Sources of the Western Tradition, Volume 2

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With a collection of over 350 sources, each accompanied by an introductory essay and review questions, this two-volume primary source reader emphasizes the intellectual history and values of the Western tradition. Sources are grouped around important themes in European history--such as religion, education, and art and culture--so that readers can analyze and compare multiple documents. The Eighth Edition features additional sources by and about women, completely revised chapters on modern Europe and its place in the contemporary world, and updates to introductions and review questions.

Table of Contents

Early Modern Europe
The Rise of Modernity
The Humanists' Fascination with Antiquity
The Father of Humanism
Study of Greek Literature and A Humanist Educational Program
Human Dignity
Oration on the Dignity of Man
Break with Medieval Political Theory
The Prince
The Lutheran Reformation
On Papal Power, Justification by Faith, the Interpretation of the Bible, and The Nature of the Clergy
Justification of Absolute Monarchy by Divine Right
Politics Drawn from the Very Words of Holy Scripture
A Secular Defense of Absolutism
The Triumph of Constitutional Monarchy in England
The Glorious Revolution
The English Declaration of Rights
The Scientific Revolution
The Copernican Revolution
On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres
Attack on the Copernican Theory
Galileo: Confirming the Copernican System
Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina and Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems--Ptolemaic and Copernican
Galileo Before the Inquisition
Prophet of Modern Science
Attack on Authority and Advocacy of Experimental Science
The Circulation of the Blood: Validating the Empirical Method
The Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals
The Autonomy of the Mind
Discourse on Method
The Mechanical Universe
Principia Mathematica
The Enlightenment
The Enlightenment Outlook
What is Enlightenment?
Political Liberty
Second Treatise on Government
Declaration of Independence
Attack on Religion
A Plea for Tolerance and Reason
The Age of Reason
Good Sense
Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Essays on the Mind and A Treatise on Man
Compendium of Knowledge
Rousseau: Political Reform
The Social Contract
On Crimes and Punishments
Prisons in England and Wales
Encyclopedia "Men and Their Liberty are Not Objects of Commerce?"
The Evils of Slavery
Literature as Satire: Critiques of European Society: Voltaire, Candide
Supplement to the Voyage of Bougainville
The Persian Letters
On the Progress of Humanity
Progress of the Human Mind
Modern Europe
Era of the French Revolution
Abuses of the Old Regime
Grievances of the Third Estate
What is the Third Estate?
The Role of the Philosophes
Critique of the Old Regime
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizens
Expansion of Human Rights
Vindication of the Rights of Women
Society of the Friends of Blacks, Address to the National Assembly in Favor of the Abolition of the Slave Trade
Petition of the Jews of Paris, Alsace, and Lorraine to the National Assembly, January 28, 1790
The Jacobin Regime: Maximilien Robespierre, Republic of Virtue
Uprising in the Vend?e
Demands for Economic Justice: Gracchus Babeuf, Conspiracy of the Equals
Napoleon: Destroyer and Preserver of the Revolution: Napoleon Bonaparte, Leader, General, Tyrant, Reformer
The Industrial Revolution
Early Industrialization
Britain's Industrial Advantages and the Factory System
The Division of Labor
The New Science of Political Economy: Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations
On the Principle of Population
The Dark Side of Industrialization
Sadler Commission, Report on Child Labor
Moral and Physical Dissipation
The Condition of the Working Class in England
Factory Discipline
Factory Rules
The Capitalist Ethic
Self-Help and Thrift
A New View of Society
Romanticism, Reaction, Revolution
Tables Turned
Reflections on the Revolution in France
The Odious Ideas of the Philosophes
Essay on the Generative Principle of Political Constitutions
On Liberty
Rise of Modern Nationalism
The War of Liberation
Young Italy
Repression: Karlsbad Decrees
1848: The Year of Revolutions
"Workers, Your Condition?Is Miserable and Distressing"
The June Days
Thought and Culture in an Age of Science and Industry
Realism in Literature
The Poetry of Reality
A Doll's House
Theory of Evolution
Natural Selection
The Socialist Revolution
Communist Manifesto
The Evolution of Liberalism
Justification for State Intervention
The Man Versus the State
Politics and Society, 1845-1914
The Lower Classes
The Yearning for Social Justice
In Darkest England
Prostitution in Victorian London
Feminism and Antifeminism
The Subjection of Women
Why We Are Militant
The Goncourt Brothers, On Female Inferiority
The Unexpurgated Case Against Woman Suffrage
German Racial Nationalism
The Importance of Race
"There Are Dominant Races and Subordinate Races."
Anti-Semitism: Regression to the Irrational
The Semitic Versus the Teutonic Race
The Dreyfus Affair: The Henry Memorial
The Kishinev Pogrom, 1903
The Jewish State
European Imperialism
The Spirit of British Imperialism
Confession of Faith
The British Empire: Colonial Commerce and "The White Man's Burden"
Social Darwinism: Imperialism Justified by Nature
European Rule in Africa
"I Had Signed Away the Mineral Rights of My Whole Country"
The Black Man's Burden
An Embattled Colonial Officer in East Africa
German Brutality in Southwest Africa: Exterminating the Herero
Chinese Resentment of Western Imperialism: The Boxer Rebellion
Imperialism Debated
"We?Can Restore Order Where There Is Chaos, and Fertility Where There Is Sterility"
An Early Critique of Imperialism
Modern Consciousness
The Futility of Reason and the Power of the Will
Notes from Underground
The Overman and the Will to Power
The Will to Power and The Antichrist
The Unconscious
The Unconscious and Civilization and Its Discontents
The Political Potential of the Irrational
Mass Psychology
Modern Art and the Questioning of Western Values
Manifesto of Futurism
Western Civilization in Crisis
World War I
The Greatness of War
Germany and the Next War
The Young People of Today
Pan-Serbism: Nationalism and Terrorism: The Black Hand
War as Celebration: The Mood in European Capitals: Roland Doregel?s, Paris: "That Fabulous Day"
Vienna: "The Rushing Feeling of Fraternity"
Berlin: "The Hour We Yearned For"
London: "Average Men and Women Were Delighted at the Prospect of War."
Trench Warfare
All Quiet on the Western Front
Base Details
Women at War
Genteel Women in the Factories
Opposition to Female Employment
The Paris Peace Conference
The Idealistic View
French Demands for Security and Revenge
The Bolshevik Revolution
Army Intelligence Report, The Breakdown of Military Discipline
The Call to Power
The War and European Consciousness
The Lost Generation
Brutalization of the Individual
A Legacy of Embitterment
Era of Totalitarianism
Modernize or Perish
The Hard Line
Forced Collectivization
Terror in the Countryside
Famine in Ukraine
Execution by Hunger
Soviet Indoctrination
The Cult of Stalin
Literature as Propaganda
Stalin's Terror
Khrushchev's Secret Speech
True Stories
The Rise of Italian Fascism
Fascist Doctrines
The Great Depression
I Was One of the Unemployed
With Germany's Unemployed
The Rise of Nazism
Mein Kampf
The Demagogic Orator
An Appeal to Reason
The Leader-State
"The Authority of the F?hrer is... All-Inclusive and Unlimited."
The Nazification of Culture and Society
Heredity and Racial Biology for Students
Book Burning
"The Auto-Da-F? of the Mind."
Persecution of the Jews
A German Jewish Doctor's Diary
Memoirs of a German Jewish Woman
Night of the Broken Glass (Kristallnacht)
The Anguish of the Intellectuals
In the Shadow of Tomorrow
Modern Ideologies at Variance with Christianity
World War II
Prescient Observers of Nazi Germany
"Pacifism is the Deadliest of Sins"
"The Nazis Were After... Unlimited Territorial Expansion."
Remilitarization of the Rhineland
Berlin Diary
The Anschluss, March 1938
The World of Yesterday
The Munich Agreement
In Defense of Appeasement
"A Disaster of the First Magnitude."
World War II Begins
"Poland Will Be Depopulated and Settled with Germans."
The Fall of France
"French Leadership... Could Not Grasp the Significance of the Tank in Mobile Warfare."
The Battle of Britain
"Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat."
Nazi Propaganda: For Volk, F?hrer, and Fatherland: The Indoctrination of the German Soldier
Stalingrad: A Turning Point
Diary of a German Soldier
A Soviet Veteran Recalls
The Holocaust
Slaughter of Jews in Ukraine
Commandant of Auschwitz
Concentration Camp Life and Death
"I Am Fighting You Because Your Logic is as Criminal as Your Heart"
The White Rose
The Ghetto Fights: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, 1943
The Warsaw Rising, 1944
D-Day, June 6, 1944
Historical Division, War Department, Omaha Beachhead
The End of the Third Reich
The Liberation of Dachau
The Fire-Bombing of Dresden
"The Morale of the German People, Both at Home and at the Front, Is Sinking Ever Lower"
"We're in the Hands of a Mob, Not Soldiers, and They're All Drunk Out of Their Minds"
Political Testament
The Defeat of Japan
The Battle for Okinawa
Europe: A New Era
The Aftermath: Devastation and Hope
"Germany: Spring in the Ruins"
The Tragedy of the DPS
A German Expellee from Czechoslovakia
"Germans were driven out of their homeland like dogs."
The Cold War
The "Iron Curtain"
Report to the Twentieth Party Congress
Communist Repression
Stalin's Last Years
The New Class
The Hungarian Revolution, 1956
The New Germany: Economic Miracle and Confronting the Past
"Germany is Alive and Vigorous Again"
The Burden of Guilt
"We Seek Reconciliation."
The Soviet Union: Restructuring and Openness
The Contemporary World
The West in an Age of Globalism
The Collapse of Communism
The Failure of Communism
Russia: Creeping Autocracy and Burgeoning Nationalism
Vladimir Putin: A New Tsar in the Kremlin?
Globalization: Patterns and Problems
"Democracy Has Its Dark Sides."
Female Oppression: United Nations Secretary-General, Ending Violence Against Women
"The Systematic Domination of Women by Men."
Child Soldiers
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Radical Islamic Terrorists
Jihadist Ideology
European Union, Islamist Terrorism
"Right Islam vs. Wrong Islam: Muslims and Non-Muslims Must Unite to Defeat the Wahhabi Ideology."
Islam in Europe: Failure of Assimilation
The Last Days of Europe
Resurgence of Anti-Semitism: United States State Department, Contemporary Global Anti-Semitism
In Defense of European Values
The Betrayal of the West
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