New Reference Book: Daily Life through World History in Primary Documents

Daily Life through World History in Primary Documents edited by Lawrence Morris, Greenwood Press, 2009.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 909 M832D

Each volume in this three-volume set features worldwide primary source documents from a different time period.

  • Volume 1 – The Ancient World
  • Volume 2 – The Middle Ages and the Renaissance
  • Volume 3 – The Modern World

Examples include

  • An excerpt from the first-century A.D. text Jewish Antiquities: “Jewish Laws on Marriage and Family.”
  • A passage from Lankavatara Sutra, a Buddhist religious text estimated to be from the fourth century B.C.: “Do Not Eat Meat.”
  • A document written by a third-century Egyptian lentil merchant, requesting tax relief.
  • A poem by Chinese poet Po Chu-I (A.D. 772-846): “The Charcoal-Seller.”
  • An excerpt from the writings of a millworker, Harriet H. Robinson: Loom and Spindle, or Life Among the Early Mill Girls.
  • An excerpt about fast food from Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation: the Dark Side of the All-American Meal.

Helpful for: Humanities III, Humanities IV, Humanities IV Research Paper, Humanities V, Humanities V Research Paper, Topic Finding, Global Studies

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