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    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.…