The Human Record: Sources of Global History, Volume I: To 1500

The Human Record: Sources of Global History, Volume I: To 1500
By Alfred J. Andrea, James H. Overfield

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THE HUMAN RECORD is a leading primary source reader for world history, providing balanced coverage of the global past. Each volume contains a blend of visual and textual sources that are often paired or grouped together for comparison, as in the Multiple Voices feature. A prologue entitled "Primary Sources and How to Read Them" serves as a tool that helps you approach, and get the most from, each document. Approximately one-third of the sources in the Eighth Edition are new, and these documents continue to reflect the myriad experiences of the peoples of the world.

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  • Amazon Sales Rank: #76357 in Books
  • Brand: Andrea Alfred J
  • Published on: 2015-01-01
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.50" h x 7.50" w x .50" l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 480 pages


  • The Human Record Sources of Global History Volume I To 1500

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About the Author
Alfred Andrea received his Ph.D. from Cornell University. He is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Vermont, where he taught from 1967 through 2001. His initial training concentrated on medieval European history, with an emphasis on Byzantine-Western relations and the Crusades. He has since published four books on the Crusades, as well as numerous articles on a variety of historical issues. For the past thirty years, his teaching, research, and writing have focused increasingly on world history before 1600, with a particular interest in cross-cultural contacts across the Silk Road. In 2002 he was Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Louisville, and he served as president of the World History Association (WHA) in 2010-2012. In 2014, the WHA recognized him as a Pioneer of World History.

James H. Overfield, Professor Emeritus at the University of Vermont, received his BA from Dension University, his MA from the University of Chicago, and his PhD from Princeton University. During his career at Vermont he received the University's outstanding teacher award, and served many years as Department of History Chair, in which capacity he was a strong advocate for the study and teaching of global history. His publications include Humanism and Scholasticism in Late Medieval Germany (Princeton University Press, 1984), as well as numerous articles on late medieval and early modern European thought. He served as editor for three volumes (1750-1914) of the ABC-CLIO World History Encyclopedia and is author of Sources of Global History since 1900 (Cengage: 2013).

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
4The sources it uses are pretty solid, the historical context is pretty helpful
By Thiago
The sources it uses are pretty solid, the historical context is pretty helpful. Wish it had more maps, usually have to use a different book altogether to get bearings straight on the locations they are referencing from that time period

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
4Lots of info
By Aunty Patricia
The book is small in size, weighs a lot and paperback. The stories are sometimes fun to read and sometimes confusing format. The stories are informative and helped me to understand what life was like and attitudes at the time frame of the story. I needed this book for college History before 1500 AD class. I think it is extremely expensive to purchase so I rented it.

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
1Kindle Edition Missing Text
I rented the Kindle edition of this book for a class and probably a third if not more of the "Primary Sources" we have been assigned are replaced with "Text not available due to copyright restriction". Furthermore, I can only open the book on my phone's kindle as it is apparently the only "compatible" device I own. This is extremely annoying as it is much easier highlighting via my laptop or cloud reader.

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