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Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume I (From the Beginning to 1715),9780321243416
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Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume I (From the Beginning to 1715)

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9780321243416

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0321243412
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
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Longman
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Summary

Sources of the Westpresents a well-balanced selection of readings that integrate coverage of social, economic, religious, and cultural history within a traditional, political framework.The text includes constitutional documents, political theory, philosophy, imaginative literature, and social description that raise significant issues for classroom discussions or lectures. By reading the voices of the past, students can connect them to the present; learn to understand and respect other cultures; and think critically about history.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
How to Read a Document xiii
PART I THE ORIGINS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION AND THE CLASSICAL WORLD
1(100)
Creation Epics
3(18)
The Epic of Gilgamesh (ca. 2000 B.C.)
3(3)
The Creation Epic (ca. 2000 B.C.)
6(5)
The Book of Genesis (ca. 10th--6th century B.C.)
11(5)
Hesiod, Works and Days (ca. 700 B.C.)
16(5)
The Ancient Near East
21(14)
Code of Hammurabi (early 18th century B.C.)
21(3)
The Book of the Dead (ca. 16th century B.C.)
24(4)
The Book of Exodus (ca. 10th--6th century B.C.)
28(4)
The Book of Isaiah (ca. 8th--6th century B.C.)
32(3)
Ancient and Classical Greece
35(35)
Homer, Iliad (9th--8th century B.C.)
35(3)
Sappho of Lesbos, Poems (ca. 600 B.C.)
38(3)
Herodotus, History (ca. 450 B.C.)
41(3)
Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War (ca. 400 B.C.)
44(5)
Xenophon, The Spartan Constitution (ca. 360 B.C.)
49(4)
Plato, Apology (399 B.C.)
53(4)
Plato, The Republic (ca. 327 B.C.)
57(9)
Aristotle, Politics (4th century B.C.)
66(4)
The Roman World
70(31)
Polybius, The Roman Constitution (ca. 150 B.C.)
70(4)
Cicero, The Trial of Aulus Cluentius Habitus (66 B.C.)
74(5)
Virgil, Aeneid (30--19 B.C.)
79(3)
Juvenal, Satires (ca. A.D. 116)
82(3)
Plutarch, The Life of Cato the Elder (ca. A.D. 116)
85(4)
Suetonius, The Life of Augustus (ca. A.D. 122)
89(4)
The Sermon on the Mount (ca. A.D. 28--35)
93(3)
St. Paul, Epistle to the Romans (ca. A.D. 57)
96(5)
PART II MEDIEVAL EUROPE
101(114)
The Early Middle Ages
103(33)
Tacitus, Germania (98)
103(3)
Eusebius, In Praise of Constantine (336)
106(5)
Augustine of Hippo, The City of God (413--426)
111(4)
Benedict of Nursia, Rule of Saint Benedict (ca. 535--540)
115(4)
The Burgundian Code (ca. 474)
119(6)
Gregory of Tours, History of the Franks (ca. 581--591)
125(3)
Bede, The Ecclesiastical History of England (731)
128(4)
Einhard, The Life of Charlemagne (ca. 829--836)
132(4)
Islam and the Eastern Empire
136(19)
Justinian, Code (529--565)
136(4)
Procopius, Secret History (ca. 560)
140(4)
The Koran (7th century)
144(4)
Michael Psellus, Chronographia (ca. 1075--1077)
148(3)
Ibn Al-Qalanisi, The Damascus Chronicle (ca. 1150)
151(4)
The High Middle Ages
155(60)
Feudal Documents (11th-13th centuries)
155(4)
Bernard of Angers, Miracles of St. Foy (ca. 1010)
159(5)
Fulcher of Chartres, The First Crusade and the Siege of Jerusalem (1101--1127)
164(6)
The Song of Roland (ca. 1100)
170(4)
Marie de France, The Lay of the Were-Wolf (ca. 1160)
174(4)
Magna Carta (1215)
178(4)
Francis of Assisi, Admonitions (ca. 1220)
182(4)
Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1266--1273)
186(5)
Dante, The Divine Comedy (ca. 1320)
191(4)
Catherine of Siena, Letters (1376)
195(5)
Christine de Pisan, The Book of the City of Ladies (ca. 1405)
200(6)
Margaret Paston, Letters (1441--1448)
206(3)
Witchcraft Documents (15th century)
209(6)
PART III RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION
215(96)
The Renaissance
217(27)
Francesco Petrarca, Letters (ca. 1372)
217(5)
Leon Battista Alberti, On the Family (1435--1444)
222(6)
Giorgio Vasari, The Life of Leonardo da Vinci (1550)
228(4)
Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince (1513)
232(4)
Desiderius Erasmus, In Praise of Folly (1509)
236(4)
Sir Thomas More, Utopia (1516)
240(4)
The New Worlds
244(23)
Christopher Columbus, Letter from the First Voyage (1493)
244(4)
Ludovico di Varthema, Travels (ca. 1508)
248(3)
Gomes de Zurara, Chronicle of Guinea (1453)
251(4)
Bartolome de Las Casas, Apologetic History of the Indies (1566)
255(4)
Bernal Diaz, The True History of the Conquest of New Spain (1552--1568)
259(3)
Juan Gonzalez de Mendoza, The History of the Great and Mightie Kingdom of China (1585)
262(5)
Religious Reform
267(23)
Martin Luther, The Freedom of a Christian (1520) and Of Marriage and Celibacy (1566)
267(6)
John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion (1534) and Catechism (ca. 1540)
273(8)
Ignatius Loyola, Spiritual Exercises (1548)
281(4)
Teresa of Avila, The Life of St. Teresa (1611)
285(5)
The Early Modern World
290(21)
Anonymous, Lazarillo de Tormes (1554)
290(3)
The Twelve Articles of the Peasants of Swabia (1524); Martin Luther Admonition to Peace (1525)
293(6)
Marguerite de Navarre, Heptameron (1558)
299(4)
Magdalena and Balthasar Paumgartner, Letters (1592--1596)
303(4)
Anonymous, The Debate About Women: Hic Mulier and Haec Vir (1620)
307(4)
PART IV THE ANCIEN REGIME
311(46)
The Wars of Religion
313(10)
Henry IV, The Edict of Nantes (1598)
313(2)
Cardinal Richelieu, The Political Testament (1638)
315(3)
Hans von Grimmelshausen, Simplicissimus (1669)
318(5)
Subjects and Sovereigns
323(34)
James I., True Law of a Free Monarchy (1598)
323(5)
Philippe Duplessis-Mornay, A Defense of Liberty Against Tyrants (1579)
328(5)
Sir William Clarke, The Putney Debates (1647)
333(6)
Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan (1651)
339(4)
John Locke, Second Treatise of Government (1689)
343(4)
Moliere, The Would-Be Gentleman (1670)
347(6)
Duc de Saint-Simon, Memoirs (1694--1723)
353(4)
Acknowledgments 357(5)
Photo Credits 362


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