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Seller: ancientgifts (4,777) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 123131867016 Headlines in History: The 1200s, Edited by Thomas Sebold. DESCRIPTION: Softcover: 240 pages. Publisher: Greenhaven Press; (2001). This exciting anthology series attempts to duplicate the popular timeline concept by using primary and secondary source articles arranged in Chronological order. Readers explore a potpourri of political, social, and cultural topics from the last millennium conveniently contained in a volume dedicated to each century. Using a unique anthology approach, Readers delve into each century by reading eyewitness accounts and overviews by popular historians and scientists. The broad range of topics covered includes everything from important historical events such as the Crusades and the American Revolution to Marie Antoinette’s hairstyles and excerpts from pioneer travelogues. CONDITION: New, never read. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: “Headlines in History: The 1200’s” explores civilizations at different stages in their growth: the Aztecs as they are coalescing into a powerful civilization; the Arab-Islamic world as it passes out of its golden age; the Mongols as they burn bright and fade quickly; the Europeans as they mold the intellectual and economic conditions for a major burst in creativity and progress; and the Chinese who are conquered by the Mongols and patiently work to restore their place internally; the North Africans as they are converted to Islam; the Indians at Cahokia as they adopt crop products of MesoAmerica; and the African Mali as they trade gold with the Europeans. The thirteenth century is characterized by motion, when major civilizations rooted in customary historical patterns face the challenges of significant change. The inclusion of primary source material provides the reader with “you are there” immediacy. With this diverse overview of the thirteenth century, readers will have a wealth of material to enrich their understanding of history. Contents/Chapter Headings include Chapter 1 – Europe: 1) The Decline of Empire and the Papacy in Europe. 2) Thomas Aquinas and High Medieval Philosophy in Europe. 3) Thomas Aquinas’s Proof of God’s Existence. 4) The Magna Carta. 5) The Travels of Marco Polo. 6) Francis of Assisi and the Founding of the Franciscan Order. 7) The Vanity of Painted Women. 8) The Gothic Style. 9) The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople. 10) The Destruction of Constantinople. 11) The University System in Thirteenth Century Europe. 12) The Jews and the Western Church. 13) Decree of the Hanseatic League. Chapter Two – Asia: 1) Mongol Expansion. 2) Marco Polo Describes Kublai Khan. 3) The Chinese Literati Under Mongol Rule. 4) The Advice of Yeh-lu Ch’u-ts’ai. 5) Islamic Envoy to Genghis Khan in Peking. 6) Japan in the Thirteenth Century. 7) The Mongol Invasions of Japan. Chapter Three – Islamic States: 1) Islam in North America. 2) The Mamluks in Egypt. 3) Islamic Art. 4) The Arab World Under Assault. Chapter Four – Africa and the Americas: 1) The Mali Empire of Western Africa. 2) The Rise of the Aztec Civilization. 3) The North American Indians of Cahokia. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: Dense and scholarly, each of these entries in the new “Headlines in History” series looks at one century, with eyewitness accounts as well as articles and commentary by historians who discuss major events, people, and cultural patterns of the time across the world. Each volume includes a bibliography, and a chronology. The 27 readings in “1200s” are organized by geography, and they cover such crucial themes as the conflict between nomadic and sedentary peoples, the move to secularization, and the growth of trade. Each volume includes a bibliography, and a chronology; in “1200s”, there's an appendix of primary documents. The combination of big-picture, detailed focus, and authoritative voices makes this a strong series for discussion and research in advanced history classes. REVIEW: From Europe to Asia to Africa and the Americas, the thirteenth century saw invading armies conquering foreign lands, expanding trade routes, religions, and empires. New philosophies fusing reason with religious faith and more secular styles of art were developed. Chapters also examine the Magna Carta, Marco Polo, Jews and the western church, the Mongol expansion and the rise of Aztec civilization. REVIEW: From Europe to Asia to Africa and the Americas, the thirteenth century saw invading armies conquering foreign lands, expanding trade routes, religions, and empires. New philosophies fusing reason with religious faith and more secular styles of art were developed. Chapters also examine the Magna Carta, Marco Polo, Jews and the western church, the Mongol expansion and the rise of Aztec civilization. READER REVIEW: REVIEW: This is the third book I have read from this series, and they are all outstanding! And rather than a narrow focus, you explore events occurring all over the world during the stipulated time frame. Really an exceptional and fascinating study. I highly recommend it, especially to those interested in acquiring an overall comprehension of the history of the Medieval and Renaissance worlds. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). 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