Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization : From 1600 to the Present

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2000-08-01
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Sources of the West, Fourth Edition explores significant issues in the history of Western Civilization.It presents a well-balanced selection of constitutional documents, political theory, philosophy, imaginative literature, and social description.MARKET Appropriate for anyone interested in the history of western civilization.

Table of Contents

The Origins of Western Civilization and the Classical World
Creation Epics
The Epic of Gilgamesh (ca. 2000 B.C.)
The Creation Epic (ca. 2000 B.C.)
The Book of Genesis (10th-6th century B.C.)
Hesoid, Works and Days (ca. 700 B.C.)
The Ancient Near East
Code of Hammurabi (early 18th century B.C.)
The Book of the Dead (ca. 16th century B.C.)
The Book of Exodus(ca. 10th-6th century B.C.)
The Book of Isaiah (ca. 8th-6th century B.C.)
Ancient and Classical Greece
Homer, Iliad (9th-8th century B.C.)
Sappho of Lesbo, Poems (ca. 600 B.C.)
Herodotus, History (ca. 450 B.C.)
Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War (ca. 400 B.C.)
Plato, Apology (399 B.C.)
Plato, The Republic (ca. 327 B.C.)
Aristotle, Politics (4th century B.C.)
The Roman World
Cicero, The Trial of Aulus Cluentius Habitus (66 B.C.)
Virgil, Aeneid (30-19 B.C.)
Juvenal, Satires (ca. A.D. 116)
Plutarch, The Life of Cato the Elder (ca. A.D. 116)
Suetonius, The Life of Augustus (ca. A.D. 122)
The Sermon on the Mount (ca. A.D. 28-35)
St. Paul, Epistle to the Romans (ca. A.D. 57)
Medieval Europe
The Early Middle Ages
Tacitus, Germania (98)
Eusebius, In Praise of Constantine (336)
Augustine of Hippo, The City of God,(413-26)
Benedict of Nursia, Rule of Saint Benedict (ca. 535-540)
The Burgundian Code (ca. 474)
Gregory of Tours, History of the Franks (ca. 581-591)
Bede, The Ecclesiastical History of England (731)
Einhard, The Life of Charlemagne (ca. 829-836)
Islam and the Eastern Empire
Justinian, Code (529-565)
Procopius, Secret History (ca. 560)
The Koran (7th century)
Michael Psellus, Chronographia (ca. 1070)
Ibn Al-Qalanisi, The Damascus Chronicle (ca. 1150)
The High Middle Ages
Feudal Documents (11th-12th centuries)
Bernard of Angers, Miracles of St. Foy (ca. 1010)
The Song of Roland (ca. 1100)
Magna Carta (1215)
Francis of Assisi, Admonitions (ca. 1220)
Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1266-1273)
Dante, The Divine Comedy (ca. 1320)
Catherine of Siena, Letters (1376)
Jean Froissart, Chronicles (ca. 1400)
Christine de Pisan, The Book of the City of Ladies (ca. 1405)
Margaret Paston, Letters (1441-1448)
Witchcraft Documents (15th century)
Renaissance and Reformation
The Renaissance
Francesco Petrarca, Letters (ca. 1372)
Leon Battista Alberti, On the Family (1435-1444)
Giorgio Vasari, The Life of Leonardo da Vinci (1550)
Niccoli Machiavelli, The Prince (1513)
Desiderius Erasmus, In Praise of Folly (1509)
Sir Thomas More, Utopia (1516)
Claude de Seyssel, The Monarchy of France (1515)
The New Worlds
Christopher Columbus, Letter from the First Voyage (1493)
Ludovico di Varthema, Travels (ca. 1508)
Bartolome de Las Casas, Apologetic History of the Indies (1566)
Bernal Diaz, The True History of the Conquest
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