Crossroads and Cultures, Combined Volume

A History of the World's Peoples

Author: Bonnie G. Smith,Marc Van De Mieroop,Richard von Glahn,Kris Lane

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312410174

Category: History

Page: 1056

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Crossroads and Cultures: A History of the World’s Peoples incorporates the best current cultural history into a fresh and original narrative that connects global patterns of development with life on the ground. As the title, “Crossroads,” suggests, this new synthesis highlights the places and times where people exchanged goods and commodities, shared innovations and ideas, waged war and spread disease, and in doing so joined their lives to the broad sweep of global history. Students benefit from a strong pedagogical design, abundant maps and images, and special features that heighten the narrative’s attention to the lives and voices of the world’s peoples. Test drive a chapter today. Find out how.

Crossroads and Cultures, Combined Volume, A History of the World's Peoples

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1497075254

Category: Education

Page: 318

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Crossroads and Cultures, Combined Volume, A History of the World's Peoples. In this book, you will learn topics such as Settlers and Migrants: The Creation of States in Asia, Creation of Empire: North Africa and Southwest Asia, The Greeks and the Wider World, and Peoples and World Empires: Classical India, the Kushan Empire, and Chi ... plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Frameworks of World History

Networks, Hierarchies, Culture to 1550

Author: Stephen Morillo,Lynne Morillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199987801

Category: History

Page: 451

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Frameworks of World History is a groundbreaking text that uses a clear and consistent analytical approach to studying world history. Author Stephen Morillo - an award-winning teacher with more than twenty-five years of experience teaching World History - frames the study of this vast subject around a model that shows students how to do world history and not just learn about it. While this globally organized text contains all of the essential information, it is the only book that does notjust tell what happened, but also shows how and why it happened. Using a framework that examines networks, hierarchies, and culture in world history, Morillo presents a thesis and an argument that students - and instructors - can respond to.

Crossroads and Cultures, Volume I: To 1450

A History of the World's Peoples

Author: Bonnie G. Smith,Marc Van De Mieroop,Richard von Glahn,Kris Lane

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312442130

Category: History

Page: 632

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Crossroads and Cultures: A History of the World’s Peoples incorporates the best current cultural history into a fresh and original narrative that connects global patterns of development with life on the ground. As the title, “Crossroads,” suggests, this new synthesis highlights the places and times where people exchanged goods and commodities, shared innovations and ideas, waged war and spread disease, and in doing so joined their lives to the broad sweep of global history. Students benefit from a strong pedagogical design, abundant maps and images, and special features that heighten the narrative’s attention to the lives and voices of the world’s peoples. Test drive a chapter today. Find out how.

The Crossroads of Justice

Law and Culture in Late Medieval France

Author: Esther Cohen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004095694

Category: History

Page: 231

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An analysis of the cultural and social functions of law, legal processes and legal rituals in late medieval northern France. It interprets the various influences upon the shaping of law as a cultural manifestation and its application as an actual system of justice.

Where China Meets India

Burma and the New Crossroads of Asia

Author: Thant Myint-U

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466801271

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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Thant Myint-U's Where China Meets India is a vivid, searching, timely book about the remote region that is suddenly a geopolitical center of the world. From their very beginnings, China and India have been walled off from each other: by the towering summits of the Himalayas, by a vast and impenetrable jungle, by hostile tribes and remote inland kingdoms stretching a thousand miles from Calcutta across Burma to the upper Yangtze River. Soon this last great frontier will vanish—the forests cut down, dirt roads replaced by superhighways, insurgencies crushed—leaving China and India exposed to each other as never before. This basic shift in geography—as sudden and profound as the opening of the Suez Canal—will lead to unprecedented connections among the three billion people of Southeast Asia and the Far East. What will this change mean? Thant Myint-U is in a unique position to know. Over the past few years he has traveled extensively across this vast territory, where high-speed trains and gleaming new shopping malls are now coming within striking distance of the last far-flung rebellions and impoverished mountain communities. And he has explored the new strategic centrality of Burma, where Asia's two rising, giant powers appear to be vying for supremacy. At once a travelogue, a work of history, and an informed look into the future, Where China Meets India takes us across the fast-changing Asian frontier, giving us a masterful account of the region's long and rich history and its sudden significance for the rest of the world.

Belarus

At the Crossroads in History

Author: Jan Zaprudnik

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 278

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Native Belarusan Jan Zaprudnik paints a vivid picture of Belarus’s complex past, paving the way for his analysis of the challenges now facing the republic after the disintegration of the Soviet Union. In recent years Belarus (formerly known as Belorussia) has been less visible to the world than the Baltic republics to the north or Ukraine to the south, yet this multiethnic republic has undergone a significant demographic, social, cultural, and political evolution. A proclamation of state sovereignty in July 1990 combined with the accelerated fragmentation of the Soviet Union to push Belarus along the uncertain road to independence—a process that culminated with a declaration of full independence in August 1991.

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Russian Culture

Author: Nicholas Rzhevsky

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107495628

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 446

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Russia's size, the diversity of its peoples and its unique geographical position straddling East and West have created a culture that is both inward and outward looking. Its history reflects the tension between very different approaches to what culture can and should be, and this tension shapes the vibrancy of its arts today. The highly successful first edition of Rzhevsky's Companion has been updated to include post-Soviet trends and new developments in the twenty-first century. It brings together leading authorities writing on Russian cultural identity, its Western and Asian connections, popular culture and the unique Russian contributions to the arts. Each of the eleven chapters has been revised or entirely rewritten to take account of current cultural conditions and the further reading brought up to date. The book reveals, for students, academic researchers and all those interested in Russia, the dilemmas, strengths and complexities of the Russian cultural experience.

Living at the Crossroads

An Introduction to Christian Worldview

Author: Michael W. Goheen,Craig G. Bartholomew

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781441201997

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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How can Christians live faithfully at the crossroads of the story of Scripture and postmodern culture? In Living at the Crossroads, authors Michael Goheen and Craig Bartholomew explore this question as they provide a general introduction to Christian worldview. Ideal for both students and lay readers, Living at the Crossroads lays out a brief summary of the biblical story and the most fundamental beliefs of Scripture. The book tells the story of Western culture from the classical period to postmodernity. The authors then provide an analysis of how Christians live in the tension that exists at the intersection of the biblical and cultural stories, exploring the important implications in key areas of life, such as education, scholarship, economics, politics, and church.

Black Cultural Traffic

Crossroads in Global Performance and Popular Culture

Author: Harry Justin Elam

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472068401

Category: Social Science

Page: 404

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Black Cultural Traffic traces how blackness travels globally in performance, engaging the work of an international and interdisciplinary mix of scholars, critics, and practicing artists.

The Hole

Consumer Culture : a Graphic Novel

Author: Damian Duffy,John Jennings

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780977868926

Category: Fiction

Page: 162

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On cover: "The hole, consumer culture, vol. 01: Open, a graphic novel by Damian Duffy + John Jennings."

Long Walk to Freedom

The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759521049

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.

Crossroads

A Southern Culture Annual

Author: Ted Olson

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865549784

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 506

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CrossRoads: A Southern Culture Annual is a publication dedicated to the interdisciplinary study and artistic appreciation of the South (broadly defined) and Southern culture. The material in the second volume of CrossRoads explores such topics as Southern language, literature, visual art, music, and food, and features scholarly work, compelling creative work, and visual arts. Original.

Sources of Crossroads and Cultures, Volume II: Since 1300

A History of the World's Peoples

Author: Bonnie G. Smith,Marc Van De Mieroop,Richard von Glahn,Kris Lane

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312559860

Category: History

Page: 336

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Two-volume primary source reader for use in conjuction with: Crossroads and cultures / Bonnie G. Smith ... [et al.].

Identity in Crossroad Civilisations

Ethnicity, Nationalism and Globalism in Asia

Author: Erich Kolig,Vivienne S. M. Angeles,Sam Wong

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089641270

Category: Political Science

Page: 259

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Deze bundel gaat over de vorming van identiteit door het samenspel van etniciteit, nationalisme en de effecten van globalisering. De essays in Crossroad Civilisations: Ethnicity, Nationalism and Globalism in Asia maken de gelaagdheid en de complexiteit hiervan duidelijk.

Jews at the Crossroads

Tradition and Accommodation During the Golden Age of the Hungarian Nobility, 1729-1878

Author: Howard N. Lupovitch

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9789637326660

Category: History

Page: 277

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Examines the social and political history of the Jews of Miskolc-the third largest Jewish community in Hungary-and presents the wider transformation of Jewish identity during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It explores the emergence of a moderate, accommodating form of traditional Judaism that combined elements of tradition and innovation, thereby creating an alternative to Orthodox and Neolog Judaism. This form of traditional Judaism reconciled the demands of religious tradition with the expectations of Magyarization and citizenship, thus allowing traditional Jews to be patriotic Magyars. By focusing on Hungary, this book seeks to correct a trend in modern Jewish historiography that views Habsburg Jewish History as an extension of German Jewish History, most notably with regard to emancipation and enlightenment. Rather than trying to fit Hungarian Jewry into a conventional Germano-centric taxonomy, this work places Hungarian Jews in the distinct contexts of the Habsburg Monarchy and the Danube Basin, positing a more seamless nexus between the eighteenth and nineteenth century. This nexus was rooted in a series of political experiments by Habsburg sovereigns and Hungarian noblemen that culminated in civic equality, and in the gradual expansion of traditional Judaism to meet the challenges of the age.

The Foods of the Greek Islands

Cooking and Culture at the Crossroads of the Mediterranean

Author: Aglaia Kremezi

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547348002

Category: Cooking

Page: 312

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This New York Times Notable Book is “a real working guide to preparing the traditional dishes found all over Greece” (Newsweek). Stretching from the shores of Turkey to the Ionian Sea east of Italy, the Greek islands have been the crossroads of the Mediterranean since the time of Homer. Over the centuries, Phoenicians, Athenians, Macedonians, Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, Ottoman Turks, and Italians have ruled the islands, putting their distinctive stamp on the food. Aglaia Kremezi, a frequent contributor to Gourmet and an international authority on Greek food, spent eight years collecting the fresh, uncomplicated recipes of the local women, fishermen, bakers, and farmers. Like all Mediterranean food, these dishes are light and healthful, simple but never plain, and make extensive use of seasonal produce, fresh herbs, and fish. Passed from generation to generation by word of mouth, most have never before been written down. All translate easily to the American home kitchen: Tomato Patties from Santorini; Spaghetti with Lobster from Kithira; Braised Lamb with Artichokes from Chios; Greens and Potato Stew from Crete; Spinach, Leek, and Fennel Pie from Skopelos; Rolled Baklava from Kos. Illustrated throughout with color photographs of the islanders preparing their specialties, and filled with stories of island history and customs, The Foods of the Greek Islands is for all cooks and travelers who want to experience this diverse and deeply rooted cuisine firsthand. “The author has combined her reportorial skills, scholarly interests and superb instincts as a cook who knows both American and Greek kitchens to produce recipes that are simple, direct yet exciting.” —The New York Times Book Review

The Genesis of Books

Studies in the Scribal Culture of Medieval England in Honour of A.N. Doane

Author: Matthew T. Hussey,John D. Niles

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN: 9782503534732

Category: Art

Page: 338

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This volume is about the book itself, as shaped and made by medieval scribes and as conditioned by the cultural understandings that were present in the world where those scribes lived. Questions relating to the provenance, compilation, script, function, and use - both medieval and modern - of manuscripts are raised and are resolved in a fresh manner. A number of different literary genres and types are explored, ranging from devotional materials (e.g. psalters, sermons, and illustrated gospel books) to texts of a more worldly orientation. A number of plates illustrate the work of particular scribes. While some beautiful codices are showcased, the emphasis falls on plain books written in English, including the Vercelli Book, the Exeter Book, and the Blickling Homilies. Analyses of the history of palaeography and the theoryof editing raise the point that whatever we know from old books is conditioned by the tools used to study them.

Preaching at the Crossroads

How the World-And Our Preaching-Is Changing

Author: David J. Lose

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451452292

Category: Religion

Page: 124

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The world is changing, and preaching needs to do the same. With that change, the notion of truth need not be surrendered in a postmodern age, but it must be approached differently. David Lose argues that preaching is a confession made openly for the hearers to embrace and engage in the midst of the real lived world they experience.