Sources of Crossroads and Cultures, Volume I: To 1450: A History of the World's Peoples

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Macmillan, Jan 30, 2012 - History - 352 pages
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Designed to accompany Crossroads 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 of Crossroads and Cultures reflects 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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could not wear cloth with logos on it.
women not have the same hierarchy
women no legal political voice
how the men respond? upset
the law get repel the women get what they want
Slavery: strict hierarchy
Punic wars --> Carthagigian slaves : men and women no death slave
35-40 of Italy slave do not know much technology.
farmers move to city , unsuccessful
no one can exist without doing anything on land
Latifundia --> large plantation as many as 20000 slaves work on, dangerous --> wars, rebellion
wealthy get richer, poor get poor
Spartacus--> about 75000 in rebellion
end : stability crisis , roman will fall
Tiberius Graechus: tribune, popular, people.s champion
land Redistribution , divide land to people , give home for free
Gaius Graechus : land redis, popular in Italian , roman citizen , get assassination , killed by 3000 by his followers
First Triumvirate: Pompey ( north Africa), Crassus (east Asian minor): good friend, Julius Caesar ( Gaul): his daughter marry Crassus : consul for 3 or 4 years.
dictator for life: king
kill Julius
second triumvirate: Octavian(west), Mark( N Africa), Lepidus ( East)


PART 1 The Ancient World from Human Origins to 500 ce
PART 2 The Formation of Regional Societies 5001450 ce
PART 3 The Early Modern World 14501750

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Bonnie G. Smith is Professor of History at Rutgers University.

Marc Van De Mieroop has taught Ancient Near Eastern studies at Columbia University, New York, and now also teaches at the University of Oxford. He has written numerous books and articles including, most recently, "King Hammurabi of Babylon: A Biography" (Blackwell, 2004) and "A History of the Ancient Near East, ca. 3000-323 BC: Second Edition" (Blackwell, 2007).

Richard von Glahn is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the coeditor of "The Song-Yuan-Ming Transition in Chinese History "(2003) and the author of "Fountain of Fortune: Money and Monetary Policy in China, 1000-1700 "(California, 1996) and "The Country of Streams and Grottoes: Expansion, Settlement, and the Civilizing of the Sichuan Frontier in Song Times "(1987).

Kris Lane is Professor of History at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. He has published widely on slavery, witchcraft, mining and piracy in the Andes region of South America and is the author or editor of multiple books, including Defense of the Western Conquests (2010), Colour of Paradise: Emeralds in the Age of Gunpowder Empires (2010) and Quito 1599: City and Colony in Transition (2002). Professor Lane has served as Visiting Professor at the National University of Colombia, Bogota, and the University of Leiden, Netherlands, and currently edits the interdisciplinary journal Colonial Latin American Review.

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