Civilization in the West, Single Volume Edition, Primary Source Edition (Book Alone)

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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The Primary Source Edition of Civilization in the West blends social and political history into a fascinating narrative that brings history to life. With 40 primary source documents, this edition offers an examination of all aspects of world history plus a wealth of original documents that help make the material come alive. "Document Analysis" questions encourage readers to delve deeper into the documents and to explore how they relate to the events of the time. The extensive primary source document section, complete with accompanying with questions, urges readers to think analytically about the past. Overview of the history of Western Civilization. Readers interested in learning about the history and development of Western Civilization.

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Added document section at the back includes
"Near Eastern Law Codes" (1300s BCE, 2000 BCE)
An Egyptian Folk Tale (1986-1937 BCE)
Homer, from The Iliad (c. 700 BCE)
Aristotle, Excerpt on Slavery from The Politics (c. 350 BCE)
Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian Wars from "Speech of Pericles" (c. 420 BCE)
Plutarch, "Life of Cato the Elder" from Lives (c. 100 CE)
Augustus, "The Deeds of the Divine Augustus" (14 CE)
The Gospel According to Luke (40-120 CE)
Benedict of Nursia, "Rule of St. Benedict" (c. 530 CE)
From the Qur'an (c. 650 CE)
From the Annals of the Abbey of Xanten (845-853 CE)
Einhard, from The Life of Charlemagne (829-836 CE)
Geoffrey de Villhardouin, from Chronicle of the Fourth Crusade (c. 1200)
Pope Boniface VIII, Unam Sanctam, (1302)
Dante, from "Paradiso"of Divine Comedy (1321)
Niccolo Machiavelli, from The Prince (1513 CE)
Christopher Columbus, "A Letter from the New World" (1492)
Hernan Cortes, "Second Letter to Charles V of Spain" (1519)
John Calvin, Selections from Institutes of the Christian Religion (1537)
Ignatius Loyola, Spiritual Exercises, "Rules for Thinking With the Church" (1535)
Jacques-Auguste de Thou, from "Onthe Massacre of St. Bartholomew's Day" (1604-08)
John Hawkyns, "Report on the Spanish Armada" (1588)
James VI of Scotland (later James I of England), from The True Law of Free Monarchies (1598)
Galileo Galilei, "Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina" (1515)
Mikhail Mikhailovich Shcherbatov, "On the Corruption of Morals in Russia" (1797)
Immanuel Kant, "What Is Enlightenment?" (1784)
Emmanuel, Comte de Las Cases, Selections from Memorial de Sainte-Helene (1823)
Parliament of Great Britain, "Evidence of a Female Millhand to the Parliamentary Commisioners on Factory Conditions" (c. 1815)
Adam Mickiewicz, from The Books of the Polish Nation (1832)
Prince Metternich, "Resignation Letter to Tsar Nicholas I" (1848)
Otto von Bismarck, Letter to his Wife During the Austrian War (1866)
Multiple authors, Selected Reactions to Darwin's Origin of Species (c. 1865)
M.I. Pokzovskaya, "Working Conditions of Women in Factories" (1914)
Prakash Tandon, from Punjabi Century 1857-1947 (1967)
Wilfred Owen, "Dulce et Decorum Est" (1918)
Josef Stalin, Speech on Soviet Industrialization (1931)
Rudolf Hoess, Selections from Commandant of Auschwitz (1958)
Nikita Krushchev, Speech Challenging the West to Disarm, 1960
European Community Information Service, "Tomorrow Has Already Begun" 1960.
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