Sources of Crossroads and Cultures - To 1450 A History of the World's Peoples

ISBN-10: 0312559852

ISBN-13: 9780312559854

Edition: 2012

Authors: Bonnie G. Smith, Marc Van De Mieroop, Richard von Glahn, Kris Lane

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Designed to accompanyCrossroads and Cultures: A History of the World's Peoples, this two-volume primary source reader extends the textbook's emphasis on the human dimension of global history through the voices of both notable figures and everyday individuals. Carefully developed by the esteemed author team of its parent text, Sources ofCrossroads and Culturesreflects the geographic and thematic breadth and the key social, cultural, and political developments in each chapter of the textbook. With a blend of major works and fresh perspectives, each chapter contains approximately six sources, an introduction, document headnotes, and questions for discussion.
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List price: $36.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 1/30/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Kris Lane received his B.A. in History and Latin American Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 1991, and his Ph.D in History from the University of Minnesota in 1996. Lane specializes in Colonial Latin American history, focusing mostly on mining in the Andes Mountains of South America. Lane's books include PILLAGING THE EMPIRE: PIRACY IN THE AMERICAS, 1500-1750 (1998) and QUITO, 1599: CITY & COLONY IN TRANSITION (2002). He also edited Bernardo de Vargas MACHUCA'S INDIAN MILITIA AND DESCRIPTION OF THE INDIES (2008) and DEFENSE OF THE WESTERN CONQUESTS (2009). Lane has also published articles on piracy, slavery, gold mining, headhunting, and witchcraft in colonial Ecuador and Colombia. His new book, COLOR OF PARADISE: COLOMBIAN EMERALDS IN THE AGE OF GUNPOWDER EMPIRES, is due out in 2010.

Introduction for Students
The Ancient World, from Human Origins to 500, c.e.
Peopling the World, to 4000 b.c.e.
Theories of Human Evolution
The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex (1871)
Tracing Ancestry with MtDNA (2002)
Finding Fossils
Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind (1981)
Oldest Skeleton of Human Ancestor Found (2009)
Interpreting Paleolithic Art
A Meeting in Lascaux: Civilized Man Rediscovers the Man of Desire (1953)
Ethnography as a Source of Historical Research
The Aborigines of Western Australia (1894)
Temples and Palaces: Birth of the City, 5000-1200 b.c.e.
The King Guarantees Justice in the Land
Hammurabi of Babylon, The Law Code of Hammurabi (c. 1755 B.c.E.)
The Importance of Scribes in Egypt and Mesopotamia
Advice to Egyptian Scribes (Thirteenth to Twelfth Centuries b.c.e.)
Dialogue between a Mesopotamian Schoolboy and an Adult (Eighteenth Century b.c.e.)
Marriage as Earliest International Diplomacy
Kadashman-Enlil of Babylon, The King of Babylonia Complains He Cannot Get an Egyptian Princess as Wife (1350 b.c.e.)
Puduhepa of Hatti, The Queen of the Hittites Explains Why Her Daughter Has Not Yet Gone to Egypt (c. 1260 b.c.e.)
The Egyptian Concern with Death
Unas Pyramid Texts (c. 2345 b.c.e.)
Contrasting Views: Can Humans Attain Immortality?
The Epic of Gilgamesh (Eighteenth or Seventeenth Century b.c.e.) and The Epic of Gilgamesh (Seventh Century b.c.e.)
Sargon of Assyria, The King Boasts of His Building a New Capital City (c. 710 b.c.e.)
Settlers and Migrants: The Creation of States in Asia, 5000-500 b.c.e.
Undeciphered Writing
Indus Valley Clay Tablet (2600-1900 b.c.e.)
Sacred Knowledge
Hymns from The Rig Veda (1500-900 b.c.e.)
A Vedic View on the Role of Women
The Laws of Manu (c. 100 b.c.e.-200 c.e.)
The Earliest Evidence of Chinese Writing Oracle Bones (c. 1200-1050 b.c.e.)
Life in Early China
The Book of Songs (c. 1027-771 b.c.e.)
Creation of Empire: North Africa and Southwest Asia, 1550-330 b.c.e.
Life in the Egyptian Empire
A Military Career in Egypt's New Kingdom (c. 1550 b.c.e.)
The Biography of a High Priest of Amun Bakenkhons (c. 1275 b.c.e.)
Foreign Conquerers in Egypt
The Nubian Conquest of Egypt (727 b.c.e.)
Assyrians Predict the Future by Reading the Signs of the Gods
Mesopotamian Omens (c. 650 b.c.e.)
The Persians Honor the God Ahuramazda
Gathas (1700-500 b.c.e.)
Life in the Jewish Community at Egyptian Elephantine
The Yedoniah Archive (c. 419-407 b.c.e.)
The Greeks and the Wider World, 1200-30 b.c.e.
Description of a Farmer's Life
Hesiod, Works and Days (c 700 b.c.e.)
What Law to Obey: Human or Divine?
Antigone (c 441 b.c.e.)
Contrasting Views: Is Democracy Good or Bad?
Thucydides, The Peloponnesian Wars (431 b.c.e.)
Plato, The Republic (c 380 b.c.e.)
An Athenian Court in Action
The Trial of Neaira (c 350 b.c.e.)
Representing Foreigners
A Classical Greek Depiction of a Dying Gaul (c 230-220 b.c.e.)
Peoples and World Empires: Classical India, the Kushan Empire, and China, 500 b.c.e.-500 c.e.
Contrasting Views: The Concept of Dharma in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism
The Bhagavad Gita (c. 300 b.c.e.-300 c.e.)
King Ashoka, Inscriptions (c. 260 b.c.e.)
Mahavira Vardhamana (attrib.), The Book of Good Conduct (c. 540 B.C.E.-500 c.e.)
The Power of Love
Shakuntala (c. 450 c.e.)
Advice on Proper Behavior
Analects (c. 479-100 b.c.e.)
Government Monopolies
The Debate on Salt and Iron (81 b.c.e.)
A Description of the Nomad's Lifestyle
Records of the Grand Historian (c. 100 b.c.e.)
The Unification of Western Eurasia, 500 b.c.e.-500 c.e.
The Decline of Roman Moral Values
Roman Women Protest Against the Oppian Law (195 b.c.e.)
A Glorification of Emperor Augustus
The Aeneid (19 b.c.e.)
Merging Biblical and Roman Ideas
City of God (413-426 c.e.)
Rome Meets the East
The Story of Queen Zenobia (c 395 c.e.)
Religious Debates in the Early Centuries c.e.
The Three Great Founders (c. 250 c.e.)
The Deeds of Archelaos (c 350 c.e.)
Reading the Unwritten Record: Peoples of Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific Islands, 3000 b.c.e.-500 c.e.
An Early Ethnographic Description of Sub-Saharan Africa Ibn Battuta, Travels (1353-1355 c.e.)
Weaving as Visual Expression
The Paracas Mantle (c. 100-300 c.e.)
Tales of Andean Origins
Huarochiri Manuscript (c 1600 c.e.)
Women and Writing in Ancient China
Lessons for Women (c. 100 c.e.)
The Power of Writing
Odes (23 b.c.e.)
A Eulogy to Dead Authors (c 1200 b.c.e.)
The Formation of Regional Societies, 500-1450 c.e.
The Worlds of Christianity and Islam, 400-1000
The Making of a Christian Saint
The Life of Saint Eligius (609-686)
The Pastoral Mission
Pope Gregory the Great, Letters (591-597)
Tyrannical Rule of Justinian and Theodora
Procopius, The Secret History (c. 550-c. 560)
Contrasting Views: The Debate over Divine Images in Byzantine Christianity
John of Damascus, From On Holy Images (c 730)
The Council of 754 Condemns Icons
John of Jerusalem on the Origins of the Iconoclasm Movement (787)
Muhammad Begins His Public Preaching
The Life of the Messenger of God (Eighth Century)
The Caliph Relieves an Honorable Jurist of His Debts
The Table-Talk of a Mesopotamian Judge (Tenth Century)
Religion and Cross-Cultural Exchange in Asia, 400-1000
Travels of the Buddhist Pilgrim Xuanzang in Sogdia and Afghanistan
The Life of Xuanzang (688)
Ibn Fadlan's Travels Among the Turks and Khazars
Journey to Russia (921-922)
Instructions for My Sons
Family Instructions of the Yan Clan (589)
Contrasting Views: The Reception of Buddhism in East Asia
Yan Zhitui, A Confucian Scholar's Dedication to Buddhism (589)
Han Yu, Memorial on the Bone of the Buddha (819)
The Chronicle of Japan (Nihongi) (720)
Conduct of the Well-Bred Townsman
Kama Sutra (c. 400)
Scenes from Eighth-Century Java
Central Java (c. 760-820)
Societies and Networks in the Americas and the Pacific, 300-1200
A Maya Sculpted Tablet
Inscription of the Temple of the Tree of Yellow Corn (690)
Origins of the Human Race in Maya Mythology
The Sacred Book of the Maya (c. mid-1500s)
Peoples and Customs of the Lake Titicaca Region
Cronica del Peru (1553)
Zuni Oral Traditions on the Origins and Dispersal of the Clans
The Mythic World of the Zuni (1891-1892)
Images of Divine Power
Hawaiian Gods of Agriculture and War (Late Eighteenth-Early Nineteenth Century)
The Rise of Commerce in Eurasia and Africa, 900-1300
Guidelines for Estate Management
The Rules (c. 1240)
The Market Inspector at Seville
The Markets of Seville (c. 1100)
Splendors of Hangzhou
A Memoir of the Splendors of the Capital (c. 1235)
Angkor and Java: Lands Across the Sea
A Gazetteer of Lands Across the Sea (1225)
Business Partnerships in Florence
Diary (1375-1406)
Centers of Learning and the Transmission of Culture, 900-1300
A Controversial Christian Theologian
The Story of My Misfortunes (c. 1132)
Spiritual Quest of a Female Mystic
The Book of Margery Kempe (c. 1436-1438)
The Education of Ibn Sina
The Life of Ibn Sina, from The History of Learned Men (c. 1227)
Contrasting Views Reason Versus Revelation in Islamic Learning
Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali, Deliverance from Error (c. 1110)
On the Harmony of Religion and Philosophy (c. 1190)
Sharafuddin Ahmad Yahya Maneri, Letters (1346-1347)
Fate and Fortune in China's Civil Service Examinations
Tales of the Listener (1160-1180)
Court Life in Japan from a Woman's Perspective
The Pillow Book (c. 1002)
Crusaders, Mongols, and Eurasian Integration, j 1050-1350
The Great Schism in the Christian Church
Reciprocal Excommunications (1054)
The Crusaders in Captivity John of Joinville, The Life of Saint Louis (1309)
I The Christian Conquest of Valencia
The Chronicle of Jaime I of Aragon (1238) and the Charter Issued by Jaime I (1242)
Contrasting Views: European and Muslim Depictions of the Mongol Khans
The History of the World Conqueror (c. 1252-1260)
The Journey of Friar William of Rubruck (c. 1255)
Marco Polo, The Description of the World (c. 1307)
Mongol Rule in Russia
Medieval Russian Chronicles (c. 1257-1409)
Collapse and Revival in Afro-Eurasia. 1300-1450
The Plague in Florence and Its Economic Effects
Florentine Chronicle (c. 1370-1380)
The English Peasant Revolt
Chronicles of England, France, Spain, and the Adjoining Countries (1400)
The Ming Emperor's Rules for Village Government
The Placard of the People's Instructions (1398)
Religious Allegory in Persian Manuscript Illuminations
Prince Humay Meets the Lady Humayun in Her Garden by Moonlight (Early Fifteenth Century)
The Fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks
Tale of the Capture of Constantinople (c. 1500)
The Sultan of Mali
Rihla (1356)
Glorious Venice
In Praise of the City of Venice (1493)
The Early Modern World, 1450-1750
Empires and Alternatives in the Americas, 1430-1530
Aztec Sacrifice
Florentine Codex (c. 1540-1560)
Aztec Child Rearing
Codex Mendoza (c. 1540)
The Inca Huayna Capac's Final Days
Narrative of the Incas (1557)
Andean Religion
Huarochiri Manuscript (c. 1600)
Jesuit Views on Huron Society
Jesuit Relations (1632-1637)
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