Personalities & Problems: Interpretive Essays in World Civilization, Volume II: Interpretive Essays…

Paperback | March 31, 2004

byKen Wolf

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Assuming no previous knowledge of history, Personalities and Problems is a unique collection of original essays about real people whose lives or careers demonstrate solutions to problems of their times. Each chapter focuses on a problem or issue and illustrates it by discussing the lives of two historical figures (actual or near contemporaries of each other) whose careers illustrate the richness and variety of history.

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Assuming no previous knowledge of history, Personalities and Problems is a unique collection of original essays about real people whose lives or careers demonstrate solutions to problems of their times. Each chapter focuses on a problem or issue and illustrates it by discussing the lives of two historical figures (actual or near contem...

Ken Wolf is Professor of History at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, where he has taught since 1969. He received his B.A. degree from St. Ambrose College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Notre Dame. Professor Wolf helped design Murray State's World Civilizations course and has taught it since its inc...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.3 × 5.4 × 0.3 inPublished:March 31, 2004Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface

1. Prince Henry and Zheng He: Sailing South

2. Elizabeth and Akbar: The Religion of the Ruler?

3. Kangxi and Louis XIV: Dynastic Rulers, East and West

4. Bacon and Galileo: The New Science

5. Burke and Condorcet: Are People Perfectible?

6. Toussaint and Tecumseh: Resisting the Odds

7. George Sand and Harriet Beecher Stowe: Exploring "Women's Sphere"

8. Bismarck and Ito: Conservatives and Constitutions

9. Chimwere and York: Heroes in Two Worlds

10. Hitler and Stalin: Ideas and Personality?

11. Eva Peron and Golda Meir: Helping the Dispossessed-Two Models

12. M. K. Gandhi and Ho Chi Minh: Paths to Independence

13. Teller and Sakharov: Scientists in Politics

14. King and Mandela: The Prophet and the Politician