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Sources of World Civilization, Volume I - A Diversity of Tradition

Sources of World Civilization, Volume I - A Diversity of Tradition - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0131824836

Cover of Sources of World Civilization, Volume I - A Diversity of Tradition 3RD 04 (ISBN 978-0131824836)
ISBN13: 978-0131824836
ISBN10: 013182483X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 04
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2004
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Sources of World Civilization, Volume I - A Diversity of Tradition - 3RD 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0131824836

Oliver Johnson and James Halverson

ISBN13: 978-0131824836
ISBN10: 013182483X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 04
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

For freshman/sophomore courses in World History, World Civilization or Western Civilization.

This two volume reader spans the world and its history from the third millennium B.C. to the late 20th century. The illuminating anthology examines significant documents that will acquaint students with major world civilizations and help them understand the historical forces and ideas that have shaped the world in which they live.

Features

  • NEW--Pre-reading questions for each selection.
    • Helps students identify the critical themes within each document.
  • NEW--Integrative questions at the end of each section.
    • Prompts students to compare and contrast sources from within a particular culture or across cultures.
  • NEW--More emphasis on non-Western civilizations.
    • Makes the text more manageable by presenting added selections in their entirety, and reducing the number of selections dealing with western civilization.
  • Informative introductions--Provides a general introduction to each major epoch and to each selection.
    • Summarizes the world events of a particular period to facilitate a more meaningful understanding, and gives students added insight on a document's origin and author.
  • A broad, significant and reflective selection of documents--Includes documents which represent people's attitudes toward history, literature, science, philosophy, religion, politics, economics, law, biography, and mythology, and which are either of major significance to that particular civilization during their period of history, or give substantial insights into the nature of the society from which they sprang.
    • Gives students a varied and substantial selection of documents which highlight different areas affecting/influencing a particular civilization at a given period of its history or over a long period of time.
  • Fully or lengthy selections of original source materials--Fewer total selections than other texts, but deeper analysis is possible.
    • Enables students to gain the fullest possible understanding of how that document either provides substantial insight into the nature of society, or how the document itself shaped society.

Table of Contents

I. EARLY CIVILIZATIONS.

The Epic of Gilgamesh: Gilgamesh.
Egyptian Society: Hymn to the Nile; Lansing Papyrus.
The Code of Hammurabi: The Code of Hammurabi.
Hebrew Scriptures: Genesis; Exodus; Isaiah; Lamentations.
Rig Veda: Song of Creation.
The Hindu Caste System: The Laws of Manu.
Early China: Mandate of Heaven.

II. THE CLASSICAL WORLD.

Homer: The Iliad; The Odyssey.
Plato: The Republic.
Aristotle: The Politics.
Polybius: Histories.
Suetonius: The Lives of the Caesars.
Juvenal: The Third Satire.
The Christian Scriptures: The Gospel According to Matthew; The Acts of the Apostles; The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans.
Confucius: Analects.
Ssu Ma Chi'en: Records of the Grand Historian..
Hinduism: Bhagavad Gita.
Buddhism: The Foundation of the Kingdom of Righteousness; Dhammapada, Ashoka; Buddhism in China.

III. THE POST-CLASSICAL ERA.

Augustine of Hippo: The Enchiridion.
Muhammad: The Koran.
Al-Farabi: The Perfect State.
Futo No Yasumaro: The Kojiki or Records of Ancient Matters.
Benedict of Nursia: Rule of St. Benedict.
Einhard: The Life of Charlemagne.
Cultural Conflict in the Post-Classical Mediterranean: Perspectives on the 1st Crusade.
Magna Carta: Magna Carta.
Ssu-Ma Kwang: Ancestral Rites.
Marco Polo: The Book of Ser Marco Polo.
St. Thomas Aquinas: Summa Contra Gentiles.
Southeast Asia: Thai Civilization.
D.T. Niane: Sundiata.

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