Sources of Western Society Since 1300 for Advanced Placement / Edition 9

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Overview

This primary source collection provides a diverse selection of documents to accompany each chapter of A History of Western Society, Since 1300, Ninth Edition. Each chapter contains at least four written sources that present history from the perspectives of well-known figures and ordinary individuals alike. Chapter introductions offer an overview of the period under discussion, and document headnotes and reading and discussion questions encourage student understanding. Each chapter concludes with a list of comparative questions that ask students to draw connections between sources and across time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312688981
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 1/28/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 12
The Crisis of the Later Middle Ages
1300–1450

12-1 Giovanni Boccaccio
From The Decameron: The Plague Hits Florence
ca. 1350

12-2 Jehan Froissart,
The Sack of Limoges: On Warfare Without Chivalry
ca. 1400

12-3 The Trial of Joan of Arc
1431

12-4 Thomas á Kempis
From The Following of Christ: On True Charity
1418

Chapter 13
European Society in the Age of the Renaissance
1350–1550

13-1 Niccolo Machiavelli
From The Prince: Power Politics During the Italian Renaissance
1513

13-2 Thomas More
From Utopia: On Diplomatic Advice
1516

13-3 Christine de Pizan
From The Book of the City of Ladies: Advice for a Wise Princess
1404

13-4 Account of an Italian Jew Expelled from Spain
1495

Chapter 14
Reformations and Religious Wars
1500–1600

14-1 Desiderius Erasmus
From The Praise of Folly: On Popular Religious Practice
1509

14-2 Martin Luther
Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences
1519

14-3 Imperial Diet of Augsburg
On the Religious Peace of Augsburg
1555

14-4 Nicholas de la Fontaine
The Trial of Michael Servetus in Calvin’s Geneva
1553

Chapter 15
European Exploration and Conquest
1450–1650

15-1 Ducas
From Historia Turcobyzantia: The Fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans
ca. 1465

15-2 Hernando Cortés
Two Letters to Charles V: On the Conquest of the Aztecs
1521

15-3 Alvise da Ca' da Mosto
Description of Capo Bianco and the Islands Nearest to It: Fifteenth-Century Slave Trade in West Africa
1455-1456

15-4 Michel de Montaigne
From Essays: On the Fallibility of Human Understanding
1580

Chapter 16
Absolutism and Constitutionalism in Western Europe
ca. 1589–1715

16-1 Henry IV
From Edict of Nantes: Limited Toleration for the Huguenots
1598

16-2 Jean-Baptiste Colbert
The Advantages of Colonial Trade
1664

16-3 Molière
From Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
1671

16-4 John Locke
From Second Treatise of Government: Vindication for the Glorious Revolution
1690

Chapter 17
Absolutism in Central and Eastern Europe to 1740

17-1 Ludwig Fabritius
The Revolt of Stenka Razin
1670

17-2 Frederick II (the Great) and Frederick William I
Letters Between A Son and Father
1728

17-3 A Song to Lost Lands: Russia’s Conquest by the Mongols
ca. 1240-1300

17-4 Peter the Great
Edicts and Decrees: Imposing Western Style on the Russians
1699-1723

Chapter 18
Toward a New Worldview
1540–1789

18-1 Nicolaus Copernicus
From Commentariolus
1519

18-2 Francis Bacon
On Superstition and the Virtue of Science
1620

18-3 Baron de Montesquieu
From The Spirit of Laws: On the Separation of Governmental Powers
1748

18-4 Jean-Jacques Rousseau
From The Social Contract: On Popular Sovereignty and the General Will
1762

18-5 Catherine II
Grand Instruction to the Legislative Commission
1767

Chapter 19
The Expansion of Europe in the Eighteenth Century

19-1 Anne-Robert Jacques Turgot
Abolishment of the French Guilds
1774

19-2 Captain Willem Bosman
On the Slave Trade in Guinea
ca. 1700

19-3 Olaudah Equiano
From The Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano
1789

19-4 Adam Smith
From The Wealth of Nations: A Natural Law of Economy
1776

19-5 Arthur Young
On the Expediency of Forming New Colonies
1772

Chapter 20
The Changing Life of the People

20-1 Edmond Williamson
Births and Deaths in an English Gentry Family
1709-1720

20-2 John Locke
Some Thoughts Concerning Education
1693

20-3 Mary Wortley Montagu
On Smallpox Inoculations
ca. 1717

20-4 John Wesley
From A Plain Account of the People Called Methodists: The Ground Rules for Methodism
1749

Chapter 21
The Revolution in Politics
1775–1815

21-1 Commissioners of the Third Estate of the Carcassonne
From Cahier de Doleances
1789

21-2 Edward Rigby
On The Taking of the Bastille and Its Aftermath
1789

21-3 National Assembly of France
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
1789

21-4 Mary Wollstonecraft
From A Vindication of the Rights of Women
1792

21-5 François Dominique Toussaint L'Ouverture
A Black Revolutionary Leader in Haiti
1797

Chapter 22
The Revolution in Energy and Industry
ca. 1780–1860

22-1 John Aikin
From A Description of the Country: Manchester Becomes a Thriving Industrial City
1795

22-2 Robert Malthus
From An Essay on the Principle of Population
1798

22-3 Yorkshire Luddites Threaten the Owner of a Mechanized Factory
1811-1812

22-4 Robert Owen
A New View of Society
1813-1816

Chapter 23
Ideologies and Upheavals
1815–1850

23-1 David Ricardo
On Wages
1817

23-2 Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
From The Communist Manifesto
1848

23-3 Richard Cobden
A Denunciation of the Corn Laws
1838

23-4 R. William Steuart Trench
From Realities of Irish Life: The Misery of the Potato Famine
1847

Chapter 24
Life in the Emerging Urban Society in the Nineteenth Century

24-1 Sir Edwin Chadwick
From Inquiry Into the Sanitary Condition of the Poor
1842

24-2 Isabella Beeton
From Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management
1861

24-3 Clara Zetkin
Women's Work and the Trade Unions
1887

24-4 Charles Darwin
From The Origin of Species and the Descent of Man: On Natural Selection
1859

24-5 Herbert Spencer
From Social Statistics: Survival of the Fittest Applied to Human Kind
1851

Chapter 25
The Age of Nationalism
1850–1914

25-1 Louis Napoleon Bonaparte
Campaign Statement
1848

25-2 Abraham Lincoln
The Gettysburg Address
1863

25-3 Otto von Bismarck
Speech Before the Reichstag: The Welfare State Is Born
1883

25-4 Émile Zola
"J’Accuse" the French Army: The Dreyfus Case
1898

25-5 Leo Pinsker
From Auto-Emancipation: A Russian Zionist Makes the Case for a Jewish Homeland
1882

Chapter 26
The West and the World
1815–1914

26-1 Commissioner Lin
From a Letter to Queen Victoria
1839

26-2 Sir Henry Morton Stanley
From Autobiography: European Imperialism in Africa
1909

26-3 The Boxers Declare Death to "Foreign Devils"
1900

26-4 J.A. Hobson,
From Imperialism
1902

Chapter 27
The Great Break: War and Revolution
1914–1919

27-1 A Franco-Russian Rapprochement
1892

27-2 Sir Edward Grey
The British Rationale for Entering World War I
1914

27-3 Helena Swanwick
The War in Its Effect Upon Women
1916

27-4 Vladimir I. Lenin
On Russian Autocracy
1903

27-5 Woodrow Wilson
The Fourteen Points
1918

27-6 A Defeated Germany Contemplates the Peace Treaty
1919

Chapter 28
The Age of Anxiety
ca. 1900–1940

28-1 Friedrich Nietzsche
From The Gay Science: God Is Dead, the Victim of Science
1882

28-2 Sigmund Freud
From The Interpretation of Dreams
1900

28-3 John Maynard Keynes
From The Economic Consequences of the Peace: An Analysis of the Versailles Treaty
1920

28-4 Sir Percy Malcolm Stewart
From First and Second Reports of the Commissioner for the Special Areas: Parliament Addresses the Great Depression in Britain
1934

Chapter 29
Dictatorships and the Second World War
1919–1945

29-1 Vladimir Tchernavin
From I Speak for the Silent: Stalinist Interrogation Techniques Revealed
1930

29-2 Adolf Hitler
From Mein Kampf: The Art of Propaganda
1924

29-3 The Nuremberg Laws: The Centerpiece of Nazi Racial Legislation
1935

29-4 Winston Churchill
Speech Before the House of Commons
June 18, 1940

29-5 Traian Popovici
From Mein Bekenntnis: The Ghettoization of the Jews
1941

Chapter 30
Cold War Conflicts and Social Transformations
1945–1985

30-1 George C. Marshall
An American Plan to Rebuild a Shattered Europe
1947

30-2 Alexander Solzhenitsyn
From One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich: The Stalinist Gulag
1962

30-3 Generals Leslie Groves and Thomas F. Farrell
Witnesses to the Birth of the Atomic Age
1945

30-4 The Helsinki Final Act: Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms Enunciated
1975

30-5 Simone de Beauvoir
From The Second Sex: Existential Feminism
1949

Chapter 31
Revolution, Rebuilding, and New Challenges
1985 to the Present

31-1 Solidarity Union
Twenty-One Demands: A Call for Workers’ Rights and Freedom in a Socialist State
1980

31-2 Mikhail Gorbachev
From Perestroika: New Thinking for Our Country and the World
1987

31-3 Kofi Annan
The Fall of Srebrenica: An Assessment
1999

31-4 Amartya Sen
A World Not Neatly Divided
November 23, 2001

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