Sources of the West Readings in Western Civilization, Volume I (from the Beginning To 1715)

ISBN-10: 0205568394
ISBN-13: 9780205568390
Edition: 7th 2008
Authors: Mark Kishlansky
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List price: $72.80
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Sources of the Westpresents a well-balanced selection of readings that integrate coverage of social, economic, religious, and cultural history within a traditional, political framework. nbsp; The text includes constitutional documents, political theory, philosophy, imaginative literature, and social description that raise significant issues for classroom discussions or lectures. By reading the voices of the past, students can connect them to the present; learn to understand and respect other cultures; and think critically about history.

Preface
How to Read a Document
The Origins of Western Civilization and the Classical World
Creation Epics
The Epic of Gilgamesh (ca. 2000 B.C.E.)
The Creation Epic (ca. 2000 B.C.E.)
The Book of Genesis (ca. 10th-6th century B.C.E.)
Hesiod, Works and Days (ca. 700 B.C.E.)
The Ancient Near East
Code of Hammurabi (early 18th century B.C.E.)
The Book of the Dead (ca. 16th century B.C.E.)
The Book of Exodus (ca. 10th-6th century B.C.E.)
The Book of Isaiah (ca. 8th-6th century B.C.E.)
Ancient and Classical Greece
Homer, Iliad (9th-8th century B.C.E.)
Sappho of Lesbos, Poems (ca. 600 B.C.E.)
Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War (ca. 400 B.C.E.)
Xenophon, The Spartan Constitution (ca. 360 B.C.E.)
Plato, Apology (399 B.C.E.)
Plato, The Republic (ca. 327 B.C.E.)
Aristotle, Politics (4th century B.C.E.)
Plutarch, The Life of Alexander (ca. C.E. 116)
The Roman World
Polybius, The Roman Constitution (ca. 150 B.C.E.)
Cicero, The Trial of Aulus Cluentius Habitus (66 B.C.E.)
Virgil, Aeneid (30-19 B.C.E.)
Juvenal, Satires (ca. C.E. 116)
Plutarch, The Life of Cato the Elder (ca. C.E. 116)
Suetonius, The Life of Augustus (ca. C.E. 122)
The Sermon on the Mount (ca. C.E. 28-35)
St. Paul, Epistle to the Romans (ca. C.E. 57)
Medieval Europe
The Early Middle Ages
Tacitus, Germania (98)
Eusebius, In Praise of Constantine (336)
Augustine of Hippo, The City of God (413-426)
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. 1075-1077)
Ibn Al-Qalanisi, The Damascus Chronicle (ca. 1150)
Ibn Ishaq, The Life of Muhammad (after 733)
The High Middle Ages
Feudad Documents (11th-13th centuries)
Bernard of Angers, Miracles of St. Foy (ca. 1010)
Fulcher of Chartres, The First Crusade and the Siege of Jerusalem (1101-1127)
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)
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)
Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince (1513)
Desiderius Erasmus, In Praise of Folly (1509)
Sir Thomas More, Utopia (1516)
The New Worlds
Christopher Columbus, Letter from the First Voyage (1493)
Ludovico di Varthema, Travels (ca. 1508)
Gomes de Zurara, Chronicle of Guinea (1453)
Bartolome de Las Casas, Apologetic History of the Indies (1566)
Bernal Diaz, The True history of the Conquest of New Spain (1552-1568)
Juan Gonzalez de Mendoza, The History of the Great and Mightie Kingdom of China (1585)
Religious Reform
Martin Luther, The Freedom of a Christian (1520) and Of Marriage and Celibacy (1566)
John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion (1534) and Catechism (ca. 1540)
Ignatius Loyola, Spiritual Exercises (1548)
Teresa of Avila, The Life of St. Teresa (1611)
The Early Modern World
Anonymous, Lazarillo de Tormes (1554)
The Twelve Articles of the Peasants of Swabia (1524); Martin Luther, Admonition to Peace (1525)
Francis Xavier, Letter from India (1543)
Marguerite de Navarre, Heptameron (1558)
Philippe Duplessis-Mornay, A Defense of Liberty Against Tyrants (1579)
Magdalena and Balthasar Paumgartner, Letters (1592-1596)
Anonymous, The Debate About Women: Hic Mulier and Haec Vir (1620)
The Ancien Regime
The Wars of Religion
Henry IV, The Edict of Nantes (1598)
Cardinal Richelieu, The Political Testament (1638)
Hans von Grimmelshausen, Simplicissimus (1669)
Subjects and Sovereigns
James I, True Law of a Free Monarchy (1598)
Sir William Clarke, The Putney Debates (1647)
Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan (1651)
John Locke, Second Treatise of Government (1689)
The English Bill of Rights (1689)
Duc de Saint-Simon, Memoirs (1694-1723)
Acknowledgments
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