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Sources of the West: From the Beginning to 1715 v. 1: Readings in Western Civilization

Sources of the West: From the Beginning to 1715 v. 1: Readings in Western Civilization

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By (author) Mark A. Kishlansky

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  • Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 229mm x 13mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 20 October 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Upper Saddle River
  • ISBN 10: 0205568394
  • ISBN 13: 9780205568390
  • Edition: 7, Revised
  • Edition statement: 7th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: illustrations

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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 analyzing the voices of the past, readers can connect them to the present; learn to understand and respect other cultures; and think critically about history.

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"Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, " Seventh Edition, Volume I Mark Kishlansky, Harvard University "The Sources of the West has the best collection of documents that I have found." -Pete Rottier, Cleveland State University"Very useful, clear, and concise." Ann Lester, University of Colorado, BoulderBy 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. "Sources of the West" presents a well-balanced selection of readings that integrate coverage of social, economic, religious, and cultural history within a traditional political framework. Long enough to give students a feel for the meaning of the document but short enough to maintain student interest and act as supplemental material, these sources raise significant issues for classroom discussions or lectures. This reader also includes an introductory essay, "How to Read a Document," which provides students with a road map for approaching and analyzing each selection. The essay explains the types and levels of questions students need to ask and answer in order to understand and interpret each document. New Documents include: Plutarch, "The Life of Alexander "Ibn Ishaq, "The Life of Muhammad "Francis Xavier, "Letter from India "The English Bill of Rights Of related interest: "Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization," Seventh Edition, Volume Two ISBN 0-205-56840-8Visit us at www.ablongman.com/history

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Contents Preface ix How to Read a Document xiii Part I The Origins of Western Civilization and the Classical World 1 Creation Epics 3 1. The Epic of Gilgamesh (ca. 2000 b.c.) 3 2. The Creation Epic (ca. 2000 b.c.) 5 3. The Book of Genesis (ca. 10th--6th century b.c.) 11 4. Hesiod, Works and Days (ca. 700 b.c.) 16 The Ancient Near East 20 5. Code of Hammurabi (early 18th century b.c.) 20 6. The Book of the Dead (ca. 16th century b.c.) 23 7. The Book of Exodus (ca. 10th--6th century b.c.) 26 8. The Book of Isaiah (ca. 8th--6th century b.c.) 30 Ancient and Classical Greece 34 9. Homer, Iliad (9th--8th century b.c.) 34 10. Sappho of Lesbos, Poems (ca. 600 b.c.) 37 11. Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War (ca. 400 b.c.) 39 12. Xenophon, The Spartan Constitution (ca. 360 b.c.) 44 13. Plato, Apology (399 b.c.) 48 14. Plato, The Republic (ca. 327 b.c.) 53 15. Aristotle, Politics (4th century b.c.) 61 16. Plutarch, The Life of Alexander (ca. a.d. 116) 65 The Roman World 72 17. Polybius, The Roman Constitution (ca. 150 b.c.) 72 18. Cicero, The Trial of Aulus Cluentius Habitus (66 b.c.) 76 19. Virgil, Aeneid (30--19 b.c.) 81 20. Juvenal, Satires (ca. a.d. 116) 84 21. Plutarch, The Life of Cato the Elder (ca. a.d. 116) 88 22. Suetonius, The Life of Augustus (ca. a.d. 122) 92 23. The Sermon on the Mount (ca. a.d. 28--35) 96 24. St. Paul, Epistle to the Romans (ca. a.d. 57) 98 Part II Medieval Europe 103 The Early Middle Ages 105 25. Tacitus, Germania (98) 105 26. Eusebius, In Praise of Constantine (336) 108 27. Augustine of Hippo, The City of God (413--426) 113 28. Benedict of Nursia, Rule of Saint Benedict (ca. 535--540) 117 29. The Burgundian Code (ca. 474) 121 30. Gregory of Tours, History of the Franks (ca. 581--591) 126 31. Bede, The Ecclesiastical History of England (731) 129 32. Einhard, The Life of Charlemagne (ca. 829--836) 133 Islam and The Eastern Empire 137 33. Justinian, Code (529--565) 137 34. Procopius, Secret History (ca. 560) 141 35. The Koran (7th century) 145 36. Michael Psellus, Chronographia (ca. 1075--1077) 148 37. Ibn Al-Qalanisi, The Damascus Chronicle (ca. 1150) 152 38. Ibn Ishaq, The Life of Muhammad (after 733) 155 The High Middle Ages 160 39. Feudal Documents (11th--13th centuries) 160 40. Bernard of Angers, Miracles of St. Foy (ca. 1010) 164 41. Fulcher of Chartres, The First Crusade and the Siege of Jerusalem (1101--1127) 169 42. The Song of Roland (ca. 1100) 175 43. Magna Carta (1215) 179 44. Francis of Assisi, Admonitions (ca. 1220) 182 45. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (1266--1273) 187 46. Dante, The Divine Comedy (ca. 1320) 192 47. Catherine of Siena, Letters (1376) 196 48. Christine de Pisan, The Book of the City of Ladies (ca. 1405) 200 49. Margaret Paston, Letters (1441--1448) 206 50. Witchcraft Documents (15th century) 209 Part III Renaissance and Reformation 215 The Renaissance 217 51. Francesco Petrarca, Letters (ca. 1372) 217 52. Leon Battista Alberti, On the Family (1435--1444) 222 53. Giorgio Vasari, The Life of Leonardo da Vinci (1550) 227 54. Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince (1513) 231 55. Desiderius Erasmus, In Praise of Folly (1509) 235 56. Sir Thomas More, Utopia (1516) 239 The New Worlds 243 57. Christopher Columbus, Letter from the First Voyage (1493) 243 58. Ludovico di Varthema, Travels (ca. 1508) 247 59. Gomes de Zurara, Chronicle of Guinea (1453) 250 60. Bartolome de Las Casas, Apologetic History of the Indies (1566) 254 61. Bernal Diaz, The True History of the Conquestof New Spain (1552--1568) 258 62. Juan Gonzalez de Mendoza, The History of the Great and Mightie Kingdom of China (1585) 261 Religious Reform 265 63. Martin Luther, The Freedom of a Christian (1520)and Of Marriage and Celibacy (1566) 265 64. John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion (1534)and Catechism (ca. 1540) 271 65. Ignatius Loyola, Spiritual Exercises (1548) 279 66. Teresa of vila, The Life of St. Teresa (1611) 283 The Early Modern World 287 67. Anonymous, Lazarillo de Tormes (1554) 287 68. The Twelve Articles of the Peasants of Swabia (1524); Martin Luther, Admonition to Peace (1525) 290 69. Francis Xavier, Letter from India (1543) 295 70. Marguerite de Navarre, Heptameron (1558) 299 71. Philippe Duplessis-Mornay, A Defense of LibertyAgainst Tyrants (1579) 304 72. Magdalena and Balthasar Paumgartner, Letters (1592--1596) 309 73. Anonymous, The Debate About Women: Hic Mulierand Haec Vir (1620) 312 Part IV The Ancien ReGime 317 The Wars of Religion 319 74. Henry IV, The Edict of Nantes (1598) 319 75. Cardinal Richelieu, The Political Testament (1638) 321 76. Hans von Grimmelshausen, Simplicissimus (1669) 324 Subjects and Sovereigns 329 77. James I, True Law of a Free Monarchy (1598) 329 78. Sir William Clarke, The Putney Debates (1647) 334 79. Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan (1651) 340 80. John Locke, Second Treatise of Government (1689) 343 81. The English Bill of Rights (1689) 347 82. Duc de Saint-Simon, Memoirs (1694--1723) 352 Acknowledgments 357 Photo Credits 363