Readings in the Western Humanities Volume 2 / Edition 7

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Overview

Designed to accompany volume two of The Western Humanities, Seventh Edition, by Matthews et al., this anthology offers students selections from the West's literary and philosophical heritage, helping them establish vital intellectual links to the achievements of the continually evolving Western tradition. Each reading is preceded by an introduction providing information about the author and historical context for the document. In addition, "Reading the Selections" sections provide more specific information to prepare students for reading the documents to follow. Selections are footnoted.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780077338497
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/14/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 592,851
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 11 THE EARLY RENAISSANCE: RETURN TO CLASSICAL ROOTS, 1400-1494


GIOVANNI PICO DELLA MIRANDOLA, Selections from On the Dignity of Man


LEON BATTISTA ALBERTI, Selection from On Painting


Book II


LEON BATTISTA ALBERTI, Selections from Dinner

Pieces


Religion


Wealth


Preface to Poggio Bracciolini


The Clouds


Chapter 12 THE HIGH RENAISSANCE AND EARLY MANNERISM, 1494-1564


BALDASSARE CASTIGLIONE, Selections from The Book of the Courtier


Book I


Book III


NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI, Selections from The Prince


Chapter XV


Chapter XVI


Chapter XVII


MICHELANGELO, Poems


166


248


285


Chapter 13 NORTHERN HUMANISM, NORTHERN RENAISSANCE, RELIGIOUS REFORMATIONS, AND LATE MANNERISM, 1500-1603

FRANCOIS RABELAIS, Selection from The Histories of Gargantua and Pantagruel

Book I

DESIDERIUS ERASMUS, Selection from The Praise of Folly

SIR THOMAS MORE, Selection from Utopia

Book II

MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE, Selection from Essays

Book I

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet

Act I

Act II

Act III

Act IV

Act V

MARTIN LUTHER, Selections from the Ninety-Five Theses

MIGUEL DE CERVANTES, Selection from Don Quixote

Part I

Chapter 14 THE BAROQUE AGE: GLAMOUR AND GRANDIOSITY: 1600-1715

SISTER JUANA INES DE LA CRUZ, Essay Selection from Repuesta a Sor Filotea (The Reply to Sister Filotea)

JOHN MILTON, Selection from Paradise Lost

Book I

APRA BEHN, Selection from Oroonoko, or the Royal Slave: A True History

Chapter 15 THE BAROQUE AGE II: REVOLUTIONS IN SCIENTIFIC AND POLITICAL THOUGHT: 1600-1715

GALILEO GALILEI, Selections from the Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems-Ptolemaic and Copernican

To the Discerning Reader

The First Day

FRANCIS BACON, Selection from Essays Of Studies

RENE DESCARTES, Selections from Discourse on Method

Part II

Part IV

BLAISE PASCAL, Selections from Penses

194

233

277

278

279

280

281

282

346

347

348

544

545

546

547

548

549

550

551

552

553

554

THOMAS HOBBES, Selection from Leviathan

Part I

JOHN LOCKE, Selections from the Second Treatise of Civil Government

Chapter IX

Chapter XIX

Chapter 16 THE AGE OF REASON: 1700-1789

IMMANUEL KANT, "Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment?"

DAVID HUME. Selections from A Treatise of Human Nature

Book I, Of the Understanding, Part IV, Section I

Book I, Of the Understanding, Part IV, Section VI

MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT, Selection from A Vindication of the Rights of Women

Introduction

DENIS DIDEROT, Selections from Encyclopedie

ADAM SMITH, Selections from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

Introduction and Plan of Work

Book, Chapter I

Chapter II

Book V, Chapter II, Part 2

JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU, Selection from Confessions

Book I 1712-1719

VOLTAIRE, Selections from Candide

Chapter I

Chapter II

Chapter III

Chapter IV

Chapter V

Chapter VI

Chapter XXX

ALEXANDER POPE, Selections from An Essay on Man

Chapter 17 REVOLUTION, REACTION, AND CULTURAL RESPONSE: 1760-1830

THOMAS JEFFERSON, Selection from The Declaration of Independence

Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen

JANE AUSTEN, Selections from Pride and Prejudice

Chapter I

Chapter II

Chapter III

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey"

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE, Selection from Faust, Part I

Night

PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY, Poems

"Ozymandias"

"England in 1819"

"Ode to the West Wind"

JOHN KEATS, Poems

"Ode on a Grecian Urn"

"To Autumn"

MARY SHELLEY, Selections from Frankenstein

Chapter IV

Chapter V

GEORG WILHELM FRIEDRICH HEGEL, Selection from Reason in History

III. The Idea of History and Its Realization

Chapter 18 THE TRIUMPH OF THE BOURGEOISIE: 1830-1871

KARL MARX and FRIEDRICH ENGELS, Selection from The Communist Manifesto

CHARLES DARWIN, Selection from The Descent of Man

EMILY DICKINSON, Poems

"There's a certain Slant of light"

"I felt a Funeral, in my Brain"

"Much Madness is divinest Sense-"

"I heard a Fly buzz-when I died-"

"Because I could not stop for Death-"

WALT WHITMAN, Selections from "Song of Myself"

GUSTAVE FLAUBERT, Selection from Madame Bovary

Chapter VIII

CHARLES DICKENS, Selection from Hard Times

Chapter V: The Key-note

FREDERICK DOUGLASS, Selections from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Chapter 1

Chapter 7

SOJOURNER TRUTH, "Ain't I a Woman?"

HENRY DAVID THOREAU, Selection from "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience"

FYODOR DOSTEVSKY, Selection from Notes from Underground, Part I

Chapter 19 THE AGE OF EARLY MODERNISM: 1871-1914

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE, Selection from Thus Spake Zarathustra, Part I

SIGMUND FREUD, Selection from Civilization and Its Discontents

Chapter V

KATE CHOPIN, "The Story of an Hour"

FRANZ KAFKA, Selection from The Trial

Chapter I "The Arrest"

Chapter 20 THE AGE OF THE MASSES AND THE ZENITH OF MODERNISM: 1914-1945

ELIE WIESEL, Selection from Night

VIRGINIA WOOLF, Selection from A Room of One's Own

WILLIAM FAULKNER, Selection from The Sound and the Fury

April Seventh, 1928

WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS, Poems

"The Second Coming"

"Sailing to Byzantium"

T.S. ELIOT, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

LANGSTON HUGHES, Poems

"The Negro Speaks of Rivers"

"Harlem"

ZORA NEALE HURSTON, Selection from Their Eyes Were Watching God

Chapter 1

GERTRUDE STEIN, Selection from The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

"Stein on Picasso and Matisse"

Chapter 21 THE AGE OF ANXIETY AND LATE MODERNISM, 1945-1970

PAUL TILLICH, Selections from The Courage to Be

Chapter I: Courage and Fortitude

Chapter 6: Theism Transcended

The God Above God and the Courage to Be

SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR, Selection from The Second Sex

Introduction

MALCOLM X and ALEX HALEY, Selection from The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Chapter XI "Saved"

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., Selection from "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"

JEAN-PAUL SARTRE, Selection from The Humanism of Existentialism

DORIS LESSING, Selection from Martha Quest

Chapter I

ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN, Selections from One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Chapter 22 THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD: Globalization, Terror, and Post-Modernism, 1970-

TONI MORRISON, Selection from The Song of Solomon

Chapter I

MAXINE HONG KINGSTON, Selection from The Woman Warrior

No Name Woman

ORHAN PAMUK, Selections from My Name is Red

Chapter 20, I Am Called Black

Chapter 21, I Am Your Beloved Uncle

DEREK WALCOTT, Selections from Omeros

Book One, Chapter I

Chapter II

Chapter III
Credits

Index
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