Sources of the Western Tradition From the Renaissance to the Present

ISBN-10: 0618473874

ISBN-13: 9780618473878

Edition: 6th 2006

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With a collection of 300 sources--each accompanied by an introductory essay and review questions--this two-volume primary source reader emphasizes the history of ideas. The Sixth Edition features additional sources by and about women, as well as new attention to documents dealing with social and cultural issues. This reader works as an accompaniment to any Western Civilization course, but makes an ideal companion for Perry's Western Civilization, 7/e, or Western Civilization: A Brief History, 5/e.
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List price: $124.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 10/20/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Marvin Perry, now retired, taught history at Baruch College, City University of New York. He has published several successful Cengage Learning texts, including WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY (senior author and general editor); WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY; the leading Western Civilization reader, SOURCES OF THE WESTERN TRADITION; AN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE; SOURCES OF EUROPEAN HISTORY SINCE 1900 (senior editor); HUMANITIES IN THE WESTERN TRADITION (senior author and general editor); and WORLD WAR II IN EUROPE: A CONCISE HISTORY. His scholarly work includes ARNOLD TOYNBEE AND THE WESTERN TRADITION (1996); coauthor of ANTISEMITISM: MYTH AND HATE FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT (2002); coeditor of ANTISEMITIC MYTHS: A HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY ANTHOLOGY (2008); and coeditor of THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF ISLAMIC TERRORISM: AN ANTHOLOGY (2008). Dr. Perry's scholarly work focuses on the history of ideas.

Early Modern Europe
The Rise of Modernity
The Humanists' Fascination with Antiquity
Petrarch: The Father of Humanism
Leonardo Bruni: Study of Greek Literature and a Humanist Educational Program
Human Dignity
Pico della Mirandola: Oration on the Dignity of Man
Break with Medieval Political Theory
Niccol? Machiavelli: The Prince
The Lutheran Reformation
Martin Luther: On Papal Power, Justification by Faith, the Interpretation of the Bible, and the Nature of the Clergy
Justification of Absolute Monarchy by Divine Right
Bishop Jacques-Benigne Bossuet: Politics Drawn from the Very Words of Holy Scripture
A Secular Defense of Absolutism
Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan
The Triumph of Constitutional Monarchy in England: The Glorious Revolution
The English Declaration of Rights
The Scientific Revolution
The Copernican Revolution
Nicolaus Copernicus: On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres;, Cardinal Bellarmine: Attack on the Copernican Theory
Expanding the New Astronomy
Galileo Galilei: The Starry Messenger
Critique of Authority
Galileo Galilei: Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina and Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems--Ptolemaic and Copernican
Prophet of Modern Science
Francis Bacon: Attack on Authority and Advocacy of Experimental Science
The Circulation of the Blood
William Harvey: The Motions of the Heart and Blood in Animals
The Autonomy of the Mind
Ren? Descartes: Discourse on Method
The Mechanical Universe
Isaac Newton: Principia Mathematica
The Enlightenment
The Enlightenment Outlook
Immanuel Kant: What is Enlightenment?
Political Liberty
John Locke: Second Treatise on Government
Thomas Jefferson: Declaration of Independence
Attack on Religion
Voltaire: A Plea for Tolerance and Reason
Thomas Paine: The Age of Reason
Baron d'Holbach: Good Sense
Epistemology and Education
John Locke: Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Claude Helv?tius: Essays on the Mind and A Treatise on Man
Compendium of Knowledge
Denis Diderot: Encyclopedia
Rousseau: Political Reform
Jean Jacques Rousseau: The Social Contract
Caesare Beccaria: On Crimes and Punishments
John Howard: Prisons in England and Wales
Denis Diderot: Encyclopedia: "Men and Their Liberty are Not Objects of Commerce;" Marquis de Condorcet: The Evils of Slavery
Literature as Satire: Critiques of European Society
Voltaire: Candide
Denis Diderot: Supplement to the Voyage of Bouganville
Montesquieu: The Persian Letters
Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels
Modern Europe
Era of the French Revolution
Abuses of the Old Regime
Grievances of the Third Estate
Emmanuel Siey?s: Bourgeois Disdain for Special Privileges of the Aristocracy
The Role of the Philosophes
Alexis de Tocqueville: Critique of the Old Regime
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizens
Expansion of Human Rights
Mary Wollstonecraft: 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
Abb? Carrichon: The Guillotine
General Louis de Ligni?res Turreau: Uprising in the Vend?e
Napoleon: Destroyer and Preserver of the Revolution
Napoleon Bonaparte: Leader, General, Tyrant, Reformer
The Industrial Revolution
Early Industrialization
Edward Baines: Britain's Industrial Advantages and the Factory System
Adam Smith: The Division of Labor
The New Science of Political Economy
Adam Smith: The Wealth of Nations
Thomas R. Malthus: On the Principle of Population
The Dark Side of Industrialization
Sadler Commission: Report on Child Labor
Friedrich Engels: The Condition of the Working Class in England
Factory Discipline
Factory Rules
The Capitalist Ethic
Samuel Smiles: Self-Help
Samuel Smiles: Thrift
Romanticism, Reaction, Revolution
William Wordsworth: Tables Turned
William Blake: Milton
Bettina Brentano von Arnim: Beethoven
Edmund Burke: Reflections on the Revolution in France
Klemens von Metternich: The Odious Ideas of the Philosophes
Joseph de Maistre: Essay on the Generative Principle of Political Constitutions
Benjamin Constant: On the Limits of Popular Sovereignty
John Stuart Mill: On Liberty
Modern Nationalism
Ernst Moritz Arndt: The War of Liberation
Giuseppe Mazzini: Young Italy
1848: The Year of Revolutions
Alexis de Tocqueville: The June Days
Carl Schurz: Revolution Spreads to the German States
Thought and Culture in an Age of Science and Industry
Realism in Literature
Charles Dickens: Hard Times
Henrik Ibsen: A Doll's House
Theory of Evolution
Charles Darwin: Natural Selection
The Socialist Revolution
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: Communist Manifesto
The Evolution of Liberalism
Thomas Hill Green: Liberal Legislation and Freedom of Contract
Herbert Spencer: The Man Versus the State
Politics and Society, 1845-1914
The Lower Classes
Jeanne Bouvier: The Pains of Poverty
Nikolaus Osterroth: The Yearning for Social Justice
William Booth: In Darkest England
M. I. Pokrovskaya: Working Conditions for Women in Russian Factories
Henry Mayhew: Prostitution in Victorian London
Guy de Maupassant: The Odyssey of a Prostitute
William W. Sanger: Prostitution in Hamburg
Feminism and Antifeminism
John Stuart Mill: The Subjection of Women
Emmeline Pankhurst: Why We Are Militant
Hubertine Auclert: La Citoyenne
The Goncourt Brothers: On Female Inferiority
Almroth E. Wright: The Unexpurgated Case Against Woman Suffrage
German Racial Nationalism
Houston Stewart Chamberlain: The Importance of Race
Anti-Semitism: Regression to the Irrational
Hermann Ahlwardt: The Semitic Versus the Teutonic Race; ?douard Drumont: Jewish France
The Kishinev Pogrom, 1903
Theodor Herzl: The Jewish State
The Revolution of 1905 in Russia
George Capon and Ivan Vasimov: Petition to the Tsar
European Imperialism
The Spirit of British Imperialism
Cecil Rhodes: Confession of Faith
Joseph Chamberlain: The British Empire: Colonial Commerce and "The White Man's Burden"
Karl Pearson: Social Darwinism: Imperialism Justified by Nature
John Atkinson Hobson: An Early Critique of Imperialism
European Rule in Africa
Cecil Rhodes and Lo Bengula: Imperialism in Practice
Winston S. Churchill: The Battle of Omdurman
Edmund Morel: The Black Man's Burden
Richard Meinertzhagen: An Embattled Colonial Officer in East Africa
Albert Schweitzer: A Concerned Doctor in Tropical Africa
British Rule in India
Lord Lytton: Speech to the Calcutta Legislature, 1878
Mohandas K. Gandhi: Passive Resistance
Modern Consciousness
The Overman and the Will to Power
Friedrich Nietzsche: The Will to Power, The Antichrist
The Unconscious
Sigmund Freud: The Unconscious, Civilization and Its Discontents
The Political Potential of the Irrational
Gustave Le Bon: Mass Psychology
Human Irrationality in the Modernist Novel
Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness
Franz Kafka: The Trial
Modern Art and the Questioning of Western Values
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti: Manifesto of Futurism
Tristan Tzara: Dada
Western Civilization in Crisis
World War I
Heinrich von Treitschke: The Greatness of War
Friedrich von Bernhardi: Germany and the Next War
Pan-Serbism: Nationalism and Terrorism
The Black Hand
War as Celebration: The Mood in European Capitals
Roland Doregel?s: Paris: "That Fabulous Day"
Stefan Zweig: Vienna: "The Rushing Feeling of Fraternity"
Philipp Scheidemann: Berlin: "The Hour We Yearned For"
Bertrand Russell: London: "Average Men and Women Were Delighted at the Prospect of War"
Trench Warfare
Erich Maria Remarque: All Quiet on the Western Front
Siegfried Sassoon: Base Details
Wilfred Owen: Disabled
Women at War
Naomi Loughnan: Genteel Women in the Factories
Magda Trott: Opposition to Female Employment
Russian Women in Combat
The Paris Peace Conference
Woodrow Wilson: The Idealistic View
Georges Clemenceau: French Demands for Security and Revenge
The Bolshevik Revolution
Army Intelligence Report: The Breakdown of Military Discipline
N. N. Sukhanov: Trotsky Arouses the People
V. I. Lenin: The Call to Power
The War and European Consciousness
Paul Val?ry: Disillusionment
Erich Maria Remarque: The Lost Generation
Ernst von Salomon: Brutalization of the Individual
Sigmund Freud: A Legacy of Embitterment
Era of Totalitarianism
Modernize or Perish
Joseph Stalin: The Hard Line
Forced Collectivization
Joseph Stalin: Liquidation of the Kulaks
Lev Kopelev: Terror in the Countryside
Famine in Ukraine
Miron Dolot: Execution by Hunger
Soviet Indoctrination
A. O. Avdienko: The Cult of Stalin
Yevgeny Yevtushenko: Literature as Propaganda
Stalin's Terror
Nikita Khrushchev: Khrushchev's Secret Speech
Lev Razgon: True Stories
The Rise of Italian Fascism
Benito Mussolini: Fascist Doctrines
The Great Depression
Max Cohen: I Was One of the Unemployed
Heinrich Hauser: With Germany's Unemployed
The Rise of Nazism
Adolf Hitler: Mein Kampf
Kurt G. W. Ludecke: The Demagogic Orator
Thomas Mann: An Appeal to Reason
The Leader-State
Ernst Huber: "The Authority of the F?hrer Is... All-Inclusive and Unlimited"
The Nazification of Culture and Society
Johannes Stark: "Jewish Science" Versus "German Science"
Jakob Graf: Hereditary and Racial Biology for Students
Louis P. Lochner: Book Burning
Joseph Roth: "The Auto-Da-F? of the Mind"
Persecution of the Jews
Hertha Nathorff: A German Jewish Doctor's Diary
Marta Appel: Memoirs of a German Jewish Woman
World War II
Prescient Observers of Nazi Germany
Horace Rumbold: "Pacifism Is the Deadliest of Sins"
George S. Messersmith: "The Nazis Were After . . . Unlimited Territorial Expansion"
The Anschluss, March 1938
Stefan Zweig: The World of Yesterday
The Munich Agreement
Neville Chamberlain: In Defense of Appeasement
Winston Churchill: "A Disaster of the First Magnitude"
World War II Begins
Adolf Hitler: "Poland Will Be Depopulated and Settled with Germans"
The Fall of France
Heinz Guderian: "French Leadership . . . Could Not Grasp the Significance of the Tank in Mobile Warfare"
The Battle of Britain
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