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World History
50 Speeches That Made the Modern World: Famous Speeches from Women's Rights to Human Rights
50 Speeches That Made the Modern World
Famous Speeches from Women's Rights to Human Rights
Hardcover      ISBN: 1473640946

Throughout history, great speeches have produced great change. From inciting violence and asserting control to restoring peace and securing freedom, nothing has the raw emotional power of a speech delivered at the right moment, in the right place, with the right content, and the right delivery.

50 Speeches That Made The Modern World is a celebration of the most influential and thought-provoking speeches that have shaped the world we live in. With comprehensive, chronological coverage of speeches from the 20th and 21st centuries, taken from all corners of the globe, it covers Emmeline Pankhurst's patiently reasoned condemnation of men's failure to improve ordinary women's lives in 1908 through speeches by Vladimir Lenin, Mahatma Gandhi, David Ben-Gurion, Albert Einstein, Fidel Castro, Nikita Khrushchev, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Nelson Mandela, Benazir Bhutto, Osama Bin Laden and Aung San Suu Kyi, right up to the most compelling oratory surrounding the 2016 US Presidential elections.

Through the rallying propaganda speeches during World War II to the cautious rhetoric of the Cold War period, through challenging the status quo on issues of race, gender and politics to public addresses to the masses on the issues of AIDS and terrorism, through apologies, complaints, warmongering, scaremongering and passionate pleas, this book delivers the most important speeches of the modern era and why they still remain so significant.

Each speech has an introduction explaining its setting, importance and impact as well as marginal notes filling in any background information.

African Voices of the Global Past: 1500 to the Present
African Voices of the Global Past
1500 to the Present
Paperback      ISBN: 0813347874

This book focuses on retelling many of the important episodes in the global past (c.1500-present) from African points of view. It discusses the events and trends of global significance: the Atlantic slave system, the industrial revolution, World Wars I and II, and decolonization.

Afrocentrism and World Politics: Towards a New Paradigm
Afrocentrism and World Politics
Towards a New Paradigm
Hardcover      ISBN: 0275951278

This study presents a refined Afrocentric critique of world politics. Rejecting earlier wholesale condemnations of Eurocentrism, the author instead roots Afrocentrism in its capacity to offer itself as a worldview supportive of scientific paradigms suggesting social science theory. Arguing that African peoples--their history and humanity--are denigrated in many Eurocentric analyses, Henderson makes clear that Africans in particular, though not exclusively, must promote paradigms rooted in their own historical image and interests. The author offers kimira, an historical African-centered paradigm rooted in an analysis of cultural groups, as a distinct framework for explicating global political dynamics, and an appropriate starting point toward a new understanding of international affairs.

The Age of the Horse: An Equine Journey Through Human History
The Age of the Horse
An Equine Journey Through Human History
Paperback      ISBN: 0802127975

Fifty-six million years ago, the proto-horse was a "twelve-pound runt" that balanced on feet with four toes. The first glimpse we have of what he looked like and how he was evolving are images found painted across the Paleolithic Lascaux Cave in southern France.

Anthropologist and equestrian expert Susanna Forrest presents a singular, sweeping panorama of the animal's prominent role across time and in societies around the world. Combining fascinating anthropological detail and incisive personal anecdotes, Forrest illustrates how our evolution has coincided with that of horses. She deftly synthesizes historical material with her experience in the field, traveling the globe to give us a diverse, comprehensive look at the horse in our lives today: from Mongolia where she observes the endangered takhi, to a show-horse performance at the Palace of Versailles and then to Arlington, Virginia, where veterans with PTSD are rehabilitated through interaction with horses.

Unique, passionate, and insightful, this book investigates the complexities of human and horse coexistence, brilliantly revealing the multifaceted ways our cultures were shaped by this powerful creature.
Aging in World History
Aging in World History
Hardcover      ISBN: 0415779065

In Aging in World History, David G. Troyansky presents the first global history of aging. At a time when demographic aging has become a source of worldwide concern, and more people are reaching an advanced age than ever before, the history of old age helps us understand how we arrived at the treatment of aging in the modern world. This concise volume expands that history beyond the West to show how attitudes toward aging, the experiences of the aged, and relevant demographic patterns have varied and coalesced over time and across the world.

From the ancient world to the present, this book introduces students and general readers to the history of aging on two levels: the experience of individual men and women, and the transformation of populations. With its attention to cultural traditions, medicalization, decades of historical scholarship, and current gerontology, Aging in World History is the perfect starting point for an exploration of this increasingly universal aspect of human experience.

Ancient Rome and Modern America
Ancient Rome and Modern America
Paperback      ISBN: 140513934x
Ancient Rome and Modern America explores the vital role the narratives and images of Rome have played in America's understanding of itself and its history.
  • Places America's response to Rome in a historical context, from the Revolutionary era to the present
  • Looks at portrayals of Rome in different media: writing, architecture, theatre, painting, World's Fairs and Expositions, and film
  • Beautifully illustrated with over 40 high quality photographs and figures
Anthropology and Global History: From Tribes to the Modern World-System
Anthropology and Global History
From Tribes to the Modern World-System
Hardcover      ISBN: 0759123896

Anthropology and Global History explains the origin and development of human societies and cultures from their earliest beginnings to the present-utilizing an anthropological lens but also drawing from sociology, economics, political science, history, and ecological and religious studies. Carmack reconceptualizes world history from a global perspective by employing the expansive concepts of "world-systems" and "civilizations," and by paying deeper attention to the role of tribal and native peoples within this history. Rather than concentrating on the minute details of specific great events in global history, he shifts our focus to the broad social and cultural contexts in which they occurred. Carmack traces the emergence of ancient kingdoms and the characteristics of pre-modern empires as well as the processes by which the modern world has become integrated and transformed. The book addresses Western civilization as well as comparative processes which have unfolded in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa. Vignettes opening each chapter and case studies integrated throughout the text illustrate the numerous and often extremely complex historical processes which have operated through time and across local, regional, and global settings.

Anthropology and Global History: From Tribes to the Modern World-System
Anthropology and Global History
From Tribes to the Modern World-System
Paperback      ISBN: 1442249013

Anthropology and Global History explains the origin and development of human societies and cultures from their earliest beginnings to the present-utilizing an anthropological lens but also drawing from sociology, economics, political science, history, and ecological and religious studies. Carmack reconceptualizes world history from a global perspective by employing the expansive concepts of "world-systems" and "civilizations," and by paying deeper attention to the role of tribal and native peoples within this history. Rather than concentrating on the minute details of specific great events in global history, he shifts our focus to the broad social and cultural contexts in which they occurred. Carmack traces the emergence of ancient kingdoms and the characteristics of pre-modern empires as well as the processes by which the modern world has become integrated and transformed. The book addresses Western civilization as well as comparative processes which have unfolded in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa. Vignettes opening each chapter and case studies integrated throughout the text illustrate the numerous and often extremely complex historical processes which have operated through time and across local, regional, and global settings.

Archaeology: The Essential Guide to Our Human Past
Archaeology
The Essential Guide to Our Human Past
Hardcover      ISBN: 1588345912

Epic in scope, yet filled with detail, this illustrated guide takes readers through the whole of our human past. Spanning the dawn of human civilization through the present, it provides a tour of every site of key archaeological importance. From the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux to Tutankhamun's tomb, from the buried city of Pompeii to China's Terracotta Army, all of the world's most iconic sites and discoveries are here. So too are the lesser-known yet equally important finds, such as the recent discoveries of our oldest known human ancestors and of the world's oldest-known temple, G bekli Tepe in Turkey. A masterful combination of succinct analysis and driving narrative, this book also addresses the questions that inevitably arise as we gradually learn more about the history of our species. Written by an international team of archaeological experts and richly illustrated throughout, Archaeology: The Essential Guide to Our Human Past offers an unparalleled insight into the origins of humankind.

The Art of Cartographics: Designing the Modern Map
The Art of Cartographics
Designing the Modern Map
Hardcover      ISBN: 0233005188

With hand-drawn, painted, digital, 3D, and folded maps, this unique collection takes traditional cartography in a new direction. Journey across the globe and beyond through a series of innovative geographical maps, fictional maps, and cultural, economic, and political maps. Featuring themes ranging from power and gentrification to literature and animals, they present a slice of social history that's as beautiful as it is fascinating.