Personalities and Problems: Interpretive Essays in World Civilizations, Volume 1

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McGraw-Hill, 1994 - History - 160 pages
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This work offers a series of essays, each examining two personalities ranging from Hammurabi and Moses to Kangxi and Louis XIV - whose careers illustrate different solutions to a common problem or issue. The essays take a cross-cultural, inter-disciplinary approach.

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Ken Wolf is Professor of History at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, where he has taught since 1969. He received his B.A. degree from St. Ambrose College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Notre Dame. Professor Wolf helped design Murray State's World Civilizations course and has taught it since its inception. He also teaches courses in the Development of Historical Thinking. Professor Wolf has published articles on European nationalism, historiography, intellectual history, and the teaching of history in The Journal of the History of Ideas, The International Encyclopedia of Social Sciences-Biographical Supplement, Teaching History, the Illinois Quarterly, The Journal of Kentucky Studies, and the AHA Perspectives. For five years Professor Wolf served as a dean of the Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program, and has recently helped start The Commonwealth Honors Academy at Murray State. He was selected as a Pew Faculty Fellow in International Affairs for 1993-94. He and his wife, Deanna, a social worker, have three children and four grandchildren.

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