The Primary Source Edition ofCivilization in the Westblends social and political history into a fascinating narrative that brings history to life. With 20 primary source documents, this edition offers an examination of all aspects of world history plus a wealth of original documents that help make the material come alive. "Document Analysis" questions encourage readers to delve deeper into the documents and to explore how they relate to the events of the time. The extensive primary source document section, complete with accompanying with questions, urges readers to think analytically about the past. Overview of the history of Western Civilization. Readers interested in learning about the history and development of Western Civilization.
Added document section at the back includes: Document 1.1 "Near Eastern Law Codes" (1300s BCE, 2000 BCE) Document 1.2 An Egyptian Folk Tale (1986-1937 BCE) Document 2.1 Homer, fromTheIliad(c. 700 BCE) Document 3.1 Aristotle, Excerpt on Slavery fromThe Politics(c. 350 BCE) Document 3.2 Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian Wars from "Speech of Pericles" (c. 420 BCE) Document 4.1 Plutarch, "Life of Cato the Elder" fromLives(c. 100 CE) Document 5.1 Augustus, "The Deeds of the Divine Augustus" (14 CE) Document 5.2 The Gospel According to Luke (40-120 CE) Document 6.1 Benedict of Nursia, "Rule of St. Benedict" (c. 530 CE) Document 7.1 From the Qur'an (c. 650 CE) Document 8.1 From the Annals of the Abbey of Xanten (845-853 CE) Document 8.2 Einhard, fromThe Life of Charlemagne(829-836 CE) Document 9.1 Geoffrey de Villhardouin, fromChronicle of the Fourth Crusade(c. 1200) Document 10.1 Pope Boniface VIII,Unam Sanctam, (1302) Document 10.2 Dante, from "Paradiso"ofDivine Comedy(1321) Document 11.1 Niccolo Machiavelli, fromThe Prince(1513 CE) Document 12.1 Christopher Columbus, "A Letter from the New World" (1492) Document 12.2 Hernan Cortes, "Second Letter to Charles V of Spain" (1519) Document 13.1 John Calvin, Selections fromInstitutes of the Christian Religion(1537) Document 13.2 Ignatius Loyola,Spiritual Exercises, "Rules for Thinking With the Church" (1535) Document 14.1 Jacques-Auguste de Thou, from"Onthe Massacre of St. Bartholomew's Day" (1604-08) Document 14.2 John Hawkyns, "Report on the Spanish Armada" (1588) Document 16.1 James VI of Scotland (later James I of England), fromTheTrue Law of Free Monarchies(1598) Documents. Maps. Chronologies, Genealogies, and Figures. Preface. About the Authors. Introduction: The Idea of Western Civilization. 1. The First Civilizations. The Visual Record: Ítzi's Last Meal: Life and Death in Prehistoric Europe. Before Civilization. The Dominance of Culture. Social Organization, Agriculture, and Religion. Mesopotamia : Between the Two Rivers. The Ramparts of Uruk. Tools: Technology and Writing. Gods and Mortals in Mesopotamia. Sargon and Mesopotamian Expansion. Hammurabi and the Old Babylonian Empire. The Gift of the Nile. Tending the Cattle of God.