Western Civilizations

Author: Joshua Cole
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393123708
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The engaging narrative and carefully crafted, innovative pedagogical tools in Western Civilizations are based on the co-authors' own teaching experiences. The text provides balanced coverage, places the West in a larger global context, and carefully integrates new research. In the eighteenth edition, the early modern period has been completely overhauled--and now includes a new chapter on the Atlantic World.

Perspectives from the Past

Author: James M Bophy
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393265392
Format: PDF
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Placing value in perspective a rich primary source collection at a truly exceptional value."

Sources for the History of Western Civilization Volume I

Author: Michael Burger
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442609303
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"Sources for the History of Western Civilization is a primary source reader designed specifically for students to interact with the sources with limited editorial additions. It begins in the second millennium BC with The Descent of Ishtar and ends with Isaac Newton's The Principia. This volume can stand alone as the primary source reader for the first half of a Western Civilization course or be paired with Michael Burger's overview text, The Shaping of Western Civilization, Vol. 1"--Provided by publisher.

The History of Sexuality

Author: Michel Foucault
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307819280
Format: PDF
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Michel Foucult offers an iconoclastic exploration of why we feel compelled to continually analyze and discuss sex, and of the social and mental mechanisms of power that cause us to direct the questions of what we are to what our sexuality is.

The Cambridge History of World Music

Author: Philip V. Bohlman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316025667
Format: PDF
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Scholars have long known that world music was not merely the globalized product of modern media, but rather that it connected religions, cultures, languages and nations throughout world history. The chapters in this History take readers to foundational historical moments – in Europe, Oceania, China, India, the Muslim world, North and South America – in search of the connections provided by a truly world music. Historically, world music emerged from ritual and religion, labor and life-cycles, which occupy chapters on Native American musicians, religious practices in India and Indonesia, and nationalism in Argentina and Portugal. The contributors critically examine music in cultural encounter and conflict, and as the critical core of scientific theories from the Arabic Middle Ages through the Enlightenment to postmodernism. Overall, the book contains the histories of the music of diverse cultures, which increasingly become the folk, popular and classical music of our own era.

The Shaping of Western Civilization

Author: Michael Burger
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442607564
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Volume I of The Shaping of Western Civilization begins with the ancient world and ends with the Enlightenment. Unlike other textbooks that pile on dates and facts, Shaping is a more coherent and interpretive presentation.

The Western Heritage

Author: Donald Kagan
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780205705153
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written by leading scholars in the field, this authoritative text presents an engaging and balanced narrative of the central developments in Western history. Seamlessly integrating coverage of social, cultural, and political history, the presentation reflects a flexible chronological organization. The Tenth Edition provides updated scholarship, expanded coverage of European imperialism prior to World War I, streamlined coverage of the period between the two World Wars, and a brand new feature—Compare & Connect—which presents students with two or more documents that reflect opposing viewpoints on a topic and engages them to become part of the historical discourse.

Western Civilizations

Author: Judith G. Coffin
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393932355
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Covers the history of Western civilization, from its origins in the Stone Age to the eighteenth century.

Journey to the West

Author: Anthony C. Yu
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226971537
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The Journey to the West, volume 3, comprises the third twenty-five chapters of Anthony C. Yu's four-volume translation of Hsi-yu Chi, one of the most beloved classics of Chinese literature. The fantastic tale recounts the sixteen-year pilgrimage of the monk Hsüan-tsang (596-664), one of China's most illustrious religious heroes, who journeyed to India with four animal disciples in quest of Buddhist scriptures. For nearly a thousand years, his exploits were celebrated and embellished in various accounts, culminating in the hundred-chapter Journey to the West, which combines religious allegory with romance, fantasy, humor, and satire.