Summary: A comparative reader that offers a dynamic balance of primary and secondary sources, Worlds of History invites students to make connections across cultures while teaching them to think like historians. The 92 readings in volume 1 and 91 readings in volume 2 combine global coverage, topical balance, and new scholarship, expanding on the features of Kevin Reilly's best-selling Readings in World Civilizations. Each chapter focuses on a key global theme, en
abling students to compare and contrast different cultures, regions, and peoples. Abundant editorial apparatus includes two-part chapter introductions, selection headnotes, focused prereading questions, and a Reflections section at the end of each chapter asks students to reconsider the chapter as a whole.
Summary: A comparative reader that offers a dynamic balance of primary and secondary sources, Worlds of History invites students to make connections across cultures while teaching them to think like historians. The 92 readings in volume 1 and 91 readings in volume 2 combine global coverage, topical balance, and new scholarship, expanding on the features of Kevin Reilly's best-selling Readings in World Civilizations. Each chapter focuses on a key global theme, enabling students to compare and contrast different cultures, regions, and peoples. Abundant editorial apparatus includes two-part chapter introductions, selection headnotes, focused prereading questions, and a Reflections section at the end of each chapter asks students to reconsider the chapter as a whole. ...show less
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Reilly, Kevin : Raritan Valley Community College
Kevin Reilly is professor of humanities at Raritan Valley Community College and has taught at Rutgers, Columbia, and Princeton Universities. Cofounder and first president of the World History Association, Reilly wrote The West and the World (new edition forthcoming). He was a Fulbright scholar in Brazil (1989) and Jordan (1994). In 1992, the Community College Humanities Association named him Distinguished Educator of the Year.
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Volume I: To 1550
1. Origins and History
Historical Context: Natural History and Human History, 5 Billion-5 Thousand Years Ago Thinking Historically: Making Time Lines 1. Carl Sagan, From The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Origins of Human Intelligence 2. John Noble Wilford, Three Fossil Discoveries Clarify the Murky Origins of Life 3. Mary Kilbourne Matossian, From Hominids to Human Beings 4. Brenda Fowler, Find Suggests Weaving Preceded Settled Life 5. John Noble Wilford, The Seeds of History: A Find in Mexico Reflections
2. Women and the Origins of Patriarchy
Historical Context: Gathering, Agricultural, and Urban Societies, 20,000-3000 B.C.E. Thinking Historically: Distinguishing Dates from Stages 6. Marjorie Shostak, From Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman 7. Elise Boulding, Women and the Agricultural Revolution 8. Gerda Lerner, The Urban Revolution: Origins of Patriarchy Reflections
3. The Urban Revolution and "Civilization"
Historical Context: Mesopotamia and Egypt, 3500-1000 B.C.E. Thinking Historically: Distinguishing Primary and Secondary Sources 9. Kevin Reilly, Cities and Civilization 10. From The Epic of Gilgamesh 11. From Hammurabi's Code 12. Setne Khamwas and Naneferkaptah Reflections
4. Identity in Caste versus Territorial Societies
Historical Context: Greece and India, 1000-300 B.C.E. Thinking Historically: Interpreting Primary Sources in Light of a Secondary Source 13. William H. McNeill, Greek and Indian Civilization 14. From the Rig-Veda: Sacrifice as Creation 15. From the Upanishads: Karma and Reincarnation 16. From the Upanishads: Brahman and Atman 17. From the Bhagavad Gita: Caste and Self 18. Aristotle, From The Athenian Constitution: Territorial Sovereignty 19. Thucydides, The Funeral Oration of Pericles 20. Plato, From The Republic Reflections
5. Empire and Officialdom: Bureaucracy, Law, and Individuality
Historical Context: China and Rome, 300 B.C.E.-300 C.E. Thinking Historically: Using Biography in History 21. Patricia Buckley Ebrey, The Creation of the Bureaucratic Empire 22. Sima Qian, The Annals of Qin 23. Sima Qian, The Builder of the Great Wall 24. Nicholas Purcell, Rome: The Arts of Government 25. Plutarch, Cicero 26. Cicero, Against Verres 27. Suetonius, Augustus Reflections
6. Tribal to Universal Religion
Historical Context: Hindu-Buddhist and Judeo-Christian Traditions, 1000 B.C.E.-100 C.E. Thinking Historically: Detecting Change in Primary Sources 28. Svetasvatara Upanishad 29. Buddhism: Gotama's Discovery 30. The Buddha's First Sermon 31. Buddhism and Caste 32. The Bible: History, Laws, and Psalms 33. The Bible: Prophets and Apocalypse 34. Christianity: Jesus According to Matthew Reflections
7. Missionaries, Monasteries, and Conversions
Historical Context: Expansion of Salvation Religions, 500 B.C.E.-600 C.E. Thinking Historically: Examining Sources for Opposing Views 35. St. Paul, From Letter to the Galatians 36. From The Acts of the Apostles 37. Pliny Consults the Emperor Trajan 38. Eusebius, From The Life of Constantine 39. Mahayana Buddhism 40. Confucius, From The Analects 41. Lao Tzu, From the Tao Te Ching 42. Buddhism in China: From The Disposition of Error 43. The Introduction of Buddhism into Japan: From The Chronicles of Japan Reflections
8. Medieval Civilizations
Historical Context: European, Islamic, and Chinese Societies, 600-1300 C.E. Thinking Historically: Distinguishing Social, Economic, Political and Cultural Aspects 44. Feudalism: An Oath of Homage and Fealty 45. Manorialism: Duties of a Villein 46. From the Magna Carta 47. From The Koran 48. Sayings Ascribed to the Prophet 49. J. J. Saunders, Civilization of Medieval Islam 50. Ichisada Miyazaki, The Chinese Civil Service Exam 51. Liu Tsung-yuan, Camel Kuo the Gardener 52. Rules for the Fan Lineage's Charitable Estate Reflections
9. Love and Marriage
Historical Context: Medieval Societies and Cultures, 1000-1200 C.E. Thinking Historically: Developing Comparisons from Sources 53. Li Ch'ing-chao, A Wife's Collection 54. Murasaki Shikibu, From The Tale of Genji 55. Sei Shonagon, From The Pillow Book 56. Umar Kayyám, From The Rubáiyát 57. Andreas Capellanus, From The Art of Courtly Love Reflections
10. The First Crusade
Historical Context: Muslims, Christians, and Jews during the First Crusade, 1095-1099 C.E. Thinking Historically: Analyzing and Writing Narrative 58. Amin Maalouf, From The Crusades Through Arab Eyes 59. Anna Comnena, From The Alexiad 60. Wiliam of Tyre, Peter the Hermit 61. Robert the Monk, Pope Urban II's Call to the First Crusade 62. Chronicle of Solomon Bar Simson 63. Count Stephen of Blois, Letter from Antioch 64. Raymond of St. Giles, Count of Toulouse, The Capture of Jerusalem by the Crusaders Reflections
11. Technology, Ecology, and Science
Historical Context: Europe, Asia, and Africa, 500-1500 C.E. Thinking Historically: Recognizing and Explaining Major Changes and Using Pictorial Evidence 65. Lynn White Jr., The Historical Roots of our Ecological Crisis 66. Life of Boniface: Converting the Hessians 67. Image from Cistercian Manuscript, Twelfth Century 68. Image from Calendar, Fifteenth Century 69. Fan Kuan, Image of Chinese Landscape 70. Wen Zhengming, Image of Chinese Nature to Depict Human Strength 71. Lynda Shaffer, Southernization Reflections
12. "Barbarians" and Mongols
Historical Context: Mongol Eurasia, 1200-1350 C.E. Thinking Historically: Making Moral Judgments about History 72. Gregory Guzman, Were the Barbarians a Negative or Positive Factor in Ancient and Medieval History? 73. David Morgan, From The Mongols 74. From The Secret History of the Mongols 75. John of Plano Carpini, From History of the Mongols 76. Guyuk Khan, Letter to Pope Innocent IV 77. From The Journey of William of Rubrick 78. Images from Rashid al-Din Fadl Allah Mongol Cavalry in Pursuit Mongols Taking Prisoners Reflections
13. Cities: Contrast and Convergence
Historical Context: European, Chinese, and Islamic Cities, 900-1500 C.E. Thinking Historically: Evaluating Alternate Theses and Using Maps 79. Charter of Henry I for London, 1130-1133 80. Gregorio Dati, Corporations and Community in Florence 81. Marco Polo, From The Travels of Marco Polo 82. Ira M. Lapidus, Muslim Cities and Islamic Societies Map of Cairo, 1441 Map of Baghdad, 770-950 C.E. Map of Florence, Twelfth-Fourteenth Century Illustration of Florence, 1470 83. S. D. Gotien, Cairo: An Islamic City in Light of the Geniza 84. Ross E. Dunn, From The Adventures of Ibn Battuta Map of India, Sultanate, 1325-1351 Map of Delhi, Fourteenth Century 85. Al Omari, Mali in the Fourteenth Century Reflections
14. The Spanish Conquest of Mexico
Historical Context: The Spanish Conquest of Mexico and "the Indies," 1500-1550 C.E. Thinking Historically: Understanding How and Why Events are Reinterpreted 86. Bernal Díaz, From The Conquest of New Spain Map of Tenochtitlán (Mexico City) Detail of Central Square 87. From The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico 88. Bartolomé de Las Casas, From The History of the Indies Indians Mining Silver Three Native Americans Indians Retaliating 89. Carlos Fuentes, From The Buried Mirror 90. Alfred Crosby, From The Columbian Exchange Reflections
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