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Worlds Together, Worlds Apart

A Companion Reader

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    Volume 1 includes Chapters 1-11

    Volume 2 includes Chapters 10-21


    Chapter 1 - Becoming Human

    • Laetoli Footprints (3.6 million years ago)
    • Peopling the Earth: Genetic and Linguistic Evidence (1993)
    • African Language Map (2010)
    • Rachael Moeller Gorman, Cooking Up Bigger Brains (2008)
    • Temple Grandin, Dogs Make Us Human (2005)
    • Clive Gamble, Human Tool Use and the “Pioneer Phase” of Technological and Behavioral Development (1993)

      

    Chapter 2 - Rivers, Cities, and First States, 4000–2000 bce

    • Domesticated Corn (4000 bce)
    • Egyptian Domesticated Animals
    • Early Egyptian King Cutting an Irrigation Ditch (3100 bce)
    • Ptah-Hotep, Precepts (2300 bce)
    • The Royal Standard of Ur (c. 2600– 2400 bce)
    • Mencius on the Legendary Sage Kings (c. 2200–2400 bce)
    • Sargon of Assyria Records His Deeds for Posterity (722–705 bce)
    • The Curse of Agade (2150–2000 bce)

    Chapter 3 - Nomads, Territorial States, and Microsocieties, 2000–1200 bce

    • Egyptian Funerary Texts (c. 2000 bce)
    • Guanzi, How to Rule (completed c. 122 bce)
    • Code of Hammurapi (c. 1792 bce)
    • Relief of Assyrians Crossing the Euphrates (c. 701 bce)
    • Egyptian Account of the Battle of Qadesh (c. 1274 bce)

    Casebook: Women and Rulership in Ancient Times

    • Images of Hatshepsut of Egypt (r. c. 1479–1458 bce)
    • Dio Cassius, Livia
    • The Zuo Zhuan, Mother and Son: Alienation and Reconciliation (c. 463–389 bce)
    • Royal Women at the Court of Xerxes (c. 464–415 bce)

    Chapter 4 - First Empires and Common Cultures in Afro-Eurasia, 1200–350 bce

    • Rigveda (1700–1100 bce)
    • Upanishads (First Millennium bce)
    • Genesis 22, The Near-Sacrifice of Isaac (c. 722 bce–c. 586 bce)
    • Cyrus the Great, The Decree for the Return of the Jews
    • Herodotus, The Persians Debate the Governance
    • Thucydides, The Plague

    Chapter 5 - Worlds Turned Inside Out, 1000–350 bce

    • Homer, Shield of Achilles (c. 750 bce)
    • Confucius, The Analects
    • Mencius, Humane Government (c. 371–289 bce)
    • Aristotle, Politics (384–322 bce)
    • Aristotle, On the Constitution of Carthage (384–322 bce)
    • Aśoka, Three Edicts (r. 269–231 bce)

    Chapter 6 - Shrinking the Afro-Eurasian World, 350 bce–250 ce

    • The Buddha: Sermons and Teachings
    • Ketubot, Jewish Premarital Agreements
    • Pliny, The Seres (c. 77 ce)
    • Artha Shastra, Duties of a King
    • The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea (First Century ce)
    • The Questions of King Milinda (c. 100 bce)
    • The Jataka or Stories of the Buddha’s Former Births (c. 300 bce)

    Chapter 7 - Han Dynasty China and Imperial Rome, 300 bce–300 ce

    • Polybius, The Roman Maniple versus The Macedonian Phalanx
    • Diodorus Siculus, On the Slave Revolt in Sicily (136–132 bce)
    • The Debate on Salt and Iron (81 bce)
    • The Legend of Meng Jiangnu (Third Century bce)
    • Pliny the Younger and Trajan, Exchange on Prosecuting Christians (c. 98-117 ce)
    • Vindolanda Tablet (Second Century ce)

      

    Chapter 8 - The Rise of Universal Religions, 300600 ce

    • Priscus at the Court of Attila (449 ce)
    • Salvian of Marseilles, On the Governance of God (Fifth Century ce)
    • Eusebius, The Conversion of Constantine to Christianity (Fourth Century ce)
    • Gregory of Tours, On the Conversion of Clovis to Christianity (Sixth Century ce)
    • Taming Frontier Deities in China:The Magistrate and the Local Deity (220–589 ce)
    • Taming Frontier Deities in China:“Yu gaui lu” (618–907 ce)
    • Han Yü, Memorial on the Bone of the Buddha (819 ce)

    Chapter 9 - New Empires and Common Cultures, 600–1000 ce

    • Quran (50-3)
    • Ibn Ishaq, Biography of Messenger of God (Eight Century ce)
    • Pact of Umar
    • Bishop Daniel of Winchester, Advice to Boniface on the Method of Conversion (723 ce)
    • Ibn Fadlan’s Journey to Russia (920 ce)
    • Avicenna, The Life of Ibn Sina
    • Abû Ûthmân al-Jâhiz, On the Zanj (c. 860 ce)

      

    Chapter 10 - Becoming “The World,” 1000–1300 ce

    • The Secret History of the Mongols (Thirteenth Century)
    • Training and Equipping the Mongol Warrior (Thirteenth Century)
    • Yuan Tsai, The Problems of Women (Twelfth Century)
    • Two Views of the Fall of Jerusalem: Raymond of Aguilers and Abu L-Muzaffar Al-Abiwardi, On the Fall of Jerusalem (1099)
    • Joseph Ben Abraham, Letter from Aden to Abraham Yiju (c. 1130)
    • Letters between Pope Innocent IV and Güyük Khan (1245-1246)
    • Francesco Pegolotti, Advice to Merchants Bound for Cathay (c. 1340)

    Casebook: Mobilizing for War in the Age of the Mongols

    • Images of a Mongol horseman and a medieval knight (Fourteenth Century)
    • ‘Ala-ad-Din ‘Ata-Malik Juvaini, Genghis Khan: The History of the World Conqueror (Mid-Thirteenth Century)
    • Ouyang Xiu and Fan Zhen, Conscription and Professional Soldiers in Song China (960–1127)
    • Ziauddin Barani, The Challenges of Raising an Army (1357)

      

    Chapter 11 - Crises and Recovery in Afro-Eurasia 1300s–1500s

    • Boccacio, The Decameron (1353)
    • Jean Froissart, On the Jacquerie (1358)
    • Chihab Al-‘Umari, The Pilgrimage of Mansa Musa (1342-49)
    • Galileo Galilei, Letter to Madame Cristina Di Lorena, Grand Duchess of Tuscany (1615)
    • Ibn Battuta, Visit to Mombassa and Kilwa, Rhila (c. 1358)
    • Kabir, Three Poems (Fifteenth Century)
    • Leo Africanus, On Timbuktu in Africa (1526)

    Chapter 12 - Contact, Commerce, and Colonization, 1450s–1600

    • Christopher Columbus, On World Geography (Late Fifteenth Century)
    • The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico (1519)
    • Arana Xajilá, Plague in Central America (1519–1560)
    • Juan Sepúlveda, On the Causes of Just War with the Indians (?)
    • Cabeza de Vaca, Years as a Wandering Merchant (1542)
    • William Bradford, Treaty with the Indians (c. 1650)
    • Colonel Benjamin Church, In the Nipmuck Country (1675–1676)
    • Nzinga Mbemba, Letters to the King of Portugal (1526)
    • Vasco da Gama, Round Africa to India (1498)
    • Galeota Peirera, A Portuguese Voyage to China (1561)
    • Martin Luther, To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation (1520)
    • Otto von Guericke, The Destruction of Magdeburg (1631)

    Chapter 13 - Worlds Entangled, 1600–1750

    • Jean de Lery, History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil (1578)
    • Luis Brandaon, Letter to Father Sandoval (1610)
    • Richard Ligon, A True & Exact History of the Island of Barbadoes (1657)
    • Thomas Phillips, Buying Slaves at Wyhdah (1694)
    • Alexander Hamilton, A New Account of the East Indies (1688–1723)

    Casebook: Coerced Labor in the Early Modern World

    • Robert Walsh, Description of a Slave Market in Rio de Janiero (1820s)
    • Heinrichs von Füch Notes on the Treatment of the Natives in Northeast Siberia (1744)
    • Antonio Vazquez de Espinosa, Mercury Mining in Huanacavelica and Silver Mining in Potosí (1620s)
    • Captain William Dampier, The General Slavery at Achin (1688)

    Chapter 14 - Cultures of Splendor and Power, 1500–1780

    • Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq, Turkish Letters (1589)
    • Xu Jie, Economic Change in China (Sixteenth century)
    • Zhang Han, Yiwen Ji (Sixteenth Century)
    • Roger Cotes, Preface to Newton’s Principia Mathematica (1713)
    • Simon Schaffer, Information Sources for Principia Mathematica (2008)
    • Jahangir, Policy toward the Hindus (Seventeenth Century)
    • Abu’l Hasan, Jahangir’s Dream (c. 1618–1616)
    • Voltaire, Sixth Philosophical Letter (1734)
    • Adam Smith, On Baubles and the Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism (1776)

    Chapter 15 - Reordering the World, 17501850

    • Declaration of the Rights of Man (1789)
    • Olympe de Gouges, Declaration of the Rights of Women and the Female Citizen (1791)
    • Maximilien Robespierre, Report on the Principles of a Revolutionary Government (1793)
    • Olaudah Equiano, The Case against the Slave Trade (1789?)
    • George Valentia, Calcutta (1809)
    • Testimony for the Factory Act (1833)
    • Domingo Sarmiento, Life in the Argentine Republic in the Days of the Tyrants (1868?)

    Chapter 16 - Alternative Visions of the Nineteenth Century

    • Honda Tokiashi, A Secret Plan of Government (1798)
    • Abd al-Wahhab, The History and Doctrines of the Wahhabis (Eighteenth Century)
    • Nathanial Isaacs, Descriptions of Shaka and the Zulu Military (1836)
    • Maulvi Syed Kutb Shah Sahib, Call for Hindu-Muslim Unity (1858)
    • Proudhon, What Is Property? (1840)

      

    Chapter 17 - Nations and Empires, 1850-1914

    • Raja Rammohan Roy, Practice of Burning Widows Alive (1820)
    • Temple Wage Chart (1877)
    • Cecil Rhodes, Confession of Faith (1877)
    • Edward D. Morel, The Black Man’s Burden (1920)
    • Criminal Tribes Act (1871)
    • Eugene Lyons, Assignment in Utopia (1937)

    Chapter 18  - An Unsettled World, 1890-1914

    • Denton J. Snider, World’s Fair Studies (1893)
    • Fitter Families Display (1926)
    • G. C. K. Gwasa, Interviews with Maji-Maji Revolt Survivors (1967)
    • W. E. B. Du Bois, The Negro Problems (1915)
    • V. I. Lenin, The Transition from Capitalism to Communism (1917)

      

    Casebook: Rubber

    • Sir Roger Casement, Consul General’s Report to Sir Edward Grey (1911)
    • Chart of Rubber Prices(19001940)
    • Fordlandia (19271942)
    • Kenneth Pomeranz and and StevenTopik, Trying to Get a Grip: Natural Rubber’s Century of Ups and Downs (2006)

    Chapter 19 - Of Masses and Visions of the Modern, 1910-1939

    • British Army’s Form A.2042 (World War I)
    • Wilfred Owen, Dulce et Decorum Est (1918)
    • Sol Plaatje, The Mote and the Beam: An Epic on Sex-Relationship ‘Twixt White and Black in British South Africa (1921)
    • Mohandas K. Gandhi, Second Letter to Lord Irwin (1930)
    • Advertising (1924, 1936)

    Chapter 20 - The Three-World Order, 1940-1975

    • Yamagata Aritomo, The Coming Race War (1914–1915)
    • Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf (1925)
    • Hanna Lévy-Hass, Diary of Bergen-Belsen (1944–1945)
    • E. B. Sledge, At Okinawa (1945)
    • George F. Kennan, Baghdad (1944)
    • George F. Kennan, The Long Telegram (1946)
    • Juan and Eva Perón, The Peróns Justify Their Regime (1944–1951)
    • Isabel and David Crook, Chinese Revolution (1930–1940)
    • Nahum Goldmann: Conflicting Perspectives on Israel/Palestine (1969)
    • Fawaz Turki: Conflicting Perspectives on Israel / Palestine (1972)
    • Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth (1961)
    • Nelson Mandela, The Rivonia Trial (1964)
    • Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex (1949)
    • Hermann Muller, One Hundred Years without Darwinism Are Enough (1959)

    Chapter 21 - Globalization, 1970–2000

    • World Energy (18502000)
    • Sean Daily and Daniel Zwerdling, Farmer Suicides and Farming in India (2009)
    • Voice of Bangladeshi Bloggers, Bangladeshi Workers in Kuwait (2008)
    • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Summary for Policymakers (2007)