University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization: Twentieth-Century Europe / Edition 1

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The University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization (nine volumes) makes available to students and teachers a unique selection of primary documents, many in new translations. These readings, prepared for the highly praised Western civilization sequence at the University of Chicago, were chosen by an outstanding group of scholars whose experience teaching that course spans almost four decades. Each volume includes rarely anthologized selections as well as standard, more familiar texts; a bibliography of recommended parallel readings; and introductions providing background for the selections. Beginning with Periclean Athens and concluding with twentieth-century Europe, these source materials enable teachers and students to explore a variety of critical approaches to important events and themes in Western history.

Individual volumes provide essential background reading for courses covering specific eras and periods. The complete nine-volume series is ideal for general courses in history and Western civilization sequences.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226069548
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1987
  • Series: Readings in Western Civilization
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 650
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor Foreword
General Introduction

Mentalities on the Eve of the Great War
1. The Futurist Manifestos
2. Henri Massis and Alfred de Tarde, The Young People of Today
3. Mabel Atkinson, The Economic Foundations of the Women's Movement
4. Friedrich von Bernhardi, Germany and the Next War
5. Stenographic Protocol of the Last Meeting of the International Socialist Bureau of the Second International

European Society during the War

6. Hugo Haase, Speech in the Reichstag on War Credits
7. Rudolph Hilferding, A Co-Partnership of Classes?
Alfred Zimmern and Edward Grigg. Introduction: The Round Table on England in the War
8. Alfred Zimmern, The War and English Life
9. Edward Grigg, Response to Alfred Zimmern
10. Walter Tathenau, Germany's Provisions for Raw Materials
11. Henri Philippe Pétain, A Crisis of Morale in the French Nation at War
12. Max Weber, Between Two Laws
13. Sigmund Freud, Thoughts for the Times on War and Death
14. John Maynard Keynes, The Economic Consequences of the Peace

Europe between the Wars

Extremists: Fascist Right and Communist Left
15. Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf
16. Benito Mussolini, The Doctrine of Fascism
17. Joseph Stalin, The Foundations of Leninism
Democratic Politicians
18. Léon Blum, Speech at the Socialist Party Congress of Tours and the Matignon Agreement
19. Gustav Stresemann, Two Views of Locarno
The Problem of Appeasement: Introduction
20. Neville Chamerlain, Speech on the Munich Crisis
21. Winston Churchill, Speech on the Munich Crisis
22. Neville Chamberlain, Reply to His Critics
23. Arnold Toynbee, Lord Rothermere, and Winston Churchill, Three Views of Appeasement
Intellectuals and Cultural Critics
24. Antonio Gramsci, The Prison Notebooks
25. Julien Benda, The Betrayal of the Intellectuals
26. Simone Weil, Letters on the Factory and Metaxu
27. Arthur Koestler, The God That Failed
28. André Breton, What is Surrealism?
29. Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own
30. Walter Gropius, On the Bauhaus
31. Walter Benjamin, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Custodians of the Liberal Conscience: Two Views from Vienna
32. Friedrich von Hayek, The Road to Serfdom
33. Paul Lazarsfeld, Marie Jahoda, and Hans Zeisel, Marienthal: The Sociography of an Unemployed Community

Europe at Point Zero: The Reconstruction of Order after the Sceond World War

34. W. H. Auden, Voltaire at Ferney
35. Bruno Bettelheim, The Experience of the Concentration Camps
36. Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialism Is a Humanism
37. Sir William Beveridge, New Britain
38. Ludwig Erhard, Economic Policy as a Component of Social Policy
39. The Bad Godesberg Program
40. The Phenomenon of Gaullism: Selections from de Gaulle
41. Jean Monnet, A Red-Letter Day for European Unity

Moving Forward

42. Hannah Arendt, On Humanity in Dark Times: Thoughts about Lessing
43. Michel Foucault, The Subject and Power
44. Raymond Williams, The Long Revolution

Index of Names

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