Download and read online Johann Gottfried Herder on World History An Anthology in PDF and EPUB Johann Gottfried Herder (1744-1803) was an influential German critic and philosopher, whose ideas included "cultural nationalism" - that every nation has its own personality and pattern of growth. This anthology contains excerpts from Herder's writings on world history and related topics.
Download and read online Focus on World History The Twentieth Century in PDF and EPUB Offers activities to students that describe the major themes in world history during the twentieth century, including the struggles of nation-building among the countries that won independence and the growth of global communication.
Download and read online Focus on World History in PDF and EPUB Presents activities to engage students, covering early humans, first civilizations, and ancient cultures throughout the world.
Download and read online Barron s AP World History in PDF and EPUB Provides basic strategies for taking the exam, questions and explanations about world history from prehistoric to modern times, and two full-length practice tests.
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Download and read online Focus on World History The First Global Age and the Age of Revolution in PDF and EPUB Offers activities to students that describe the major themes in world history between 1450 and 1900, including the development and consequences of links to unexplored countries, important inventions, and cultural revolutions.
Download and read online Salt in PDF and EPUB Homer called it a divine substance. Plato described it as especially dear to the gods. As Mark Kurlansky so brilliantly relates here, salt has shaped civilisation from the beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of mankind. Wars have been fought over salt and, while salt taxes secured empires across Europe and Asia, they have also inspired revolution - Gandhi's salt march in 1930 began the overthrow of British rule in India. From the rural Sichuan province where the last home-made soya sauce is produced to the Cheshire brine springs that supplied salt around the globe, Mark Kurlansky has produced a kaleidoscope of world history, a multi-layered masterpiece that blends political, commercial, scientific, religious and culinary records into a rich and memorable tale.
Download and read online Lectures on the Philosophy of World History in PDF and EPUB An English translation of Hegel's introduction to his lectures on the philosophy of history, based directly on the standard German edition by Johannes Hoffmeister, first published in 1955. The previous English translation, by J. Sibree, first appeared in 1857 and was based on the defective German edition of Karl Hegel, to which Hoffmeister's edition added a large amount of new material previously unknown to English readers, derived from earlier editors. In the introduction to his lectures, Hegel lays down the principles and aims which underlie his philosophy of history, and provides an outline of the philosophy of history itself. The comprehensive and voluminous survey of world history which followed the introduction in the original lectures is of less interest to students of Hegel's thought than the introduction, and is therefore not included in this volume.
Download and read online History at the Limit of World history in PDF and EPUB The past is not just, as has been famously said, another country with foreign customs: it is a contested and colonized terrain. Indigenous histories have been expropriated, eclipsed, sometimes even wholly eradicated, in the service of imperialist aims buttressed by a distinctly Western philosophy of history. Guha offers a critique of such historiography by taking issue with the Hegelian concept of World-history.
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Download and read online Bread Beer and the Seeds of Change in PDF and EPUB The history of humankind is intimately tied to the history of agriculture: powerful societies rose, persisted and waned in parallel with their food supply systems. Describing what crops were grown, the constraints on their production and the foods that were obtained, this book traces the impact of cropping and food preparation in ten societies that were among the most powerful and influential in history, detailing how technology varied and developed as it related directly to agriculture and food production. The book initially considers growing and eating grains beginning with the transition from hunter-gatherers to agrarian communities. Five early agricultural societies are examined, followed by the advancement of technology from the ancient Greeks and Romans to the present. It concludes by addressing the implications for the future of agriculture and food supply as grain production moves towards biofuels. A compelling text for all those interested in the history of society and --
Download and read online World History in Documents in PDF and EPUB While world history materials date back to prehistoric times, the field itself is relatively young. Indeed, when the first edition of Peter Stearns’s best-selling World History in Documents was published in 1998, world history was poised for explosive growth, with the College Board approving the AP world history curriculum in 2000, and the exam shortly thereafter. At the university level, survey world history courses are increasingly required for history majors, and graduate programs in world history are multiplying in the U.S. and overseas. World events have changed as rapidly as the field of world history itself, making the long-awaited second edition of World History in Documents especially timely. In addition to including a new preface, focusing on current trends in the field, Stearns has updated forty percent of the textbook, paying particular attention to global processes throughout history. The book also covers key events that have altered world history since the publication of the first edition, including terrorism, global consumerism, and environmental issues.
Download and read online World History in PDF and EPUB A chronological history of the world, which begins with hunting and gathering, and continues with the most fundamental transition in the whole of human history - the adoption of farming and the settled communities it produced. It then examines the beginning of "civilisation" in the Americas and the Paxcific, before their first contact with Europeans. Eurasia dominates the central part of the book, with the empires of China and the Mongols and the rise of Islam. This is followed by a section on world balance after Europeans had made contact with the long-established societies of the Americans and Asians, while the last part deals with the massive economic changes of the modern world. Themes include contact between different cultures and how history interlocks; the passing on of ideas, technology and religions; how 'civilisation' spred; the relationship between settled societies and nomadic groups; the importance of trade; how Europe moved from the periphery to the centre in the last 1,000 years; and the coming of industrialisation.
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Download and read online Axial Civilizations And World History in PDF and EPUB A collection of essays by social theorists, historical sociologists and area specialists in classical, biblical and Asian studies. The contributions deal with cultural transformations in major civilizational centres during the "Axial Age," the middle centuries of the last millennium BCE, and their long-term consequences.