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Sources of the West Readings in Western Civilization from 1600 to the Present

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ISBN-10: 0321243420

ISBN-13: 9780321243423

Edition: 6th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Mark Kishlansky

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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. 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.
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Book details

List price: $60.67
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

New sources are asterisked
How to Read a Document
The Ancient Rgime
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)
Philippe Duplessis-Mornay, A Defense of Liberty Against Tyrants (1579)
Sir William Clarke, The Putney Debates (1647)
Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan (1651)
John Locke, The Second Treatise Concerning Government
Moliare, The Would-Be Gentleman (1670)
Duc de Saint-Simon, Memoirs (1694-1723)
Science and Commerce
Galileo Galilei, Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina (1615)
Rene Descartes, Discourse on Method (1637)
Thomas Mun, England 's Treasure by Foreign Trade (1664)
Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations (1776)
Enlightened Monarchy
Catherine the Great, Memoirs (ca. 1755)
Maria Theresa, Testament (1749-50)
Viscount Bolingbroke, The Idea of a Patriot King (1749)
The Enlightenment
Voltaire, Candide (1759)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract (1762)
Montesquieu, Spirit of the Laws (1748)
James Cook, Journals (1769)
Joseph Crassons de Medeuil, Notes on the French Slave Trade (1784-1785)
Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence(1776)
Cesare Beccaria, On Crimes and Punishments (1764)
Marquis de Condorcet, The Progress of the Human Mind (1793)
The French Revolution
Abbe de Sieyas, What Is the Third Estate? (1789)
The Declaration of the Rights of Man (1789); Olympe de Gouges, The Declaration of the Rights of Woman (1791)
Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)
The Age of Reform