Sources of World History, Volume I, 5th Edition

  • Mark A. Kishlansky Harvard University
  • ISBN-10: 0495913170  |  ISBN-13: 9780495913177
  • 416 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2003, 1999
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Overview

Edited by Mark Kishlansky, this reader is designed to supplement world history courses with a rich array of primary source materials, including constitutional documents, political theory, philosophy, imaginative literature, and social description. Opting for longer selections that allow students to gain a deeper sense of authors and their texts, the editor has chosen each selection because of its ability to raise a significant issue around which classroom discussions or lectures can evolve. This reader contains works that are representative of major civilization complexes (Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Islamic world, and Western civilization).


Features/Benefits

  • Selected sets of focus questions for part-opening photos encourage students to analyze what they are looking at and understand the image’s historical significance.
  • Alternative Tables of Contents for this reader are organized regionally and chronologically, making it easier for you to find the documents that are relevant to your courses and incorporate them into your syllabus.
  • Introductory sections on “How to Read a Visual” and “How to Read a Document” introduce students to a disciplined approach to working with primary sources, encouraging them to use their critical faculties and imagination in studying history.
  • Expanded photo captions encourage students to interpret each illustration in light of the document or era in which it appears.

Table of Contents

Preface.
Contents by Regions.
Chronological Contents.
How to Read a Document.
How to Read a Visual.
Part I. ANCIENT SOCIETIES.
1. Origin Stories.
1. The Ancestors of the People Called Indians (The Huarochirí Manuscript) (ca. 1598--1608 C.E.). 2. The Creation Epic (ca. 2000 B.C.E.). 3. The Book of Genesis (ca. 10th--6th century B.C.E.). 4. The Kojiki (712 C.E.).
2. The Cradle of Civilization.
5. The Epic of Gilgamesh (ca. 2000 B.C.E.). 6. Code of Hammurabi (early 18th century B.C.E.). 7. The Book of the Dead (ca. 16th century B.C.E.). 8. Anonymous, Instructions in Letter Writing by an Egyptian Scribe (ca. 1200 B.C.E.). 9. The Book of Exodus (ca. 10th--6th century B.C.E.).
3. Archaic and Classical Greece.
10. Homer, The Iliad (9th--8th century B.C.E.). 11. Herodotus, Description of Africa (450 B.C.E.). 12. Plato, The Apology (399 B.C.E.). 13. Plato, The Republic (ca. 327 B.C.E.). 14. Aristotle, Politics (4th century B.C.E.).
4. The Religions of the East.
15. The Upanishads (ca. 600--500 B.C.E.). 16. The Buddha, Sermons and Teachings (6th century B.C.E.). 17. Bhagavad-Gita (ca. 200 B.C.E.). 18. Confucius, Analects (ca. 500 B.C.E.). 19. Lao-Tzu, Tao-Te Ching (ca. 500 B.C.E.).
5. China: War and Politics.
20. Sun-Tzu, The Art of War (ca. 500 B.C.E.). 21. Anonymous, The Book of Songs (ca. 1200--1100 B.C.E.). 22. Ssu-ma Ch’ien, The Records of the Grand Historian of China (110--85 B.C.E.). 23. Han Fei Tzu, Memorials (ca. 230 B.C.E.).
6. Ancient Rome.
24. Cicero, On the Laws (ca. 52 B.C.E.). 25. Virgil, The Aeneid (30--19 B.C.E.). 26. Suetonius, The Life of Augustus (ca. 122 C.E.). 27. The Sermon on the Mount (ca. 28--35 C.E.)
Part II. TRADITIONAL SOCIETIES.
7. Africa and the Muslim World.
28. Justinian I, Code (529--565 C.E.). 29. Procopius, Secret History (ca. 560 C.E.). 30. The Koran (7th century C.E.). 31. Ibn Ishaq, The Life of Muhammad (after 733 C.E.). 32. Usama ibn Munqidh, The Book of Contemplation (ca. 1183). 33. Ibn Said, Book of the Maghrib (13th century C.E.). 34. Ibn Khaldûn, The Muqaddimah (1377 C.E.). 35. Ibn Battuta, Travels in Africa (1364 C.E.). 36. Joao dos Santos, Ethiopia Oriental (1609 C.E.)
8. Asian Cultures.
37. Pan Chao, Lessons for Women (ca. 99 C.E.). 38. Fa-hsien, A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms (394--414 C.E.). 39. Prince Shotoku, The Seventeen Article Constitution (604 C.E.). 40. The Examination System During the T’ang Dynasty (8th century C.E.). 41. The Lotus of the Wonderful Law (806 C.E.). 42. Lady Murasaki, The Tale of Genji (ca. 1000 C.E.). 43. Yüan Ts’ai, Precepts for Social Life (1178 C.E.). 44. Anonymous, The Laws of Manu (before 200 C.E.)
9. The Fall of Rome and the European Middle Ages.
45. Tacitus, The Germania (98 C.E.). 46. The Burgundian Code (ca. 474 C.E.). 47. Einhard, The Life of Charlemagne (ca. 829--836 C.E.). 48. Magna Carta (1215 C.E.). 49. Anonymous, Njal’s Saga (13th century C.E.).
10. The Development of Christianity.
50. Augustine of Hippo, The City of God (413--426 C.E.). 51. St. Benedict of Nursia, The Rule (ca. 535--540 C.E.). 52. St. Francis of Assisi, Admonitions (ca. 1220 C.E.). 53. St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265--1273 C.E.). 54. Heloise, The Letters (12th century C.E.).
Part III. DYNASTIES AND EMPIRES.
11. Cultures in Collision.
55. Anna Comnena, The Alexiad (1097 C.E.). 56. Odo of Deuil, The Journey of Louis VII to the East (1147 C.E.). 57. Usama ibn Munqidh, Memoirs (after 1175 C.E.). 58. Jamal ad-Din ibn Wasil, The Dissipator of Anxieties (1250 C.E.).
12. The Italian Renaissance.
59. Leon Battista Alberti, On the Family (1435--1444 C.E.). 60. Giorgio Vasari, The Life of Leonardo da Vinci (1550 C.E.). 61. Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince (1513 C.E.). 62. Christine de Pizan, The Book of the City of Ladies (ca. 1400 C.E.).
13. China and Japan in the Middle Ages.
63. The Hojo Code (1232 C.E.). 64. Kitabatake Chikafusa, A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns (1339--1343 C.E.). 65. Zeami Motokiyo, Kadensho (1440--1442 C.E.). 66. Shih Nai-an, All Men Are Brothers (14th century C.E.). 67. Anonymous, The Yangzhou Massacre (1645 C.E.).
14. European Encounters.
68. Juan Gonzalez de Mendoza, The History of the Great and Mightie Kingdom of China (1585 C.E.). 69. Matteo Ricci, Journals (1583--1610 C.E.). 70. Gomes Eanes de Zurara, Chronicle of Guinea (1453 C.E.). 71. Journal of the First Voyage of Vasco da Gama (1497--1499 C.E.). 72. Christopher Columbus, Letter from the First Voyage (1493 C.E.). 73. Bernal Díaz, The True History of the Conquest of New Spain (1552--1568 C.E.). 74. An Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico (1528 C.E.). 75. Bernabe Cobo, History of the Inca Empire (1653 C.E.). 76. Bartolomé de las Casas, Apologetic History of the Indies (1566 C.E.). 77. Pedro de León Portocarrero, Description of Lima, Peru (ca. 1600 C.E.).
15. The Golden Age of Islam.
78. ‘Abd ul-Haqq al Dihlawi al-Bukhari, The Perfection of Faith (11th century C.E.). 79. Omar Khayyám, The Ruba’iyat (11th century C.E.). 80. Kritovoulos, The History of Mehmed the Conqueror (1453 C.E.). 81. Letters Between Sultan Selîm I and Shah Ismâ’îl (ca. 1514 C.E.). 82. Leo Africanus, The History and Description of Africa (1550 C.E.). 83. François Bernier, Travels in the Mughal Empire (1656--1668 C.E.).
16. The Reform of Christianity.
84. Desiderius Erasmus, In Praise of Folly (1509 C.E.). 85. Martin Luther, The Freedom of a Christian (1520 C.E.) and Of Marriage and Celibacy (1566 C.E.). 86. John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion (1534 C.E.). 87. Francis Xavier, Letter from India (1543 C.E.). 88. Teresa of Avila, The Life of St. Teresa (1611 C.E.)

What's New

  • Five new documents, including non-Western sources, have been added to Volume I to enhance its breadth and diversity. New readings include material from Al-Mas’udi’s THE MEADOWS OF GOLD, THE LAWS OF MANU, and Christine de Pizan’s THE BOOK OF THE CITY OF LADIES.

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This eAudio version of THE HISTORY HANDBOOK teaches students both basic and history-specific study skills such as how to take notes, get the most out of lectures and readings, read primary sources, research historical topics, and correctly cite sources. It also offers tips for Internet research and evaluating online sources. Students can purchase and download the complete eAudio handbook or any of its eighteen individual units at CengageBrain.com. Each unit contains a separate topic: 1. Taking Notes. 2. Figuring Out the Textbook. 3. Taking Tests. 4. Understanding Maps. 5. Understanding Primary and Secondary Sources. 6. Analyzing Primary and Secondary Sources. 7. Managing Written Assignments. 8. Choosing a Research Paper Topic. 9. Conducting Your Research. 10. Finding Sources for Your Research. 11. Writing a Research Paper. 12. Making a Class Presentation. 13. Role Playing and Debates. 14. Avoiding Plagiarism. 15. Citing Sources. 16. Simple Grammar. 17. Computer Basics. 18. Taking an Online Class.

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Edited by Mark Kishlansky, this reader is designed to supplement world history courses with a rich array of primary source materials, including constitutional documents, political theory, philosophy, imaginative literature, and social description. Opting for longer selections that allow students to gain a deeper sense of authors and their texts, the editor has chosen each selection because of its ability to raise a significant issue around which classroom discussions or lectures can evolve. This reader contains works that are representative of major civilization complexes (Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Islamic world, and Western civilization).

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In this new edition of THE HISTORY HANDBOOK, success in a history course is within every student’s reach! Carol Berkin (Baruch College, City University of New York) and Betty Anderson (Boston University) have prepared a no-nonsense guide that teaches basic as well as history-specific study skills--how to read primary sources, research historical topics, correctly cite sources, and more. THE HISTORY HANDBOOK also offers tips for Internet research and evaluating online sources.

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eAudio The History Handbook Podcasts, Complete  (ISBN-10: 084006344X | ISBN-13: 9780840063441)

This eAudio version of THE HISTORY HANDBOOK teaches you both basic and history-specific study skills such as how to take notes, get the most out of lectures and readings, read primary sources, research historical topics, and correctly cite sources. It also offers tips for Internet research and evaluating online sources. You can purchase and download the complete eAudio handbook or any of its eighteen individual units at CengageBrain.com. Each unit contains a separate topic: 1. Taking Notes. 2. Figuring Out the Textbook. 3. Taking Tests. 4. Understanding Maps. 5. Understanding Primary and Secondary Sources. 6. Analyzing Primary and Secondary Sources. 7. Managing Written Assignments. 8. Choosing a Research Paper Topic. 9. Conducting Your Research. 10. Finding Sources for Your Research. 11. Writing a Research Paper. 12. Making a Class Presentation. 13. Role Playing and Debates. 14. Avoiding Plagiarism. 15. Citing Sources. 16. Simple Grammar. 17. Computer Basics. 18. Taking an Online Class.

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Sources of World History, Volume II  (ISBN-10: 0495913189 | ISBN-13: 9780495913184)

From constitutional documents, political theory, and philosophy to imaginative literature and social description, you’ll find fascinating primary source material in SOURCES OF WORLD HISTORY VOLUME II. This reader contains works representative of major civilization complexes (Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Islamic world, and Western civilization) and each selection is included for its ability to raise a significant issue.

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The History Handbook  (ISBN-10: 049590676X | ISBN-13: 9780495906766)

THE HISTORY HANDBOOK, by Carol Berkin (Baruch College, City University of New York) and Betty Anderson (Boston University), is a no-nonsense guide to the skills you need to succeed in a history course. You’ll learn basic as well as history-specific study skills--how to read primary sources, research historical topics, correctly cite sources, and more. THE HISTORY HANDBOOK also offers tips for Internet research and evaluating online sources.

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eAudio Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1111471266 | ISBN-13: 9781111471262)

This eAudio version of THE HISTORY HANDBOOK teaches you basic and history-specific study skills including how to take notes, get the most out of lectures and readings, read primary sources, research historical topics, and correctly cite sources. It also offers tips for Internet research and evaluating online sources. Each unit contains a separate topic, approximately 5 to 15 minutes in length, and can be downloaded to your computer and played on any MP3 player: 1. Taking Notes. 2. Figuring Out the Textbook. 3. Taking Tests. 4. Understanding Maps. 5. Understanding Primary and Secondary Sources. 6. Analyzing Primary and Secondary Sources. 7. Managing Written Assignments. 8. Choosing a Research Paper Topic. 9. Conducting Your Research. 10. Finding Sources for Your Research. 11. Writing a Research Paper. 12. Making a Class Presentation. 13. Role-Playing and Debates. 14. Avoiding Plagiarism. 15. Citing Sources. 16. Simple Grammar. 17. Computer Basics. 18. Taking an Online Class.

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Rand McNally Historical Atlas of the World  (ISBN-10: 0618841911 | ISBN-13: 9780618841912)

This comprehensive atlas features more than 60 maps, with new content covering the Middle East, the current Islamic world, and population movement of the world during 1900 and 2000. Additional maps document the beginning of civilization and the political development of all major areas of the world, and feature expanded coverage of Africa and Latin America.

List Price = $55.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $41.75


Writing for College History: A Short Handbook  (ISBN-10: 061830603X | ISBN-13: 9780618306039)

Prepared by Robert M. Frakes, Clarion University. This brief handbook for survey courses in American history, Western Civilization/European history, and world civilization guides students through the various types of writing assignments they encounter in a history class. Providing examples of student writing and candid assessments of student work, this text focuses on the rules and conventions of writing for the college history course.

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Doing History: Research and Writing in the Digital Age  (ISBN-10: 0534619533 | ISBN-13: 9780534619534)

Whether you're starting down the path as a history major, or simply looking for a straightforward and systematic guide to writing a successful paper, you'll find this text to be an indispensable handbook to historical research. This text's "soup to nuts" approach to researching and writing about history addresses every step of the process, from locating your sources and gathering information, to writing clearly and making proper use of various citation styles to avoid plagiarism. You'll also learn how to make the most of every tool available to you-especially the technology that helps you conduct the process efficiently and effectively.

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The Modern Researcher  (ISBN-10: 0495318701 | ISBN-13: 9780495318705)

This classic introduction to the techniques of research and the art of expression is used widely in history courses, but is also appropriate for writing and research methods courses in other departments. Barzun and Graff thoroughly cover every aspect of research, from the selection of a topic through the gathering, analysis, writing, revision, and publication of findings presenting the process not as a set of rules but through actual cases that put the subtleties of research in a useful context. Part One covers the principles and methods of research; Part Two covers writing, speaking, and getting one's work published.

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Meet the Author

About the Author

Mark A. Kishlansky

Mark Kishlansky is Professor of English and European History and Associate Dean of the Faculty at Harvard University. Before joining the Harvard faculty he taught for sixteen years at the University of Chicago, where he was a member of the Committee on Social Thought. Professor Kishlansky is a specialist on seventeenth-century English political history and has written, among other works, A MONARCHY TRANSFORMED, THE RISE OF THE NEW MODEL ARMY, and PARLIAMENTARY SELECTION: SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CHOICE IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND. From 1984 to 1991 he was editor of the JOURNAL OF BRITISH STUDIES. He is currently writing a history of the reign of Charles I entitled THE DEATH OF KINGS.