Milestone Documents in World History by
Call Number: Ebsco Ebooks
Publication Date: 2009-11-15
Milestone Documents in World Historyrepresents a unique and innovative approach to history reference. Combining full-text primary sources with in-depth expert analysis, the 125 entries in the 4-volume set cover important and influential primary source documents from the third millennium BCE to the twenty-first century and include documents that range from laws and legal codes to letters, from treaties to constitutions, from royal edicts to political speeches. Our Approach The entries in Milestone Documents in World Historyare designed to help students engage with and analyze primary sources through a consistent, structured approach. To this end, each entry is divided into 2 sections: analysis and document text. Here are the entry headings: Analysis section Overviewgives a brief summary of the primary source document and its importance in history. Contextplaces the document in its historical framework. About the Authorpresents a brief biographical profile of the person or persons who wrote the document. Explanation and Analysis of the Documentconsists of a detailed examination of the document text, generally in section-by-section or paragraph-by-paragraph format. Audiencediscusses the intended audience of the document's author. Impactexamines the historical influence of the document. Questions for Further Studyproposes study questions for students. Further Readinglists books, articles, and websites for further research. Document Text section Document Textgives the actual text of the primary source. Glossarydefines important, difficult, or unusual terms in the document text.