The Human Record Sources of Global History, Volume I: To 1700

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2004-03-02
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The Human Record is a leading collection of primary sources for world history courses. Unlike many world history texts that center on the West, The Human Record provides balanced coverage of the global past. The book features both written and artifactual sources placed in their full historical contexts through introductory essays, footnotes, and focus questions. Each volume in the Fifth Edition begins with a prologue, "Primary Sources and How to Read Them", that introduces students to the proper methods for reading and interpreting primary source material; the authors also walk students through sample visual and textual sources to help them master this skill.

Table of Contents

Primary Sources and How to Read Them
The Ancient World
The First Civilizations Mesopotamia: The Land of Two Rivers
The Search for Eternal Life in Mesopotamia
The Epic of Gilgamesh Bringing Order to an Uncertain World
The Judgments of Hammurabi Egypt: The River of Two Lands
The Search for Eternal Life in Egypt
Three Mortuary Texts Another Side of Egyptian Life
A Crib Incantation and Two Love Songs China: The Land of the Yellow and Yangzi Rivers
The Mandate of Heaven
The Book of Documents Zhou Viewed from Above and Below
The Book of Songs Mute Testimony Bringing in the Sheaves
A Tassili Rock Painting Cultural Impressions
Indus, Mesopotamian, and Cretan Seals Sacred Kingship along the Nile
Two Temple Reliefs
Newcomers: From Nomads to Settlers The Indo-Europeans Life, Death, and the Gods in Aryan India
The Rig Veda A Journey to the Underworld
Homer, The Odyssey
The Israelites and Their Neighbors Establishing a Covenant with Humanity
The Book of Genesis Establishing a Covenant with a Chosen People
The Book of Deuteronomy
Transcendental Reality: Developing the Spiritual Traditions of India and Southwest Asia: 800200 B.C.E.
The Emergence of Brahminical Hinduism The Hindu Search for Divine Reality
The Upanishads Dharma: The Imperative of Caste Law
The Bhagavad Gita
A Challenge to Caste: The Teachings of the Buddha
The Path to Enlightenment
The Buddha, Setting in Motion the Wheel of the Law
The Poison Arrow of Needless Speculation
The Buddha, Questions that Tend
Not to Edification Persians, Israelites, and Their Gods
The Struggle Between Good and Evil
Zarathustra, Gathas
A Covenant for All Peoples
The Book of Isaiah
The Secular Made Sacred: Developing the Humanistic Traditions of China and Hellas: 600200
B.C.E. China: Thought in Search of Harmony Daoism: The Way That Is and Is Not
Laozi, The Classic of the Way and Virtue
Confucianism: The Moral Way of the Past
Confucius, The Analects Legalism: The Way of the State
Han Fei, The Writings of Master Han Fei Yin and Yang and the Dao of Good Health
The Yellow Emperor's
Classic of Medicine Hellenic Civilization: A Rational Inquiry into Life Hellenic Medicine
Hippocrates, On the Sacred Disease
The Athenian as Citizen
Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War Bacchic Maenads: Feminine Religious Ecstacy
Euripides, The Bacchae Socrates' Defense of Philosophy
Plato, Apologia Art and the Human Form
Three Hellenic Works of Art
Regional Empires and Afro-Eurasian Interchange, 300 B.C.E.500 C.E.
The Greco-Roman World Images of the Hellenistic World
Four Hellenistic Sculptures Rome Viewed from the Underworld
Virgil, The Aeneid Queen Boudica and the Pax Romana
Tacitus, Agricola and Annals Han China
Two Views on How to Deal with Empire
Huan Kuan, Discourses on Salt and Iron
A Woman's Place as Viewed by a Female Confucian
Ban Zhao, Lessons for Women India in the Age of Empires
The Softening Effects of Dharma
Asoka, Rock and Pillar Edicts
Sacred Law in Classical India
The Laws of Manu
Long-Distance Travel and Exchange
India and China Viewed from Rome
Pliny the Elder, Natural History Faxian's
Homeward Voyage
Faxian, Travels
The Transit of Images along Trade Routes
Five Robed Statues
Faith, Devotion, and Salvation: Great World Religions to 1500
New Developments in Three Ancient Religions
Mahayana Buddhism: A Religion of Infinite Compassion Perceiver of the World's
Sounds: A Bodhisattva for All Emergencies
Tales of Guanshiyin Images of Compassion
Three Bodhisattvas Bhakti: The Way of Devotion
The Way of Supreme Love
Narada, The Bhakti Sutra Shiva, Auspicious Destroyer
Shiva Nataraja Rabbinical Judaism
A Defense of the Law
Flavius Josephus, Against Apion Jacob's Seed
Maimonides, Selected Writings
Christianity: Conquering the World for Christ
The Foundations of Christianity
Becoming Spiritually Perfect
The Gospel of Saint Matthew
The Path to Righteousness: The Law or Faith?
Saint Paul, Epistle to the Romans
Christianity and the Roman World
Rome's Policy toward Christians
Pliny the Younger and Trajan, Letters
Regarding Christians
Why Are Christians Persecuted?
Tertullian, Apologia Persecution and Deliverance
Eusebius of Caesarea, Ecclesiastical History
The Christian Emperor
The Barberini Ivory Beyond the Roman
World Georgia Becomes a Christian State
Rufinus of Aquileia, Church History
Christianity Comes to China
Bishop Adam, The Christian Monument
Religious Exchange and Interchange
Gnostic Christianity: The Secret Knowledge of Jesus
The Gospel of Thomas Manichaeism: Enlightening the World
The Parable About the World-Ocean
Islam: Universal Submission to God
The Foundations of Islamic Life
The Word of God
The Quran
The Tales of Tradition
Iman Nawawi, Gardens of the Righteous
Muhammad's Night
Journey and Ascent to Heaven
Muhammad ibn Ishaq, The Life of the Messenger of God
The First Formulation of Sharia: God's Law
Malik ibn Anas, The Smoothed Path
Variety and Unity within Islam God's
Martyrs: The Party of Ali
Ibn Babawayh al-Saduq, Creed concerning the Imams
An African Pilgrim to Mecca
Mahmud Kati, The Chronicle of the Seeker
The Sufi Path
Jalaluddin al-Rumi, Poems, and Ahmed al-Aflaki, The Virtues of Those Who Know Islam and Unbelievers
The Dhimma
Ibn Muslama's
Pact with the Christians of Tiflis and The Pact of Umar
The Jewish Community of Twelfth-Century Baghdad
Benjamin of Tudela, Book of Travels Fourteenth-Century
Hindu Dhimmis
The Deeds of Sultan Firuz Shah III. Continuity, Change, and
Interchange: 5001500
Asia: Change in the Context of Tradition Japan: Creating a Distinctive Civilization
The Constitution of Prince Shotoku
Chronicles of Japan Lives and Loves at the Heian Court
Sei Shonagon, The Pillow Book
The Ideal Samurai
Chronicle of the Grand Pacification
China: The Ages of Tang and Song
Imperial Greatness and Disaster in Eighth-Century China
Du Fu, Poems The Bartered Bride: China and the Uighurs in an Age of Civil War
The Old Tang History
The Dao of Agriculture in Song China
Chen Pu, The Craft of Farming
Thirteenth-Century Hangzhou
A Record of Musings on the Eastern Capital
Buddhism in East Asia: Acceptance, Rejection, and Accomodation
Buddhism Comes to China: The Story of the Nun An Lingshou
Shi Baochang, Lives of the Nuns
A Conflict of Values: Buddhism in Late Tang China
Han Yu, Memorial on Buddhism
A Japanese Monk in China
Tales from Uji Southwest Asia: Crossroads of the Afro-Eurasian World
The Arrival of the Turks
Al-Jahiz, The Merits of the Turks and of the Imperial Army as a Whole Muslims and Franks in the Crusader States
Ibn Jubayr, Travels Sinbad's
First Voyage
A Thousand and One Arabian Nights India: Continuity and Change Nalanda: C
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