Legacy of the West, Volume II: Readings in the History of Western Civilization / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780673990006
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/27/1997
  • Series: Legacy of the West
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.51 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Volume I:

Ancient Near East. Epic of Gilgamesh. Book of the Dead. Genesis. Exodus. Deuteronomy.

Age of Ancient Greece. The Republic, Plato. Politics, Aristotle. "Allegory of the Cave". The Republic, Plato. Ethics, Aristotle.

Age of Ancient Rome. The Twelve Tables. Three Books of Offices, Cicero. The Civil Wars, Julius Caesar. Matthew. Luke. On the Nature of Things, Lucretius. Discourses, Epictetus. City of God, St. Augustine.

The Middle Ages. Summa Theologica, St. Thomas Aquinas. Unam Sanctum, Boniface VIII. Defensor Pacis, Marsiglio of Padua. A Medieval Woman's Mirror of Honor, Christine de Pisan. Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer.

The Age of Renaissance and Reformation. Sonnets to Laura, Petrarch. The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli. Praise of Folly, Desiderus Erasmus. On Christian Liberty, Martin Luther. Institutes of the Christian Religion, John Calvin.

Volume II:

Age of Reason. Leviathan,Thomas Hobbes. Second Treatise on Government, John Locke. Essay on Toleration, Voltaire. The Social Contract, Jean Jacques Rousseau. The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith.

Age of Isms. Reflections on the Revolution in France, Edmund Burke. A Vindication of the Rights of Women, Mary Wollstonecraft. On Liberty, John Stuart Mill. The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Social Statistics, Herbert Spencer.

Modern Age. The Jewish State, Theodore Herz.Thus Spake Zarathustra, Friedrich Nietzsche. What Is to Be Done?, Lenin. The Economic Consequences of the Peace, John Maynard Keynes. Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler. The Sources of Soviet Conduct," Foreign Affairs, George F. Kennan. "The Laugh of the Medusa", Helene Cixous. Haclav Havel.

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