Sources of Indian Tradition From the beginning to 1800

Author: Ainslie Thomas Embree
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0231066511
Release Date: 1988-01
Genre: History

Since 1958 Sources of Indian Tradition has been one of the most important and widely used texts on civilization in South Asia (now the nation-sates of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal). It has helped generations of students and lay readers understand how leading thinkers there have looked at life, the traditions of their ancestors, and the world they live in. This second edition has been extensively revised, with much new material added. Introductory essays explain the particular settings in which these thinkers have expressed their ideas about religious, social, political, and economic questions. Brief summaries precede each passage from their writings or sayings. The traditions represented include Brahmanism, Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism. The book includes a chronology of Indian history from 3000 B.C. to A.D. 1858. -- Robert P. Goldman, University of California, Berkeley

Great Literature of the Eastern World

Author: Ian Philip McGreal
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN: UVA:X004041309
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Literary Collections

Provides information on ancient classics, as well as modern novels, drama, poetry, and prose, and includes facts about authors, themes, and style

The Essential World History Volume I To 1800

Author: William J. Duiker
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133607724
Release Date: 2013-01-08
Genre: History

Explore common challenges and experiences that unite the human past and identify key global patterns over time with THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY. This brief overview of world history covers political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history integrated into a chronologically ordered synthesis to help you gain an appreciation and understanding of the distinctive character and development of individual cultures in society. You can use the book’s global approach and its emphasis on analytical comparisons between cultures to link events together in a broad comparative and global framework that places the contemporary world in a more meaningful historical context. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

World History Volume I To 1800

Author: William J. Duiker
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305537798
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: History

Noted teachers and scholars William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel present a balanced, highly readable overview of world history that explores common challenges and experiences of the human past and identifies key patterns over time. Thorough coverage of political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history is integrated into a chronological framework to help students gain an appreciation and understanding of the distinctive character and development of individual cultures in society. This approach, with organization around seven major themes (Science and Technology, Art and Ideas, Family and Society, Politics and Government, Earth and the Environment, Religion and Philosophy, and Interaction and Exchange), helps students link events together in a broad comparative and global framework, thereby placing the contemporary world in a more meaningful historical context. Available in the following options: WORLD HISTORY, Eighth Edition (Chapters 1—30); Volume I: To 1800 (Chapters 1—18); Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 14—30). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Societies Networks and Transitions Volume 1 To 1500

Author: Craig Lockard
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781439085356
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: History

SOCIETIES, NETWORKS, AND TRANSITIONS connects the different regions of the world between chapters, and explores broader global themes in part-ending essays. This innovative structure combines the accessibility of a regional approach with the rigor of comparative scholarship to show students world history in a truly global framework. The tree, tree, tree, forest organization assures that students stay engaged and sure of when and where they are in their study of world history. The text also features a strong focus on culture and religion. Author and veteran teacher Craig Lockard engages students with a unique approach to cultural artifacts; such as, music and art. A range of pedagogical features--including focus questions, section summaries, and web-based study aids--support students and instructors as they explore the interconnectedness of different people, places, and periods in the global past. The Second Edition features all new maps--beautiful to look at and learn with--and an open, student-friendly design. Additionally, the text has been extensively revised to sharpen the narrative. Available in the following split options: SOCIETIES, NETWORKS, AND TRANSITIONS, Second Edition (Chapters 1-31), ISBN: 978-1-439-08520-2; Volume I: To 1500 (Chapters 1-14), ISBN 978-1-439-08535-6; Volume II: Since 1450 (Chapters 15-31), ISBN 978-1-439-08536-3; Volume A: To 600 (Chapters 1-9), ISBN: 978-1-439-08533-2; Volume B: From 600 to 1750 (Chapters 10-18), ISBN: 978-1-439-08540-0; Volume C: Since 1750 (Chapters 19-31), ISBN: 978-1-439-08534-9. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Der Untergang des Morgenlandes

Author: Bernard Lewis
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783838757926
Release Date: 2014-07-18
Genre: Social Science

Die Probleme der islamischen Welt sind unübersehbar, ebenso deren Folgen für den Westen. Mit dieser provokanten Feststellung analysiert Beranard Lewis die historische Entwicklung des Orients - insbesondere des Osmanischen Reiches und seine Nachfolgestaaten: Die einstige Drehscheibe der Kultur, des Fortschritts und der Kunst verlor im Laufe der Geschichte ihre zivilisatorische Vormachtrolle gegenüber dem Westen und geriet in einen konfliktträchtigen Dualismus zwischen Tradition und Moderne. Das E-Book wendet sich an Leser und Leserinnen, die sich für Lösungsansätze der Krise zwischen der islamischen und der westlichen Welt interessieren: Themenfelder wie Wohlstand und Macht, soziale und kulturelle Schranken, Modernisierung und soziale Gleichheit, Säkularismus und Zivilgesellschaft. Zeit, Raum und Modernität sind die Leitfäden der Darstellung. Die Originalausgabe des Bandes aus der Feder des Princeton-Emeritus Lewis erschien unter dem Titel "What went wrong?".

Die Frau im alten China Bild und Wirklichkeit

Author: Dennis R. Schilling
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
ISBN: 3515077510
Release Date: 2001
Genre: History

Biographien von Frauen, zu Exempla weiblicher Tugendhaftigkeit stilisiert, dienten der Propagierung der konfuzianischen Ethik der Frau bis in das 20. Jahrhundert hinein. Die hier vorliegenden, im wesentlichen philologisch orientierten Studien widmen sich deren Quellentexten aus der Zeit zwischen dem fuenften vorchristlichen und dem zweiten nachchristlichen Jahrhundert. Sie offnen damit den Blick auf eine Literatur, die nicht allein der historischen Wiedergabe verpflichtet war, sondern durchaus auch Zuege der Unterhaltung erkennen laat. Welche Stellung zwischen gesellschaftlicher Realitat, erzahlerischer Fiktion und moralischem Anspruch nehmen diese Frauenbilder ein? Inhalt: Kai Vogelsang: Mit den Waffen der Frauena Alliancen und Mesalliancen in der Chun qiu-Zeit Roderich Ptak: Huai Ying: Gratsche zwischen Qin und Jin Jianfei Kralle: Fan Ji und Wei Ji Dennis Schilling: Das Bekenntnis der Herzogin Richard Teschke: Zwei Frauen im Lie nue zhuan und Yan zi chun qiu Hans van Ess: Vermischte Angelegenheiten, Geheime Abteilung Acht Literaturverzeichnis Index "a all these papers are meticulous philological studies, presenting many translated passages from the original texts. By looking at Chinese historiographical material as history and literature and for what they can tell us about women, they manage to open up insightful and new perspectives into well-known texts." Nan Nue .