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Sources in World History Readings for World Civilization

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ISBN-10: 0534586899

ISBN-13: 9780534586898

Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Mark Kishlansky, Susan Lindsey Lively

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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…    
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List price: $57.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/26/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Prefacep. ix
How to Read a Documentp. xii
How to Read Visualsp. xix
The Origins of Civilizationp. 1
Stories of Creationp. 2
Popul Vuh (n.d.)p. 3
The Ancestors of the People Called Indians (The Huarochiri Manuscript) (ca. 1598-1608)p. 6
The Creation Epic (ca. 2000 B.C.E.)p. 12
The Book of Genesis (ca. 10th-6th century B.C.E.)p. 17
The Kojiki (712 C.E.)p. 24
The Cradle of Civilizationp. 28
The Epic of Gilgamesh (ca. 2000 B.C.E.)p. 29
Code of Hammurabi (early 18th century B.C.E.)p. 33
The Book of the Dead (ca. 16th century B.C.E.)p. 36
Anonymous, Instructions in Letter Writing by an Egyptian Scribe (ca. 1200 B.C.E.)p. 40
The Book of Exodus (ca. 10th-6th century B.C.E.)p. 43
Archaic and Classical Greecep. 47
Homer, The Iliad (9th-8th century B.C.E.)p. 48
Sophocles, Antigone (441 B.C.E.)p. 52
Plato, The Apology (399 B.C.E.)p. 56
Plato, The Republic (ca. 327 B.C.E.)p. 61
Aristotle, Politics (4th century B.C.E.)p. 66
The Religions of the Eastp. 70
The Upanishads (ca. 600-500 B.C.E.)p. 71
The Buddha, Sermons and Teachings (6th century B.C.E.)p. 74
Bhagavad-Gita (ca. 200 B.C.E.)p. 78
Confucius, Analects (ca. 500 B.C.E.)p. 83
Lao-Tzu, Te-Tao Ching (ca. 500 B.C.E.)p. 86
China: War and Politicsp. 89
Sun-Tzu, The Art of War (ca. 500 B.C.E.)p. 90
Anonymous, The Book of Songs (ca. 1200-1100 B.C.E.)p. 94
Ssu-ma Ch'ien, The Records of the Grand Historian of China (110-85 B.C.E.)p. 98
Han Fei Tzu, Memorials (ca. 230 B.C.E.)p. 102
Ancient Romep. 106
Cicero, On the Laws (ca. 52 B.C.E.)p. 107
Virgil, The Aeneid (30-19 B.C.E.)p. 110
Suetonius, The Life of Augustus (ca. 122 C.E.)p. 114
The Sermon on the Mount (ca. 28-35 C.E.)p. 118
Traditional Societiesp. 121
Africa and the Muslim Worldp. 122
Justinian, Code (529-565 C.E.)p. 123
Procopius, Secret History (ca. 560 C.E.)p. 126
The Koran (7th century C.E.)p. 130
Ibn Said, Book of the Maghrib (13th century C.E.)p. 134
Ibn Khaldun, The Mugaddimah (1377 C.E.)p. 140
Ibn Battuta, Travels in Africa (1364 C.E.)p. 148
Joao dos Santos, Ethiopia Oriental (1609 C.E.)p. 152
Asian Culturesp. 156
Pan Chao, Lessons for Women (ca. 99 C.E.)p. 157
The Lotus of the Wonderful Law (806 C.E.)p. 162
Fa-hsien, A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms (394-414 C.E.)p. 165
The Examination System During the T'ang Dynasty (8th century C.E.)p. 169
Lady Murasaki, The Tale of Genji (ca. 1000 C.E.)p. 172
Ssu-ma Kuang, The Comprehensive Mirror for Aid in Government (1071-1085 C.E.)p. 176
Prince Shotoku, The Seventeen Article Constitution (604 C.E.)p. 178
Yuan Ts'ai, Precepts for Social Life (1178 C.E.)p. 181
Europe After the Fall of Romep. 185
Tacitus, The Germania (98 C.E.)p. 186
The Burgundian Code (ca. 474 C.E.)p. 189
Einhard, The Life of Charlemagne (ca. 829-836 C.E.)p. 194
Magna Carta (1215 C.E.)p. 197
The Battle of Maldon (991 C.E.)p. 201
The Development of Christianityp. 207
Augustine of Hippo, The City of God (413-426 C.E.)p. 208
Benedict of Nursia, The Rule (ca. 535-540 C.E.)p. 212
Francis of Assisi, Admonitions (ca. 1220 C.E.)p. 215
Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265-1273 C.E.)p. 220
Witchcraft Documents (15th century C.E.)p. 225
Dynasties and Empiresp. 231
The Italian Renaissancep. 232
Leon Battista Alberti, On the Family (1435-1444 C.E.)p. 233
Giorgio Vasari, The Life of Leonardo da Vinci (1550 C.E.)p. 238
Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince (1513 C.E.)p. 243
Cultures in Collisionp. 247
Anna Comnena, The Alexiad (1097 C.E.)p. 248
Odo of Deuil, The Journey of Louis VII to the East (1147 C.E.)p. 251
Usama ibn Munqidh, Memoirs (after 1175 C.E.)p. 254
Jamal ad-Din ibn Wasil, The Dissipator of Anxieties (1250 C.E.)p. 257
China and Japan in the Middle Agesp. 260
The Hojo Code (1232 C.E.)p. 261
Kitabatake Chikafusa, A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns (1339-1343 C.E.)p. 267
Zeami Motokiyo, Kadensho (1440-1442 C.E.)p. 271
Shih Nai-an, All Men Are Brothers (14th century C.E.)p. 276
Anonymous, The Yangzhou Massacre (1645 C.E.)p. 280
European Encountersp. 289
Juan Gonzalez de Mendoza, The History of the Great and Mightie Kingdom of China (1585 C.E.)p. 290
Matteo Ricci, Journals (1583-1610 C.E.)p. 293
Journal of the First Voyage of Vasco da Gama (1497-1499 C.E.)p. 297
Christopher Columbus, Letter from the First Voyage (1493 C.E.)p. 302
Bernal Diaz, The True History of the Conquest of New Spain (1552-1568 C.E.)p. 306
An Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico (1528 C.E.)p. 309
Bernabe Cobo, History of the Inca Empire (1653 C.E.)p. 312
Bartolome de las Casas, Apologetic History of the Indies (1566 C.E.)p. 319
Pedro de Leon Portocarrero, Description of Lima, Peru (ca. 1600 C.E.)p. 323
The Golden Age of Islamp. 329
Omar Khayyam, The Ruba'iyat (11th century C.E.)p. 330
Kritovoulos, The History of Mehmed the Conqueror (1453 C.E.)p. 332
Letters Between Sultan Selim I and Shah Ism, a'il (1514 C.E.)p. 337
Leo Africanus, The History and Description of Africa (1550 C.E.)p. 341
'Abd ul-Hagg al Dihlawi al-Bukhari, The Perfection of Faith (11th century C.E.)p. 345
Francois Bernier, Travels in the Mughal Empire (1656-1668 C.E.)p. 349
The Reform of Christianityp. 352
Desiderius Erasmus, In Praise of Folly (1509 C.E.)p. 353
Martin Luther, The Freedom of a Christian (1520 C.E.) and On Marriage (1566 C.E.)p. 356
John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion (1534 C.E.)p. 362
Teresa of Avila, The Life of Saint Teresa (1611 C.E.)p. 367
European Politics and Warp. 372
Cardinal Richelieu, The Political Testament (1638 C.E.)p. 373
Hans von Grimmelshausen, Simplicissimus (1669 C.E.)p. 376
Literary Creditsp. 381
Photo Acknowledgmentsp. 387
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