A Brief History with Docume, First Edition - Herodotus and Sima Qian: The First Great Historians of Greece and ChinaBedford/St. Martin's #ad - Comparing the writings of herodotus in ancient greece with those of Sima Qian in ancient China, Herodotus and Sima Qian: The First Great Historians of Greece and China highlights how their efforts helped invent modern notions of history writing and the job of the historian.
Life along the Silk Road: Second EditionUniversity of California Press #ad - In the first 1, 000 years after christ, mendicants, missionaries, merchants, monks, and military men traveled the vast network of Central Asian tracks that became known as the Silk Road. This new edition is comprehensively updated to support further understanding of themes relevant to global and comparative history and remains the only history of the Silk Road to reconstruct the route through the personal experiences of travelers.
With these additional tales, whitfield extends both geographical and chronological scope, bringing into view the maritime links across the Indian Ocean and depicting the network of north-south routes from the Baltic to the Gulf. A work of great scholarship, Life along the Silk Road continues to be both accessible and entertaining.
Life along the Silk Road: Second Edition #ad - Whitfield recounts the lives of twelve individuals who lived at different times during this period, including two characters new to this edition: an African shipmaster and a Persian traveler and writer during the Arab caliphate. Throughout the narrative, whitfield conveys a strong sense of what life was like for ordinary men and women on the Silk Road, the individuals usually forgotten to history.
In this long-awaited second edition, susan Whitfield broadens her exploration of the Silk Road and expands her rich and varied portrait of life along the great pre-modern trade routes of Eurasia. University of California Press.
World in the Making: A Global History, Volume Two: Since 1300Oxford University Press #ad - University of California Press. Featuring a renowned author team and the best recent scholarship, World in the Making: A Global History is the first world history text to explore both the global and local dimensions of world history. Abundant full color maps and images, along with other special pedagogical features that highlight the lives and voices of the world's peoples, make this new synthesis accessible and memorable for students all at an affordable low price.
World in the Making: A Global History, Volume One: To 1500Oxford University Press #ad - University of California Press. Featuring a renowned author team and the best recent scholarship, World in the Making: A Global History is the first world history text to explore both the global and local dimensions of world history. Abundant full-color maps and images, along with other special pedagogical features that highlight the lives and voices of the world's peoples, make this new synthesis accessible and memorable for students--all at an affordable low price.
Sources of World Societies, Volume 1Bedford/St. Martin's #ad - Sources of world societies Volume1:to 1600 University of California Press.
Islam in the Indian Ocean World: A Brief History with Documents Bedford Series in History and CultureBedford/St. Martin's #ad - A world history lesson stretching across several centuries, Islam in the Indian Ocean World provides insight into how Islam changed the Indian Ocean world and vice versa. University of California Press.
The Cross and The Crescent: The Dramatic Story of the Earliest Encounters Between Christians and MuslimsPenguin Books #ad - In this immensely readable history that couldn’t be more timely, award-winning historian Richard Fletcher chronicles the relationship between Islam and Christianity from the time of Muhammad to the Reformation. Eschewing moral judgments and easy generalizations, The Cross and the Crescent allows readers to draw their own conclusions and explore the implications for the present day.
. With lucidity and sound scholarship, fletcher demonstrates that though there were fruitful trading and cultural interactions between Muslims and Christians during the period when the Arabs controlled most of the Mediterranean world, each group viewed the other’s religion from the beginning as fundamentally different and suspect.
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The Silk Road: A New History with DocumentsOxford University Press #ad - The reality was different--and far more interesting. In the silk road: a new history with Documents, Valerie Hansen describes the remarkable archeological finds that revolutionized our understanding of these trade routes. The silk road is iconic in world history; but what was it, exactly? It conjures up a hazy image of a caravan of camels laden with silk on a dusty desert track, reaching from China to Rome.
The wide-ranging sources include memoirs of medieval Chinese monks and modern explorers, descriptions of towns, religious hymns, letters written by women, legal contracts, and many others. University of California Press. Hansen explores eight sites along the road, and travelers mixed in cosmopolitan communities, pilgrims, where merchants, envoys, from Xi'an to Samarkand, tolerant of religions from Buddhism to Zoroastrianism.
The Silk Road: A New History with Documents #ad - Designed for use in the classroom and based on the award-winning trade edition OUP, 2012, The Silk Road: A New History with Documents offers a selection of excerpted primary sources in each chapter. A new final chapter provides coverage of the Silk Road during the period of Mongol rule.
The First Crusade: A Brief History with Documents Bedford Series in History and CultureBedford/St. Martin's #ad - University of California Press. Focusing on the ways in which the first crusade changed the direction of warfare, religion, and perhaps history itself, First Crusade helps you gain a deeper understanding of the crusading ethos by exploring this time in history through the theme of prophecy.
The Silk Road in World History New Oxford World HistoryOxford University Press #ad - In their quest for horses, the han empire extended its dominion over the oases around the takla makan Desert and sent silk all the way to the Mediterranean, glassware, the Arabian Sea and the Red Sea, or by way of northwest India, gems, and other exotics from the lands to their west, spices, either through the land routes leading to the caravan city of Palmyra in Syria desert, fragrances, landing at Alexandria.
The silk road survived the turmoil of the demise of the han and Roman Empires, reached its golden age during the early middle age, when the Byzantine Empire and the Tang Empire became centers of silk culture and established the models for high culture of the Eurasian world. This network of exchange emerged along the borders between agricultural China and the steppe nomads during the Han Dynasty 206BCE-220CE, in consequence of the inter-dependence and the conflicts of these two distinctive societies.
By the 11th century, however, the Silk Road was in decline because of intense competition from the sea routes of the Indian Ocean. Using supply and demand as the framework for analyzing the formation and development of the Silk Road, the book examines the dynamics of the interactions of the nomadic pastoralists with sedentary agriculturalists, and values into the world of commerce, and the spread of new ideas, religions, thus illustrating the cultural forces underlying material transactions.
The Silk Road in World History New Oxford World History #ad - The coming of islam extended silk culture to an even larger area and paved the way for an expanded market for textiles and other commodities. Oxford University Press. The silk road was the contemporary name for a complex of ancient trade routes linking East Asia with Central Asia, South Asia, and the Mediterranean world.