The Human Record: To 1700

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001 - History - 560 pages
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Unlike some other world history texts that center on the West, The Human Record provides balanced coverage of the global past. The book features both written and artifactual sources that are placed in their full historical contexts through introductory essays, footnotes, and focus questions.

The text sheds light on the experiences of women and non-elite groups while maintaining overall balance and a focus on the major patterns of global historical developments through the ages.

  

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Contents

TOPICAL CONTENTS xvii 6 The Classic of Odes 28
xxix
The Indian Ocean Southwest Asia
xxx
Chen Pu 289
xxxi
Central Asia
xliii
Africa
xlviii
34
xlix
The Russian Primary Chronicle 351 Slaves and Forced Laborers
7
Government
8
The Barberini Ivory
218
Japan Saint Ephraem of Edessa
219
Saint Ephraem of Edessa
221
Saint Ephraem of Edessa
222
The Parable about the WorldOcean
225
RABBINICAL JUDAISM 192 The Tales of Tradition
232
Imam Nawawi
237
Persecution and Messianic Hope and Ascent to Heaven
241

Funan Buddha 176 The Judgments of Hammurabi
12
Three Funerary Texts
17
A Scribal Exercise Book
22
China
25
439
26
Primary Sources and Cultural Impressions
32
257
33
Mesopotamian Seals 55
35
Two Temple Reliefs
36
EXAMINING THE SOURCES P3 10 Four Olmec Statuettes
38
The Vishnu Purana 181 55 The Parable about
42
INTERPRETING COLUMBUSS LETTER Pl4 Life Death and the Gods in Aryan India
44
Three Hellenic Works of
48
An Anonymous Woodcut of 1511 Pl8 THE HEBREWS AND THEIR NEIGHBORS
53
Genesis
54
Deuteronomy
58
The First Civilizations 15 The Book of Judges
61
128
64
THE LAND OF THE YELLOW RIVER 25 CHALLENGERS OF CASTE
73
Gunther of Pairis 372
74
The Discipline Basket
78
Zhau Rugua 416 Zarathustra
85
Isaiah
89
Laozi
96
Han
103
The Yellow Emperors Classic of Medicine
106
Gospel of Thomas
110
491
113
AlMasudi
119
Zhau Rugua
128
The Discipline Basket 81 THE GRECOROMAN WORLD
134
Ibn Battuta
135
The Gaul and Wife
136
Zhou Daguan 439 King Euthydemos ofBactria
137
The Russian Primary Chronicle 351
139
Three Funerary Monuments
142
Ma Huan 450 Aththaia
145
HAN CHINA
146
Ban Zhao
151
The Way of the Superior Man INDIA IN THE AGE OF EMPIRES
155
Asoka
156
The Laws of Manu
160
Faxian
164
A RATIONAL Faxians Homeward Voyage
172
Gandharan Buddha
173
Abul Fazl 488 Parthian Noblewoman
174
Northern Wei Buddha
175
Art and the Human Form Three Ancient Religions
179
A RELIGION
185
The Lotus Sutra
186
Three Bodhisattvas
189
Guanyin
190
Ibn Battuta
193
The Mosaics of San Vitale 334
196
7
201
A ZU Til
203
907
205
488
208
Eusebius of Caesarea
209
The Theodosian Code
214
Barbot
217
The Law or Faith? Sufi Mysticism
249
Mahmud Kati
251
Ibn Muslamas Pact
255
RELIGIOUS EXCHANGE AND INTERCHANGE 222 Book of Travels
257
Firuz Shah
260
Murasaki Shikibu
273
Bishop Adam
283
Du Fu
287
DuFu
289
The Judgments of Hammurabi 12
292
HanYu
297
ZhuXi
307
Part Three v Continuity Change and 76 AlJahiz The Merits of the Turks and of the Imperial Army
308
Ibn Munqidh
311
CREATING A DISTINCTIVE CIVILIZATION 268 78 A Thousand and
315
Dandin
325
THE AGES OF TANG AND SONG 281 A Satis Sacrifice
328
The Mosaics of San Vitale
334
Columbus
335
ACCEPTANCE REJECTION 83 Procopius On the Buildings
338
Four Olmec Statuettes
343
Leo Ills Lateran Mosaic
344
The NeoConfucian Response to Buddhism A Letter to Pope Leo III
346
The Russian Primary Chronicle
351
Sylvester II
355
A CONFLICT OF AUTHORITIES 358 700 Pedro de Cieza de Le6n
358
10001700 41 I
365
308
366
AlMasudi
379
AlBakri
382
Gunther of Pairis
386
Vikramas Adventures
390
439
394
Pane
396
The Book of the Community
402
Zhou Daguan 439 Cieza de Leon
405
12
413
The Fourth Crusade from a Western A Chinese View of the World
416
Mandeville
419
A Korean View of the World
424
Rubruck
427
26
439
THE AMERICAS 392 The Practice of Commerce
442
Ibn Battuta 445 Ibn Battuta
445
Ma Huan 450 Ma Huan
450
Azurara
454
28
457
Sahagun
460
Espinosa
465
139
466
Nzinga Mbemba
471
A BeninPortuguese Saltcellar
474
Transoceanic A Voyage to New Calabar River
478
Buddhism
481
The Mountain of Silver 118 Tokugawa lemitsu Closed Country
485
17
486
EUROPEAN PRESENCE 470 SeventeenthCentury Commerce in India
491
147
495
Ideal Government
496
The Ancient Mediterranean
498

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About the author (2001)

Alfred Andrea received his Ph.D. from Cornell University. He is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Vermont, where he taught from 1967 through 2001. His initial training focused on medieval European history, with an emphasis on Byzantine-Western relations and the Crusades. He has since published three books on the Crusades, as well as numerous articles on a variety of historical issues. Dr. Andrea is also the author of THE MEDIEVAL RECORD, a primary source reader published by Houghton Mifflin (1997). In 2002 he was Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Louisville, and for the past decade he has served as an officer of the World History Association.

James H. Overfield received his Ph.D. from Princeton University. He is Professor and Chair of History at the University of Vermont. In 1999 he received the University's outstanding teaching award. His publications include HUMANISM AND SCHOLASTICISM IN LATE MEDIEVAL GERMANY (Princeton University Press, 1984), as well as numerous articles published in such journals as SOCIETAS and STUDIES IN MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE HISTORY. He is also the author of SOURCES OF TWENTIETH-CENTURY GLOBAL HISTORY, published by Houghton Mifflin (2002).