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Sources of the West, Volume 2: From 1600 to the Present, 8th edition

  • Mark Kishlansky

Published by Pearson (June 30th 2011) - Copyright © 2012

8th edition

Sources of the West, Volume 2: From 1600 to the Present

ISBN-13: 9780205054091

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Overview

Read the voices of the past to connect with the present.

 

Kishlansky presents a well-balanced selection of readings that integrate coverage of social, economic, religious and cultural history within a traditional, political framework.

 

Sources of the West  includes documents on political theory, philosophy, imaginative literature and social history as well as constitutional documents, all of which raise significant issues for classroom discussions or lectures. By reading the voices of the past, readers can connect them to the present and learn to understand and respect other cultures while thinking critically about history.

Table of contents

Preface

How to Read a Document

 

Part IV: The Ancien Régime

THE WARS OF RELIGION

Henry IV, The Edict of Nantes (1598)

Cardinal Richelieu, The Political Testament (1638)

Hans von Grimmelshausen, Simplicissimus (1669)

 

SUBJECTS AND SOVEREIGNS

James I, True Law of a Free Monarchy (1598)

Philippe Duplessis-Mornay, A Defense of Liberty Against Tyrants (1579)

Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan (1651)

John Locke, Second Treatise of Government (1689)

The English Bill of Rights, (1689)

Duc de Saint-Simon, Memoirs (1694–1723)

Napoleon Bonaparte, The Napoleonic Code (The French Civil Code) (1804)

 

SCIENCE AND COMMERCE

Galileo Galilei, Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina (1615)

René Descartes, Discourse on Method (1637)

Thomas Mun, England’s Treasure by Foreign Trade (1664)

David Hume, Of Commerce (1752)

Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations (1776)

 

ENLIGHTENED MONARCHY

Catherine the Great, Memoirs (ca. 1755)

Maria Theresa, Testament (1749–1750)

Viscount Bolingbroke, The Idea of a Patriot King (1749)

 

THE ENLIGHTENMENT

Voltaire, Candide (1759)

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract (1762)

Montesquieu, Spirit of the Laws (1748)

Captain James Cook, Journals (1769)

Joseph Crassons de Medeuil, Notes on the French Slave Trade (1784–1785)

Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence (1776)

Cesare Beccaria, On Crimes and Punishments (1764)

Marquis de Condorcet, The Progress of the Human Mind (1793)

 

THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

Abbé de Sieyès, What Is the Third Estate? (1789)

The Declaration of the Rights of Man (1789) Olympe de Gouges, The Declaration of the Rights of Woman (1791)

Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)

Maximilien Robespierre, Report on the Principles of Political Morality (1794)

 

Part V: The Age of Reform

INDUSTRIALIZATION IN BRITAIN

Thomas Malthus, The Iron Law of Population Growth (1798)

Samuel Smiles, Self-Help (1859)

Sir Edwin Chadwick, Inquiry into the Condition of the Poor (1842)

 

NINETEENTH-CENTURY SOCIETY AND CULTURE

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