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Making Sense of World History

Making Sense of World History Book
Author : Rick Szostak
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-10-23
ISBN : 1000201678
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Making Sense of World History is a comprehensive and accessible textbook that helps students understand the key themes of world history within a chronological framework stretching from ancient times to the present day. To lend coherence to its narrative, the book employs a set of organizing devices that connect times, places, and/or themes. This narrative is supported by: Flowcharts that show how phenomena within diverse broad themes interact in generating key processes and events in world history. A discussion of the common challenges faced by different types of agent, including rulers, merchants, farmers, and parents, and a comparison of how these challenges were addressed in different times and places. An exhaustive and balanced treatment of themes such as culture, politics, and economy, with an emphasis on interaction. Explicit attention to skill acquisition in organizing information, cultural sensitivity, comparison, visual literacy, integration, interrogating primary sources, and critical thinking. A focus on historical “episodes” that are carefully related to each other. Through the use of such devices, the book shows the cumulative effect of thematic interactions through time, communicates the many ways in which societies have influenced each other through history, and allows us to compare and contrast how they have reacted to similar challenges. They also allow the reader to transcend historical controversies and can be used to stimulate class discussions and guide student assignments. With a unified authorial voice and offering a narrative from the ancient to the present, this is the go-to textbook for World History courses and students. The Open Access version of this book, available at, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Making Sense of the Future

Making Sense of the Future Book
Author : Rick Szostak
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-08-31
ISBN : 1000465640
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Making Sense of the Future integrates the latest thinking in Future Studies with the author’s expertise in world history, economics, interdisciplinary studies, knowledge organization, and political activism. The book takes a systems approach that recognizes the complexity of our world. It begins by suggesting a set of goals for human societies and identifying innovative strategies for achieving these goals that could gain broad support. Each chapter begins with a “How to” section that discusses how we can identify goals, strategies, trends, surprises, or implementation strategies and concludes with an integrative analysis that draws connections across the preceding discussions. Taking a cross-disciplinary approach, Szostak explores key trends and how these interact so that he can develop strategies to guide trends towards desirable futures. He discusses the ways in which we can best prepare for surprises such as epidemics and natural disasters, enabling us to react to them in beneficial ways. Supported by a list of guiding questions and suggestions for class projects, this is an accessible textbook for students of Future Studies and Future Studies courses.

Making Sense of History

Making Sense of History Book
Author : Gül Şen
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2022-07-25
ISBN : 9004510419
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In Making Sense of History: Narrativity and Literariness in the Ottoman Chronicle of Naʿīmā, Gül Şen offers the first comprehensive analysis of narrativity in the most prominent official Ottoman court chronicle

Making Sense of the World

Making Sense of the World Book
Author : Stephen R. Grimm,Stephen Robert Grimm
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2018
ISBN : 0190469862
File Size : 47,5 Mb
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Making Sense of the World offers original work on the nature of understanding by a range of distinguished philosophers. Although some of the essays are by scholars well known for their work on understanding, many of the essays bring entirely new figures to the discussion. The main purpose of the volume is twofold: to advance debates in epistemology and the philosophy of science, where work on understanding has recently flourished, and to jumpstart new questions and debates about understanding in other areas of philosophy, such as aesthetics, ethics, and the philosophy of religion.

Making Sense

Making Sense Book
Author : Sam Harris
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2020-08-11
ISBN : 0062857800
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A New York Times New and Noteworthy Book From the bestselling author of Waking Up and The End of Faith, an adaptation of his wildly popular, often controversial podcast “Sam Harris is the most intellectually courageous man I know, unafraid to speak truths out in the open where others keep those very same thoughts buried, fearful of the modish thought police. With his literate intelligence and fluency with words, he brings out the best in his guests, including those with whom he disagrees.” -- Richard Dawkins, author of The Selfish Gene “Civilization rests on a series of successful conversations.” —Sam Harris Sam Harris—neuroscientist, philosopher, and bestselling author—has been exploring some of the most important questions about the human mind, society, and current events on his podcast, Making Sense. With over one million downloads per episode, these discussions have clearly hit a nerve, frequently walking a tightrope where either host or guest—and sometimes both—lose their footing, but always in search of a greater understanding of the world in which we live. For Harris, honest conversation, no matter how difficult or controversial, represents the only path to moral and intellectual progress. This book includes a dozen of the best conversations from Making Sense, including talks with Daniel Kahneman, Timothy Snyder, Nick Bostrom, and Glenn Loury, on topics that range from the nature of consciousness and free will, to politics and extremism, to living ethically. Together they shine a light on what it means to “make sense” in the modern world.

Making Sense of War

Making Sense of War Book
Author : Amir Weiner
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2012-01-16
ISBN : 1400840856
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In Making Sense of War, Amir Weiner reconceptualizes the entire historical experience of the Soviet Union from a new perspective, that of World War II. Breaking with the conventional interpretation that views World War II as a post-revolutionary addendum, Weiner situates this event at the crux of the development of the Soviet--not just the Stalinist--system. Through a richly detailed look at Soviet society as a whole, and at one Ukrainian region in particular, the author shows how World War II came to define the ways in which members of the political elite as well as ordinary citizens viewed the world and acted upon their beliefs and ideologies. The book explores the creation of the myth of the war against the historiography of modern schemes for social engineering, the Holocaust, ethnic deportations, collaboration, and postwar settlements. For communist true believers, World War II was the purgatory of the revolution, the final cleansing of Soviet society of the remaining elusive "human weeds" who intruded upon socialist harmony, and it brought the polity to the brink of communism. Those ridden with doubts turned to the war as a redemption for past wrongs of the regime, while others hoped it would be the death blow to an evil enterprise. For all, it was the Armageddon of the Bolshevik Revolution. The result of Weiner's inquiry is a bold, compelling new picture of a Soviet Union both reinforced and enfeebled by the experience of total war.

The Nation Europe and the World

The Nation  Europe  and the World Book
Author : Hanna Schissler,Yasemin Nuhoğlu Soysal
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9781571815507
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Textbooks in history, geography & the social sciences provide important insights to the ways in which societies function. Based on case studies from Europe, Japan & the United States, this volume shows how concepts of space & time have changed people's view of their countries & of the world as a whole.

Making Sense of Mining History

Making Sense of Mining History Book
Author : Stefan Berger,Peter Alexander
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019
ISBN : 9780367198688
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Foreword / Stefan Berger and Peter Alexander -- Mining history : sub-fields and agendas / Stefan Berger -- Archaeology of mining in the pre-industrial age : the recognition and interpretation of ancient mines / Simon Timberlake -- Engineering changes : the cause and consequence of modern mining methods at Butte, Montana; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Broken Hill, New South Wales / Jeremy Mouat -- A comparative account of deep-level gold mining in India and South Africa : implications for workers' lives / Dunbar Moodie -- Local moments in mining history : some ideas on the relationship between foreign and native in Mexican silver mining / Alma Parra -- Coal-mining, migration, and ethnicity : a global history / Ad Knotter -- Culture and classed identity in shaping unionisation on mines / Peter Alexander.

Making Sense of the Vietnam Wars

Making Sense of the Vietnam Wars Book
Author : Mark Philip Bradley,Marilyn B. Young
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2008-04-30
ISBN : 0199924163
File Size : 26,7 Mb
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Making sense of the wars for Vietnam has had a long history. The question "why Vietnam?" dominated American and Vietnamese political life for much of the length of the wars and has continued to be asked in the decades since they ended. This volume brings together the work of eleven scholars to examine the conceptual and methodological shifts that have marked the contested terrain of Vietnam War scholarship. Editors Marilyn Young and Mark Bradley's superb group of renowned contributors spans the generations--including those who were active during wartime, along with scholars conducting research in Vietnamese sources and uncovering new sources in the United States, former Soviet Union, China, and Eastern and Western Europe. Ranging in format from top-down reconsiderations of critical decision-making moments in Washington, Hanoi, and Saigon, to microhistories of the war that explore its meanings from the bottom up, these essays comprise the most up-to-date collection of scholarship on the controversial historiography of the Vietnam Wars.

Making Sense in History

Making Sense in History Book
Author : Andrew Szanajda
Publisher : Bitingduck Press LLC
Release : 2007
ISBN : 193846303X
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Download Making Sense in History book written by Andrew Szanajda and published by Bitingduck Press LLC with total hardcover pages 124 . Available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, read book directly with any devices anywhere and anytime.

Making Sense of Dictatorship

Making Sense of Dictatorship Book
Author : Celia Donert,Ana Kladnik,Martin Sabrow
Publisher : Central European University Press
Release : 2022-03-22
ISBN : 9633864283
File Size : 36,7 Mb
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How did political power function in the communist regimes of Central and Eastern Europe after 1945? Making Sense of Dictatorship addresses this question with a particular focus on the acquiescent behavior of the majority of the population until, at the end of the 1980s, their rejection of state socialism and its authoritarian world. The authors refer to the concept of Sinnwelt, the way in which groups and individuals made sense of the world around them. The essays focus on the dynamics of everyday life and the extent to which the relationship between citizens and the state was collaborative or antagonistic. Each chapter addresses a different aspect of life in this period, including modernization, consumption and leisure, and the everyday experiences of “ordinary people,” single mothers, or those adopting alternative lifestyles. Empirically rich and conceptually original, the essays in this volume suggest new ways to understand how people make sense of everyday life under dictatorial regimes.

Making Sense of Health Disease and the Environment in Cross Cultural History The Arabic Islamic World China Europe and North America

Making Sense of Health  Disease  and the Environment in Cross Cultural History  The Arabic Islamic World  China  Europe  and North America Book
Author : Florence Bretelle-Establet,Marie Gaille,Mehrnaz Katouzian-Safadi
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-01-01
ISBN : 303019082X
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This book has been defined around three important issues: the first sheds light on how people, in various philosophical, religious, and political contexts, understand the natural environment, and how the relationship between the environment and the body is perceived; the second focuses on the perceptions that a particular natural environment is good or bad for human health and examines the reasons behind such characterizations ; the third examines the promotion, in history, of specific practices to take advantage of the health benefits, or avoid the harm, caused by certain environments and also efforts made to change environments supposed to be harmful to human health. The feeling and/or the observation that the natural environment can have effects on human health have been, and are still commonly shared throughout the world. This led us to raise the issue of the links observed and believed to exist between human beings and the natural environment in a broad chronological and geographical framework. In this investigation, we bring the reader from ancient and late imperial China to the medieval Arab world up to medieval, modern, and contemporary Europe. This book does not examine these relationships through the prism of the knowledge of our modern contemporary European experience, which, still too often, leads to the feeling of totally different worlds. Rather, it questions protagonists who, in different times and in different places, have reflected, on their own terms, on the links between environment and health and tries to obtain a better understanding of why these links took the form they did in these precise contexts. This book targets an academic readership as well as an “informed audience”, for whom present issues of environment and health can be nourished by the reflections of the past.

The Penultimate Curiosity

The Penultimate Curiosity Book
Author : Roger Wagner,Andrew Briggs
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2016
ISBN : 0198747950
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The curiosity that leads to the search for religious understanding and the curiosity that leads to the search for scientific understanding have common origins in aspects of the human mind that go back as far as the earliest records of human intellectual endeavour. Tracing that history all the way from cave painting to quantum physics, this book (a collaboration between a painter and a physical scientist that uses illustrations throughout the narrative) sets out to explain the nature of the long entanglement between religion and science: the ultimate and the penultimate curiosity. --Adapted from publisher description.

The New World History

The New World History Book
Author : Ross E. Dunn,Laura J. Mitchell,Kerry Ward
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2016-08-23
ISBN : 0520964292
File Size : 37,9 Mb
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The New World History is a comprehensive volume of essays selected to enrich world history teaching and scholarship in this rapidly expanding field. The forty-four articles in this book take stock of the history, evolving literature, and current trajectories of new world history. These essays, together with the editors’ introductions to thematic chapters, encourage educators and students to reflect critically on the development of the field and to explore concepts, approaches, and insights valuable to their own work. The selections are organized in ten chapters that survey the history of the movement, the seminal ideas of founding thinkers and today’s practitioners, changing concepts of world historical space and time, comparative methods, environmental history, the “big history” movement, globalization, debates over the meaning of Western power, and ongoing questions about the intellectual premises and assumptions that have shaped the field.

A Jigsaw Guide to Making Sense of the World

A Jigsaw Guide to Making Sense of the World Book
Author : Alex McLellan
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2012-10-03
ISBN : 9780830866588
File Size : 55,7 Mb
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If you feel like you're sitting at the table of life staring at a confusion of puzzle pieces, Alex McLellan has a word of wisdom. In this book, he explores competing views of truth and the nature of doubt, urging us to proceed in piecing the world together in the faith that the truths of Christianity will resonate with life.

Making Sense of the Global

Making Sense of the Global Book
Author : Raúl Acosta,Sadaf Rizvi,Ana Santos
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2020-06-01
ISBN : 1527554015
File Size : 41,8 Mb
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Anthropology is more relevant than ever before to making sense of the constant intercultural encounters taking place around the world. Even though the discipline was born out of the need to understand the way humans interact, it had for decades been trapped in a counter-cultural stance that effectively disarmed it of any direct influence on public affairs. Recent global trends, however, have brought this academic discipline to the attention of governments, agencies, and social entrepreneurs, because of its capacity to create bridges of understanding between people of contrasting cultures. This ability is today more necessary than ever before in facing the challenges posed by the shrinking of our world. This volume provides reflections on what anthropological research can offer through its “thick” analyses. We are convinced that ethnographic research can contribute to a better understanding of social phenomena in our global times.

Making Sense of Illness

Making Sense of Illness Book
Author : Robert A. Aronowitz
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780521558259
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This 1998 book contains historical essays about how diseases change their meaning.

Making Sense of History

Making Sense of History Book
Author : Geoffrey Partington
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2013-07-20
ISBN : 148362921X
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Much more is known about the past that is interesting, valuable and and relevant to our problems than any one of us can ever know. Making Sense of History proposes we focus on Five Zones of Priority: Livelihoods, Protection from violence, Freedom, Relationships, and Ideas. Partington examines some perennial problems, such as Progress or Regression, Bias, Prejudice and Moral Judgment, Depth versus Breadth and the ongoing fabrication of myths, and accusations of genocide and cannibalism. Partington warns against looking to history for the certainties that physics or mathematics provide. We have free will and make decisions rather than react uniformly to external forces. Historical understanding is more like proverbial wisdom writ large than the theorems of Pythagoras or Einstein. A more serious problem is the ideological capture of much history teaching in countries like Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Partington does not advocate vainglorious national pride but defends the achievement of those countries in making a better, though imperfect, balance between freedom and security than has been made at almost every other time or place.

Making Sense of Your World

Making Sense of Your World Book
Author : W. Gary Phillips,William E. Brown,John Stonestreet
Publisher : Sheffield Publishing
Release : 2009-01-01
ISBN : 1879215810
File Size : 43,6 Mb
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Making Sense of Your World offers a basic, accessible introduction to biblical worldview that covers all of these aspects of world-view thinking. Part One compares the basic worldviews, Part Two contrasts (and seeks to defend) the biblical worldview with the others, and Part Three constructs a biblical worldview in four key areas. This book is an overview; the Christian thinker is invited to continue his or her study through the recommended readings at the end of each chapter--an ongoing task Paul labels the 'renewing' of our minds (Romans 12:2).

Stranger Than We Can Imagine

Stranger Than We Can Imagine Book
Author : John Higgs
Publisher : Signal
Release : 2015-10-06
ISBN : 0771038488
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The extraordinary story of the 20th century, as told from the furthest fringes of science, art and culture. For readers of Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything. Before 1900, history was an account of great discoveries that actually made sense. People understand innovations like the steam engine, agriculture, or electricity. The twentieth century, by contrast, gave us quantum entanglement, cubism, relativity, psychedelics, postmodernism, chaos maths, and the Somme. This is the story of that confusing century as told through the ideas produced at the furthest fringes of our sciences, arts, and culture. Its cast includes well-known geniuses such as Albert Einstein, Francis Crick, and Pablo Picasso, lesser known geniuses like Edward Lorenz, Sergey Korolyov, or Shigeru Miyamoto, and infamous but influential ne'er-do-wells like Timothy Leary, Aleister Crowley and Keith Richards. In this company we take a tour through ideas as strange as general relativity, DNA, the subconscious, Gaia theory, and Dada. In this brilliantly written and original book, John Higgs explores, with great clarity and wit, the extremes of twentieth century thought, and in doing so shows how a world of empires became a world of individuals. You will never see the twentieth century in the same way again.

Making Sense of the Sacred

Making Sense of the Sacred Book
Author : James L. Rowell
Publisher : Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Release : 2021
ISBN : 150646808X
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This work argues that there is a universal message that can be found in the study of religions. It offers a comprehensive examination of religions and their meaning, bound by the hope and affirmation that in some way they are universally connected. It affirms a universalism by wisdom, which contends that a moral and spiritual wisdom can be found in many of the world's religions.