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Documents of Western Civilization Volume I: To 1715, 6th Edition

  • Candace Gregory California State University, Sacramento
  • ISBN-10: 0495030104  |  ISBN-13: 9780495030102
  • 288 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1997
  • © 2006 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $32.50

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Overview

Prepared by Candace Gregory of California State University, Sacramento this reader contains an overview of "How to Read a Document" to help students get started and is followed by 76 carefully chosen documents including the Law Code of Hammurabi, The Apology of Plato, Twelve Tables, "Dinner with Trimalchio," Petronius, Defense of Christianity, St. Augustine, Magna Carta, Charlemagne's Wars of Conquest , "Court of the Great Khan," Marco Polo, Copernican Theory and many more. Each reading is accompanied by thought-provoking discussion questions to encourage critical thinking and to make the readings easy to assign.

Table of Contents

Preface.
How to Read a Document.
Part 1: ORIGINS OF THE WEST.
1.1 Mesopotamian Epic of Creation.
1.2 Law Code of Hammurabi.
1.3 Egyptian Creation Myth.
1.4 �A Soul�s Confession,� Book of the Dead.
Part 2: THE FIRST WESTERN EMPIRES.
2.1 A Victory of Ramses II.
2.2 Conquest of Canaan by the Hebrews.
2.3 Inscription of Nebuchadnezzar II.
2.4 Persian Invasion of Greece.
Part 3: GREECE: ROM THE DARK AGES TO THE CLASSICAL PERIOD.
3.1 The Early Hellenes, Thucydides.
3.2 Myth of Pandora, Hesiod.
3.3 The Apology of Plato.
3.4 A Greek Woman�s Vengeance: Medea.
Part 4: THE HELLENISTIC WORLD.
4.1 Hellenistic Women: Timoclea and Eryxo.
4.2 Ancient Machinery: Archimedes� Screw.
4.3 Mystery Cult of Osiris.
4.4 Letter of Happiness, Epicurus.
Part 5: THE ROMAN REPUBLIC.
5.1 Tarquin the Proud and the Rape of Lucretia.
5.2 Twelve Tables.
5.3 Gracchi Brothers and Reform.
5.4 Republican Theatre: the Eunuch of Terence.
Part 6: THE ROMAN EMPIRE.
6.1 Deeds of Augustus.
6.2 The Aeneid: the Founding of Rome and the Curse of Dido.
6.3 Military Training, Vegetius.
6.4 Satire on Women, Juvenal.
6.5 Dinner with Trimalchio, Petronius.
Part 7: CHRISTIANITY: THE NEW FAITH.
7.1 Annunciation to Mary and the Magnificat.
7.2 Sermon on the Mount and the Beatitudes.
7.3 Nicene Creed.
7.4 Defense of Christianity, St. Augustine.
7.5 Martyrdom of St. Perpetua .
Part 8: THE EMERGING MEDIEVAL STATES.
8.1 Conversion of Clovis.
8.2 Corpus Juris Civilis of Justinian.
8.3 Gregory I, Letters on the Papacy.
8.4 The Muslim Conquest of Iberia.
Part 9: THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES.
9.1 Charlemagne�s Wars of Conquest.
9.2 Mission of St. Boniface.
9.3 A Carolingian Woman: Guibert of Nogent�s Memoirs.
9.4 Viking Invasions.
Part 10: THE HIGH MIDDLE AGES.
10.1 Rule of St. Francis of Assisi.
10.2 Foundation of the University of Heidelberg, 1386.
10.3 On the Eternality of the World, Bonaventura.
10.4 On God�s Knowledge, Averroës.
Part 11: EUROPEAN KINGDOMS OF THE MIDDLE AGES.
11.1 Merchant�s Guild Regulations.
11.2 Complaints to Louis IX from Norman Subjects.
11.3 Magna Carta.
11.4 Investiture Controversy Documents.
Part 12: INTERSECTION OF MEDIEVAL CULTURES: THE CRUSADES.
12.1 Urban II�s Call for the First Crusade.
12.2 Massacre of Jews.
12.3 Richard I and Saladin: the Third Crusade.
12.4 Teutonic Knights in Poland.
12.5 Encountering the Mongols, William of Rubruck.
Part 13: CRISES OF THE LATER MIDDLE AGES.
13.1 Boniface VIII�s Bull, Unam Sanctum.
13.2 Peasant Rebellion of 1381.
13.3 Twelve Conclusions of the Lollards.
13.4 Song of Joan of Arc, Christine de Pisan.
Part 14: ITALIAN RENAISSANCE.
14.1 Dante Alighieri, Sonnets.
14.2 Life of Leonardo da Vinci.
14.3 The Prince, Machiavelli.
14.4 Book of the Courtier.
Part 15: REFORMATION AND THE WARS OF RELIGION.
15.1 Ninety-Five Theses, Martin Luther.
15.2 Sixty-Seven Articles, Ulrich Zwingli.
15.3 �Rapture of the Soul,� Teresa of Avila.
15.4 Edict of Nantes.
15.5 Malleus Maleficarum.
Part 16: NEW WORLD ENCOUNTERS.
16.1 �Court of the Great Khan,� Marco Polo.
16.2 Jesuit Missionary in China, Matteo Ricci.
16.3 Aztec Account of the Spanish Conquest.
16.4 Capture and Enslavement, Olaudah Equiano.
Part 17: SEVENTEENTH CENTURY STATE BUILDING.
17.1 Cardinal Richelieu on the Rights of the King.
17.2 Thirty Years� War: Destruction of Madgeburg.
17.3 Oliver Cromwell�s Speech before Parliament.
17.4 A Dialogue on Sovereign Power, Thomas Hobbes.
Part 18: REVOLUTIONS IN SCIENCE.
18.1 Copernican Theory.
18.2 Condemnation and Recantation of Galileo.
18.3 Letters on the Existence of God, Isaac Newton.
18.4 Observations upon Experimental Philosophy, Margaret Cavendish.