Sources of the Western Tradition From Ancient Times to the Enlightenment

ISBN-10: 0618539018

ISBN-13: 9780618539017

Edition: 2006 (Brief Edition)

Authors: Marvin Perry

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This brief, two-volume primary source reader emphasizes the history of ideas. Based on the full-length Sources of the Western Tradition, 6/e, this text allows instructors to introduce a limited number of documents in Western Civilization and present an affordable option to students. While this reader works as an accompaniment to any Western Civilization course, it makes an ideal companion for Perry's Western Civilization, 7/e, or Western Civilization: A Brief History, 5/e. This text features coverage of sources by and about women, as well as new attention to documents dealing with social and cultural issues. Each source is accompanied by an introductory essay and review questions. A thematic table of contents in each volume groups documents under broad categories such as "Religion," "Government and Politics, " "Art, Culture, and Education," "Women," and more. These thematic groupings help instructors select sources that best fit the needs of their course and provide students with potential research and essay topics. The "How to Read Sources" prologue helps students succeed at the difficult task of reading and interpreting primary sources. The author uses the example of Holocaust deniers for this prologue, showing students the danger of improper analysis and use of documents. Many sources are grouped together around important themes in European history, allowing students to analyze and compare multiple documents simultaneously.
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List price: $89.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 6/6/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.452
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.

Preliminary Contents
The Ancient World
The Ancient Near East
Mesopotamian Protest Against Death Epic of Gilgamesh
Mesopotamian Concepts of Justice Code of Hammurabi
Divine Kingship in Egypt Hymns to the Pharaohs Guidelines for the Ruler
Religious Inspiration of Akhenaten Hymn to Aton
The Myth-Making Outlook of the Ancient Near East Personification of Natural Objects Enuma Elish: The Babylonian Genesis
God's Greatness and Human Dignity Psalm 8
Humaneness of Hebrew Law Exodus: The Ten Commandments Leviticus: Neighbor and Community Deuteronomy: Judges, Witnesses, and Justice
The Age of Classical Prophecy Amos and Isaiah: Social Justice Isaiah: Peace and Humanity
The Greeks
Homer: The Educator of Greece Homer: The Iliad
The Expansion of Reason Hippocrates: The Sacred Disease: The Separation of Medicine from Myth Thucydides: Method of Historical Inquiry Critias: Religion as a Human Invention
Greek Drama Sophocles: Antigone
Athenian Greatness Thucydides: The Funeral Oration of Pericles
The Status of Women in Classical Greek Society Euripides: Medea Aristophanes: Lysistrata The Peloponnesian War Thucydides: The Melian Dialogue
Socrates: The Rational Individual Plato: The Apology
Plato: The Philosopher-King Plato: The Republic
Aristotle: Science, Politics, and Ethics Aristotle: History of Animals, Politics, and Nicomachean Ethics
Hellenistic Culture: Universalism and Individualism Plutarch: Cultural Fusion Epicurus: Self-Sufficiency
The Romans
Rome's March to World Empire Polybius: The Roman Army Livy: The Second Punic War: The Threat from Hannibal
The Spread of Greek Philosophy to Rome Cicero: Advocate of Stoicism Cato the Elder: Hostility to Greek Philosophy
Roman Slavery Diodorus Siculus: Slaves: Torment and Revolt
Women in Republican Society Quintus Lucretius Vespillo: A Funeral Eulogy for a Roman Wife
The Decline of the Republic Plutarch: Tiberius Gracchus Cicero: Justifying Caesar's Assassination Sallust: Moral Deterioration
The Roman Peace Aelius Aristides: The Roman Oration: The Blessings of the Pax Romana Tacitus: The Other Side of the Pax Romana
Imperial Culture Virgil: The Aeneid Juvenal: The Satires
Roman Law Justinian: Corpus Iurius Civilis
The Demise of Rome Salvian: Political and Social Injustice Jerome: The Fate of Rome Pope Gregory I: The End of Roman Glory
Early Christianity
The Teachings of Jesus The Gospel According to Saint Mark The Gospel According to Saint Matthew
Christianity and Greco-Roman Learning Tertullian: What Has Jerusalem to Do with Athens? Clement of Alexandria: In Defense of Greek Learning
Monastic Life Saint Jerome: The Agony of Solitude in the Desert Saint Benedict of Nursia: The Benedictine Rule
Christian Way of Life Saint Benedict of Nursia: The Virtuous Christian
Christian Demonization of Jews Saint John Chrysostom: Discourses Against Judaizing Christians
The Christian World-View St. Augustine: The City of God
The Middle Ages
The Early Middle Ages
The Byzantine Cultural Achievement Theophylact Simocattes: The Value of Reason and History
Islam Muhammed: The Koran
Islam and Greek Learning Avicenna: Love and Learning
Converting the Germanic Peoples to Christianity Bede: History of the English Church and People Einhard: Forcible Conversion Under Charlemagne
The Carolingian Renaissance Einhard: Charlemagne's Appreciation of Learning Charlemagne: An Injunction to Monasteries to Cultivate Letters
The Feudal Lord: Vassal and Warrior Galbert of Bruges: Commendation and the Oath of Fealty Fulbert, Bishop of Chartres: Obligations of Lords and Vassals
The High and Late Middle Ages
The Revival of Trade and the Growth of Towns How to Succeed in Business
Theological Basis for Papal Power Pope Gregory VII: The Second Letter to Bishop Herman of Metz and the Dictatus Papae
The First Crusade Robert the Monk: Appeal of Urban II to the Franks
Religious Dissent Emperor Frederick II: Heretics: Enemies of God and Humanity
Medieval Learning: Synthesis of Reason and Christian Faith Saint Thomas Aquinas: Summa Theologica
Jews in the Middle Ages Albert of Aix-la-Chapelle: Massacre of the Jews of Mainz The Libel of Ritual Murder Maimonides: Jewish Learning
Troubadour Love Songs Love as Joyous, Painful, Humorous
The Status of Women in Medieval Society Christine de Pisan: The City of Ladies
The Fourteenth Century: An Age of Adversity Jean de Venette: The Black Death
The Medieval World-View Lothario dei Segni (Pope Innocent III): On the Misery of the Human Condition The Vanity of This World Dante Alighieri: The Divine Comedy
Early Modern Europe
The Renaissance and Reformation
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 Niccolograve; Machiavelli: The Prince
The Ideal Gentleman Baldassare Castiglione: The Book of the Courtier
The Lutheran Reformation Martin Luther: On Papal Power, Justification by Faith, the Interpretation of the Bible, and the Nature of the Clergy Ulrich von Hutten: Resentment of Rome
The Calvinist Reformation John Calvin: The Institutes, Ecclesiastical Ordinances, and the Obedience Owed Rulers
The Catholic Response to Protestantism Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent
Religious Persecution Chronicle of King Francis I: Burning of Protestants in Paris The Persecution of Anabaptists: The Examination of Elizabeth Dirks
Early Modern Society and Politics
Toward the Modern Economy: The Example of Holland William Carr: The Dutch East India Company
The Atlantic Slave Trade Seventeenth-Century Slave Traders: Buying and Transporting Africans Malachy Postlethwayt: Slavery Defended John Wesley: Thoughts Upon Slavery
The Court of Louis XIV Duc de Saint-Simon: An Assessment of Louis XIV
Justification of Absolute Monarchy James I: "...Kings Are God's Lieutenants Upon Earth..." Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan
The Triumph of Constitutional Monarchy in England: The Glorious Revolution The English Declaration of Rights
Intellectual Revolutions
Expanding the New Astronomy Galileo Galilei: The Starry Messenger Galileo Galilei: Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina and Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems--Ptolemaic and Copernican
The Autonomy of the Mind Reneacute; Descartes: Discourse on Method
The Mechanical Universe Isaac Newton: Principia Mathematica
Political Liberty Jo
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