Sources of World History, Volume I

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  • Copyright: 2011-05-31
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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From constitutional documents, political theory, and philosophy, to imaginative literature and social description, you?ll find fascinating primary source material in SOURCES OF WORLD HISTORY VOLUME I. This reader contains works representative of major civilization complexes (Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Islamic world, and Western civilization) and each selection is included for its ability to raise a significant issue.

Table of Contents

Ancient Societies
Origin Stories
The Ancestors of the People Called Indians (The HuarochirÝ Manuscript) (ca. 1598--1608 C.E.)
The Creation Epic (ca. 2000 B.C.E.)
The Book of Genesis (ca. 10th--6th century B.C.E.)
The Kojiki (712 C.E.)
The Cradle of Civilization
The Epic of Gilgamesh (ca. 2000 B.C.E.)
Code of Hammurabi (early 18th century B.C.E.)
The Book of the Dead (ca. 16th century B.C.E.)
Anonymous, Instructions in Letter Writing by an Egyptian Scribe (ca. 1200 B.C.E.)
The Book of Exodus (ca. 10th--6th century B.C.E.)
Archaic and Classical Greece
Homer, The Iliad (9th--8th century B.C.E.)
Herodotus, Description of Africa (450 B.C.E.)
Plato, The Apology (399 B.C.E.)
Plato, The Republic (ca. 327 B.C.E.)
Aristotle, Politics (4th century B.C.E.)
The Religions of the East
The Upanishads (ca. 600--500 B.C.E.)
The Buddha, Sermons and Teachings (6th century B.C.E.)
Bhagavad-Gita (ca. 200 B.C.E.)
Confucius, Analects (ca. 500 B.C.E.)
Lao-Tzu, Tao-Te Ching (ca. 500 B.C.E.)
China: War and Politics
Sun-Tzu, The Art of War (ca. 500 B.C.E.)
Anonymous, The Book of Songs (ca. 1200--1100 B.C.E.)
Ssu-ma ChĂien, The Records of the Grand Historian of China (110--85 B.C.E.)
Han Fei Tzu, Memorials (ca. 230 B.C.E.)
Ancient Rome
Cicero, On the Laws (ca. 52 B.C.E.)
Virgil, The Aeneid (30--19 B.C.E.)
Suetonius, The Life of Augustus (ca. 122 C.E.)
The Sermon on the Mount (ca. 28--35 C.E.)
Traditional Societies
Africa and the Muslim World
Justinian I, Code (529--565 C.E.)
Procopius, Secret History (ca. 560 C.E.)
The Koran (7th century C.E.)
Ibn Ishaq, The Life of Muhammad (after 733 C.E.)
Al-MasĂudi, The Meadows of Gold (10th century C.E.)
Ibn Said, Book of the Maghrib (13th century C.E.)
Ibn Khaldűn, The Muqaddimah (1377 C.E.)
Ibn Battuta, Travels in Africa (1364 C.E.)
Joao dos Santos, Ethiopia Oriental (1609 C.E.)
Asian Cultures
Pan Chao, Lessons for Women (ca. 99 C.E.)
Fa-hsien, A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms (394--414 C.E.)
Prince Shotoku, The Seventeen Article Constitution (604 C.E.)
The Examination System During the TĂang Dynasty (8th century C.E.)
The Lotus of the Wonderful Law (806 C.E.)
Lady Murasaki, The Tale of Genji (ca. 1000 C.E.)
YŘan TsĂai, Precepts for Social Life (1178 C.E.)
The Laws of Manu (before 200 C.E.)
The Fall of Rome and the European Middle Ages
Tacitus, The Germania (98 C.E.)
The Burgundian Code (ca. 474 C.E.)
Einhard, The Life of Charlemagne (ca. 829--836 C.E.)
Magna Carta (1215 C.E.)
Anonymous, NjalĂs Saga (13th century C.E.)
The Development of Christianity
Augustine of Hippo, The City of God (413--426 C.E.)
St. Benedict of Nursia, The Rule (ca. 535--540 C.E.)
St. Francis of Assisi, Admonitions (ca. 1220 C.E.)
St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1265--1273 C.E.)
Heloise, The Letters (12th century C.E.)
Dynasties and Empires
Cultures in Collision
Anna Comnena, The Alexiad (1097 C.E.)
Odo of Deuil, The Journey of Louis VII to the East (1147 C.E.)
Usama ibn Munqidh, Memoirs (after 1175 C.E.)
Jamal ad-Din ibn Wasil, The Dissipator of Anxieties (1250 C.E.)
The Italian Renaissance
Leon Battista Alberti, On the Family (1435--1444 C.E.)
Giorgio Vasari, The Life of Leonardo da Vinci (1550 C.E.)
Niccol˛ Machiavelli, The Prince (1513 C.E.)
Christine de Pizan, The Book of the City of Ladies (ca. 1400 C.E.)
China and Japan in the Middle Ages
The Hojo Code (1232 C.E.)
Kitabatake Chikafusa, A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns (1339--1343 C.E.)
Zeami Motokiyo, Kadensho (1440--1442 C.E.)
Shih Nai-an, All Men Are Brothers (14th century C.E.)
Anonymous, The Yangzhou Massacre (1645 C.E.)
European Encounters
Juan Gonzalez de Mendoza, The History of the Great and Mightie Kingdom of China (1585 C.E.)
Matteo Ricci, Journals (1583--1610 C.E.)
Gomes Eanes de Zurara, Chronicle of Guinea (1453 C.E.)
Journal of the First Voyage of Vasco da Gama (1497--1499 C.E.)
Christopher Columbus, Letter from the First Voyage (1493 C.E.)
Bernal DÝaz, The True History of the Conquest of New Spain (1552--1568 C.E.)
An Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico (1528 C.E.)
Bernabe Cobo, History of the Inca Empire (1653 C.E.)
BartolomÚ de las Casas, Apologetic History of the Indies (1566 C.E.)
Pedro de Leˇn Portocarrero, Description of Lima, Peru (ca. 1600 C.E.)
The Golden Age of Islam
ŠAbd ul-Haqq al Dihlawi al-Bukhari, The Perfection of Faith (11th century C.E.)
Omar Khayyßm, The RubaĂiyat (11th century C.E.)
Kritovoulos, The History of Mehmed the Conqueror (1453 C.E.)
Letters Between Sultan Selţm I and Shah IsmÔĂţl (ca. 1514 C.E.)
Leo Africanus, The History and Description of Africa (1550 C.E.)
Franšois Bernier, Travels in the Mughal Empire (1656--1668 C.E.)
The Reform of Christianity
Desiderius Erasmus, In Praise of Folly (1509 C.E.)
Martin Luther, The Freedom of a Christian (1520 C.E.) and Of Marriage and Celibacy (1566 C.E.)
John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion (1534 C.E.)
Francis Xavier, Letter from India (1543 C.E.)
Teresa of Avila, The Life of St. Teresa (1611 C.E.)
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