Worlds of History Volume One: To 1550: A Comparative Reader

Worlds of History Volume One: To 1550: A Comparative Reader
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544
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ISBN13:
9780312446871
Goodreads Rating:
3.56
Published:
January 1st 2007 by Bedford Books
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ISBN10:
031244687X

Assembled by award-winning community college teacher and distinguished world historian Kevin Reilly, the documents in the best-selling "Worlds of History" bring history alive for students.

Students read voices from the distant and more recent past that address topics and issues -- like patriarchy, love and marriage, and imperialism -- of enduring interest and relevance. Ranging widely across regions and cultures, each chapter takes up a major theme and asks students to examine it in the context of two or more cultures, encouraging them to make cross-cultural connections and comparisons.

The flexible comparative and thematic framework easily accommodates the variety of approaches instructors bring to teaching world history while supporting the general goal of cultivating critical thinking skills.