Documents of Western Civilization to 1715

ISBN-10: 0495030104
ISBN-13: 9780495030102
Edition: 6th 2006
Description: Prepared by Candace Gregory of California State University, Sacramento this reader contains an overview of "How to Read a Document" to help students get started and is followed by 76 carefully chosen documents including the Law Code of Hammurabi,  More...
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Edition: 6th
Copyright Year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication Date: 4/18/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Prepared by Candace Gregory of California State University, Sacramento this reader contains an overview of "How to Read a Document" to help students get started and is followed by 76 carefully chosen documents including the Law Code of Hammurabi, The Apology of Plato, Twelve Tables, "Dinner with Trimalchio," Petronius, Defense of Christianity, St. Augustine, Magna Carta, Charlemagne's Wars of Conquest , "Court of the Great Khan," Marco Polo, Copernican Theory and many more. Each reading is accompanied by thought-provoking discussion questions to encourage critical thinking and to make the readings easy to assign.

How to Read a Document
Origins of the West
Mesopotamian Epic of Creation
Law Code of Hammurabi
Egyptian Creation Myth
"A Souls Confession," Book of the Dead
The First Western Empires
A Victory of Ramses II
Conquest of Canaan by the Hebrews
Inscription of Nebuchadnezzar II
Persian Invasion of Greece
Greece: Rom the Dark Ages to The Classical Period
The Early Hellenes, Thucydides
Myth of Pandora, Hesiod
The Apology of Plato
A Greek Womans Vengeance: Medea
The Hellenistic World
Hellenistic Women: Timoclea and Eryxo
Ancient Machinery: Archimedes Screw
Mystery Cult of Osiris
Letter of Happiness, Epicurus
The Roman Republic
Tarquin the Proud and the Rape of Lucretia
Twelve Tables
Gracchi Brothers and Reform
Republican Theatre: the Eunuch of Terence
The Roman Empire
Deeds of Augustus
The Aeneid: the Founding of Rome and the Curse of Dido
Military Training, Vegetius
Satire on Women, Juvenal
Dinner with Trimalchio, Petronius
Christianity: The New Faith
Annunciation to Mary and the Magnificat
Sermon on the Mount and the Beatitudes
Nicene Creed
Defense of Christianity, St. Augustine
Martyrdom of St. Perpetua
The Emerging Medieval States
Conversion of Clovis
Corpus Juris Civilis of Justinian
Gregory I, Letters on the Papacy
The Muslim Conquest of Iberia
The Early Middle Ages
Charlemagnes Wars of Conquest
Mission of St. Boniface
A Carolingian Woman: Guibert of Nogents Memoirs
Viking Invasions
The High Middle Ages
Rule of St. Francis of Assisi
Foundation of the University of Heidelberg,. 1386
On the Eternality of the World, Bonaventura
On Gods Knowledge, Averro?s
European Kingdoms Of The Middle Ages
Merchants Guild Regulations
Complaints to Louis IX from Norman Subjects
Magna Carta
Investiture Controversy Documents
Intersection of Medieval Cultures: The Crusades
Urban IIs Call for the First Crusade
Massacre of Jews
Richard I and Saladin: the Third Crusade
Teutonic Knights in Poland
Encountering the Mongols, William of Rubruck
Crises of the Later Middle Ages
Boniface ViIIs Bull, Unam Sanctum
Peasant Rebellion of. 1381
Twelve Conclusions of the Lollards
Song of Joan of Arc, Christine de Pisan
Italian Renaissance
Dante Alighieri, Sonnets
Life of Leonardo da Vinci
The Prince, Machiavelli
Book of the Courtier
Reformation and the Wars of Religion
Ninety-Five Theses, Martin Luther
Sixty-Seven Articles, Ulrich Zwingli
"Rapture of the Soul," Teresa of Avila
Edict of Nantes
Malleus Maleficarum
New World Encounters
"Court of the Great Khan," Marco Polo
Jesuit Missionary in China, Matteo Ricci
Aztec Account of the Spanish Conquest
Capture and Enslavement, Olaudah Equiano
Seventeenth Century State Building
Cardinal Richelieu on the Rights of the King
Thirty Years War: Destruction of Madgeburg
Oliver Cromwells Speech before Parliament
A Dialogue on Sovereign Power, Thomas Hobbes
Revolutions in Science
Copernican Theory
Condemnation and Recantation of Galileo
Letters on the Existence of God, Isaac Newton
Observations upon Experimental Philosophy, Margaret Cavendish

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