WESTERN CIVILIZATION: SOURCES, IMAGES AND INTERPRETATIONS - TO 1700

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McGraw-Hill, Jul 30, 1999 - History - 384 pages
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This collection of primary, secondary, and visual sources for the Western Civilization survey course provides a broad introduction to the materials historians use, the interpretations historians make, and 6,000 years of Western civilization your students need.With its vast compendium of primary, visual, and secondary sources; its broad selection of documents, photographs, maps, and charts; and its full array of introductions, commentaries, guides, and questions, this is truly the source for your course. The selections and accompanying notes-drawn from a broad and balanced spectrum of perspectives and approaches-provide valuable insight into how historians work and place all the material in a context that helps students understand the full historical significance.

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Contents

CIVILIZATIONS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
1
The Epic of Gilgamesh
8
The Egyptians and the Hebrews
14
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Dennis Sherman is Professor of History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the City University of New York. He received his B.A. (1962) and J.D. (1965) degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and his Ph.D. (1970) from the University of Michigan . . He was Visiting Professor at the University of Paris (1978-79; 1985). He has received the Ford Foundation Prize Fellowship, the Council for Research on Economic History fellowship, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities. His publications include A Short History of Western Civilization, 8th edition (co-author); Western Civilization: Sources, Images, and Interpretations, 5th edition; World Civilizations: Sources, Images, and Interpretations, 2nd Edition (co-author); a series of introductions in the Garland Library of War and Peace; several articles and reviews on nineteenth-century French economic and social history in American and European journals, and short stories on literary reviews.

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