Aspects of Western Civilizations: Problems and Sources in History, Volume 2

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  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Aspects of Western Civilizationchallenges students with basic questions regarding historical development, human nature, moral action, and practical necessity. This collection of diverse primary sources incorporates a wide variety of issues and is organized around seven major themes, including Revolution and Historical Transition, Imperialism, Social and Spiritual Values, the Varieties of Truth, the Institution and the Individual, the Power Structure, and Women in History. Much of the information in this book has been tested and revised for twenty years at the university and Independent School level. Volume I: The Ancient World to the Age of Absolutism (ISBN: 0-13-241402-3) Volume II: The Renaissance Movement through the Contemporary World (ISBN: 0-13-205049-8)

Table of Contents

Foundations of the Modern World
The Age of the Renaissance and Reformation
The Renaissance Movement
The Humanist Movement Oration on the Dignity of Man (1486)
The Soul of Man (1474)
The Political Life of Florence
The Rule of Cosimo d Medici, Vespasiano Precepts of Power
"Everyone Sees What You Appear to Be, Few Perceive What You Are,"
The Reformation Era
The Lutheran Reformation
"How Many Sins Are Committed in a Single Day?" (1517)
Salvation Through Faith Alone
The Ninety-five Theses (1517)
"Here I Stand": Address at the Diet of Worms (1521)
The Edict of Worms (1521)
In the Wake of Luther
The Genevan Reformation
On the Necessity of Reforming the Church (1544)
Predestination: Institutes of the Christian Religion (1536)
The English Reformation
The Supremacy Act (1534)
"The Only Supreme Head of the Church of England"
The Act of Succession (1534)
The Enforcement of the Elizabethan Settlement (1593)
"Divine Service According to Her Majesty's Laws"
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