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Milestone Documents in World History

Our award-winning Milestone Documents series continues with World History, featuring our groundbreaking approach combining primary source documents with in-depth expert analysis. Plus complimentary online access to the full content of this great reference set is available. 

Modeled after the award-winning, critically acclaimed Milestone Documents in American History, this new set extends the Milestone Documents series into world history. The four-volume set covers 125 iconic primary source documents from ancient times to the present and from virtually every geographical region. Each entry offers the full text of the document in question as well as an in-depth, analytical essay that places the document in its historical context.

With content aligned to the National Standards in World History and signed essays written by a team of 75 esteemed historians, Milestone Documents in World History offers an unparalleled reference tool for students conducting primary source research. It's particularly useful for AP World History students, community college students, and world history survey courses for undergraduate college students. In-depth teacher activity guides make the set extremely useful at the classroom level, and every entry includes study questions that assist teachers in engaging students with further research.

Scope & Coverage
Among the documents included in the set are iconic legal and constitutional documents such as the Code of Hammurabi, Magna Carta, Meiji Constitution, and African Union Constitutive Act; famous treatises such as the Plato's "Allegory of the Cave," the Communist Manifesto, and Osama bin Laden's Declaration of Jihad against America; important legislative acts from the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo to the Treaty of Najing to the Treaty of Versailles; and cultural and political declarations such as Martin Luther's 95 Theses, Gandhi's "Quit India" Speech, and Nelson Mandela's Inaugural Address.

Organization & Format
Each entry in Milestone Documents in World History begins with an overview section that outlines the importance of the document. Subsequent sections include "Context," which discusses the historical context of the document, a "Time Line" of key events, a brief biographical profile of the author(s), the "Explanation and Analysis of the Document" the intended audience and the impact the document had. Essays also include a detailed bibliography, a glossary of unfamiliar terms, key quotes from the document, and questions for further study.

Special Features
Other features include a general subject index, an index by category, teacher activity guides and hundreds of photographs and other images.


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Pub. Date: January 2010
Softcover: 2100 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9797758-6-4
Price: $395
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e-ISBN: 978-1-935306-10-8
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