Readable and concise, this Brief Edition of THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES: A GLOBAL HISTORY provides the essential narrative of world history in an abbreviated format. This global text employs the fundamental themes of aenvironment and technologya and adiversity and dominancea to explore patterns of humansa interactions with their surroundings and with each other. The authorsa approach shifts the focus away from political centers and power, revealing how humanity continues to shape and be shaped by our environments, and how dominant structures and traditions are balanced and challenged by alternate beliefs. Special emphasis is given to technological development and how it underlies all human activity. Available in the following split options: THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES, Brief Sixth Edition (Chapters 1-30), ISBN: 978-1-285-44551-9; Volume I: To 1550 (Chapters 1-15), ISBN: 978-1-285-44552-6; Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 15-29), ISBN: 978-1-285-44553-3. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.A sense of the social climate the Sufi brotherhoods fostered can be gained from a twelfth-century manual: Every limb has its own special ethics. ... The Sufisa#39; rule in this matter is that one should not use all of it for himself, but should dedicate this to public charities and should ... Priestly hierarchies paralleled state administrative structures, and the citi- zenry came to think of themselves more as ... This possibility was realized in the career of the prophet Muhammad in the seventh century.
|Title||:||The Earth and Its Peoples, Brief: A Global History|
|Author||:||Richard Bulliet, Pamela Crossley, Daniel Headrick, Steven Hirsch, Lyman Johnson|
|Publisher||:||Cengage Learning - 2014-01-01|