Documents in World History Volume 1 * Fifth Edition Peter N. Stearns * Stephen S. Gosch * Erwin P. Grieshaber Revised and updated with fourteen new documents and four new visual sources, the fifth edition ofDocuments in World Historyretains its global emphasis while improving its standard selections and political coverage, as well as expanding its coverage of Africa and the Middle East, including Persia. FEATURES OF THE FIFTH EDITION New Global Contacts sections address comparisons and contrasts among major societies, as well as key interregional connections at crucial points in time. The emphasis on contacts between societies clarifies the major world history themes found in the readings. New Essay Suggestions are designed to open the readings to wider scrutiny and connect each selection to larger interpretive themes in world history. Introductions for each section place the documents in a broad historical context and provide students with guidelines for analyzing readings. Study Questions at the end of each section allow students to text their understanding and encourage them to think critically. New study questions are now included with all maps. Visual Source features use images as historical sources and include introductions and questions to help students analyze and interpret the images. Pinyin spellings are now used in the coverage of China. NEW DOCUMENTS Egyptian Hymn to the Nile The Old Testament: Genesis Guo Jujing: Filial Exemplars New translation of "A Respectful Clash of Views" Polybius: On Roman Political Institutions Buddhist Teachings: Noble Truths and Guildance for Daily Life Biography of Seng Du Herodotus: The Histories The New Testament: The Sermon on the Mount The Quran: Basic Attributes of Islam The Travels of Ibn Battuta Procopius: The Secret History Emperor Frederick Farbarossa: Peace of the Land Thomas Aquinas: Faith and Reason Please visit us at www.pearsonhighered.com/historyStearns, Peter is the author of 'Documents in World History, Volume I', published 2008 under ISBN 9780205617890 and ISBN 0205617891.