Sources of the Western Tradition: Volume 2: From the Rennaissance to the Present, Brief Edition, 1st Edition

  • Marvin Perry Baruch College, City University of New York
  • ISBN-10: 0618539034  |  ISBN-13: 9780618539031
  • 336 Pages
  • © 2006 | Published
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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.

Features and Benefits

  • 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.
  • The "How to Read Sources" prologue helps students succeed at the difficult task of reading and interpreting primary sources.

Table of Contents

I. Early Modern Europe
1. The Rise of Modernity
1. The Humanists'' Fascination with Antiquity
Petrarch: The Father of Humanism
Leonardo Bruni: Study of Greek Literature and a Humanist Educational Program
2. Break with Medieval Political Theory
Niccolò Machiavelli: The Prince
3. The Lutheran Reformation
Martin Luther: On Papal Power, Justification by Faith, the Interpretation of the Bible, and the Nature of the Clergy
4. Justification of Absolute Monarchy
Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan
5. The Triumph of Constitutional Monarchy in England: The Glorious Revolution
The English Declaration of Rights
2. Intellectual Revolutions
1. 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
2. The Autonomy of the Mind
René Descartes: Discourse on Method
3. The Mechanical Universe
Isaac Newton: Principia Mathematica
4. Political Liberty
John Locke: Second Treatise on Government
Thomas Jefferson: Declaration of Independence
5. Attack on Religion
Voltaire: A Plea for Tolerance and Reason
Thomas Paine: The Age of Reason
6. Compendium of Knowledge
Denis Diderot: Encyclopedia
7. Humanitarianism
Caesare Beccaria: On Crime and Punishments
Denis Diderot: Encyclopedia: "Men and Their Liberty Are Not Objects of Commerce..."
8. Literature as Satire: Critiques of European Society
Voltaire: Candide
Denis Diderot: Supplement to the Voyage of Bouganville
II. Modern Europe
3. Era of the French Revolution
1. Abuses of the Old Regime
Grievances of the Third Estate
Emmanuel Sieyès: Bourgeois Disdain for Special Privileges of the Aristocracy
2. Liberty, Equality, Fraternity
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizens
3. Expansion of Human Rights
Mary Wollstonecraft: Vindication of the Rights of Woman
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
4. The Jacobin Regime
Maximilien Robespierre: Republic of Virtue
General Louis de Lignières Turreau: Uprising in the Vendée
5. Napoleon: Destroyer and Preserver of the Revolution
Napoleon Bonaparte: Leader, General, Tyrant, Reformer
4. The Industrial Revolution
1. Early Industrialization
Edward Baines: Britain''s Industrial Advantages and the Factory System
2. The New Science of Political Economy
Adam Smith: The Wealth of Nations
Thomas R. Malthus: On the Principle of Population
3. The Capitalist Ethic
Samuel Smiles: Self-Help and Thrift
4. The Dark Side of Industrialization
Sadler Commission: Report on Child Labor
5. Factory Discipline
Factory Rules
5. Romanticism, Reaction, Revolution
1. Romanticism
William Wordsworth: "Tables Turned"
William Blake: "Milton"
2. Conservatism
Edmund Burke: Reflections on the Revolution in France
Klemens von Metternich: The Odious Ideas of the Philosophes
3. Liberalism
John Stuart Mill: On Liberty
4. The Rise of Modern Nationalism
Ernst Moritz Arndt: The War of Liberation
Giuseppe Mazzini: Young Italy
5. 1848: The Year of Revolutions
Alexis de Tocqueville: The June Days
6. Culture, Society, and Politics, 1850-1914
1. Realism in Literature
Charles Dickens: Hard Times
2. Theory of Evolution
Charles Darwin: Natural Selection
3. The Socialist Revolution
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: Communist Manifesto
4. The Lower Classes
William Booth: In Darkest England
5. Feminism and Antifeminism
John Stuart Mill: The Subjection of Women
The Goncourt Brothers: On Female Inferiority
Almroth E. Wright: The Unexpurgated Case Against Woman Suffrage
6. Anti-Semitism: Regression to the Irrational
Hermann Ahlwardt: The Semitic Versus the Teutonic Race
Theodor Herzl: The Jewish State
7. 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
8. The Overman and the Will to Power
Friedrich Nietzsche: The Will to Power and The Antichrist
9. The Unconscious
Sigmund Freud: Civilization and Its Discontents
III. Western Civilization in Crisis
7. World War I
1. Militarism
Heinrich von Treitschke: The Greatness of War
Friedrich von Bernhardi: Germany and the Next War
2. Pan-Serbism: Nationalism and Terrorism
The Black Hand
3. War as Celebration: The Mood in European Capitals
Roland Doregelès: Paris: "That Fabulous Day"
Stefan Zweig: Vienna: "The Rushing Feeling of Fraternity"
4. Trench Warfare
Erich Maria Remarque: All Quiet on the Western Front
5. The Paris Peace Conference
Georges Clemenceau: French Demands for Security and Revenge
6. The Bolshevik Revolution
N.N. Sukhanov: Trotsky Arouses the People
V.I. Lenin: The Call to Power
7. The War and European Consciousness
Paul Valéry: Disillusionment
Erich Maria Remarque: The Lost Generation
8. Era of Totalitarianism
1. Modernize or Perish
Joseph Stalin: The Hard Line
2. Forced Collectivization
Lev Kopelev: Terror in the Countryside
3. Soviet Indoctrination
A.O. Avdienko: The Cult of Stalin
Yevgeny Yevtushenko: Literature as Propaganda
4. Stalin''s Terror
Nikita S. Khrushchev: Khrushchev''s Secret Speech
Lev Razgon: True Stories
5. The Rise of Italian Fascism
Benito Mussolini: Fascist Doctrines
6. The Rise of Nazism
Adolf Hitler: Mein Kampf
Kurt G.W. Ludecke: The Demagogic Orator
7. The Leader-State
Ernst Huber: "The Authority of the Führer Is...All-Inclusive and Unlimited"
8. 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
9. Persecution of the Jews
Marta Appel: Memoirs of a German Jewish Woman
9. World War II
1. The Anschluss, March 1938
Stefan Zweig: The World of Yesterday
2. The Munich Agreement
Neville Chamberlain: In Defense of Appeasement
Winston Churchill: "A Disaster of the First Magnitude"
3. World War II Begins
Adolf Hitler: "Poland Will Be Depopulated and Settled with Germans"
4. The Fall of France
Heinz Guderian: "French Leadership...Could Not Grasp the Significance of the Tank in Mobile Warfare"
5. The Battle of Britain
Winston Churchill: "Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat"
6. Nazi Propaganda: for Volk, Führer, and Fatherland
The Indoctrination of the German Soldier
7. Stalingrad: A Turning Point
William Hoffman: Diary of a German Soldier
Joachim Wieder: Memories and Reassessments
8. The Holocaust
Hermann Graebe: Slaughter of Jews in the Ukraine
Rudolf Hoess: Commandant of Auschwitz
Y. Pfeffer: Concentration Camp Life and Death
9. D-Day, June 6, 1944
Historical Division, War Department: Omaha Beachhead
10. Western Europe: The Dawn of a New Era
1. The Aftermath: Devastation and Demoralization
Stephen Spender: European Witness
2. The Cold War
Winston Churchill: The "Iron Curtain"
3. Communist Repression
Milovan Djilas: The New Class
Andor Heller: The Hungarian Revolution, 1956
4. Germany Confronts Its Past
Hannah Vogt: The Burden of Guilt
IV. The Contemporary World
11. The West in an Age of Globalism
1. The Collapse of Communism
Vaclav Havel: The Failure of Communism
2. Globalization: Patterns and Problems
Fareed Zakaria: "Democracy Has Its Dark Sides"
3. Radical Islamic Terrorism
Abbas Amanat: "Empowered Through Violence: The Reinvention of Islamic Extremism"
The Economist: "Martyrdom and Murder"
4. Enlargement of the European Union
Bertie Ahern, "Enlargement Is About Opening Minds as Well as Borders"

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Marvin Perry

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.