The Human Record: To 1700

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001 - Science - 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

Africa
P-12
The Natural World and Humanity
8
The Classic of History
29
Primary Sources and Cultural Impressions
32
The WereJaguar
41
The Family Dinner 12 Homer The Odyssey
48
A Scribal Exercise Book
52
INTERPRETING THE WOODCUT P20
54
203
248
Ecclesiastical History 209 ISLAM AND UNBELIEVERS
254
The Amazon Rhyton 130 Ibn Muslamas Pact
255
Commerce
267
Du Fu
287
The Book of the Community 402
289
The Judgments of Hammurabi 12
292
Sinbads First Voyage
315

A Tassili Rock Painting
58
Property Owners
59
The Imperative of Caste
70
Gunther of Pairis 372
74
260
78
Heroes and Warrior Cultures Confucius
99
Laozi
100
Disease and Healing
106
Gospel of Thomas
114
Euripides
119
AlBakri
123
The Discipline Basket 81 THE GRECOROMAN WORLD
134
Zhau Rugua
139
HAN CHINA
146
3 7 Asoka Rock and Pillar Edicts
156
The Laws of Manu
160
An Alienated Woman Great World Religions to 1500 C E
177
Guanyin
190
Ibn Battuta
193
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201
A ZU Til
203
Barbot
217
Saint Ephraem of Edessa
219
61
221
The Parable about the WorldOcean
225
Chapter 8 Islam
229
193
233
A Defense of the Law 57 Imam Nawawi Gardens
237
William of Rubruck 426
321
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
The NeoConfucian Response to Buddhism A Letter to Pope Leo III
346
A CONFLICT OF AUTHORITIES 358 700 Pedro de Cieza de Le6n
358
10001700 41 I
365
106
366
AlMasudi
380
Eusebius of Caesarea 209
382
Pane
396
The Quran 232
398
The Book of the Community
402
12
413
The Fourth Crusade from a Western A Chinese View of the World
417
TRAVEL IN THE AGE OF THE Pax Mongolica
426
Zhou Daguan
439
The God Who Descended from TRAVEL BEYOND THE MONGOL ECUMENE
445
Azurara
454
Nzinga Mbemba
471
The Mountain of Silver 118 Tokugawa lemitsu Closed Country
485
AlGhazali 249
488
372
496
Sahagun
497
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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 concentrated on medieval European history, with an emphasis on Byzantine-Western relations and the Crusades. He has since published four books on the Crusades, as well as numerous articles on a variety of historical issues. For the past thirty years, his teaching, research, and writing have focused increasingly on world history before 1600, with a particular interest in cross-cultural contacts across the Silk Road. In 2002 he was Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Louisville, and he served as president of the World History Association (WHA) in 2010-2012. In 2014, the WHA recognized him as a Pioneer of World History.

James H. Overfield, Professor Emeritus at the University of Vermont, received his BA from Dension University, his MA from the University of Chicago, and his PhD from Princeton University. During his career at Vermont he received the University's outstanding teacher award, and served many years as Department of History Chair, in which capacity he was a strong advocate for the study and teaching of global history. His publications include Humanism and Scholasticism in Late Medieval Germany (Princeton University Press, 1984), as well as numerous articles on late medieval and early modern European thought. He served as editor for three volumes (1750-1914) of the ABC-CLIO World History Encyclopedia and is author of Sources of Global History since 1900 (Cengage: 2013).