Readings in the Western Humanities, Volume 1

by ;
  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-02-27
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping Icon Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • eCampus.com Logo Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $51.50 Save up to $30.90
  • Rent Book $20.60
    Add to Cart Free Shipping Icon Free Shipping

    *This item is part of an exclusive publisher rental program and requires an additional convenience fee. This fee will be reflected in the shopping cart.

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?


This reader is designed to accompany volume one of The Western Humanities, Sixth Edition. The anthology offers students selections from the West’s literary and philosophical heritage, to help them establish vital intellectual links to the achievements of the continually evolving Western tradition. Each reading is preceded by an introduction, which provides information about the author and historical context for the document. In addition, “Reading the Selections” sections provide more specific information to prepare students for reading the documents to follow. Selections are footnoted.

Table of Contents

The Early Renaissance: Return To Classical Roots, 1400-1494 Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola
Selections from On the Dignity of Man
Selection from On Painting Book II
The High Renaissance And Early Mannerism, 1494-1564 Gaspara Stampa
Poems “3” “43” “98” “104” “151”
Selections from The Book of the Courtier Book I Book III
Selections from The Prince Chapter XV Chapter XVI Chapter XVII
Northern Humanism, Northern Renaissance, Religious Reformations, And Late Mannerism: 1500-1603
Selection from The Histories of Gargantua and Pantagruel Book I
Selection from The Praise of Folly
Selection from Utopia Book II
Selection from Essays Book I
Hamlet Act I Act II Act III Act IV Act V
Selections from the Ninety-Five Theses
Selection from
The Baroque Age: Glamour And Grandiosity: 1600-1715 Sister Juana InÉS
Poem and Essay “In which she condemns the inconsistency of men, who blame women for what they themselves have caused” *Repuesta a Sor Filotea (The Reply to Sister Filotea)* MOLIÈRE, Selection from The Misanthrope Act I
Selection from Paradise Lost Book I
Selection from Oroonoko, or the Royal Slave: A True History
The Baroque Age Ii: Revolutions In Scientific And Political Thought: 1600-1715
Selections from the Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems—Ptolemaic and Copernican To the Discerning Reader The First Day
Selection from Essays Of Studies
Selections from Discourse on Method Part II Part IV
Selection from Leviathan Part I
Selections from the Second Treatise of Civil Government Chapter IX Chapter XIX
The Age Of Reason: 1700-1789
Selection from “Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment?”
Selections from Encyclopédie
Selection from Confessions Book I VOLTAIRE, Selections from Candide Chapter I Chapter II Chapter III Chapter IV Chapter V Chapter VI Chapter XXX
Selections from An Essay on Man
Trevolution, Reaction, And Cultural Response: 1760-1830
Selection from The Declaration of Independence Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen
Selections from Pride and Prejudice Chapter I Chapter II Chapter III
Selection from Faust, Part I
Selection from Don Juan Canto I
Poems “Ozymandias” “England in 1819” “Ode to the West Wind”
Poems “Ode on a Grecian Urn” “To Autumn”
Selections from Frankenstein Chapter IV
Selection from Reason in History III. The Idea of History and Its Realization
The Triumph Of The Bourgeoisie: 1830-1871
Selection from The Communist Manifesto
Selection from The Descent of Man
Selection from Jane Eyre Chapter XXIII
Poems “There’s a certain Slant of light” “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain” “Much Madness is divinest Sense—“ “I heard a Fly buzz—when I died—“ “Because I could not stop for Death—“
Selections from “Song of Myself”
Selection from Madame Bovary Chapter VIII
Selection from Hard Times Chapter V: The Key-note
Selections from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass *Chapter 1* *Chapter 7*
“Ain’t I a Woman?”
Selection from “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience”
Selection from Notes from Underground, Part I
The Age Of Early Modernism: 1871-1914
Selection from Thus Spake Zarathustra, Part I
Selection from Civilization and Its Discontents Chapter V
“The Story of an Hour”
Selection from Metamorphosis
the Age Of The Masses And The Zenith Of Modernism: 1914-1945
Selection from Night
Selection from Ulysses
Selection from A Room of One’s Own
Selection from The Sound and the Fury April Seventh, 1928
Poems “The Second Coming” “Sailing to
#8220;The Love Song of
Poems “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” “Theme for English B” “Harlem”
“How It
Feels to Be Colored Me”
Selection from The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas “Stein on Picasso and Matisse”
The Age Of Anxiety And Beyond: 1945- Simone
Selection from The Second Sex Introduction
Selection from The Autobiography of Malcolm X Chapter XI “Saved”
Selection from “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”
Selection from The Humanism of Existentialism
Selection from “Stranger in the Village”
Selection from Martha Quest Chapter I
Selections from One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
“A Supermarket in California”
Selection from One Hundred Years of Solitude Chapter I
“Everyday Use”
Selection from The Song of Solomon Chapter I
Selection from The Woman Warrior No
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Reviews for Readings in the Western Humanities, Volume 1 (9780073136394)