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The Global Experience Readings in World History, Volume 1 (to 1550)

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Summary

This integrated, global collection of primary source documents illustrates the variety of experiences on the part of men and women who have made history; and is designed with introductions and questions, to make main points clear to students. Organized chronologically and focusing on global themes, it includes excerpts from both classic texts and less familiar but equally illustrative material.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
PART I -- EARLY CIVILIZATIONS
1(68)
Global Conceptions of the Cosmos and Creation
1(15)
The Egyptian Creation Story: The Creation According to Ra
2(2)
The Hebrew Creation Story: Genesis
4(4)
P'an Ku, China's Creation Story
8(3)
A Hindu Creation Story: Rig Veda
11(1)
A Greek Creation Story: Hesiod's Theogony
12(2)
A Mayan Creation Story: Popol Vuh
14(2)
Culture Heroes in Early Epics
16(22)
The Epic of Gilgamesh
16(6)
Homer, The Odyssey
22(6)
Dialli Kieba Koate, Sunjatta
28(10)
Law in the Ancient Near East: Babylonian and Hittite
38(7)
The Babylonian Code of Hammurabi
39(3)
Hittite Laws
42(3)
Origins of Writing in West Asia; the Scribal Profession
45(6)
A Sumerian Schoolboy Text
45(2)
Papyrus Lansing: A Schoolbook
47(4)
Challenges to Egyptian and Hebrew Tradition
51(11)
Hatshepsut: Successful Female Pharaoh
52(3)
The Hymn to Aton and Psalm 104
55(5)
Isaiah: Prophet of Doom and Hope
60(2)
Military Strategy and Tactics: Assyria and China
62(7)
Assyrian War Tactics
63(1)
Sun Tzu [Sunzi], The Art of War
64(5)
PART II -- CLASSICAL CIVILIZATIONS
69(97)
The Hindu Tradition in Classical India
69(15)
The Essence of the Universe
71(1)
The Laws of Manu
72(3)
Bhagavad-Gita
75(3)
Duties of a King, Artha Shastra
78(2)
Hsuan-tsang [Xuanzang], The Land and People of India
80(4)
The Buddhist Tradition
84(8)
Enlightenment of the Buddha
85(2)
Pure Land Scripture, Sukhavativyuha
87(3)
Edict of Ashoka
90(2)
The Golden Age of Chinese Thought
92(14)
Confucius, Analects
92(4)
Taoism [Daoism]: Lao Tzu [Lao Zi]
96(4)
Legalism: The Writings of Han Fei Tzu [Han Fei Zi]
100(5)
Mencius, ``Humane Government''
105(1)
Classical Greece
106(28)
Sappho, Lyric Songs
107(4)
Herodotus, Persian Dialogue
111(3)
Sophocles, Antigone
114(3)
Thucydides, Peloponnesian War
117(9)
Xenophon, The Government of Sparta
126(5)
Aristotle, Politics
131(3)
Roman Contributions to Ideologies of Government and Law
134(21)
Plutarch, Numa the Lawgiver
135(10)
Titus Livy, Heroes of the Early Republic
145(4)
Polybius, ``Why Romans and Not Greeks Govern the World''
149(4)
Marcus Tullius Cicero, The Laws
153(2)
Science in the Greco-Roman and Chinese Worlds
155(11)
The Yellow Emperor, Nei-ching [Neijing] (Canon of Medicine)
156(3)
Hippocrates, On the Sacred Disease
159(3)
Pliny the Elder, The Nature Story
162(4)
PART III -- CHRISTIANITY TO ISLAM
166(53)
The Rise of Christianity
166(6)
The Golden Rule and God's Will
167(1)
The Writings of Saint Paul on Women
168(4)
Rome and the Christians
172(13)
Pliny the Younger, Letters to Emperor Trajan
173(2)
St. Augustine of Hippo, The Just War
175(2)
Paulus Orosius, History Against the Pagans
177(3)
Monastic Life: The Rule of St. Benedict
180(5)
Fusion of Church and State: Byzantine Beginnings
185(11)
Eusebius, ``Life of Constantine''
186(5)
Procopius, History of the Wars and The Secret History
191(5)
The Rise of Islam
196(11)
The Qur'an
197(8)
Sayings (Hadith) Ascribed to the Prophet: Holy War
205(2)
High Point of Islamic Culture
207(12)
Harun al Rashid and the Byzantine Empire
208(1)
Kai Kaus, ``Scientific Physiognomy and the Purchase of Slaves''
209(5)
One Thousand and One Nights: ``The Tale of the Fisherman''
214(5)
PART IV -- MEDIEVAL EUROPE, AFRICA, AND THE EAST
219(124)
The Germanic Tribes Succeed the Romans in the West
219(8)
Gregory of Tours, History of the Franks
220(5)
Law Code of the Salian Franks
225(2)
Feudalism and Chivalry, West and East
227(22)
The Nibelungenlied
228(6)
The Book of Emperors and Kings, ``Charlemagne and Pope Leo III''
234(7)
Bahas al-Din Ibn Shaddad, ``Saladin: The Lion of Islam''
241(3)
Tsunetomo Yamamoto, Hagakure (The Way of the Samurai)
244(3)
The Forty-Seven Ronin
247(2)
East-West Images and Realities
249(11)
Liutprand, Bishop of Cremona, A Mission to Constantinople
249(4)
Memoirs of Usamah Ibn-Munqidh
253(4)
Sir John Mandeville, ``The Land of Prester John''
257(3)
Islam and Islam's Enemies
260(10)
Ibn Battuta in Mali
261(3)
Ibn Khaldun, The Muqaddima
264(3)
Martin Fernandez de Figueroa, Confronting the Moors in Somalia
267(3)
Byzantium: The Later Period of Decay
270(9)
Micahel Psellus, Chronographia, ``Empress Zoe''
270(3)
Robert of Clari, The Conquest of Constantinople
273(6)
Scholasticism, Spirituality, and Mysticism
279(12)
Peter Abelard, The Story of My Misfortunes
281(3)
St. Hildegard of Bingen, Know the Ways
284(4)
St. Francis of Assisi, ``The Rule of Saint Francis''
288(3)
Coping with Deviant Belief: East and West
291(17)
Pierre de Vaux-de-Cernay, ``What Cathars Believe''
292(3)
Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica: ``Whether Heretics are to be Tolerated''
295(2)
William Rubruck, Journey to Cathay
297(8)
The Trial of Joan of Arc
305(3)
Medieval Domestic Life in Western and Eastern Europe
308(6)
The Goodman of Paris
308(3)
The Domostroi, Rules for Russian Households in the Time of Ivan the Terrible
311(3)
Medieval Governments and Societies of China and Japan
314(20)
Emperor T'ai-tsung [Taizong]: ``On the Art of Government''
315(4)
Sung (Song) China: Imperial Examination System
319(1)
Chinese Footbinding
320(3)
Murasaki Shikibu, The Tale of Genji
323(5)
John Pian del Carpini, The Tartars
328(2)
Marco Polo in China
330(4)
The Black Death: Christian and Muslim Views
334(9)
The Black Death in Florence
335(3)
Ibn Al-Ward, An Essay on the Report of the Pestilence
338(5)
PART V - A WORLD IN CHANGE
343(59)
The Rise of the Ottoman Empire
343(12)
Kritovoulos, History of Mehmed the Conqueror
344(4)
Suleiman the Magnificent and His Courtiers
348(3)
Vlad Tsepes, ``The Impaler'': The Real Dracula or How the Enemy of the Ottomans Became a Legend
351(4)
The Rise of Russia
355(7)
The Russian Primary Chronicle
356(3)
Heinrich von Staden, The Land and Government of Muscovy
359(3)
The Renaissance and Reformation
362(20)
Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince and The Discourses on Titus Livy
364(6)
Erasmus, Julius II Excluded
370(5)
Martin Luther at the Diet of Worms, 1521
375(3)
St. Charles Borromeo: Instructions to Confessors
378(4)
Age of Exploration and Expansion
382(8)
Cheng Ho [Zheng He]: Ming Maritime Expeditions
384(2)
St. Francis Xavier on the Japanese: ``The Best People Who Have Yet Been Discovered''
386(4)
Portugal in Asia and Spain in America
390(5)
The Travels of Mendes Pinto
390(5)
Spain in America
395(7)
Christopher Columbus, Journal of First Voyage to America
395(2)
An Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico: The Broken Spears
397(3)
Pope Paul III, ``Indians are Men'' 1537
400(2)
Bartolome de las Casas, Destruction of the Indies and ``The Only Method of Converting the Indians''
402


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