Sources of The Making of the West Volume I To 1750

Sources of The Making of the West  Volume I  To 1750
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Author: Katharine J. Lualdi
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780312576110
Release: 2012-01-12
Editor: Macmillan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Designed to accompany The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures, Fourth Edition, and The Making of the West: A Concise History, Fourth Edition"--Pref.

Sources of the Making of the West Volume I

Sources of the Making of the West  Volume I
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Author: Katharine J. Lualdi
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1319154514
Release: 2018-09-12
Editor: Bedford Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Sources of The Making of the West provides written and visual documents closely aligned with each chapter of The Making of the West. This two-volume collection reinforces the major political, economic, social, and cultural developments in the textbook by allowing students to engage directly with the voices of those who experienced them. Over thirty new documents and visual sources highlight the diversity of historical voices -- including both notable figures and ordinary individuals -- that shaped each period. To aid students in approaching and interpreting documents, each chapter contains an introduction, document headnotes, and questions for discussion.

Sources of the Making of the West Volume II

Sources of the Making of the West  Volume II
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Author: Katharine J. Lualdi
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1319154522
Release: 2018-09-12
Editor: Bedford Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Sources of The Making of the West provides written and visual documents closely aligned with each chapter of The Making of the West. This two-volume collection reinforces the major political, economic, social, and cultural developments in the textbook by allowing students to engage directly with the voices of those who experienced them. Over thirty new documents and visual sources highlight the diversity of historical voices -- including both notable figures and ordinary individuals -- that shaped each period. To aid students in approaching and interpreting documents, each chapter contains an introduction, document headnotes, and questions for discussion.

Sources of The Making of the West Volume I To 1750

Sources of The Making of the West  Volume I  To 1750
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Author: Katharine J. Lualdi
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781457605505
Release: 2012-02-15
Editor: Macmillan Higher Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Sources of The Making of the West provides written and visual documents closely aligned with each chapter of The Making of the West. This two-volume collection reinforces the major political, economic, social, and cultural developments in the textbook by allowing students to engage directly with the voices of those who experienced them. Over thirty new documents and visual sources highlight the diversity of historical voices — including both notable figures and ordinary individuals — that shaped each period. To aid students in approaching and interpreting documents, each chapter contains an introduction, document headnotes, and questions for discussion.

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
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Author: Jack Weatherford
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780609809648
Release: 2005
Editor: Broadway Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A re-evaluation of Genghis Khan's rise to power examines the reforms the conqueror instituted throughout his empire and his uniting of East and West, which set the foundation for the nation-states and economic systems of the modern era.

The Making of the West Combined Volume

The Making of the West  Combined Volume
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Author: Lynn Hunt
Pages: 1176
ISBN: 9780312672683
Release: 2012-01-04
Editor: Macmillan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Students of Western civilization need more than facts. They need to understand the cross-cultural, global exchanges that shaped Western history; to be able to draw connections between the social, cultural, political, economic, and intellectual happenings in a given era; and to see the West not as a fixed region, but a living, evolving construct. These needs have long been central to The Making of the West. The book’s chronological narrative emphasizes the wide variety of peoples and cultures that created Western civilization and places them together in a common context, enabling students to witness the unfolding of Western history, understand change over time, and recognize fundamental relationships. Read the preface.

Sources of The Making of the West Volume II Since 1500

Sources of The Making of the West  Volume II  Since 1500
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Author: Katharine J. Lualdi
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781457605512
Release: 2012-02-15
Editor: Macmillan Higher Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Sources of The Making of the West provides written and visual documents closely aligned with each chapter of The Making of the West. This two-volume collection reinforces the major political, economic, social, and cultural developments in the textbook by allowing students to engage directly with the voices of those who experienced them. Over thirty new documents and visual sources highlight the diversity of historical voices — including both notable figures and ordinary individuals — that shaped each period. To aid students in approaching and interpreting documents, each chapter contains an introduction, document headnotes, and questions for discussion.

The Great Divergence

The Great Divergence
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Author: Kenneth Pomeranz
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9780691217185
Release: 2021-04-13
Editor: Princeton University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A landmark comparative history of Europe and China that examines why the Industrial Revolution emerged in the West The Great Divergence sheds light on one of the great questions of history: Why did sustained industrial growth begin in Northwest Europe? Historian Kenneth Pomeranz shows that as recently as 1750, life expectancy, consumption, and product and factor markets were comparable in Europe and East Asia. Moreover, key regions in China and Japan were no worse off ecologically than those in Western Europe, with each region facing corresponding shortages of land-intensive products. Pomeranz’s comparative lens reveals the two critical factors resulting in Europe's nineteenth-century divergence—the fortunate location of coal and access to trade with the New World. As East Asia’s economy stagnated, Europe narrowly escaped the same fate largely due to favorable resource stocks from underground and overseas. This Princeton Classics edition includes a preface from the author and makes a powerful historical work available to new readers.

The Decline of the West

The Decline of the West
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Author: Oswald Spengler,Arthur Helps
Pages: 414
ISBN: 9781400097005
Release: 2006
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The late German historian considers all forms and movements of human affairs as he predicts the inevitable eclipse of Western civilization, in an abridged edition of the classic study, first published more than eighty years ago. Reprint.

Sources of The Making of the West Peoples and Cultures

Sources of The Making of the West  Peoples and Cultures
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Author: Katharine J. Lualdi
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:793211559
Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown

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The Making of the West Sources of the Making of the West

The Making of the West  Sources of the Making of the West
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Author: Lynn Hunt,Thomas R. Martin,Barbara H. Rosenwein,Bonnie G. Smith,Katharine J. Lualdi
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0312621108
Release: 2010-01-08
Editor: Bedford/st Martins

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God s Shadow Sultan Selim His Ottoman Empire and the Making of the Modern World

God s Shadow  Sultan Selim  His Ottoman Empire  and the Making of the Modern World
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Author: Alan Mikhail
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781631492402
Release: 2020-08-18
Editor: Liveright Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“A stunning work of global history. . . . Alan Mikhail offers a bold and thoroughly convincing new way to think about the origins of the modern world. . . . A tour de force.” —Greg Grandin Long neglected in world history, the Ottoman Empire was a hub of intellectual fervor, geopolitical power, and enlightened pluralistic rule. At the height of their authority in the sixteenth century, the Ottomans, with extraordinary military dominance and unparalleled monopolies over trade routes, controlled more territory and ruled over more people than any world power, forcing Europeans out of the Mediterranean and to the New World. Yet, despite its towering influence and centrality to the rise of our modern world, the Ottoman Empire’s history has for centuries been distorted, misrepresented, and even suppressed in the West. Now Alan Mikhail presents a vitally needed recasting of Ottoman history, retelling the story of the Ottoman conquest of the world through the dramatic biography of Sultan Selim I (1470–1520). Born to a concubine, and the fourth of his sultan father’s ten sons, Selim was never meant to inherit the throne. With personal charisma and military prowess—as well as the guidance of his remarkably gifted mother, Gülbahar—Selim claimed power over the empire in 1512 and, through ruthless ambition, nearly tripled the territory under Ottoman control, building a governing structure that lasted into the twentieth century. At the same time, Selim—known by his subjects as “God’s Shadow on Earth”—fostered religious diversity, welcoming Jews among other minority populations into the empire; encouraged learning and philosophy; and penned his own verse. Drawing on previously unexamined sources from multiple languages, and with original maps and stunning illustrations, Mikhail’s game-changing account “challenges readers to recalibrate their sense of history” (Leslie Peirce), adroitly using Selim’s life to upend prevailing shibboleths about Islamic history and jingoistic “rise of the West” theories that have held sway for decades. Whether recasting Christopher Columbus’s voyages to the “Americas” as a bumbling attempt to slay Muslims or showing how the Ottomans allowed slaves to become the elite of society while Christian states at the very same time waged the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade, God’s Shadow radically reshapes our understanding of the importance of Selim’s Ottoman Empire in the history of the modern world.

The Making of Romantic Love

The Making of Romantic Love
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Author: William M. Reddy
Pages: 456
ISBN: 9780226706283
Release: 2012-07-09
Editor: University of Chicago Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In the twelfth century, the Catholic Church attempted a thoroughgoing reform of marriage and sexual behavior aimed at eradicating sexual desire from Christian lives. Seeking a refuge from the very serious condemnations of the Church and relying on a courtly culture that was already preoccupied with honor and secrecy, European poets, romance writers, and lovers devised a vision of love as something quite different from desire. Romantic love was thus born as a movement of covert resistance. In The Making of Romantic Love: Longing and Sexuality in Europe, South Asia, and Japan, William M. Reddy illuminates the birth of a cultural movement that managed to regulate selfish desire and render it innocent—or innocent enough. Reddy strikes out from this historical moment on an international exploration of love, contrasting the medieval development of romantic love in Europe with contemporaneous eastern traditions in Bengal and Orissa, and in Heian Japan from 900-1200 CE, where one finds no trace of an opposition between love and desire. In this comparative framework, Reddy tells an appealing tale about the rise and fall of various practices of longing, underscoring the uniqueness of the European concept of sexual desire.

The Making of the West Sources of the of Making of the West

The Making of the West   Sources of the of Making of the West
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Author: Lynn Hunt,Thomas R. Martin,Barbara H. Rosenwein,Bonnie G. Smith,Katharine J. Lualdi
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1457643812
Release: 2013-01-14
Editor: Bedford/st Martins

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The Making of the West Sources of The Making of the West

The Making of the West   Sources of The Making of the West
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Author: Lynn Hunt,Thomas R. Martin,Barbara H. Rosenwein
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1319066666
Release: 2015-09-30
Editor: Unknown

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The Sources of Anti Slavery Constitutionalism in America 1760 1848

The Sources of Anti Slavery Constitutionalism in America  1760 1848
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Author: William M. Wiecek
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781501726453
Release: 2018-03-15
Editor: Cornell University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This ambitious book examines the constitutional and legal doctrines of the antislavery movement from the eve of the American Revolution to the Wilmot Proviso and the 1848 national elections. Relating political activity to constitutional thought, William M. Wiecek surveys the antislavery societies, the ideas of their individual members, and the actions of those opposed to slavery and its expansion into the territories. He shows that the idea of constitutionalism has popular origins and was not the exclusive creation of a caste of lawyers. In offering a sophisticated examination of both sides of the argument about slavery, he not only discusses court cases and statutes, but also considers a broad range of "extrajudicial" thought—political speeches and pamphlets, legislative debates and arguments.

The Rise of the West

The Rise of the West
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Author: William H. McNeill
Pages: 860
ISBN: 0226561615
Release: 2009-07-30
Editor: University of Chicago Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Rise of the West, winner of the National Book Award for history in 1964, is famous for its ambitious scope and intellectual rigor. In it, McNeill challenges the Spengler-Toynbee view that a number of separate civilizations pursued essentially independent careers, and argues instead that human cultures interacted at every stage of their history. The author suggests that from the Neolithic beginnings of grain agriculture to the present major social changes in all parts of the world were triggered by new or newly important foreign stimuli, and he presents a persuasive narrative of world history to support this claim. In a retrospective essay titled "The Rise of the West after Twenty-five Years," McNeill shows how his book was shaped by the time and place in which it was written (1954-63). He discusses how historiography subsequently developed and suggests how his portrait of the world's past in The Rise of the West should be revised to reflect these changes. "This is not only the most learned and the most intelligent, it is also the most stimulating and fascinating book that has ever set out to recount and explain the whole history of mankind. . . . To read it is a great experience. It leaves echoes to reverberate, and seeds to germinate in the mind."—H. R. Trevor-Roper, New York Times Book Review

Making the White Man s West

Making the White Man s West
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Author: Jason E. Pierce
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781607323969
Release: 2016-01-15
Editor: University Press of Colorado

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The West, especially the Intermountain states, ranks among the whitest places in America, but this fact obscures the more complicated history of racial diversity in the region. In Making the White Man’s West, author Jason E. Pierce argues that since the time of the Louisiana Purchase, the American West has been a racially contested space. Using a nuanced theory of historical “whiteness,” he examines why and how Anglo-Americans dominated the region for a 120-year period. In the early nineteenth century, critics like Zebulon Pike and Washington Irving viewed the West as a “dumping ground” for free blacks and Native Americans, a place where they could be segregated from the white communities east of the Mississippi River. But as immigrant populations and industrialization took hold in the East, white Americans began to view the West as a “refuge for real whites.” The West had the most diverse population in the nation with substantial numbers of American Indians, Hispanics, and Asians, but Anglo-Americans could control these mostly disenfranchised peoples and enjoy the privileges of power while celebrating their presence as providing a unique regional character. From this came the belief in a White Man’s West, a place ideally suited for “real” Americans in the face of changing world. The first comprehensive study to examine the construction of white racial identity in the West, Making the White Man’s West shows how these two visions of the West—as a racially diverse holding cell and a white refuge—shaped the history of the region and influenced a variety of contemporary social issues in the West today.

Sources of the Self

Sources of the Self
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Author: Charles Taylor
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9780674257047
Release: 1992-03-01
Editor: Harvard University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this extensive inquiry into the sources of modern selfhood, Charles Taylor demonstrates just how rich and precious those resources are. The modern turn to subjectivity, with its attendant rejection of an objective order of reason, has led—it seems to many—to mere subjectivism at the mildest and to sheer nihilism at the worst. Many critics believe that the modern order has no moral backbone and has proved corrosive to all that might foster human good. Taylor rejects this view. He argues that, properly understood, our modern notion of the self provides a framework that more than compensates for the abandonment of substantive notions of rationality. The major insight of Sources of the Self is that modern subjectivity, in all its epistemological, aesthetic, and political ramifications, has its roots in ideas of human good. After first arguing that contemporary philosophers have ignored how self and good connect, the author defines the modern identity by describing its genesis. His effort to uncover and map our moral sources leads to novel interpretations of most of the figures and movements in the modern tradition. Taylor shows that the modern turn inward is not disastrous but is in fact the result of our long efforts to define and reach the good. At the heart of this definition he finds what he calls the affirmation of ordinary life, a value which has decisively if not completely replaced an older conception of reason as connected to a hierarchy based on birth and wealth. In telling the story of a revolution whose proponents have been Augustine, Montaigne, Luther, and a host of others, Taylor’s goal is in part to make sure we do not lose sight of their goal and endanger all that has been achieved. Sources of the Self provides a decisive defense of the modern order and a sharp rebuff to its critics.

The Making of the West Value Edition Volume 1

The Making of the West  Value Edition  Volume 1
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Author: Lynn Hunt,Thomas R. Martin,Barbara H. Rosenwein,Bonnie G. Smith
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781319171414
Release: 2018-09-21
Editor: Macmillan Higher Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

With a superior chronological organization, The Making of the West tells the story of the cross-cultural, global exchanges that have shaped western history. This two-color Value Edition includes the unabridged narrative and select maps and images from the comprehensive text. LaunchPad also features all of the contents of the comprehensive edition in full color, including primary source features and summative quizzing in each chapter, numerous supplement options, and a free companion sourcebook. With LaunchPad, the Value Edition is an excellent resource at an outstanding price. Available for free when packaged with the print book, the popular digital assignment and assessment options for this text bring skill building and assessment to a highly effective level. The active learning options come in LaunchPad which combines an accessible e-book with LearningCurve, an adaptive and automatically graded learning tool that--when assigned--helps ensure students read the book; the complete companion reader with comparative questions that help students build arguments from those sources; and many other study and assessment tools. For instructors who want the easiest and most affordable way to ensure students come to class prepared Achieve Read & Practice pairs LearningCurve, adaptive quizzing and our mobile, accessible Value Edition e-book, in one easy-to-use product.