A Day in a Working Life: 300 Trades and Professions through History

Editor/Author Westfahl, Gary
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Single-User Purchase Price: $310.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $465.00
ISBN: 978-1-61-069402-5
Category: Jobs & Careers
Image Count: 224
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

This unique book provides detailed studies of occupations as they were practiced in twenty-one historical time periods, ranging from prehistory to the present day. Each profession is examined in a compelling essay that is specifically written to inform readers about career choices in different times and cultures.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Volume 1: Prehistory, Beginnings– 1000 bce through The Islamic World, 600–1500
  • Prehistory, Beginnings–1000 bce
  • Introduction
  • Animal Herders
  • Cave Painters
  • Chieftains
  • Farmers
  • Fishers
  • Food Preparers
  • Gatherers
  • Healers
  • Hunters
  • Metalworkers
  • Potters
  • Shamans
  • Textile Workers
  • Toolmakers
  • Warriors
  • Ancient Egypt and the Near East, 3200–500 bce
  • Introduction
  • Architects
  • Boat Builders
  • Carpenters
  • Embalmers
  • Farmers
  • Food Preparers
  • Miners
  • Officials
  • Painters
  • Pharaohs
  • Priests and Priestesses
  • Prophets
  • Scribes
  • Slaves
  • Soldiers
  • Stonemasons
  • Storytellers
  • Ancient Asia, 3000 bce–500 ce
  • Introduction
  • Acrobats
  • Architects
  • Calligraphers
  • Emperors
  • Farmers
  • Hydraulic Engineers
  • Jewelers
  • Merchants
  • Musicians
  • Philosophers
  • Poets
  • Scholars
  • Sculptors
  • Shamans
  • Warriors
  • Weavers
  • Ancient Greece, 2000–30 bce
  • Introduction
  • Actors
  • Architects
  • Athletes
  • Farmers
  • Historians
  • Household Managers
  • Mathematicians
  • Merchants
  • Metalworkers
  • Orators
  • Philosophers
  • Physicians
  • Playwrights
  • Poets
  • Priests and Priestesses
  • Sailors
  • Sculptors
  • Slaves
  • Soldiers
  • Tyrants
  • Ancient Rome, 1000 bce–500 ce
  • Introduction
  • Barbers and Hairdressers
  • Cooks
  • Couriers
  • Emperors
  • Farmers
  • Gladiators
  • Glassblowers
  • Historians
  • Household Managers
  • Orators
  • Popes
  • Priests
  • Prostitutes
  • Satirists
  • Senators
  • Slaves
  • Soldiers
  • Tutors and Teachers
  • Vestal Virgins
  • Winemakers
  • The Byzantine Empire and Russia, 300–1500
  • Introduction
  • Actors and Dancers
  • Architects
  • Bishops
  • Emperors and Empresses
  • Eunuchs
  • Farmers
  • Goldsmiths
  • Jewelers
  • Merchants
  • Physicians
  • Sailors
  • Soldiers
  • The Islamic World, 600–1500
  • Introduction
  • Alchemists
  • Caliphs
  • Cooks
  • Farmers
  • Hunters
  • Imams
  • Mathematicians
  • Merchants
  • Poets
  • Soldiers
  • Weavers
  • VOLUME 2 AFRICA, 3000 bce–1500 ce THROUGH A TIME OF REVOLUTIONS, 1776–1825
  • Africa, 3000 bce–1500 ce
  • Introduction
  • Blacksmiths
  • Farmers
  • Fishers
  • Food Preparers
  • Hunters
  • Kings and Queens
  • Musicians and Singers
  • Pastoralists
  • Potters
  • Shamans
  • Warriors
  • The Americas, 3000 bce–1500 ce
  • Introduction
  • Architects
  • Astronomers
  • Farmers
  • Fishers
  • Food Preparers
  • Goldsmiths
  • Hunters
  • Kings and Emperors
  • Merchants
  • Musicians and Dancers
  • Potters
  • Priests and Priestesses
  • Shamans
  • Warriors
  • Weavers
  • Central and East Asia, 500–1500
  • Introduction
  • Actors
  • Acupuncturists
  • Astrologers
  • Cooks
  • Emperors
  • Farmers
  • Gunsmiths
  • Monks and Nuns
  • Painters
  • Printers
  • Sailors
  • Samurai
  • Soldiers
  • Storytellers
  • Medieval Europe, 500–1500
  • Introduction
  • Architects
  • Blacksmiths
  • Cooks
  • Crusaders
  • Farmers
  • Innkeepers
  • Kings and Queens
  • Knights
  • Lawyers
  • Lords and Ladies
  • Merchants
  • Millers
  • Monks and Nuns
  • Poets
  • Priests
  • Shoemakers
  • Stonemasons
  • Students
  • Troubadours
  • The Emergence of Modern Europe, 1500–1700
  • Introduction
  • Actors
  • Bankers
  • Clockmakers
  • Cooks
  • Courtiers
  • Farmers
  • Jesters
  • Kings and Queens
  • Ministers (Protestant)
  • Painters
  • Playwrights
  • Poets
  • Printers
  • Scientists
  • Soldiers
  • The World beyond Europe, 1500–1776
  • Introduction
  • Architects
  • Conquistadors
  • Explorers
  • Farmers
  • Geishas
  • Governors
  • Mapmakers
  • Missionaries
  • Pirates
  • Silversmiths
  • Slave Traders
  • Sumo Wrestlers
  • Traders
  • Travel Writers
  • The Age of Reason, 1700–1800
  • Introduction
  • Chemists
  • Composers
  • Cossacks
  • Dancers
  • Economists
  • Encyclopedists
  • Farmers
  • Grammarians
  • Highwaymen and Highwaywomen
  • Kings and Queens
  • Mathematicians
  • Novelists
  • Tailors and Seamstresses
  • Theologians
  • A Time of Revolutions, 1776–1825
  • Introduction
  • Balloonists
  • Candle Makers
  • Executioners
  • Farmers
  • Generals
  • Journalists
  • Militiamen
  • Painters
  • Presidents
  • Priests
  • Schoolteachers
  • Vice Presidents
  • VOLUME 3 SPHERES OF INFLUENCE, 1776–1914 THROUGH A GLOBAL WORLD, 1914–PRESENT
  • Spheres of Influence, 1776–1914
  • Introduction
  • Anthropologists
  • Big Game Hunters
  • Bureaucrats
  • Explorers
  • Farmers
  • Guides
  • Missionaries
  • Naturalists
  • Rajahs
  • Sailors
  • Soldiers
  • Taxidermists
  • The Rise of Nationalism, 1815–1914
  • Introduction
  • Cowboys
  • Diplomats
  • Evangelists
  • Geologists
  • Lecturers
  • Librarians
  • Paleontologists
  • Photographers
  • Poets
  • Postal Workers
  • Prime Ministers
  • Professors
  • Sociologists
  • Songwriters
  • The Power of the Industrial Revolution, 1800–1914
  • Introduction
  • Biologists
  • Charity Workers
  • Chimney Sweeps
  • Detectives
  • Factory Workers
  • Farmers
  • Fire Fighters
  • Magicians
  • Maids and Butlers
  • Mayors
  • Miners
  • Morticians
  • Nurses
  • Office Workers
  • Police Officers
  • Railroad Engineers
  • Tycoons
  • Union Leaders
  • Vaudevillians
  • Whalers
  • The World at War, 1914–1945
  • Introduction
  • Airplane Pilots
  • Chaplains
  • Comedians
  • Cryptographers
  • Deep-Sea Divers
  • Dictators
  • Efficiency Experts
  • Physicians
  • Physicists
  • Psychologists
  • Singers
  • Soldiers
  • The Cold War, 1945–1991
  • Introduction
  • Ambassadors
  • Astronauts
  • Broadcast Journalists
  • Computer Scientists
  • Legislators
  • Peace Corps Volunteers
  • Popes
  • Presidents
  • Soldiers
  • Spies
  • Translators and Interpreters
  • Vice Presidents
  • A Global World, 1914–Present
  • Introduction
  • Athletes
  • Chefs
  • Farmers
  • Fashion Designers
  • Film Actors
  • Film Directors
  • Flight Attendants
  • Grocers
  • Lawyers
  • Plumbers and Electricians
  • Real Estate Agents
  • Rock Musicians
  • Screenwriters
  • Social Workers
  • Teachers
  • Television Evangelists
  • Travel Agents
  • Veterinarians
  • Video Game Designers
  • Web Site Designers
  • Afterword: The Future of Work
  • Recommended Print Resources
  • Recommended Online Resources