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Daily life through world history in primary documents

Author: Lawrence Morris
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Who did the ancient Greeks describe as the world's best athlete? What does the Koran say about women's rights? How has the digital revolution changed life in the modern age? From the law courts of ancient Iraq to bloody Civil War battlefields, explore the daily lives of people from major world cultures throughout history, as presented in their own words. Bringing useful and engaging material into world history  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Morris
ISBN: 9780313338984 0313338981 9780313338991 031333899X 9780313339004 0313339007 9780313339011 0313339015
OCLC Number: 191922514
Description: 3 v. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: V.1. The ancient world / David Matz, volume editor : Chronology --
Part I. Historical overview : Sumeria ; China ; India ; Egypt ; Israel ; Greece ; Rome --Part II. Domestic life : Families and households --
Old age and retirement --
Travel --
Making a living --
Part III. Economic life : Urban life --
Rural life --
Slavery --
Trade and commerce --
Part IV. Intellectual life : Education --
Respect for writing, language, and literature --
Health and medicine --
Oratory --
Part V. Material life : Food and drink --
Houses and furniture --
Clothing --
Part VI. Political life : Government --
Justice and legal system --
Warfare --
Part VII. Recreational life : Sports and games --
Fishing and hunting --
Vacations, celebrations, and festivals --
Part VIII. Religious life : Deities --
Priests and religious rituals --
Death and the afterlife --
Glossary of individuals and terms --
Appendix : Biographies of document authors. V.2. The Middle Ages and Renaissance / Lawrence Morris, volume editor : Chronology --
Part I. Historical overview : The early middle ages (410-1066) --
The later middle ages (c. 1066-1492) --
The Renaissance and early modern era (1492-1660) --
Part II. Domestic life : Life cycles --
Women's roles --
Children --
Part III. Economic life : Urban life --
Rural life --
Trade and monetary systems --
Slavery --
Part IV. Intellectual life : Education --
Science and medicine --
Language and literature --
Part V. Material life : Food and drink --
Housing and furniture --
Clothing and personal appearance --
Part VI. Political life : Government and hierarchy --
Legal systems --
Warfare --
Part VII. Recreational life : Games and sports --
Performing arts --
Visual arts --
Part VIII. Religious life : Deities and doctrines --
Priests and rituals --
Death and the afterlife --
Glossary of individuals and terms --
Appendix : Biographies of document authors --
V.3. The modern world / David M. Borgmeyer and Rebecca Ayako Bennette, volume editors : Chronology --
Part I. Historical overview : The eighteenth century: 1700-1815 --
The nineteenth century: 1915-1914 --
The twentieth and twenty first centuries: 1914-present --
Part II. Domestic life : Women's roles --
Children --
Old age --
Part III. Economic life : Urban life --
Rural life --
Trade and migration --
Part IV. Intellectual life : Education --
Science --
Health and medicine --
Language and literature --
Art --
Part V. Material life : Food and drink --
Houses and furniture --
Clothing and personal appearance --
Technology --
Part VI. Political life : Social hierarchy --
Government --
Justice and legal systems --
Warfare --
Part VII. Recreational life : Games and sports --
Travel --
Music and dance --
Part VIII. Religious life : Religions in contact --
Forms of worship --
Systems of belief --
Death and the afterlife --
Glossary of individuals and terms --
Appendix : Biographies of document authors.
Responsibility: Lawrence Morris, general editor.
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Offers a collection of historical documents and illustrations, affording insight into daily life in major world cultures throughout history. This three-volume set provides primary sources from  Read more...

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