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    Western Civilization: Sources, Images, and Interpretations, from the Renaissance to the Present : Sources, Images, and Interpretations, from the Renaissance to the Present


This collection of primary, secondary, and visual sources for the Western Civilization survey course provides a broad introduction to the materials historians use, the interpretations historians make, and 6,000 years of Western civilization. Its broad selection of documents, photographs, maps, and charts, and its full array of accompanying commentaries--drawn from a balanced spectrum of perspectives and approaches--offer valuable insight into the work of historians and provide the context that helps students understand the texts' full historical significance.

Table of Contents

Renaissance, Reformation, and Expansion
The Renaissance
Primary Sources
Using Primary Sources: A Letter to Boccaccio: Literary Humanism
A Letter to Boccaccio: Literary Humanism
On the Liberal Arts
The City of Ladies
The Prince
The Book of the Courtier
Visual Sources
Using Visual Sources: The School of Athens: Art and Classical Culture
Raphael, The School of Athens: Art and Classical Culture (illustration)
Giovanni Arnolfini and His Bride: Symbolism and the Northern Renaissance (illustration)
Wealth, Culture, and Diplomacy (illustration)
Secondary Sources
Using Secondary Sources: The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy
The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy
The Myth of the Renaissance
Machiavelli and the Renaissance
Northern Sources of the Renaissance
The Reformation
Primary Sources
The Spark for the Reformation: Indulgences
Justification by Faith
On the Bondage of the Will
Condemnation of Peasant Revolt
Institutes of the Christian Religion: Predestination
Constitution of the Society of Jesus
The Way of Perfection
Visual Sources
Luther and the New Testament (illustration)
Luther and the Catholic Clergy Debate (illustration)
Loyola and Catholic Reform (illustration)
Secondary Sources
What was the Reformation?
A Political Interpretation of the Reformation
The Catholic Reformation
The Legacy of the Reformation
Women in the Reformation
Overseas Expansion and New Politics
Primary Sources
The Chronicle of the Discovery and Conquest of Guinea
Letter to Lord Sanchez, 1493
Memoirs: The Aztecs
Letter to Charles V: Finance and Politics
Visual Sources
The Assets and Liabilities of Empire (text and illustration)
The Conquest of Mexico as Seen by the Aztecs (illustration)
Exploration, Expansion, and Politics (maps)
Secondary Sources
The Expansion of Europe
The Effects of Expansion on the Non-European World
Red, White, and Black: The Peoples of Early America
The Early Modern Period
War and Revolution: 1560-1660
Primary Sources
Civil War in France
Richelieu, Political Will and Testament
The Powers of the Monarch in England
The House of Commons, The Powers of Parliament in England
The Hammer of Witches
Visual Sources
The Surrender of Breda (illustration)
War and Violence (illustration)
Leviathan: Political Order and Political Theory (text and illustration)
Germany and the Thirty Years’ War (maps)
Secondary Sources
A Political Interpretation of the Thirty Years’ War
A Religious Interpretation of the Thirty Years’ War
War and Peace in the Old Regime
The Causes of the English Civil War
The Devil’s Handmaid: Women in the Age of Reformations
Aristocracy and Absolutism in the Seventeenth Century
Primary Sources
Austria Over All If She Only Will: Mercantilism
The Great Elector, A Secret Letter: Monarchical Authority in Prussia
Memoirs: The Aristocracy Undermined in France
Second Treatise of Civil Government: Legislative Power
Visual Sources
The Early Modern Chateau (photo)
Maternal Care (illustration)
Secondary Sources
Absolutism: Myth and Reality
The English Revolution, 1688-1689
The World We Have Lost: The Early Modern Family
Childhood in Early Modern Times
The Scientific Revolution
Primary Sources
The Discourse on Method
Letter to Christina of Tuscany: Science and Scripture
The Papal Inquisition of 1633: Galileo Condemned
Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
Visual Sources
A Vision of the New Science (illustration)
The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp (illustration)
Secondary Sources
Early Modern Europe: Motives for the Scientific Revolution
Nature as a Machine: The Clock
The Alchemist
No Scientific Revolution for Women
Politics and Society in the Ancien Regime
Primary Sources
Frederick the Great, Political Testament
The Complete English Tadesman
Anonymous, The Slave Trade
Letter to Lady R., 1716: Women and the Aristocracy
Women of the Third Estate
Visual Sources
Happy Accidents of the Swing (illustration)
Act of Humanity (illustration)
The Battle of Fontenoy (text and illustration)
The Atlantic Slave Trade (chart)
Secondary Sources
Slavery--White, Black, Muslim, Christian
The Ancien Regime: Ideals and Realities
The Resurgent Aristocracy
Lords and Peasants
Women's Work in Preindustrial Europe
The Enlightenment
Primary Sources
What is Enlightenment
The System of Nature
Prospectus for the Encyclopedia of Arts and Sciences
The Philosophe
Voltaire, Philisophical Dictionary: The English Model
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
The Age of Reason: Deism
The Social Contract
The Secularization of European Thought
Visual Sources
Frontispiece of the Encyclopedie (illustration)
Experiment with an Air Pump (illustration)
Joseph II of Austria, Propoganda and the Enlightened Monarch (text and illustration)
Secondary Sources
The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophers
Women in the Salons
The Nineteenth Century
The French Revolution
Primary Sources
Travels in France: Signs of Revolution
The Cashiers: Discontents of the Third Estate
What is the Third Estate?
Revolutionary Legislation: Abolition of the Feudal System
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen
Declaration of the Rights of Women
The Declaration of Independence
Speech to the National Convention--February 5, 1794: The Terror Justified
A Soldier's Letters to His Mother:
Revolutionary Nationalism
Visual Sources
Allegory of the Revolution (illustration)
Henri de la Rochjacquelein (illustration)
Internal Disturbances and the Reign of Terror (maps and charts)
Secondary Sources
The Coming of the French Revolution
The Revolution of the Notables
Loaves and Liberty: Women in the French Revolution
An Evaluation of the French Revolution
The Age of Napoleon
Primary Sources
Memoirs: Napoleon's Appeal
Memoirs: Napoleon's Secret Police
Napoleon's Diary
Visual Sources
Napoleon Crossing the Alps (illustration)
Bonaparte Visiting the Plague Victims at Jaffa (illustration)
Secondary Sources
Napoleon: The Authoritarian Statesman
Napoleon Bonaparte and the Legacy of the French Revolution
Women and the Napoleon Code
Industrialization and Social Change
Primary Sources
Testimony for the Factory Act of 1833: Working Condition in England
Sybil, or the Two Nations: Mining Towns
The Condition of the Working Class in England
Self-Help: Middle-Class Attitudes
Father Goriot: Money and the Middle Class
Woman in Her Social and Domestic Character
Visual Sources
Gare Saint Lazare (illustration)
Iron and Coal (illustration)
Illustration from Life and Adventures of Michael Armstrong (illustrations)
Industrialization and Demographic Change (maps)
Secondary Sources
The Making of Economic Society: England, the First to Industrialize
The Industrial Revolution in Russia
Early Industrial Society: Progress or Decline?
The Family and Industrialization in Western Europe
Reaction, Reform, Revolution, and Romanticism: 1815-1848
Primary Sources
Secret Memorandum to Tsar Alexander I, 1820: Conservative Principals
The Carlsbad Decrees, 1819: Conservative Repression
English Liberalism
The Economist, 1851, Liberalism: Progress and Optimism
The First Chartist Petition: Demands for Change in England
Annual Register, 1848, An Eyewitness Account of the Revolutions of 1848 in Germany
The Tables Turned: The Glories of Nature
Visual Sources
Abbey Graveyard in the Snow (illustration)
The Genius of Christianity (text)
Liberty Leading the People: Romanticism and Liberalism (illustration)
Working Class Disappointments: Rue Transnonain, April 15, 1834 (illustration)
Secondary Sources
The Congress of Vienna
Western Liberalism
The European Revolutions, 1848-1851
The Revolutions of 1848
The National State, Nationalism, and Imperialism: 1850-1914
Primary Sources
Speeches on Pragmatism and State Socialism
The Duties of Man
Militant Nationalism
Does Germany need Colonies?
The White Man's Burden
Controlling Africa: The Standard Treaty
Visual Sources
Imperialism Glorified (illustration)
American Imperialism in Asia: Independence Day 1899 (illustration)
Imperialism in Africa (maps)
Secondary Sources
A Sterner Plan for Italian Unity: Nationalism, Liberalism, and Conservatism
The Age of Empire
Imperialism as Nationalistic Phenomenon
The Tools of Empire
Gender and Empire
Culture, Thought, and Society: 1850-1914
Primary Sources
The Origin of Species and The Descent of Man
Social Statics: Liberalism and Social Darwinism
On Liberty
Our Sisters, Women as Chemists [Pharmacists]
The Communist Manifesto
Socialist Women: Becoming a Socialist
Why We Are Militant
Syllabus of Errors
Foundations of the Nineteenth Century: Racism
Judaism in Music: Anti-Semitism
Visual Sources
The hatch Family: The Upper Middle Class (illustration)
The Ages of Woman (illustration)
Lunch Hour: The Working Class (illustration)
The Stages of a Workers' Life (illustration)
The City (illustration)
Secondary Sources
The Decline of Political Liberalism
The Unfinished Revolution: Marxism Interpreted
Understanding Nineteenth-Century Industrialization and Urban Life
European Women
The Twentieth Century: 1914 to the Present
War and Revolution: 1914-1920
Primary Sources
The Home Front
Dulce et Decorum Est: Disillusionment Program of the Provisional Government in Russia
April Theses: The Bolshevik Opposition
Speech to the Petrograd Soviet--November 8, 1917: The Bolsheviks in Power
The Fourteen Points
Visual Sources
World War I: The Front Lines (photo)
The Paths of Glory (figure)
World War II: The Home Front and Women (photo and charts)
Revolutionary Propaganda (illustration)
Secondary Sources
Germany and the Coming of War
The Outbreak of the First World War
The Revolution in War and Diplomacy
Women, Work, and World War I
Peace and Diplomacy
The Russian Revolution
Democracy, Depression, and Instability: The 1920s and 1930s
Primary Sources
The Road Back
Restless Days
With Germany's Unemployed Program of the Popular Front--January 11, 1936
The Revolt of the Masses
Civilization and Its Discontents
Visual Sources
Decadence in the Weimar Republic (illustration)
Unemployment and Politics in the Weimar Republic (charts)
Unemployment during the Great Depression, 1930-1938 (chart)
Unemployment and the Appeal to Women (illustration)
Secondary Sources
The Generation of 1914: Dissillusionment
Government and the Governed: The Interwar Years
The Great Depression in Europe
Communism, Fascism, and Authoritarianism
Primary Sources
The Doctrine of Fascism
Mein Kampf
Nazi Propaganda Pamphlet
The German Woman and National Socialism [Nazism]
The Theory and Practice of Hell: The Nazi Elite
The Informed Heart: Nazi Concentration Camps
Witness to the Holocaust
Problems of Agrarian Policy in the U.S.S.R.: Soviet Collectivization
Report to the Congress of Soviets, 1936: Soviet Democracy
Visual Sources
Nazi Mythology (illustration)
Socialist Realism (illustration)
Authoritarianism and Totalitarianism, 1919-1937 (map)
Secondary Sources
Fascism in Western Europe
The Rise of Fascism
Hitler and Nazism
Dictatorship in Russia: Stalin's Purges
Nazism and Communism
World War II and the Postwar World
Primary Sources
The Battle of Britain
A German Soldier at Stalingrad
The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan
The Cold War: A Soviet Perspective
The Berlin Wall
British Labor's Rise to Power
The General Assembly of the United Nations, Declaration Against Colonialism
The Balfour Declaration, U.N. Resolution 242, and A Palestinian Memoir: Israel, Palestine, and the Middle East
The Second Sex
Redstockings, A Feminist Manifesto
Visual Sources
The Destruction of Europe (map)
The Cold War and European Integration (map)
Decolonization in Asia and Africa (map)
Televised Violence (photo)
Number 1 (illustration and text)
Secondary Sources
Appeasement at Munich Attacked
The Origins of the Second World War: Appeasement Defended
A World at Arms
Origins of the Cold War
The Collapse of European Empires
Life and Death in the Third Reich
The Wretched of the Earth
The Present in Perspective
The Short Century--It's Over
The End of the Cold War
After Communism: Causes for the Collapse
Modernization: The Western and Non-Western Worlds (photo)
Terrorism and the Clash of Civilizations
Religious Terrorism
The War in Iraq
The Middle East and Iraq, 2003 (map)
The Future after 9-11-01
Ecological Threats
Global Warming
The Rise of China
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