Defining Documents in World History: The 17th Century (1601-1700), 1st Edition

  • Published By: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN-10: 168217302X
  • ISBN-13: 9781682173022
  • DDC: 909.6
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 800 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released October 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This book surveys key writing and documents produced from 1601 to 1700, and offers in-depth analysis of a broad range of historical documents and historic events that make up the story of a century marked by scientific discovery, codification of laws, the development of religious doctrine, civil war, colonization. Maps are included to help the reader understand the state of the world during this period. This title contains primary source documents that provide a compelling view of this pivotal period in world history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Editor's Introduction.
Europe: Science, Religion, and Law.
1: Galileo Galilei: Starry Messenger.
2: Letter of Cardinal Bellarmine to Paolo Antonio Foscarini concerning Galileo's Theories.
3: Miguel de Cervantes: Don Quixote.
4: Treaty of Westphalia.
5: Czar Alexis I: Great Muscovite Law Code.
6: Louis XIV: Edict of Fontainebleau.
England: Civil War and Revolution.
7: James I: Speech on the Divine Right of Kings.
8: Westminster Confession.
9: Charles I: Speech on the Scaffold.
10: Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan.
11: Habeas Corpus Act of the Restoration.
12: John Bunyan: The Pilgrim's Progress.
13: Isaac Newton: The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy.
14: English Bill of Rights.
15: John Locke: Second Treatise on Civil Government.
Christianity and Society in the East.
16: Tokugawa leyasu: Laws Governing Military Households.
17: Japan's Closed Country Edict.
18: Matteo Ricci: “Religious Sects among the Chinese”.
19: Li Yü: “On Being Happy Though Poor”.
20: Regent Dorgon: Edict to the Board of War and Imperial Edict to the Board of Rites.
21: Meritorious Deeds at No Cost.
22: Yang Guangxian: I Cannot Do Otherwise (Budeyi).
23: Kangxi Emperor: Edict of Toleration.