Readings in the Western Humanities Volume 2

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2010-01-14
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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This reader is designed to accompany volume two of The Western Humanities, Sixth Edition. The anthology offers students selections from the Wests literary and philosophical heritage, to help them establish vital intellectual links to the achievements of the continually evolving Western tradition. Each reading is preceded by an introduction, which provides information about the author and historical context for the document. In addition, Reading the Selections sections provide more specific information to prepare the students for reading the documents to follow. Selections are footnoted.

Table of Contents

The Early Renaissance: Return to Classical Roots, 1400-1494
Selections from On the Dignity of Man
Selection from On Painting
Book II
Selections from Dinner Pieces
Preface to Poggio Bracciolini
The Clouds
The High Renaissance and Early Mannerism, 1494-1564
Selections from The Book of the Courtier
Book I
Book III
Selections from The Prince
Chapter XV
Chapter XVI
Chapter XVII
Michelangelo, Poems
Northern Humanism, Northern Renaissance, Religious Reformations, and Late Mannerism, 1500-1603
Selection from The Histories of Gargantua and Pantagruel
Book I
Selection from The Praise of Folly
Selection from Utopia
Book II
Selection from Essays
Book I
William Shakespeare
Act I
Act II
Act IV
Act V
Selections from the Ninety-Five Theses
Selection from Don Quixote
Part I
The Baroque Age: Glamour and Grandiosity: 1600-1715
Essay Selection from Repuesta a Sor Filotea (The Reply to Sister Filotea)
Selection from Paradise Lost
Book I
Selection from Oroonoko, or the Royal Slave: A True History
The Baroque Age II: Revolutions In Scientific and Political Thought: 1600-1715
Selections from the Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems-Ptolemaic and Copernican
To the Discerning Reader
The First Day
Selection from Essays Of Studies
Selections from Discourse on Method
Part II
Part IV
Selections from Penses
Selection from Leviathan
Part I
Selections from the Second Treatise of Civil Government
Chapter IX
Chapter XIX
The Age of Reason: 1700-1789
"Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment?"
Selections from A Treatise of Human Nature
Book I, Of the Understanding, Part IV, Section I
Book I, Of the Understanding, Part IV, Section VI
Selection from A Vindication of the Rights of Women
Selections from Encyclopedie
Selections from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
Introduction and Plan of Work
Book, Chapter I
Chapter II
Book V, Chapter II, Part 2
Selection from Confessions
Book I 1712-1719
Voltaire, Selections from Candide
Chapter I
Chapter II
Chapter III
Chapter IV
Chapter V
Chapter VI
Chapter XXX
Selections from An Essay on Man
Revolution, Reaction, and Cultural Response: 1760-1830
Selection from The Declaration of Independence
Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen
Selections from Pride and Prejudice
Chapter I
Chapter II
Chapter III
"Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey"
Selection from Faust, Part I
"England in 1819"
"Ode to the West Wind"
"Ode on a Grecian Urn"
"To Autumn"
Selections from Frankenstein
Chapter IV
Chapter V
Selection from Reason in History
III. The Idea of History and Its Realization
The Triumph of The Bourgeoisie: 1830-1871
Selection from The Communist Manifesto
Selection from The Descent of Man
"There's a certain Slant of light"
"I felt a Funeral, in my Brain"
"Much Madness is divinest Sense-"
"I heard a Fly buzz-when I died-"
"Because I could not stop for Death-"
Selections from "Song of Myself"
Selection from Madame Bovary
Chapter VIII
Selection from Hard Times
The Key-note
Selections from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Chapter 1
Chapter 7
"Ain't I a Woman?"
Selection from "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience"
Selection from Notes from Underground, Part I
The Age of Early Modernism: 1871-1914
Selection from Thus Spake Zarathustra, Part I
Selection from Civilization and Its Discontents
"The Story of an Hour"
Selection from The Trial
Chapter I "The Arrest"
The Age of The Masses and The Zenith of Modernism: 1914-1945
Selection from Night
Selection from A Room of One's Own
Selection from The Sound and the Fury
April Seventh, 1928
"The Second Coming"
"Sailing to Byzantium"
"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
"The Negro Speaks of Rivers"
Selection from Their Eyes Were Watching God
Chapter 1
Selection from The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
"Stein on Picasso and Matisse"
The Age of Anxiety and Late Modernism, 1945-1970
Selections from The Courage to Be
Chapter I: Courage and Fortitude
Chapter 6: Theism Transcended
The God Above God and the Courage to Be
Selection from The Second Sex
Selection from The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Chapter XI "Saved"
Selection from "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"
Selection from The Humanism of Existentialism
Selection from Martha Quest
Chapter I
Selections from One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
The Contemporary World: Globalization, Terror, and Post-Modernism, 1970-
Selection from The Song of Solomon
Chapter I
Selection from The Woman Warrior
No Name Woman
Selections from My Name is Red
Chapter 20, I Am Called Black
Chapter 21, I Am Your Beloved Uncle
Selections from Omeros
Book One, Chapter I
Chapter II
Chapter III
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