Sources of World Civilization: Sources of World Civilization, Volume I To 1500 v. 1

Sources of World Civilization: Sources of World Civilization, Volume I To 1500 v. 1

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For courses in World History, World Civilization or Western Civilization at the freshman/sophomore undergraduate level.

A two-volume series that spans from the third millennium B.C. to the late 20th century, this illuminating anthology examines significant documents that will acquaint students with major world civilizations and help them understand the historical forces and ideas that have shaped the world in which they live.
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  • Paperback | 454 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 566.99g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130205494
  • 9780130205490

Table of contents


The Epic of Gilgamesh: Gilgamesh.
Egyptian Religion: Hymn to the Nile; Hymn to the Sun.
The Code of Hammurabi: The Code of Hammurabi.
The Old Testament: Genesis; Exodus; The First Book of Kings; Isaiah; Ezekiel; The Book of Job.
Rig Veda: Song of Creation.
The Hindu Caste System: The Laws of Manu.

Homer: The Iliad; The Odyssey.
Herodotus: The History of Herodotus.
Sophocles: Antigone.
Thucydides: History of the Peloponnesian War.
The Trial and Death of Socrates: The Apology; Crito; Phaedo.
Plato: The Republic.
Aristotle: The Politics.
Plutarch: Alexander.
Polybius: Histories.
Suetonius: The Lives of the Caesars.
Juvenal: The Third Satire.
Epictetus: The Encheiridion.
The New Testament: The Gospel According to Matthew; The Acts of the Apostles; The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans.
Confucius: Analects.
Taoism: Tao Te Ching.
Hinduism: Bhagavad Gita.
Buddhism: The Foundation of the Kingdom of Righteousness; Dhammapada.

St. Augustine: The Enchiridion.
Muhammad: The Qur'an.
Al-Farabi: The Perfect State.
Futo No Yasumaro: The Kojiki or Records of Ancient Matters.
St. Benedict: Rule of St. Benedict.
Einhard: The Life of Charlemagne.
Church and State: The Second Letter of Gregory VII to Hermann, Bishop of Metz, March 15, 1081; The Bull "Unam Sanctam" of Boniface VIII.
The Common People: Capitulare de Villis; Charter of the Liberties of Lorris.
Ssu-Ma Kwang: Ancestral Rites.
Marco Polo: The Book of Ser Marco Polo.
Magna Carta: Magna Carta.
St. Thomas Aquinas: Summa Contra Gentiles.
Jean, Sire de Joinville: Memoirs.
St. Francis of Assisi: The Little Flowers of St. Francis.
D.T. Niane: Sundiata.

Christopher Columbus: Journal and Letter.
Bernal Diaz Del Castillo: The Conquest of New Spain.
Pico Della Mirandola: On the Dignity of Man.
Niccolo Machiavelli: The Prince.
Martin Luther: An Open Letter to the Christian Nobility of the German Nation Concerning the Reform of the Christian Estate, 1520.
John Calvin: Institutes of the Christian Religion.
The Counter-Reformation: The Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent.
Francis Bacon: Novum Organum.
Rene Descartes: Discourse on Method.
Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan.
Yamaga Soko: The Way of the Samurai.
Isaac Newton: Optics; The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy.
John Locke: Of Civil Government.
Jacques Bossuet: Politics Drawn From the Very Words of Holy Scripture.
Voltaire: Philosophical Dictionary.
Cahuilla: Palm Springs Cahuilla Creation Myth.
Olaudah Equiano: The Life of Gustavus Vassa.

Revolutionary Declarations: The Declaration of Independence; Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen.
Adam Smith: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
Antoine-Nicolas De Condorcet: The Progress of the Human Mind.
Emperor Ch'ien Lung: Mandate to King George III.
Simon Bolivar: The Jamaica Letter.
Romanticism: Gothic Churches; Ode to Joy.
Goethe: The Sufferings of Young Werther.
Thomas Malthus:An Essay on the Principle of Population.
Child Labor: The Sadler Report.
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: Manifesto of the Communist Party.
John Stuart Mill: On Liberty; The Subjection of Women.
Charles Darwin: The Origin of Species; The Descent of Man.
William Graham Sumner: The Challenge of Facts.
Rudyard Kipling: The White Man's Burden.

Bertrand Russell: A Free Man's Worship.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin: What Is to Be Done?; State and Revolution.
Mohandas K. Gandhi: Hind Swaraj or Indian Home Rule.
International Organizations: The Covenant of the League of Nations; Charter of the United Nations.
Mao Tse Tung: Report of an Investigation into the Peasant Movement in Hunan.
John Dewey: Liberalism and Social Action.
George Orwell: The Road to Wigan Pier.
Adolf Hitler: Mein Kampf.
Japanese Imperialism: Draft of Basic Plan for Establishment of Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The Effects of Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Letter From Birmingham City Jail.
United Nations: Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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