Summary Book Review Western Civilization: A Global and Comparative Approach by Kenneth L. Campbell:
Download or read book Western Civilization: A Global and Comparative Approach written by Kenneth L. Campbell and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-01-28 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Featuring the one author, one voice approach, this text is ideal for instructors who do not wish to neglect the importance of non-Western perspectives on the study of the past. The book is a brief, affordable presentation providing a coherent examination of the past from ancient times to the present. Religion, everyday life, and transforming moments are the three themes employed to help make the past interesting, intelligible, and relevant to contemporary society.
Summary Book Review Western Civilization by Kenneth L. Campbell:
Download or read book Western Civilization written by Kenneth L. Campbell and published by M.E. Sharpe. This book was released on 2012-06-20 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Western Civilization: A Comparative and Global Approach is a one-author, one-voice narrative history of western civilization from ancient times to the present. Within an overarching chronological approach, individual chapters focus on social, cultural, political, economic, and intellectual life during particular, sometimes overlapping, periods. Religion, everyday life, and transforming moments are the three main themes of the book that make the past interesting, intelligible, and relevant to today's students. Another important feature is the incorporation of a comparative approach-using illustrations, documents, quotes, and visual or written material to provide students with a keener understanding of the West through comparison with other civilizations and cultures. Every chapter includes original source boxes, timelines, and web links to additional and complementary information. An online Instructor's Manual written by the author provides instructors with access to a wide variety of resources including image galleries; web links, maps, test materials, and suggested readings.
Summary Book Review Democracy in Crisis around the World by Saliba Sarsar:
Download or read book Democracy in Crisis around the World written by Saliba Sarsar and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2020-11-05 with total page 283 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the twenty-first century, democracies across the globe are in crisis. The strength of basic democratic institutions and core enduring political principles and values are eroding in key regions and countries. Authoritarian regimes are rising and populist leaders are emerging. Democracy in Crisis across the World weaves threads of history and politics in two parts to analyze how long this trend may last and what the future may bring. By first examining the state of democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa, the second part of the collection highlights to democratic trajectory of India, China, Russia, and the United States. Ending with a look at how the world’s governments have responded to the coronavirus pandemic, contributors argue that unless democracy is defended with resolution and nurtured with resilience, it will fall.
Summary Book Review Fandom and the Beatles by Kenneth Womack:
Download or read book Fandom and the Beatles written by Kenneth Womack and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021-02-15 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than 50 years after their breakup, the Beatles are still attracting fans from various generations, all while retaining their original fan base from the 1960s. Why have those first-generation fans continued following the Beatles and are now introducing their grandchildren to the group? Why are current teens affected by the band's music? And perhaps most importantly, how and why do the Beatles continue to resonate with successive generations? Unlike other bands of their era, the Beatles seem permanently frozen in time, having never descended into "nostalgia act" territory. Instead, even after the announcement of the band's breakup in 1970, the group has maintained its cultural and musical relevance. Their timeless quality appeals to younger generations while maintaining the loyalty of older fans. While the Beatles indeed represent a specific time period, their music and words address issues as meaningful today as they were during the Summer of Love: politics, war, sex, drugs, art, and creative liberation. As the first anthology to assess the nature of fan response and the band's enduring appeal, Fandom and the Beatles: The Act You've Known for All These Years defines and explores these unique qualities and the key ways in which this particular pop fusion has inspired such loyalty and multigenerational popularity.
Summary Book Review The Fall of the Southern Shaolin Temple and Rise of the Ten Tigers of Canton by Paul Burkinshaw:
Download or read book The Fall of the Southern Shaolin Temple and Rise of the Ten Tigers of Canton written by Paul Burkinshaw and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2019-03-15 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Fall of the Southern Shaolin Temple and the Rise of the Ten Tigers of Canton tells the legendary story of the Southern Shaolin Temples in Fukien Provence, China, and of the renowned Shaolin Kung Fu masters who trained there. Events and betrayals led to the destruction of these Southern Shaolin Temples. The survivors fled from the Ch’ing/Qing army and dispersed around Kwangtung/Guangdong Province. Many of these eventually settled in or around the provincial capital city of Canton. They, in turn, taught their kung fu among the general population, which led to the rise of several eminent kung fu masters. The ten best were chosen and from then on would be known as the Ten Tigers of Canton.
Summary Book Review Windows into Men's Souls by Kenneth L. Campbell:
Download or read book Windows into Men's Souls written by Kenneth L. Campbell and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2012-08-17 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Windows into Men’s Souls focuses on the ways in which the concept of religious nonconformity was inherent in the English Reformation. The book’s uniqueness lies in its blending of different historiographical traditions dealing with Puritans, Catholics, and Separatists while melding them into a coherent and interpretive analysis of the phenomenon of religious nonconformity as a whole and the religious and intellectual impulses behind it.
Summary Book Review The Ferment: Youth Unrest in India by Nikhila Henry:
Download or read book The Ferment: Youth Unrest in India written by Nikhila Henry and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2018-10-04 with total page 100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ‘From JNU to Jadavpur, anti-national movement spreads!’—Zee News ‘Activism or anti-nationalism?’—Times Now ‘Dalit students on warpath after Vemula suicide’ —First Post ‘Violence on Ramjas campus: no room for free, peaceful political debate’—NDTV ‘Kashmir University students protest anti–free speech circular’—Quint These are but a tiny sample of headlines that have become commonplace in India in recent years. What is it about the present moment in the life of our nation that has stirred so many thousands of young citizens into political action? And what is it about the nature of their protests that is threatening enough for the establishment to brand it ‘anti-national’? The wave of youth protests, agitations, and marches that gripped India in the last few years were not, Nikhila Henry argues, sporadic, isolated, or piecemeal. Rather, they were an organized effort against a fractured, unforgiving, and deeply discriminatory society. The participants, despite differences, often found convergence and empathy for each other, and fought larger battles: battles of the Dalit, of the Adivasi, of the Kashmiri, of the Women, of the Muslim. In so doing, it was not simply entrenched discrimination they highlighted. In so doing, they questioned fundamental ideas of public morality and the very essence that makes us a united nation.
Summary Book Review The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History, Volume I by Richard Bulliet:
Download or read book The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History, Volume I written by Richard Bulliet and published by Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2018-10-11 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Featuring a beautiful new design, THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES, 7th Edition, presents world history in a balanced, global framework, shifting the focus away from political centers of power and toward the living conditions and activities of ordinary people. This truly global text for the world history survey course employs fundamental themes of environment and technology and diversity and dominance to explore patterns of humans' interactions with their surroundings and with each other. The authors' approach reveals how humanity continues to shape and be shaped by the environment and how dominant structures and traditions are balanced and challenged by alternate beliefs. Technological development and how it underlies all human activity receives special emphasis. A combination of strong scholarship and detailed pedagogy gives the book its reputation for rigor and student accessibility. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Summary Book Review The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History by Richard Bulliet:
Download or read book The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History written by Richard Bulliet and published by Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2018-01-01 with total page 960 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Featuring a beautiful new design, THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES, 7th Edition, presents world history in a balanced, global framework, shifting the focus away from political centers of power and toward the living conditions and activities of ordinary people. This truly global text for the world history survey course employs fundamental themes of environment and technology and diversity and dominance to explore patterns of humans' interactions with their surroundings and with each other. The authors' approach reveals how humanity continues to shape and be shaped by the environment and how dominant structures and traditions are balanced and challenged by alternate beliefs. Technological development and how it underlies all human activity receives special emphasis. A combination of strong scholarship and detailed pedagogy gives the book its reputation for rigor and student accessibility. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Summary Book Review Teaching World History: A Resource Book by Heidi Roupp:
Download or read book Teaching World History: A Resource Book written by Heidi Roupp and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-03-04 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A resource book for teachers of world history at all levels. The text contains individual sections on art, gender, religion, philosophy, literature, trade and technology. Lesson plans, reading and multi-media recommendations and suggestions for classroom activities are also provided.
Summary Book Review Teaching American History in a Global Context by Carl J. Guarneri:
Download or read book Teaching American History in a Global Context written by Carl J. Guarneri and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-07-17 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This comprehensive resource is an invaluable teaching aid for adding a global dimension to students' understanding of American history. It includes a wide range of materials from scholarly articles and reports to original syllabi and ready-to-use lesson plans to guide teachers in enlarging the frame of introductory American history courses to an international view.The contributors include well-known American history scholars as well as gifted classroom teachers, and the book's emphasis on immigration, race, and gender points to ways for teachers to integrate international and multicultural education, America in the World, and the World in America in their courses. The book also includes a 'Views from Abroad' section that examines problems and strategies for teaching American history to foreign audiences or recent immigrants. A comprehensive, annotated guide directs teachers to additional print and online resources.
Summary Book Review The Many Faces of Clio by Q. Edward Wang:
Download or read book The Many Faces of Clio written by Q. Edward Wang and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2007 with total page 502 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Born in Germany, Georg Iggers escaped from Nazism to the United States in his adolescence where he became one of the most distinguished scholars of European intellectual history and the history of historiography. In his lectures, delivered all over the world, and in his numerous books, translated into many languages, Georg Iggers has reshaped historiography and indefatigably promoted cross-cultural dialogue. This volume reflects the profound impact of his oeuvre. Among the contributors are leading intellectual historians but also younger scholars who explore the various cultural contexts of modern historiography, focusing on changes of European and American scholarship as well as non-Western historical writing in relation to developments in the West. Addressing these changes from a transnational perspective, this well-rounded volume offers an excellent introduction to the field, which will be of interest to both established historians and graduate students.
Download or read book Comparison written by Rita Felski and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2013-06-15 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ultimately, Comparison argues for the importance of greater self-reflexivity about the politics and methods of comparison in teaching and in research.
Summary Book Review A System's Evaluation of Global History of Indian Architecture by Joy Sen:
Download or read book A System's Evaluation of Global History of Indian Architecture written by Joy Sen and published by Copal Publishing Group. This book was released on 2016-12-02 with total page 449 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Deep within an inner cave (guhahitam) of our existence remains our potential Divinity. It is the place where our reflected sentient being (the First Bird) is trying to probe into to recover the hidden sun. The allegory is evident in the parable of the Cave once preached by the Upanishads and later by the Greek philosopher Plato. The probe is to push forward the First Bird to surge higher in the resplendent celestial blue under the full radiance of the Solar world, which is the Second, resulting in an explosion of an infinite all-pervading Divinity. Till the union and the rapture is attained, there are the two Birds – one, the psychic being, which is within us and the other one, which is the direct portion of the Divine. The direct portion is constantly trying to guide and work within us, so that evolution goes on and on. In the words of Sri Aurobindo, it is the Çhaitya Purusha, the direct portion of the Divine in the human, which is working incessantly till the rapture is activated. Ancient roots are evident in the ancient Swetaswatara Upanishad hailed by the primordial Sage Kapila and coded originally in a later text called the Bhagabat Purana, The Çhaitya Purusha is also the being that is behind the Chitta, Sri Aurobindo says. Millenniums later, the inspired Architects in the most ancient of all Buddhist ages had carved out the sacred idea in form of rock-cut expressions called the Chaitya hall. As the Mahayana Sutra of the foremost Shurangama at the Crown of the Great Buddha says: …the way of practicing the Samadhi is not singular and its actual method of cultivation depends upon the functioning of mind and mental concomitants (Citta-Chaitya pravritti) of each being and their interconnectedness (Mahat)… It is in the recovery or a re-tracing of the two as a DIVINITY that is originally ONE, an individual's journey called evolution and a collective journey called civilization itself are sustained. It is also from the deeper embedded patterns of this journey the gems of the system's foundation can be quarried.
Summary Book Review The Sociology of Islam by Armando Salvatore:
Download or read book The Sociology of Islam written by Armando Salvatore and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2016-05-02 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Sociology of Islam provides an accessible introduction to this emerging field of inquiry, teaching and debate. The study is located at the crucial intersection between a variety of disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities. It discusses the long-term dynamics of Islam as both a religion and as a social, political and cultural force. The volume focuses on ideas of knowledge, power and civility to provide students and readers with analytic and critical thinking frameworks for understanding the complex social facets of Islamic traditions and institutions. The study of the sociology of Islam improves the understanding of Islam as a diverse force that drives a variety of social and political arrangements. Delving into both conceptual questions and historical interpretations, The Sociology of Islam is a transdisciplinary, comparative resource for students, scholars, and policy makers seeking to understand Islam’s complex changes throughout history and its impact on the modern world.
Summary Book Review Methods of Comparative Law by P. G. Monateri:
Download or read book Methods of Comparative Law written by P. G. Monateri and published by Edward Elgar Publishing. This book was released on 2012-01-01 with total page 325 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Comprising an array of distinguished contributors, this pioneering volume of original contributions explores theoretical and empirical issues in comparative law. The innovative, interpretive approach found here combines explorative scholarship and research with thoughtful, qualitative critiques of the field. The book promotes a deeper appreciation of classical theories and offers new ways to re-orient the study of legal transplants and transnational codes. Methods of Comparative Law brings to bear new thinking on topics including: the mutual relationship between space and law; the plot that structures legal narratives, identities and judicial interpretations; a strategic approach to legal decision making; and the inner potentialities of the 'comparative law and economics' approach to the field. Together, the contributors reassess the scientific understanding of comparative methodologies in the field of law in order to provide both critical insights into the traditional literature and an original overview of the most recent and purposive trends. A welcome addition to the lively field of comparative law, Methods of Comparative Law will appeal to students and scholars of law, comparative law and economics. Judges and practitioners will also find much of interest here.