Taking Sides Clashing Views in World History, Volume 1: the Ancient World to the Pre-Modern Era

ISBN-10: 0073514993

ISBN-13: 9780073514994

Edition: 3rd 2007

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From the TAKING SIDES Series, this third edition of TAKING SIDES: WORLD HISTORY presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. An instructor's manual with testing material is available for each volume. USING TAKING SIDES IN THE CLASSROOM is also an excellent instructor resource with practical suggestions on incorporating this effective approach in the classroom. Each TAKING SIDES reader features an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites and is supported by our student website, www.mhcls.com/online.
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List price: $36.25
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 8/24/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Joseph Mitchell came to New York City in 1929 from a small town in North Carolina. He was twenty-one years old. He worked as a reporter & feature writer--for "The World", "The Herald Tribune", & "The World Telegram"--for eight years, & then went to "The New Yorker", where he remained until his death in 1996.

The Ancient World
Did Homo Sapiens Originate in Africa?
Was Sumerian Civilization Exclusively Male Dominated?
Was Mesoamerica’s Olmec Civilization Influenced by African Sources?
Does Alexander the Great Deserve His Reputation?
Did Christianity Liberate Women?
Were Internal Factors Responsible for the Fall of the Roman Empire?
The Medieval/Renaissance Worlds
Did the Byzantine Empire Benefit from the Rule of Justinian and Theodora?
Did Environmental Factors Cause the Collapse of Maya Civilization?
Could the Crusades Be Considered a Christian Holy War?
Does the Modern University Have Its Roots in the Islamic World?
Did Women Benefit from the Renaissance?
Was Zen Buddhism the Primary Shaper of the Samurai Warrior Code?
The Premodern World
Did China’s Worldview Cause the Abrupt End of Its Voyages of Exploration?
Did Christopher Columbus’s Voyages Have a Positive Effect on World History?
Did Martin Luther’s Reforms Improve the Lives of European Christians?
Were the Witch-Hunts in Premodern Europe Misogynistic?
Was the Scientific Revolution Revolutionary?
Did the West Define the Modern World?
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