Sources of World Societies, Volume 1: To 1600

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Macmillan, Oct 4, 2011 - History - 400 pages
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Designed to accompany McKay et al.’s A History of World Societies, each chapter of Sources of World Societies contains approximately six sources that present history from the perspectives of well-known figures and ordinary individuals alike. Now with visual sources and two more documents per chapter, this edition offers breadth and depth. Headnotes and questions supplement each document, while a new “Viewpoints” feature highlights two or three sources per chapter that address a single topic from different perspectives. Comparative questions ask students to make connections between sources and across time.Sources of World Societies is FREE when packaged with A History of World Societies. For more information on the reader or on package ISBNs, please contact your local sales representative or click here.
 

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Contents

The Earliest Human Societies to 2500 BCE
1
The Rise of the State in Southwest Asia and the Nile Valley 3200500 BCE
17
The Foundation of Indian Society to 300 CE
47
Chinas Classical Age to 221 BCE
70
The Greek Experience 3500100 BCE
90
The World of Rome 750 BCE400 CE
116
East Asia and the Spread of Buddhism 221 BCE800 CE
141
Continuity and Change in Europe and Western Asia 200850
163
African Societies and Kingdoms 1000 BCE1500 CE
205
The Americas 2500 BCE1500 CE
226
Cultural Exchange in Central and Southern Asia to 1400
244
States and Cultures in East Asia 8001400
268
Europe in the Middle Ages 8501450
290
Europe in the Renaissance and Reformation 13501600
313
The Acceleration of Global Contact 14501600
338
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The Islamic World 6001400
183

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Walter D. Ward (Ph.D., UCLA) is an assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has published several scholarly articles on the Roman Near East, early Christianity, and trade in the Red Sea, and he is putting the finishing touches on his first book manuscript, Inventing the pre-Islamic Saracen "Other": Monastic and Saracen Identity Formation in the Sinai Peninsula from Constantine to Mohammad.
Denis Gainty (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) is a professor of history at Georgia State University. He is the author of several pieces on Tokugawa and Meiji social history, including a book chapter on the inclusion of martial arts in the modern Japanese public school curriculum. He is currently writing his first book, Martialing the National Body.

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