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Sources of World History, Volume II

Sources of World History, Volume II
Author: Mark A. Kishlansky
ISBN 13: 9780495913184
ISBN 10: 495913189
Edition: 5
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2011-06-03
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
List Price: $158.95

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 II. Each selection is included for its ability to raise a significant issue and includes works representative of major civilization complexes (Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Islamic world, and Western civilization).


Up-to-date translations of 86 original documents are collected here for students of world civilization, offering insight on intellectual history as well as social conditions and common experiences of the past. Readings are in sections on the origins of civilization, traditional societies, and dynasties and empires. Selections are longer than in many history anthologies, yet each can be read in one sitting. An introduction offers a tutorial on working with and understanding primary sources. There is no subject index. The editors are affiliated with Harvard University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)