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Discovering the Global Past, Volume I

Discovering the Global Past, Volume I

ISBN 9781111341428
Edition 4
Publication Date
Publisher Cengage
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Overview
1. THE NEED FOR WATER IN ANCIENT SOCIETIES (3100 B.C.E.'100 C.E.). Aerial Photograph of Pre-Roman City in Italy. Major Ancient Levees Identifiable in LANDSAT Imagery. Early Egyptian King Cutting an Irrigation Ditch, Drawn from Mace-head Carving, 3100 B.C.E. Shaduf. Saqiya. Square-Pallet Chain Pump. Noria. Sections from the Code of Hammurabi Referring to Irrigation, 1750 B.C.E. Sima Qian's Description of the Building of the Zhengguo Canal, ca. 100 B.C.E. Suetonius's Description of the Water Projects Undertaken by Emperor Claudius (r. 41'54 C.E.). Activities of Shao Xinchen, Han Dynasty, before 33 B.C.E. Frontinus's Discussion of Rome's Water System ca. 100 C.E. Memorial from Jia Rang, 1st century B.C.E. 2. WRITING AND POWER: DEFINING WORLD-VIEWS (1750 B.C.E.'250 C.E.). Excerpts from Atra-hasis. Excerpts from Book 10 of the Rig Veda. From the First Book of Moses, called Genesis. From Yijing, Commentary on the Appended Judgments. From Popol Vuh, 'The Book of the People.' From 'The Beginning of the World,' in Kojiki. 3. REPRESENTING THE HUMAN FORM (600 B.C.E.'1500 C.E.). Anavyssos Kouros, Attica near Athens, ca. 525 B.C.E. Peplos Kore, Athens, ca. 530 B.C.E. Theseus and the Amazons, from an Attic Red-figured Krater,1 ca. 440 B.C.E. Polykleitos, Doryphoros or 'The Canon,' ca. 440 B.C.E. (Roman copy). Praxiteles, Aphrodite of Knidos, ca. 340 B.C.E. (Roman copy). Yakshi, from a Pillar at the Great Stupa of Bharhut, ca. 100 B.C.E. Standing Buddha, from Gandhara, ca. 200 C.E. Buddha with Halo, from Sarnath, Gupta Period, 5th Dynasty. Tibetan Sculpture of the Bodhisattva Vajrapani. Head of Pacal the Great, from His Tomb at Palenque, 684 C.E. Door Lintel Showing King Shield Jaguar and Lady Xoc in a Bloodletting Ritual, 709 C.E. Mural at Bonampak Showing King Chaan-muan Judging Defeated Enemies, 792 C.E. Vase Painting Showing God L, Several Goddesses, and Rabbit-Scribe, ca. 600'900 C.E. Terra-cotta Head of a King, Ife, ca. 1000'1200 C.E. Copper Obalufon Mask, Ife, 1000'1200 C.E. Brass Head of Queen Mother, Benin, ca. 1500. Brass Plaque Depicting the Oba Esigie, Benin, ca. 1500. 4. HAN AND ROME: ASSERTING IMPERIAL AUTHORITY (300 B.C.E.'400 C.E.). From Sima Qian, The Annals of Qin, ca. second century B.C.E. Grave Mound of Qin Shi Huangdi at Mt. Li. Flanking Pit of Excavated Tomb of Qin Shi Huangdi. From Dong Zhongshu (Tung Chung-shu), Essays on Kingship. Han Wendi (Wen-ti), On the Eclipse of the Sun. From Caesar Augustus, The Achievements of the Divine Augustus. From Cassius Dio, Roman History. Roman Coin of the Reign of Emperor Nero (r. 54'68). Trajan's Column, Rome. Detail from Trajan's Column. Roman Temple Inscription in Myra, Lycia (Asia Minor). Edict and Speech of Nero to the Greeks. 5. INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES (300 B.C.E.'800 C.E.). Selections from Ashoka (As oka), Rock and Pillar Edicts. Ashokan Pillar with a Single-Lion Capital at Vaishali, India. From the Asokavadana. Constantinian Edicts. Selections from Eusebius, Life of Constantine. Two Constantinian Coins. Selections from the Qur'an. Selections from the Hadith. Selections from Ibn Ishaq, The Life of Muhammad, Apostle of Allah. From Abu Yusuf (d. A.H. 182/798 C.E.), Book of Land-tax. Muhammad Addresses Ali and Other Leaders Before the Battle of Badr, from Rashid al-Din, Jami'al-tawarikh. 6. VIKINGS AND POLYNESIANS: EXPLORING NEW WORLDS (300'1100). From Adam of Bremen, History of the Archbishoprics of Hamburg-Bremen, 11th century. Illuminated French Manuscript on Life of St. Aubin, St. Aubin Abbey, ca. 1100. Memorial Stone, Gotland, Sweden, 8th to 9th century. Oseberg Viking Ship, Norway, 9th to 10th century. Runic Memorial Inscriptions, Germany, Norway, and Sweden. Buried Viking Hoard, Hon, Norway. From Greenlanders' Saga, 13th Century. Site Plan, L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, Canada and House, St�ng, Iceland. from William Ellis, Polynesian Researches, 19th Century. Detail from William Hodges, Tahiti Revisited, 1776. Petroglyphs of Hawaiian Canoes. Reconstructed Double-Hulled Hawaiian Canoe Hokule'a and Route of Its Voyages. From
Overview
1. THE NEED FOR WATER IN ANCIENT SOCIETIES (3100 B.C.E.'100 C.E.). Aerial Photograph of Pre-Roman City in Italy. Major Ancient Levees Identifiable in LANDSAT Imagery. Early Egyptian King Cutting an Irrigation Ditch, Drawn from Mace-head Carving, 3100 B.C.E. Shaduf. Saqiya. Square-Pallet Chain Pump. Noria. Sections from the Code of Hammurabi Referring to Irrigation, 1750 B.C.E. Sima Qian's Description of the Building of the Zhengguo Canal, ca. 100 B.C.E. Suetonius's Description of the Water Projects Undertaken by Emperor Claudius (r. 41'54 C.E.). Activities of Shao Xinchen, Han Dynasty, before 33 B.C.E. Frontinus's Discussion of Rome's Water System ca. 100 C.E. Memorial from Jia Rang, 1st century B.C.E. 2. WRITING AND POWER: DEFINING WORLD-VIEWS (1750 B.C.E.'250 C.E.). Excerpts from Atra-hasis. Excerpts from Book 10 of the Rig Veda. From the First Book of Moses, called Genesis. From Yijing, Commentary on the Appended Judgments. From Popol Vuh, 'The Book of the People.' From 'The Beginning of the World,' in Kojiki. 3. REPRESENTING THE HUMAN FORM (600 B.C.E.'1500 C.E.). Anavyssos Kouros, Attica near Athens, ca. 525 B.C.E. Peplos Kore, Athens, ca. 530 B.C.E. Theseus and the Amazons, from an Attic Red-figured Krater,1 ca. 440 B.C.E. Polykleitos, Doryphoros or 'The Canon,' ca. 440 B.C.E. (Roman copy). Praxiteles, Aphrodite of Knidos, ca. 340 B.C.E. (Roman copy). Yakshi, from a Pillar at the Great Stupa of Bharhut, ca. 100 B.C.E. Standing Buddha, from Gandhara, ca. 200 C.E. Buddha with Halo, from Sarnath, Gupta Period, 5th Dynasty. Tibetan Sculpture of the Bodhisattva Vajrapani. Head of Pacal the Great, from His Tomb at Palenque, 684 C.E. Door Lintel Showing King Shield Jaguar and Lady Xoc in a Bloodletting Ritual, 709 C.E. Mural at Bonampak Showing King Chaan-muan Judging Defeated Enemies, 792 C.E. Vase Painting Showing God L, Several Goddesses, and Rabbit-Scribe, ca. 600'900 C.E. Terra-cotta Head of a King, Ife, ca. 1000'1200 C.E. Copper Obalufon Mask, Ife, 1000'1200 C.E. Brass Head of Queen Mother, Benin, ca. 1500. Brass Plaque Depicting the Oba Esigie, Benin, ca. 1500. 4. HAN AND ROME: ASSERTING IMPERIAL AUTHORITY (300 B.C.E.'400 C.E.). From Sima Qian, The Annals of Qin, ca. second century B.C.E. Grave Mound of Qin Shi Huangdi at Mt. Li. Flanking Pit of Excavated Tomb of Qin Shi Huangdi. From Dong Zhongshu (Tung Chung-shu), Essays on Kingship. Han Wendi (Wen-ti), On the Eclipse of the Sun. From Caesar Augustus, The Achievements of the Divine Augustus. From Cassius Dio, Roman History. Roman Coin of the Reign of Emperor Nero (r. 54'68). Trajan's Column, Rome. Detail from Trajan's Column. Roman Temple Inscription in Myra, Lycia (Asia Minor). Edict and Speech of Nero to the Greeks. 5. INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES (300 B.C.E.'800 C.E.). Selections from Ashoka (As oka), Rock and Pillar Edicts. Ashokan Pillar with a Single-Lion Capital at Vaishali, India. From the Asokavadana. Constantinian Edicts. Selections from Eusebius, Life of Constantine. Two Constantinian Coins. Selections from the Qur'an. Selections from the Hadith. Selections from Ibn Ishaq, The Life of Muhammad, Apostle of Allah. From Abu Yusuf (d. A.H. 182/798 C.E.), Book of Land-tax. Muhammad Addresses Ali and Other Leaders Before the Battle of Badr, from Rashid al-Din, Jami'al-tawarikh. 6. VIKINGS AND POLYNESIANS: EXPLORING NEW WORLDS (300'1100). From Adam of Bremen, History of the Archbishoprics of Hamburg-Bremen, 11th century. Illuminated French Manuscript on Life of St. Aubin, St. Aubin Abbey, ca. 1100. Memorial Stone, Gotland, Sweden, 8th to 9th century. Oseberg Viking Ship, Norway, 9th to 10th century. Runic Memorial Inscriptions, Germany, Norway, and Sweden. Buried Viking Hoard, Hon, Norway. From Greenlanders' Saga, 13th Century. Site Plan, L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, Canada and House, St�ng, Iceland. from William Ellis, Polynesian Researches, 19th Century. Detail from William Hodges, Tahiti Revisited, 1776. Petroglyphs of Hawaiian Canoes. Reconstructed Double-Hulled Hawaiian Canoe Hokule'a and Route of Its Voyages. From

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