History PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENTS: WORLD HISTORY 69 Defining Documents in World History: Renaissance & Early Modern Era (1308-1600) “Recommended. High school through undergraduate students; general readers.” -CHOICE Defining Documents in World History: Renaissance & Early Modern Era closely studies more than forty primary source documents from important world figures from the 15th and 16th centuries, including: • Thomas Aquinas: Summa Theologiae • Ibn Battuta: Travels in Asia and Africa • Leon Alberti: On Painting • Marco Polo: Description of Hangzhou • Giovanni Boccaccio: The Decameron Articles begin by introducing readers to the historical context of the document, followed by a description of the author’s life and circumstances in which the document was written. Next, a detailed analysis of the document provides an in-depth examination of the issues surrounding the document and its historical significance. April 2017 | One Volume, 272 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-297-1 | Library Price: $175 See Also: Great Events: The Renaissance, pg. 74 | Great Lives: The Renaissance, pg. 79 Defining Documents in World History: The Middle East The Middle East is the site of the first great civilizations in history. Today, it remains one of the most significant regions of the world for a variety of political, economic, and religious reasons. This 2-volume set spans the history of the region and includes a variety of documents from several eras, including: • Book of the Cave of Treasures (ca. 500-600) • Qur’an (Koran) (ca. 610-632) • Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel (1948) • Benjamin Netanyahu: Address to AIPAC (2016) • Osama bin Laden: Declaration of Jihad against Americans (1996) Each document chapter includes the primary source document, often reproduced in its entirety, and commentary, with Summary Overview, Defining Moment, Author Biography, Document Analysis, and Essential Themes. May 2018 | Two Volumes, 457 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-702-0 | Library Price: $295 See Also: Countries, Peoples & Cultures, pg. 53 Defining Documents in World History: Asia Asia has a long, rich history, encompassing nations that continue to shape the world today, including China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. This set takes a detailed look at significant documents developed by scholars, politicians, warriors, emperors, scientists, and reformers, from He Zhen to Mao Zedong. Through these documents, readers will begin to appreciate the scope of the contributions made by individuals, groups, and nations throughout Asia. Documents include: • Li Yü’s “On Being Happy though Poor” • “What Women Should Know about Communism,” by He Zhen • Reform Edict issued by Empress Dowager Cixi • Chiang Kai Shek, “China Cannot Be Conquered” • The Sixteen Points: Guidelines for the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution The 40 documents discuss Philosophy and Religion; Class and Society; Politics, Revolution, and Reform; and Interactions with the West. The primary source document, often reproduced in its entirety, includes sections the provide Summary Overview, the Defining Moment, Author Biography, Document Analysis, and Essential Themes. September 2018 | One Volume, 300 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-927-7 | Library Price: $175 See Also: Countries, Peoples & Cultures, pg. 53 RECENT NEW! NEW! Fall 2018 NEW! NEW! FREE Online Access FREE FREE Online Access FREE FREE Online Access FREE NEW! NEW! RECENT (800) 221-1592 www.salempress.com GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENTS: WORLD HISTORY HISTORY