (1566 C.E.)
Description of Lima, Peru (ca. 1600 C.E.)
The Golden Age of Islam
The Ruba'iyat (11th century C.E.)
The History of Mehmed the Conqueror (1453 C.E.)
Letters Between Sultan Selim I and Shah Isma'il (1514 C.E.)
The History and Description of Africa (1550 C.E.)
The Perfection of Faith (11th century C.E.)
Travels in the Mughal Empire (1656-1668 C.E.)
The Reform of Christianity
In Praise of Folly (1509 C.E.)
The Freedom of a Christian (1520 C.E.) On Marriage (1566 C.E.)
Institutes of the Christian Religion (1534 C.E.)
Letter from India (1543 C.E.)
The Life of St. Teresa (1611 C.E.)
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