Sources in Patterns of World History: Volume One To 1600

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Each volume of Sources for Patterns of World History includes approximately 200 text and visual sources in world history, organized to match the chapter organization of Patterns of World History. Each source is accompanied by a headnote and reading questions. FREE in a bundle, contact your Oxford University Press representative for details, or call 800-280-0280.

Table of Contents

Primary Sources: How to Read Them and Why They are Important in World Historyp. 1
The African Origins of Humanity, Prehistory to 10,000 BCEp. 6
Bad Hair Days in the Paleolithicp. 7
Of Lice and Menp. 8
Shamans and Cave Paintingp. 9
Not All Hominids Are Human Beingsp. 11
Theories of Race and the History of Africap. 12
Deep History and Convergent Evolutionp. 13
Agrarian-Urban Centers of the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean, 11,500 - 600 B.C.E.p. 15
An Egyptian Creation Mythp. 16
A Mesopotamian Creation Mythp. 17
Law Codes of Hammurabip. 21
The Descent of Ishtar Into the Underworldp. 23
Hesiod's Theogonyp. 27
Cuneiform Tablet from Mesopotamia, ca. 2000 BCEp. 47
Shifting Agrarian Centers in India, 3000 B.C.E. - 606 B.C.E.p. 48
The Mystery of the Harappan Sealsp. 48
The Code of Manup. 51
Hymn to Creation from the Rig Vedap. 53
Agrarian Patterns and the Mandate of Heaven in Ancient China, 5000 - 481 BCEp. 54
Shang Oracle Bonesp. 54
Ancestor Worship and Human Sacrifice from the Shi Jingp. 57
Pan Gu: A Chinese Creation Mythp. 59
The Announcement to the Duke of Shaop. 60
Origins Apart: The Americas and Oceaniap. 63
The Wealth of La Ventap. 63
The Mound Builder Cultures of North America: Poverty Pointp. 66
A Polynesian Creation Mythp. 69
Reed Chart from the Marshall Islands, South Pacificp. 72
Chiefdoms and Early States in Africa and the Americas, 600 BCE-600 CEp. 73
The Gold Mines of Nubiap. 73
Periplus of the Erythraean Sea: Travel and Trade in the Red Sea and India Oceanp. 75
The Popol Vuhp. 79
"The Creation" by Diego Riverap. 81
Persia, Greece, and Romep. 82
Darius I of Persia: the Behistan Inscriptionp. 83
Herodotus on the Battle of Thermopylae (480 BCE)p. 83
Anixmander, "On Nature"p. 91
Plutarch on Julius Caesarp. 92
Eusebius on Constantine the Greatp. 97
TheTondoofSt. Mamaip. 99
Empires and Visionaries in Indiap. 101
The Dhammapadap. 101
Kautilya, "The Duties of Government Superintendents"p. 109
Faxien, A Record of Buddhist Countriesp. 111
The Status of Women in Ancient Indiap. 113
Jain Cosmological Mapp. 115
China: Imperial Unification and Perfecting the Moral Order 722 B.C.E. - 618 C.E.p. 116
Han Fei-tzu, Selections on Legalismp. 116
Confucius, Selections from the Analectsp. 117
Laozi, excerpt from the Daode Jing, "The Unvarying Way"p. 122
Ban Zhao, "Admonitions for Women"p. 123
Islamic Civilization and Byzantium, 600 ű 1300p. 125
The Quran: "The Five Pillars," from Surah 2, ("The Cow")p. 125
Al-Ghazali, excerpt from Confessionsp. 142
Al-Farabi on the Perfect Societyp. 144
IbnFadlan's Account of the Rusp. 148
John of Damascus, "On Icons"p. 150
Arabic Sciencep. 158
Innovations and Adaptation in the Western Christian World, 600 ű 1400p. 160
The Rule of St. Benedictp. 161
Einhard, Life of Charlemagnep. 164
Dante, Canto XIX from the Infernop. 170
Regulations for the London Spurrier's Guild, 1347p. 173
Marchione di Coppio Stefani on the Black Death in Florencep. 174
The Medieval World Viewp. 178
Contrasting Patterns in India and China, 600 -1600p. 179
Al-Biruni on Indiap. 179
Tang Taizong on Effective Governmentp. 181
Two Poems by Li Bop. 185
Ibn Wahab, An Arab Merchant Visits Tang Chinap. 187
Marco Polo Describes China under Mongol Rulep. 187
Religious Civilizations Interacting: Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia, 100 C.E. -1400 C.E.p. 191
Nihongi, or The Chronicles of Japanp. 192
The "Taika Reform Edicts"p. 194
A Korean Foundation Mythp. 202
Yi Kyu-bo on Personal Pietyp. 203
Patterns of State Formation in Africa, 600 -1450 C.E.p. 205
The Glorious Victories of Amda Seyon, King of Ethiopiap. 206
The Swahili Saga of Liyongo Fumop. 207
Ibn Battuta on Malip. 209
The Epic of Sundiatap. 211
The Rise of Empires in the Americas, 600-1550p. 215
The Founding of Tenochtitlánp. 215
Human Sacrifice by the Aztecsp. 217
Machu Picchup. 218
The Inca Censusp. 219
The Ottoman-Habsburg Struggle and European Overseas Expansion, 1450-1600p. 221
The Tribute of Childrenp. 221
A European Ambassador Reports on the Ottomansp. 223
An Ottoman Travel Journalp. 224
The Journal of Christopher Columbusp. 227
Renaissance, Reformation, and the New Science in Europe, 1450-1700p. 229
Marsilio Ficino, "Letter to Paul of Middelburg"p. 230
Laura Cereta to Cardinal Ascanio Maria Sforzap. 230
John Calvin, Prayer from Commentary on Hoseap. 231
Galileo Galilei, Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systemsp. 233
Antony van Leeuwenhoek's "Animalcules"p. 234
Galileo's Views of the Moonp. 235
Peter the Great, "Correspondence with Alexis, 1715"p. 236
New Patterns in New Worlds: Colonialism and Indigenous Responses in the Americas, 1500-1800p. 239
Aztecs Recount the Beginning of the War with the Conquistadorsp. 239
Letter from Hernando de Sotop. 240
Coronado's Report to Viceroy Mendozap. 242
Increase Mather on King Philip's Deathp. 244
Reasons for Colonizing North Americap. 245
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