9780132414029

Aspects of Western Civilization: Problems and Sources in History, Volume 1

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  • ISBN13:

    9780132414029

  • ISBN10:

    0132414023

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

Aspects of Western Civilizationis a two-volume compilation of primary sources in Western Civilization from the earliest civilizations in Mesopotamia and Egypt to the contemporary world. The text is thematically based, problem-oriented, and designed to involve students with important historical questions and controversies. This text is designed to provide readers with a structured selection of primary sources for analysis which will help them consider fundamental historical questions and concerns that arise from the study of World Civilization.

Table of Contents

Preface
The Foundations of Civilization
Civilization in the Ancient Near East: Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Israel
Mesopotamian Civilization
The Reign of Sargon
The Code of Hammurabi
The Epic of Gilgamesh
Egyptian Civilization
The Authority of the Pharaohs
Building the Pyramids, Herodotus Mummification, Herodotus Ramses the Great
The Architectural Foundation
The Great Pyramids
Egyptian Religion and Values
Instructions of Kagemni The Pyramid Texts
The Book of the Dead: Negative Confession
Against the Grain The Amarna Revolution
ldquo;You Are a Lifespan in Yourselfrdquo;, Akhenaten
Wall Carving:Akhenaten, Nefertiti, and the Princesses Hebrew Civilization
Origins, Oppression, and the Exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt
The Creation of the World Paradise and the Fall from Grace
The Hebrew Bondage The Burning Bush The Mission of Moses The Departure of the Israelites
Covenant and Commandments
The Ten Commandments The Covenant Code
Wisdom and Psalms
Job: ldquo;Clothed In Fearful Splendorrdquo; Psalm 104: ldquo;All Creatures Depend On Yourdquo;
The Reflection in the Mirror
The New Covenant of Jeremiah
ldquo;Deep Within Them I Shall Plant My Law&rdquo
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