The Human Record: Sources of Global History: To 1700

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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 2008-01-28
  • Publisher: Cengage High School
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Now in its Sixth Edition, The Human Record continues to be the leading primary source reader for the World History course. Each volume contains a blend of visual and textual sources; these sources are often paired or grouped together for comparison. A prologue entitled, "Primary Sources and How to Read Them," appears in each volume and serves as a valuable pedagogical tool. Unlike many world history texts that center on the West, The Human Record provides balanced coverage of the global past. Approximately one-third of the sources in the Sixth Edition are new, and these documents continue to reflect the myriad experiences of the peoples of the world.

Table of Contents

The Ancient Worl.D
The First Civilizations
Mesopotamia: The Epic of Gilgamesh
The Judgments of Hammurabi
Egypt: The Person Who Was Tired of Life
Tale of the Eloquent Peasant
China: The Book of Documents
The Book of Songs
Mute Testimony: Indus Seals, Mesopotamian Seals, and Cretan Seals
Two Temple Reliefs
Multiple Voices I: A Pyramid Text
A Coffin Text
The Negative Confession
Newcomers: From Nomads to Settlers
The Indo-Europeans: The Rig Veda
The Odyssey
The Israelites and Their Neighbors: The Book of Genesis
The Book of Deuteronomy
Transcendental Reality
Developing the Spiritual Traditions of India and Southwest Asia
800-200 B.C.E. The Emergence of Brahminical Hinduism
The Upanishads
The Bhagavad-Gita
The Teachings of the Buddha: The Buddha, Setting in Motion the Wheel of the Law
The Buddha, Questions That Tend Not to Edification
Persians, Israelites, and Their Gods: Zarathustra, Gathas
The Book of Isaiah
The Secular Made Sacred
Developing the Humanistic Traditions of China and Hellas
600-200 B.C.E. China
The Classic of the Way and Virtue
The Analects
Qin Penal Laws
Hellenic Civilization
History of the Peloponnesian War
The Bacchae
Three Hellenic Works of Art
Multiple Voices II
The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine
Testimonials At Epidauros
On the Sacred Disease
Regional Empires and Afro-Eurasian Interchange
300 B.C.E.-500 C.E. The Greco-Roman World
Four Hellenistic Sculptures
The Aeneid
Han China
Discourses on Salt and Iron
Lessons For Women
India in the Age of Empires: Asoka, Rock and Pillar Edicts
Travels Multiple Voices III: Pliny the Elder, Natural History
Four Robed Statues
Faith, Devotion, And Salvation: Great World Religions To 1500
New Developments in Three Ancient Religions Mahayana Buddhism: Tales of Guanshiyin
Three Bodhisattvas
Bhakti: Narada, The Bhakti Sutra
Shiva Naturaja
Rabbinical Judaism
Against Apion
The Babylonian Talmud
Christianity: Conquering the World for Christ
The Foundations of Christianity: The Gospel of Saint Matthew
Epistle To the Romans
Christianity and the Roman World
Ecclesiastical History
The Theodosian Code
Christ the Redeemer of the World
Beyond the Roman World
Church History
The Christian Monument
Multiple Voices IV: The Gospel of Thomas
Against Heresies
Homilies of Clement
Ecclesiastical History
The Creed of Nicaea
Islam: Universal Submission to God The Foundations of Islamic Life: The Quran
The Authentic [Traditions]
The Life of the Messenger of God
The Distinguished Jurist's Primer
Variety and Unity within Islam
Creed Concerning the Imams
The Chronicle of the Seeker
Spiritual Couplets
Multiple Voices V: The Pact of Ibn Muslama
The Pact of Umar
Book of Travels
The Deeds of Sultan Firuz Shah
Continuity, Change, And Interchange: 500-1500
Asia: Change in the Context of Tradition Japan
Chronicles of Japan
The Pillow Book
Chronicle of the Grand Pacification
The Old Tang History
The Craft of Farming
Southwest Asia: Al-Jahiz
The Merits of the Turks and of the Imperial Army As a Whole
A Thousand and One Arabian Nights
Description of India
Vikrama's Adventures
Multiple Voices VI
Lives of the Nuns
Memorial on Buddhism
Proclamation Ordering the Destruction of Buddhist Monasteries
Conversations of Master Zhu, Arranged Topically
Two Christian Civilizations: Byzantium and Western Europe Justinian the Great
The Mosaics of San Vitale
Charles the Great: Pope Leo III's Lateran Mosaic
Charles the Great Capitulary on Saxony and Letter To Pope Leo III
Byzantium and the West in the Age of Otto the Great: Liudprand of Cremona
A Report on the Embassy To Constantinople
A Byzantine Icon of the Koimesis and A Dormition Miniature
Imperium versus Sacerdotium: Dictatus Papae
Letter To Hildebrand
A Treatise on Royal and Papal Power
Multiple Voices VII
The Jerusalem History
The Capture of Constantinople
Letters To the Crusaders
Africa and the Americas Africa
Meadows of Gold
The Book of Routes and Realms
Ethiopian Royal Chronicle;
Seated Female Figure
The Americas: Three Mayan Ceramic Sculptures
Book of the Gods and Rites
Travel, Encounter, And Exchange: 1000-1700
Adventurers, Merchants, Diplomats, Pilgrims, and Missionaries
A Half Millennium of Travel and Encounter
1000-1500 The World Perceived
A Description of Foreign Peoples
The Book of John Mandeville
The Kangnido
Travel in the Age of the Pax Mongolica
Journey To the Land of the Tartars
Description of the World
The Practice of Commerce
Long-Distance Travel beyond the Mongol Peace
A Donation To Those Interested in Curiosities
Embassy To Tamerlane
The Overall Survey of the Ocean's Shores
The Chronicle of Guinea
Transoceanic Encounters: 1500-1700 Europeans in the Americas
General History of the Things of New Spain
Compendium and Description of the West Indies
African Reactions to the European Presence
Letters To the King of Portugal
A Benin-Portuguese Saltcellar and A Benin Wall Plaque
A Voyage To New Calabar River in the Year 1699
Chinese and Japanese Reactions to the West
Closed Country Edict of 1635 and Exclusion of the Portuguese; 1639
The Great Mughals and the West
Travels in India
Multiple Voices VIII
The History of the Conquest of New Spain
General History of the Things of New Spain
Lienzo De Tlaxcala
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