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The first college reader to focus on the central historical question, "How did the West become the West?," The West in the Wider World: Sources and Perspectives offers a wealth of source materials to reveal the influence of non-European regions on the origins and development of Western civilization. Over 120 selections in each volume combine written and visual primary sources from both Westerners and individuals in societies that came in contact with the West. In addition, secondary sources from modern historians provide historical perspective on the issues under consideration. A valuable new resource for today’s Western civilization classroom, The West in the Wider World will appeal to any instructor who seeks a source collection that reveals the global context of the Western tradition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312204594
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 398
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

RICHARD LIM, Associate Professor of History at Smith College, earned his B.A. at the University of California at Berkeley and his Ph.D. at Princeton University. His publications include Public Disputations, Power, and Social Order in Late Antiquity (1995) and articles on the history and culture of Late Antiquity. A recipient of the Rome Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome and the National Endowment of the Humanities Fellowship, he is currently working on a book on public spectacles and civic transformation in five cities within the Later Roman Empire.

DAVID KAMMERLING SMITH, Associate Professor of History at Eastern Illinois University, received his M.S. Ed. (1986) from Indiana University and both a M.A. (1990) and Ph.D. (1995) in European history from the University of Pennsylvania. A specialist in French history, he has published articles on political, economic, and cultural history in The Journal of Modern History and French Historical Studies, among other journals, and contributed to major reference works, such as The Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment. He has received numerous grants, including a Bourse Chateaubriand, a Lingelbach Research Fellowship, and a Mellon Foundation Fellowship, and has served as an editor and book review editor of H-France. At Eastern Illinois University, he has taught both Western Civilization and World History and has developed specialized courses that integrate national historical narratives into the framework of world history.

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Table of Contents

VOLUME II: FROM EARLY MODERNITY TO THE PRESENT

Note that the first two chapters of Vol. 2 are the last two chapters in Vol. 1

3. The Christianizing Mission: Jesuits in America and China
Jean de Brébeuf,
The Jesuit Relations of 1636.
Venerable Marie de l'Incarnation, Relation of 1654.
A Micmac Leader, reported by Chrestien LeClerq, New Relation of Gaspesia (1691)
Matteo Ricci, Journals (pub. 1615)
History of the Ming (18th century)

4. European Colonization and the Early Modern State: France and Russia in Comparative Perspective
Colonizing Abroad
The Tsars' Correspondence in the Conquest of Siberia (17th century)
French Administrative Correspondence with its American Colonies (17th century)
Otreouti, Speech to the Governor of New France (1684)
Anthony Pagden, Lords of All the World (1995)
Colonizing at Home:
5. Cardinal Richelieu, Political Testament (c. 1630s)
Administrative Correspondence within France (17th century)
Decrees of Peter the Great (Early 18th century)

5. Re-Thinking the World: The Enlightenment
Baron de Montesquieu,
The Spirit of the Laws (1748)
Voltaire, Essay on the Customs and Spirit of Nations (1756)
Cornelius de Pauw, Philosophical Inquiry into the Americas (1768-69)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Discourse on the Origins of Inequality (1755)
Mungo Park, Travels in the Interior of Africa (1797)
Beth Fowkes Tobin, Picturing Imperial Power (1999)
Immanuel Kant, Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and the Sublime (1764)
Johann Gottfried von Herder, Outlines of a Philosophy of the History of Man (1784)

6. Slavery, Abolitionism, and Revolution
The Rise of the Abolitionist Movement
Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations (1776)
Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano (1789)
The Plymouth Committee of the Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade, Plan of an African Ship's Lower Deck (1788)
Abbé Raynal, Philosophical and Political History of the Settlements and Trade of the Europeans in the East and West Indies (1770, rev. 1780)
Slavery and Revolution
"Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizen" (1789)
Society of the Friends of Blacks, Address to the National Assembly in Favor of the Abolition of the Slave Trade (1790)
Antoine Barnave, Speech to the National Assembly (1790)
Anon, My Odyssey (1793)
François Toussaint-L'Ouverture, Letters (1794 and 1799)

7. Napoleon in Egypt
Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne,
Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte (1829)
Napoleon Bonaparte, Statements and Proclamation on the Egyptian Campaign (1798-1804)
Abd al-Rahman al-Jabarti, Chronicle (Early 19th century)
Vivant Denon, Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt (1802)
Description of Egypt (early 19th century)
Images of Egypt (early 19th century)
Edward Said, Orientalism (1978)

8. The Great Transformation: Responses to Industrialization at Home and Away
Liberalism in the Era of Industrialization
John Stuart Mill, Considerations on Representative Government (1861)
Andrew Ure, Philosophy of Manufactures (1835)
"Testimony for the Factory Act of 1833"
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto (1848)
Flora Tristan, Workers' Union (1843)
The Border Lands
Vissarion Belinsky, Letter to N.V. Gogol, 3 July 1847.
Nikolai Danilevsky, Russia and Europe (1869)
Khayr al-Din al-Tunisi, The Surest Path (1869)
Ottoman Cartoons (1909 and 1911)

9. The First Opium War
The Opium Crisis
Lin Zexu, Letter to Queen Victoria (1839)
Algernon Thelwell, The Iniquities of the Opium Trade with China (1839)
Samuel Warren, The Opium Question (1840)
Bombay Times, Editorial 23 May 1839
Leeds Mercury, Editorial of 7 September 1839
Punch (1841)
Responses to the Opium War
Arthur Cunynghame, The Opium War: Being Recollections of Service in China (1845)
Michael Adas, Machine as the Measure of Man (1989)
Feng Guifen, Theory of Self-Strengthening (1860)

10. The Imperialist Impulse Abroad and at Home
Imperialism Away
Maps of Africa
Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man (1871)
Karl Pearson, National Life from the Standpoint of Science (1901)
Friedrich Fabri, Does Germany Need Colonies? (1879)
Joseph Chamberlain, The True Conception of Empire (1897)
Edmund D. Morel, King Leopold's Rule in Africa (1904)
V.I. Lenin, Imperialism: the Highest Stage of Capitalism (1917)
Imperialism at Home
Andrew Zimmerman, Anthropology and Antihumanism in Imperial Germany (2001)
British Imperial Advertisements (1885 and 1891)
Charles Booth, In Darkest England (1890)
Antoinette Burton, The White Woman's Burden (1992)

11. Europe Shaken:
Challenges at Home
Ernst Jünger, The Storm of Steel (1921)
Anna Eisenmenger, Blockade (1918)
Vladimir Lenin and Georgy Chicherin, Are you a Trade Unionist? An Appeal to British Workers (1920)
Winston Churchill, The World Crisis (1929)
Imperialism Challenged
Mohandas Gandhi, Indian Home Rule (1909)
Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, the Earl of Minto, Dispatch to John Morley, 21 March 1907.
Baron Albert d'Anethan, Dispatches from Japan (1894 and 1904)
Punch, Cartoons (1904 and 1905)
Kita Ikki, Plan for the Reorganization of Japan (1919)
William Inge, The White Man and his Rivals (1922)

12. Ethnicity and Nationalism in Stalin's Soviet Union and Hitler's Third Reich
Nationality and Agriculture in the Soviet Ukraine
Joseph Stalin, Problems of Agrarian Policy in the U.S.S.R. (1929)
James Mace, Communism and the Dilemmas of National Liberation (1983)
Antonina Solovieva, Sent by the Komsomol (1964)
Miron Dolot, Execution by Hunger (1985)
Ethnicity and Citizenship in Nazi Germany
Adolph Hitler, Mein Kampf (1925)
Nazi Jewish Policies (1935, 1939, and 1942)
Nazi Art (1930s)
Melita Maschmann, Account Rendered (1963)
Primo Levi, Survival in Auschwitz (1947)

13. The Call for Liberation in the Era of the Cold War
Independence in the Congo (1960)
Proclamation of Independence of Katanga (1960)
United Nations Security Council Official Record, 20 July 1960)
Patrice Lumumba, Radio Address (1960)
Algerian Independence in France (1957-1959)
Jean-Paul Sartre, You are Super (1957)
Jacques Soustelle, The Algerian Drama and French Decadence (1957)
Paul Ricoeur, The Etienne Mathiot Case (1958)
Albert Camus, "Algeria (1958)."
Ahmed Taleb-Ibrahimi, Open Letter to Albert Camus (1959)
Liberation at Home
Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex (1949)
Daniel Guérin, Shakespeare and Gide in Prison (1959)

14. The New Europe?
The New Europeans
Measuring the New Europe
Skrewdrive, Song Lyrics (1982-1984)
Austrian Freedom Party, "Austria First" Petition (1992)
The Affair of the Headscarf (1989)
The European Experiment
Margaret Thatcher, "Speech at the College of Europe" (1988)
François Mitterand, "Speech to the European Parliament" (1995)
The National Front, "The Patriot's Talking-Points" (2001)
Philippe de Schoutheete, The Case for Europe (2000)

Conclusion: Whither the West?

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