Worlds Together Worlds Apart A History of the World Beginnings Through the Fifteenth Century Fourth Edition

Worlds Together  Worlds Apart  A History of the World  Beginnings Through the Fifteenth Century  Fourth Edition
Author: Robert Tignor,Jeremy Adelman,Peter Brown,Benjamin Elman,Stephen Kotkin,Gyan Prakash,Brent Shaw,Stephen Aron,Xinru Liu,Suzanne Marchand,Holly Pittman,Michael Tsin
Pages: 552
ISBN: 0393922081
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Release: 2013-10-24
Editor: W. W. Norton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A truly global approach to world history built around significant world history stories. Worlds Together, Worlds Apart is organized around major world history stories and themes: the emergence of cities, the building of the Silk Road, the spread of major religions, the spread of the Black Death, the Age of Exploration, alternatives to nineteenth-century capitalism, the rise of modern nation-states and empires, and others. The Fourth Edition of this successful text has been streamlined, shortened, and features a new suite of tools designed to help students think critically, master content and make connections across time and place.

Worlds Together Worlds Apart

Worlds Together  Worlds Apart
Author: Robert Tignor,Assistant Professor of History Jeremy Adelman,Jeremy Adelman,Peter Brown,Benjamin Elman,Stephen Kotkin,Gyan Prakash,Brent Shaw,Professor of History and Vice Chair for Academic Personnel Stephen Aron,Stephen Aron,Xinru Liu,Suzanne Marchand,Holly Pittman,Michael Tsin
Pages: 552
ISBN: 0393123790
Available:
Release: 2013-12-02
Editor: W. W. Norton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A truly global approach to world history built around significant world history stories.

Worlds Together Worlds Apart 4e

Worlds Together Worlds Apart 4e
Author: Robert Tignor,Jeremy Adelman,Peter Brown,Benjamin Elman,Stephen Kotkin,Xinru Liu,Brent Shaw,Holly Pittman,Suzanne Marchand,Michael Tsin
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0393922111
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Release: 2013-10-24
Editor: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A truly global approach to world history built around significant world history stories.

Worlds Together Worlds Apart A History of the World From the Beginnings of Humankind to the Present Fourth Edition Vol One Volume

Worlds Together  Worlds Apart  A History of the World  From the Beginnings of Humankind to the Present  Fourth Edition   Vol  One Volume
Author: Robert Tignor,Jeremy Adelman,Peter Brown,Benjamin Elman,Stephen Kotkin,Gyan Prakash,Brent Shaw,Stephen Aron,Xinru Liu,Suzanne Marchand,Holly Pittman,Michael Tsin
Pages: 1008
ISBN: 0393922073
Available:
Release: 2013-10-28
Editor: W. W. Norton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A truly global approach to world history built around significant world history stories. Worlds Together, Worlds Apart is organized around major world history stories and themes: the emergence of cities, the building of the Silk Road, the spread of major religions, the spread of the Black Death, the Age of Exploration, alternatives to nineteenth-century capitalism, the rise of modern nation-states and empires, and others. The Fourth Edition of this successful text has been streamlined, shortened, and features a new suite of tools designed to help students think critically, master content and make connections across time and place.

Worlds Together Worlds Apart

Worlds Together  Worlds Apart
Author: Robert Tignor,Assistant Professor of History Jeremy Adelman,Jeremy Adelman,Peter Brown,Benjamin Elman,Stephen Kotkin,Gyan Prakash,Brent Shaw,Professor of History and Vice Chair for Academic Personnel Stephen Aron,Stephen Aron,Xinru Liu,Suzanne Marchand,Holly Pittman,Michael Tsin
Pages: 552
ISBN: 0393123790
Available:
Release: 2013-12-02
Editor: W. W. Norton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A truly global approach to world history built around significant world history stories.

Worlds Together Worlds Apart

Worlds Together  Worlds Apart
Author: Elizabeth Pollard,Clifford Rosenberg,Robert Tignor,Alan Karras
Pages: 624
ISBN: 0393918483
Available:
Release: 2015-02-01
Editor: W. W. Norton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Concise Edition with clear connections, comparisons, and sources in every chapter.

Worlds Together Worlds Apart

Worlds Together  Worlds Apart
Author: Tignor, Robert,Adelman, Jeremy,Brown, Peter,Elman, Benjamin,Kotkin, Stephen,Prakash, Gyan,Shaw, Brent,Aron, Stephen,Liu, Xinru,Marchand, Suzanne,Pittman, Holly,Tsin, Michael
Pages: 672
ISBN: 9780393624854
Available:
Release: 2017-12-01
Editor: W.W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The most globally integrated book in its field, Worlds Together, Worlds Apart is unmatched in helping students draw connections and comparisons across time and place. Streamlined chapters, innovative pedagogy, and NEW scholarship, with expanded coverage of environmental history, make the Fifth Edition the most accessible and relevant yet. NEW interactive learning resources develop history skills and assess comprehension of major themes and concepts.

M C Escher

M  C  Escher
Author: Maurits Cornelis Escher
Pages: 76
ISBN: 3822858641
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Release: 2000
Editor: Taschen
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Introduction and explanation of each print by the artist.

World in the Making

World in the Making
Author: Bonnie G. Smith,Marc Van de Mieroop,Richard Von Glahn,Kris E. Lane
Pages: 688
ISBN: 0190849290
Available:
Release: 2018-08-31
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A World in the Making is a kind of anthropological journey taken by four historians that assumes all societies are "hot," and all people make history and always have. We argue in our emphasis on lives and livelihoods for a world constructed, altered, renovated, remade by ordinary people even as we acknowledge the genius of individual innovators, disruptors who broke the mold or struck out in some new direction."--Provided by publisher.

Between Two Worlds

Between Two Worlds
Author: Cemal Kafadar
Pages: 205
ISBN: 9780520918054
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Release: 1995-05-08
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cemal Kafadar offers a much more subtle and complex interpretation of the early Ottoman period than that provided by other historians. His careful analysis of medieval as well as modern historiography from the perspective of a cultural historian demonstrates how ethnic, tribal, linguistic, religious, and political affiliations were all at play in the struggle for power in Anatolia and the Balkans during the late Middle Ages. This highly original look at the rise of the Ottoman empire—the longest-lived political entity in human history—shows the transformation of a tiny frontier enterprise into a centralized imperial state that saw itself as both leader of the world's Muslims and heir to the Eastern Roman Empire.

The Myth of the Savage and the Beginnings of French Colonialism in the Americas

The Myth of the Savage and the Beginnings of French Colonialism in the Americas
Author: Olive Patricia Dickason
Pages: 372
ISBN: UOM:39015008203385
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Release: 1984
Editor: Université d'Ottawa = University of Ottawa, [198-?]
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A classic study of early contact between European explorers and North American natives. When the two cultures met in the fifteenth century, it meant great upheavals for the Amerindians, but strengthened the Europeans' move toward nation-states and capitalism.

Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Volume One Summary

Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada  Volume One  Summary
Author: Truth and Reconcilation Commission of Canada
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781459410695
Available:
Release: 2015-07-22
Editor: James Lorimer & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the Final Report of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its six-year investigation of the residential school system for Aboriginal youth and the legacy of these schools. This report, the summary volume, includes the history of residential schools, the legacy of that school system, and the full text of the Commission's 94 recommendations for action to address that legacy. This report lays bare a part of Canada's history that until recently was little-known to most non-Aboriginal Canadians. The Commission discusses the logic of the colonization of Canada's territories, and why and how policy and practice developed to end the existence of distinct societies of Aboriginal peoples. Using brief excerpts from the powerful testimony heard from Survivors, this report documents the residential school system which forced children into institutions where they were forbidden to speak their language, required to discard their clothing in favour of institutional wear, given inadequate food, housed in inferior and fire-prone buildings, required to work when they should have been studying, and subjected to emotional, psychological and often physical abuse. In this setting, cruel punishments were all too common, as was sexual abuse. More than 30,000 Survivors have been compensated financially by the Government of Canada for their experiences in residential schools, but the legacy of this experience is ongoing today. This report explains the links to high rates of Aboriginal children being taken from their families, abuse of drugs and alcohol, and high rates of suicide. The report documents the drastic decline in the presence of Aboriginal languages, even as Survivors and others work to maintain their distinctive cultures, traditions, and governance. The report offers 94 calls to action on the part of governments, churches, public institutions and non-Aboriginal Canadians as a path to meaningful reconciliation of Canada today with Aboriginal citizens. Even though the historical experience of residential schools constituted an act of cultural genocide by Canadian government authorities, the United Nation's declaration of the rights of aboriginal peoples and the specific recommendations of the Commission offer a path to move from apology for these events to true reconciliation that can be embraced by all Canadians.

Image Knife and Gluepot Early Assemblage in Manuscript and Print

Image  Knife  and Gluepot  Early Assemblage in Manuscript and Print
Author: Kathryn M. Rudy
Pages: 374
ISBN: 9781783745197
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Release: 2019-07-14
Editor: Open Book Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this ingenious study, Kathryn Rudy takes the reader on a journey to trace the birth, life and afterlife of a Netherlandish book of hours made in 1500. Image, Knife, and Gluepot painstakingly reconstructs the process by which this manuscript was created and discusses its significance as a text at the forefront of fifteenth-century book production, when the invention of mechanically-produced images led to the creation of new multimedia objects. Rudy then travels to the nineteenth century to examine the phenomenon of manuscript books being pillaged for their prints and drawings: she has diligently tracked down the dismembered parts of this book of hours for the first time. Image, Knife, and Gluepot also documents Rudy’s twenty-first-century research process, as she hunts through archives while grappling with the logistics and occasionally the limits of academic research. This is a timely volume, focusing on questions of materiality at the forefront of medieval and literary studies. Beautifully illustrated throughout, its use of original material and its striking interdisciplinary approach, combining book and art history, make it a significant academic achievement. Image, Knife, and Gluepot is a valuable text for any scholar in the fields of medieval studies, the history of early books and publishing, cultural history or material culture. Written in Rudy’s inimitable style, it will also be rewarding for any student enrolled in a course on manuscript production, as well as non-specialists interested in the afterlives of manuscripts and prints. The Royal Society of Edinburgh has generously contributed to this Open Access publication. Due to the number and quality of the images in this book, we have provided the option of a more expensive hardback edition, printed on the best quality paper available, in order to present the images as clearly and beautifully as possible. We hope this range of options — the freely available PDF, HTML and XML editions; the economically priced EPUB, MOBI and paperback editions; and the more expensively printed hardback — will satisfy everyone. Furthermore the HTML edition allows readers to magnify the images of the manuscripts displayed in the book.

Roman Art

Roman Art
Author: Anonim
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9781588392220
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Release: 2007
Editor: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A complete introduction to the rich cultural legacy of Rome through the study of Roman art ... It includes a discussion of the relevance of Rome to the modern world, a short historical overview, and descriptions of forty-five works of art in the Roman collection organized in three thematic sections: Power and Authority in Roman Portraiture; Myth, Religion, and the Afterlife; and Daily Life in Ancient Rome. This resource also provides lesson plans and classroom activities."--Publisher website.

The Interpretation of Cultures

The Interpretation of Cultures
Author: Clifford Geertz
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780465093564
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Release: 2017-08-15
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

Speculative Everything

Speculative Everything
Author: Anthony Dunne,Fiona Raby
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780262019842
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Release: 2013-12-06
Editor: MIT Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Beyond radical design? -- A map of unreality -- Design as critique -- Consuming monsters: big, perfect, infectious -- A methodological playground: fictional worlds and thought experiments -- Physical fictions: invitations to make believe -- Aesthetics of unreality -- Between reality and the impossible -- Speculative everything. Inhalt: Today designers often focus on making technology easy to use, sexy and consumable. In this book the concept is proposed, that design is used as a tool to create not only things but ideas. Design means speculating about how things could be - to imagine possible futures. This is not the usual sort of predicting or forecasting, spotting trends and extrapolating; these kinds of predictions have been proven wrong again and again. The "what-if" questions that are intended to open debate and discussions about the kind of future people want (and do not want).

Critique of Black Reason

Critique of Black Reason
Author: Achille Mbembe
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780822373230
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Release: 2017-02-17
Editor: Duke University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Critique of Black Reason eminent critic Achille Mbembe offers a capacious genealogy of the category of Blackness—from the Atlantic slave trade to the present—to critically reevaluate history, racism, and the future of humanity. Mbembe teases out the intellectual consequences of the reality that Europe is no longer the world's center of gravity while mapping the relations among colonialism, slavery, and contemporary financial and extractive capital. Tracing the conjunction of Blackness with the biological fiction of race, he theorizes Black reason as the collection of discourses and practices that equated Blackness with the nonhuman in order to uphold forms of oppression. Mbembe powerfully argues that this equation of Blackness with the nonhuman will serve as the template for all new forms of exclusion. With Critique of Black Reason, Mbembe offers nothing less than a map of the world as it has been constituted through colonialism and racial thinking while providing the first glimpses of a more just future.

English as a Global Language

English as a Global Language
Author: David Crystal
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781107611801
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Release: 2012-03-29
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

David Crystal's classic English as a Global Language considers the history, present status and future of the English language, focusing on its role as the leading international language. English has been deemed the most 'successful' language ever, with 1500 million speakers internationally, presenting a difficult task to those who wish to investigate it in its entirety. However, Crystal explores the subject in a measured but engaging way, always backing up observations with facts and figures. Written in a detailed and fascinating manner, this is a book written by an expert both for specialists in the subject and for general readers interested in the English language.

Mapping the Chinese and Islamic Worlds

Mapping the Chinese and Islamic Worlds
Author: Hyunhee Park
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9781107018686
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Release: 2012-08-27
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book documents the relationship and wisdom of Asian cartographers in the Islamic and Chinese worlds before the Europeans arrived.

The Silk Roads

The Silk Roads
Author: Xinru Liu
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781319241636
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Release: 2012-03-21
Editor: Macmillan Higher Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For more than 1500 years, across more than 4000 miles, the Silk Roads connected East and West. These overland trails and sea lanes carried not only silks, but also cotton textiles, dyes, horses, incense, spices, gems, glass, and ceramics along with religious ideas, governing customs, and technology. For this book, Xinru Liu has assembled primary sources from ancient China, India, Central Asia, Rome and the Mediterranean, and the Islamic world, many of them difficult to access and some translated into English for the first time. Court histories, geographies and philosophical treatises, letters, travelers’ accounts, inventories, inscriptions, laws, religious texts, and more, introduce students to the complexities of cultural exchange. Liu’s thoughtful introduction considers the many ways the peoples along the Silk Roads interacted and helps students understand the implications for economies and societies, as well as political and religious institutions, over space and time. Maps, document headnotes and annotations, a chronology, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography offer additional pedagogical support.