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Sources of World History, Volume II Readings for World Civilization



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This reader, edited by well-known author Mark Kishlansky, includes a diversity of historical documents from world and western history designed to supplement textbooks and lectures in the teaching of world civilizations. It is an ideal complement to WORLD HISTORY, 2nd, by Duiker and Spielvogel and WORLD HISTORY, 2nd, by Upshur et al. This reader provides a balance of constitutional documents, political theory, philosophy, imaginative literature, and social description.

Table of Contents

The World of Travellers and Traders
Monarchy and Revolution
James I, True Law of a Free Monarchy
Philippe Duplessis-Mornay, A Defense of Liberty Against Tyrants
Sir William Clarke, the Putney Debates
Duc de Saint-Simon, Memoirs
The New Science
Galileo Galilei, the Two New Sciences
Rene Descartes, Discourse on Method
Empires of Goods
Anonymous, the Rise and Decline of Flora
Thomas Mun, England?s Treasure by Foreign Trade
Adam Smith, the Wealth of Nations
The Balance of Power in Europe
Catherine the Great, Memoirs
Maria The resa, Testament
Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration of Independence
Asia Alone
Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Hagakure (The Book of the Samurai)
Honda Toshiaki, A Secret Plan for Managing the Country
Ferdinand Verbiest, letter from China
Wu Ching-tzu, the Scholars
The European Enlightenment
Jean Jacques Rosseau, the Social Contract
Cesare Beccaria, On Crimes and Punishments
Marquis de Condorcet, Progress of the Human Mind
Montesquieu, Spirit of the Laws
The French Revolution
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Woman
Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France
Travellers to the East and West
John Ovington, A Voyage to Surat in the Year 1689
Hsieh Ch?ing kao, the Hai-Lu
Vasili Galovnin, Memoirs of Captivity in Japan
Joseph Crassons De Medeuil, Notes on the French Slave Trade
Remedius Prutky, Travels in Ethiopia and Other Countries
Equiano, the Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
Abul Hassan, Journal at the Court of King George III
Industrialism and Imperialism
The Industrial Revolution in Britain
Arthur Young, Political Arithmetic
Samuel Smiles, Self-Help
Sir Edwin Chadwick, Inquiry into the Condition of the Poor
Frederick Engels, the Condition of the Working Class in England
Critiquing Industrial Society
J.S. Mill, On Liberty
Pierre Proudhon, What is Property?
The Great Charter
Karl Marx Frederick Engels, the Communist Manifesto
Charles Darwin, the Origin of the Species
Sigmund Freud, the Interpretation of Dreams
Controlling Latin America
Simon Bolivar, Jamaican Letter
The Monroe Doctrine
Two Views of Porfirio Diaz
India Under British Rule
Muhabbat Khan, A Description of Calcutta
Ram Mohun Roy, On the Proposed East India Juries Bill
The Azamgarh Proclamation
Eastern Europe
Alexander II Prince Kropotkin, the Emancipation of the Serfs
Otto von Bismarck, Professorial Politics and the Welfare of the State
Japan?s Opening to the West
Gempaku Sugita, the Anatomy Lesson
Naosuke II, Advice on the Policy of Isolation
Norimasa Muragaki, Washington in 1860
Shibizaza Eiichi, Going into Business
The Meiji Constitution
J.A. Hobson, Imperialism
Rudyard Kipling, the White Man?s Burden
George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant
Sayyid Jamal ad Din "al-Afghani", A Commentary on the Commentator
Robert Moffat, Missionary Leaders and Scenes in Southern Africa
Carl Velten, Social Life of the Swahilis
The Modern World
The First World War
Ernst Junger, Storm of Steel
Woodrow Wilson, the Fourteen Points
V.I. Lenin, What is to Be Done?
East Meets West
Lin Tse-Hsu, Letter of Advice to Queen Victoria
Lafcadio Hern, of Women?s Hair
Fukuzawa Yukichi, On Japanese Women
Sun Yat-Sen, Fundamentals of National Reconstruction
The Soviet Union
Alexandra Kollontai, The ses on Communist Morality in the Sphere of Marital Relations
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Winston Churchill, the Iron Curtain
Nikita Khrushchev, Report to the Communist Party Congress
Generations of Cultural Protest
Virginia Wool
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