World History in Documents

World History in Documents
Author: Peter N. Stearns
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN: 0814740480
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World History in Documents Book Excerpt:

Promotes the ability to study history with primary sources and the ability to compare aspects of major societies.

World History in Documents

World History in Documents
Author: Peter N. Stearns
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 433
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN: 0814741010
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World History in Documents Book Excerpt:

While world history materials date back to prehistoric times, the field itself is relatively young. Indeed, when the first edition of Peter Stearns’s best-selling World History in Documents was published in 1998, world history was poised for explosive growth, with the College Board approving the AP world history curriculum in 2000, and the exam shortly thereafter. At the university level, survey world history courses are increasingly required for history majors, and graduate programs in world history are multiplying in the U.S. and overseas. World events have changed as rapidly as the field of world history itself, making the long-awaited second edition of World History in Documents especially timely. In addition to including a new preface, focusing on current trends in the field, Stearns has updated forty percent of the textbook, paying particular attention to global processes throughout history. The book also covers key events that have altered world history since the publication of the first edition, including terrorism, global consumerism, and environmental issues.

Daily Life Through American History in Primary Documents

Daily Life Through American History in Primary Documents
Author: Randall M. Miller,Theodore J. Zeman,Francis J. Sicius,Jolyon P. Girard
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1099
Release: 2011-12
ISBN: 161069032X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daily Life Through American History in Primary Documents Book Excerpt:

With this book, students, teachers, and general readers get a most important look at primary documents—essentially history's "first draft"—revealing rare insights into how American life in past eras really was, and also about how professional historians begin their work. * More than 200 selected primary documents drawn from more than four centuries of American life * General overviews for each broad topic and analytical introductions to each specific document by the editor * A chronological presentation of American history from colonial times to the present * Brief biographical information on the author and historical context for each document

Documents in World History

Documents in World History
Author: Peter N. Stearns,Stephen S. Gosch,Erwin P. Grieshaber,Allison Scardino Belzer
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-06-28
ISBN: 9780205050246
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Documents in World History Book Excerpt:

Offers a range of documents that illustrates civilizations from key stages in world history, with special attention to comparing major societies. Documents in World History is a thematically organized, authoritative collection of original sources that highlight political, social, cultural and economic issues in world history. The text also provides documents on the hot topics of gender and cultural history. Revised and updated with over a quarter of the documents new, the sixth edition retains its global emphasis. Standard selections and political coverage have been improved, and attention to Islam and Christianity as well as South Asia have been expanded. Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab at no extra charge, please visit www.mysearchlab.com or use ISBN: 9780205007059.

The Oxford World History of Empire

The Oxford World History of Empire
Author: Peter Fibiger Bang,C. A. Bayly,Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History C A Bayly,Professor of Classics and by Courtesy History Walter Scheidel,Walter Scheidel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 1353
Release: 2020-12-16
ISBN: 0197532764
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford World History of Empire Book Excerpt:

This is the first world history of empire, reaching from the third millennium BCE to the present. By combining synthetic surveys, thematic comparative essays, and numerous chapters on specific empires, its two volumes provide unparalleled coverage of imperialism throughout history and across continents, from Asia to Europe and from Africa to the Americas. Only a few decades ago empire was believed to be a thing of the past; now it is clear that it has been and remains one of the most enduring forms of political organization and power. We cannot understand the dynamics and resilience of empire without moving decisively beyond the study of individual cases or particular periods, such as the relatively short age of European colonialism. The history of empire, as these volumes amply demonstrate, needs to be drawn on the much broader canvas of global history. Volume Two: The History of Empires tracks the protean history of political domination from the very beginnings of state formation in the Bronze Age up to the present. Case studies deal with the full range of the historical experience of empire, from the realms of the Achaemenids and Asoka to the empires of Mali and Songhay, and from ancient Rome and China to the Mughals, American settler colonialism, and the Soviet Union. Forty-five chapters detailing the history of individual empires are tied together by a set of global synthesizing surveys that structure the world history of empire into eight chronological phases.

Vietnam a History in Documents

Vietnam  a History in Documents
Author: Gareth Porter
Publsiher: Plume Books
Total Pages: 536
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vietnam a History in Documents Book Excerpt:

The Great Irish Famine A History in Documents

The Great Irish Famine  A History in Documents
Author: Karen Sonnelitter
Publsiher: Broadview Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2018-10-30
ISBN: 1460406443
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Irish Famine A History in Documents Book Excerpt:

In the fall of 1845, a mysterious blight ravaged Ireland’s potato harvest, beginning a prolonged period of starvation, suffering, and emigration that reduced the Irish population by as much as twenty-five per cent in a mere six years. The Famine profoundly impacted Ireland’s social and political history and altered its relationships with the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. This document collection provides a broad selection of historical perspectives depicting the causes, the course, and the impact of the Famine. Letters, speeches, newspaper articles, and other works are collected within, carefully described and annotated for the reader. A substantial introduction, a chronology of events, and a useful glossary are also included to aid in the interpretation of the primary texts.

Focus On World History

Focus On World History
Author: Kathy Sammis
Publsiher: Walch Publishing
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2002-09
ISBN: 9780825143694
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Focus On World History Book Excerpt:

Offers activities to students that describe the major themes in world history between 1000 and 1500 C.E., including the increased trade and travel between the countries of Asia, Europe, and Africa.

A World History of War Crimes

A World History of War Crimes
Author: Michael S. Bryant
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2021-01-28
ISBN: 1350106623
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A World History of War Crimes Book Excerpt:

The greatly expanded and enhanced 2nd edition of A World History of War Crimes provides an authoritative and accessible introduction to the global history of war crimes and the laws of war. Tracing human efforts to limit warfare, from codes of war in antiquity designed to maintain a religiously conceived cosmic order to the gradual use in the modern age of the criminal trial as a means of enforcing universal humanitarian norms, Michael S. Bryant's book is a masterful one-volume account of the subject. This new edition includes, for the first time: * Two chapters providing extensive coverage of the Americas, Africa and the Middle East * Strengthened chronological boundaries – a new chapter on the Incas, Aztecs, Mayan, and North American Indian tribes, as well as more material across all regions in ancient times; discussion of contemporary war crimes committed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Myanmar and Syria * A historiographical essay to broaden your understanding of the field * An added final chapter focusing on the social, cultural and psychological aspects of the subject A World History of War Crimes is vital reading for anyone needing to understand the history of war in one of its most significant contexts.

The Material of World History

The Material of World History
Author: Tina Mai Chen,David S. Churchill
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2015-03-27
ISBN: 1317630181
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Material of World History Book Excerpt:

This volume considers the confluence of World History and historical materialism, with the following guiding question in mind: given developments in the field of historical materialism concerned with the intersection of race, gender, labour, and class, why is it that within the field of World History, historical materialism has been marginalized, precisely as World History orients toward transnational socio-cultural phenomenon, micro-studies, or global histories of networks? Answering this question requires thinking, in an inter-related manner, about both the development of World History as a discipline, and the place of economic determinism in historical materialism. This book takes the position that historical materialism (as applied to the field of World History) needs to be more open to the methodological diversity of the materialist tradition and to refuse narrowly deterministic frameworks that have led to marginalization of materialist cultural analysis in studies of global capitalism. At the same time, World History needs to be more self-critical of the methodological diversity it has welcomed through a largely inclusionary framework that allows the material to be considered separately from cultural, social, and intellectual dimensions of global processes.

Modern Japan

Modern Japan
Author: James L. Huffman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9780195392531
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Japan Book Excerpt:

Employing a wide range of primary source materials, Modern Japan: A History in Documents provides a colorful narrative of Japan's development since 1600. A variety of diary entries, letters, legal documents, and poems brings to life the early modern years, when Japan largely shut itself off from the outside world. A picture essay highlights the tumultuous decade and a half following the arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry and the U.S. Navy in 1853, which led to unprecedented changes and a new government. The dramatic rush to modernity in the late 1800s and early 1900s, accompanied by Japan's entry into the imperialist rivalry, is seen through travel accounts, novelists' recollections, and imperial rescripts, while editorial cartoons and prison memoirs recount the major early twentieth century rush, first toward pluralism, then toward war. Japan's recovery after World War II to become one of the world's most vibrant democracies and its second largest economy is chronicled through records as diverse as a funeral eulogy, a comic book description of Adam Smith's economic theories, and an internet musing. The documents are woven together in a lively narrative that brings to life one of the modern world's most remarkable national stories. This new edition includes an updated introduction with a note on sources and interpretation, extensive revision of Chapter 1: The Land of Shogun and Daimyo, eleven new documents, seven new sidebars, seven new images, and updated further reading and websites. It revises the interpretation of the Tokugawa period; adds new material on Japanese imperialism, especially its expansion into Korea; has more emphasis on the place of minorities in modern society; quotes additional fiction and other literature; updates the most recent material to include the last 15 years of history; and adds some new editorial cartoons from the Meiji and Taisho eras, a rare 19th century photo from the Meiji era, and archival maps.

Teaching World History in the Twenty first Century A Resource Book

Teaching World History in the Twenty first Century  A Resource Book
Author: Heidi Roupp
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-02-12
ISBN: 1317458966
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching World History in the Twenty first Century A Resource Book Book Excerpt:

This practical handbook is designed to help anyone who is preparing to teach a world history course - or wants to teach it better. It includes contributions by experienced teachers who are reshaping world history education, and features new approaches to the subject as well as classroom-tested practices that have markedly improved world history teaching.

Studies in World History Volume 2 Student

Studies in World History Volume 2  Student
Author: James P. Stobaugh
Publsiher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN: 1614583935
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studies in World History Volume 2 Student Book Excerpt:

The New World to the Modern Age (1500 AD to 1900 AD) Chronologically based, but focused more on skill development Meant to be a 30 to 45 minute experience every day World history is combined with social studies in a one-year course. The middle school student will see history come to life no matter what their pace or ability. Developed by Dr. James Stobaugh, the courses grow in difficulty with each year, preparing students for high school work. This is a comprehensive examination of history, geography, economics, and government systems. This educational set equips students to learn from a starting point of God's creation of the world and move forward with a solid biblically-based worldview. Volume II Covers - Clash of Cultures, Europe and the Renaissance, Reformation, Revolutions, and more.

Russia in World History

Russia in World History
Author: Barbara Alpern Engel,Janet Martin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0199947872
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Russia in World History Book Excerpt:

"This volume offers a lively introduction to Russia's dramatic history and the striking changes that characterize its story. Distinguished authors Barbara Alpern Engel and Janet Martin show how Russia's peoples met the constant challenges posed by geography, climate, availability of natural resources, and devastating foreign invasions, and rose to become the world's second largest land empire. The book describes the circumstances that led to the world's first communist society in 1917, and traces the global consequences of Russia's long confrontation with the United States, which took place virtually everywhere and for decades provided a model for societies seeking development independent of capitalism. This book also brings the story of Russia's arduous and costly climb to great power to a personal level through the stories of individual women and men-leading figures who played pivotal roles as well as less prominent individuals from a range of social backgrounds whose voices illuminate the human consequences of sweeping historical change. As was and is true of Russia itself, this story encompasses a wide variety of ethnicities, peoples who became part of the Russian empire and suffered or benefited from its leaders' efforts to meld a multiethnic polity into a coherent political entity. The book examines how Russia served as a conduit for people, ideas, and commodities flowing between east and west, north and south, and absorbed and adapted influences from both Europe and Asia and how it came to play an increasingly important role on a regional and, ultimately, global scale"--

The Treasures of World History

The Treasures of World History
Author: Peter Snow,Ann MacMillan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-08-06
ISBN: 9780233006048
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Treasures of World History Book Excerpt:

A spirited examination of world history, told through 50 key documents, by two celebrated historians and journalists. With a wealth of experience between them on political, social, cultural and military history, and today's current affairs, Peter Snow and Ann MacMillan are the perfect guides to appreciating the significance of each document. Chapters are devoted to each of the 50 documents across the political, military, artistic, and scientific spheres, and supported by additional contemporary images. The documents themselves have been researched from the collections of national archives, museums, libraries, and private collections around the world. The authors explain their criteria for selection and provide the pertinent details of each one, taking us on a journey from the scripts of the earliest civilizations through to momentous speeches and papers of today.

Japan in World History

Japan in World History
Author: James L. Huffman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2010-02-04
ISBN: 0199709742
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Japan in World History Book Excerpt:

Japan in World History ranges from Japan's prehistoric interactions with Korea and China, to the Western challenge of the late 1500s, the partial isolation under the Tokugawa family (1600-1868), and the tumultuous interactions of more recent times, when Japan modernized ferociously, turned imperialist, lost a world war, then became the world's second largest economy--and its greatest foreign aid donor. Writing in a lively fashion, Huffman makes rich use of primary sources, illustrating events with comments by the people who lived through them: tellers of ancient myths, court women who dominated the early literary world, cynical priests who damned medieval materialism, travelers who marveled at "indecent" Western ballroom dancers in the mid-1800s, and the emperor who justified Pearl Harbor. Without ignoring standard political and military events, the book illuminates economic, social, and cultural factors; it also examines issues of gender as well as the roles of commoners, samurai, business leaders, novelists, and priests.

Primary Source Reader for World History Since 1500

Primary Source Reader for World History  Since 1500
Author: Elsa A. Nystrom
Publsiher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Total Pages: 634
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780495006107
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primary Source Reader for World History Since 1500 Book Excerpt:

Sharing a thoughtful collection of important primary source documents essential to world history, PRIMARY SOURCE READER FOR WORLD HISTORY is an affordable supplement for students and a valuable complement to any world history or world civilization class. More than 50 percent of the primary source documents that comprise this new two-volume reader are non-Western so as to give students a broad perspective on the history of the world. The primary source readings are divided by eras and organized according to principal themes such as religion, law and government, and everyday life. Each group of readings has a section describing the significance of subsequent readings and how those readings interrelate. Individual readings include a head note and various study questions intended to guide student reading and understanding. Brief and inexpensive, this reader is available to package with any of our world history texts. VOLUME I and VOLUME II can be packaged both together and separately.

Russia in World History

Russia in World History
Author: Choi Chatterjee
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2022-01-27
ISBN: 1350026433
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Russia in World History Book Excerpt:

Russia in World History uses a comparative framework to understand Russian history in a global context. The book challenges the idea of Russia as an outlier of European civilization by examining select themes in modern Russian history alongside cases drawn from the British Empire. Choi Chatterjee analyzes the concepts of nation and empire, selfhood and subjectivity, socialism and capitalism, and revolution and the world order in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. In doing so she rethinks many historical narratives that bluntly posit a liberal West against a repressive, authoritarian Russia. Instead Chatterjee argues for a wider perspective which reveals that imperial practices relating to the appropriation of human and natural resources were shared across European empires, both East and West. Incorporating the stories of famous thinkers, such as Leo Tolstoy, Emma Goldman, Wangari Maathai, Arundhati Roy, among others. This unique interpretation of modern Russia is knitted together from the varied lives and experiences of those individuals who challenged the status quo and promoted a different way of thinking. This is a ground-breaking book with big and provocative ideas about the history of the modern world, and will be vital reading for students of both modern Russian and world history.

AP World History Prep Plus 2018 2019

AP World History Prep Plus 2018 2019
Author: Kaplan Test Prep
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 421
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN: 1506225578
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AP World History Prep Plus 2018 2019 Book Excerpt:

Exam changes recently announced by the College Board, which affect the AP World History exam, will not take place until the May 2020 exam. In the meantime, this book is the most current and fully aligned with exams given in 2018 and 2019. Kaplan is currently planning the next edition of the book, which will reflect the new exam changes. Look for the new book in the fall of the 2019–2020 school year. Kaplan's AP World History Prep Plus 2018-2019 gives you concise review of the most-tested content to quickly build your skills and confidence. With bite-sized, test-like practice sets and customizable study plans, our guide fits your schedule. Personalized Prep. Realistic Practice. Three full-length practice exams and an online test scoring tool to convert your raw score into a 1–5 scaled score Pre- and post-quizzes in each chapter so you can monitor your progress Customizable study plans tailored to your individual goals and prep time Focused content review on the essential concepts to help you make the most of your study time Online quizzes for additional practice Test-taking strategies designed specifically for AP World History Expert Guidance We know the test—our AP experts make sure our practice questions and study materials are true to the exam We know students—every explanation is written to help you learn, and our tips on the exam structure and question formats will help you avoid surprises on Test Day We invented test prep—Kaplan (www.kaptest.com) has been helping students for 80 years, and more than 95% of our students get into their top-choice schools

World History

World History
Author: William J. Duiker,Jackson J. Spielvogel
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN: 1305537785
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World History Book Excerpt:

Noted teachers and scholars William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel present a balanced, highly readable overview of world history that explores common challenges and experiences of the human past and identifies key patterns over time. Thorough coverage of political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history is integrated into a chronological framework to help students gain an appreciation and understanding of the distinctive character and development of individual cultures in society. This approach, with organization around seven major themes (Science and Technology, Art and Ideas, Family and Society, Politics and Government, Earth and the Environment, Religion and Philosophy, and Interaction and Exchange), helps students link events together in a broad comparative and global framework, thereby placing the contemporary world in a more meaningful historical context. Available in the following options: WORLD HISTORY, Eighth Edition (Chapters 1—30); Volume I: To 1800 (Chapters 1—18); Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 14—30). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.