World History by the World's Historians: Vol. 1

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This text is a survey of excerpts from the work of some of the major historians since the dawn of written history. The authors have included introductions to each excerpt giving some geographical and historical context, as well as discussing the types of information and ways of thinking that inform each historian's view of the world. These selections provide the reader the opportunity to contemplate the nature and purposes of history as it has been practiced by people from many different tradition and in many eras. This text can be used in the undergraduate Historical Methods course or as a supplement in the Western and World History courses.

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Excerpts'The text presents writings of the world's premier historians demonstrating their world views from early history to twentieth century historical theory.
Truly Global Selections'The text features writings from all around the world: from East and South Asia, the Americas, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the Pacific. There is a nice mix balance between Western tradition (Herodotus, Bede, Machiavelli) as well as from the non-Western tradition (Hopi Migration, Sima Guang, Edward Said.)
Author Discussion'Each part of the book begins with a discussion of the common features in that era of the development of historical thinking and writing around the world. The author prepares the reader to see the methods, motives, and habits of mind of each historian. It describes the life and work of the writer.
"Questions to Consider"' The authors included questions at the end of each chapter to stimulate critical thinking. There is also a short bibliography on the author and suggestions for further reading.

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