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this third volume in the WORLD LITERATURE AND THOUGHT series contains an astonishing variety of primary reading selections. The anthology features literary, historical, and philosophical works that reflect a global diversity of all major civilizations. In the West it begins with literature of the Renaissance and ends at the dawn of the twentieth century. In the East it starts with a fifteenth-century poem by Jami, the last of the major writers of classical Persian literature, and ends with Vietnamese and Indian writers who exemplify the rising tides of nineteenth-century nationalism. Africa is also well represented in chronicles, epics, and tales. America is included with a significant number of selections.
Part I: New Vitality. 1. Jami Yusuf and Zulaikha (Persian). 2. Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince (Italian). 3. Lyric Poetry of the Renaissance. 4. Babur Memoirs (Turkish). 5. Giorgio Vasari, Lives of the Artists: Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian). Part II: Celebrating Past Grandeur. 6. The Epic of Askia Mohammed (Songhay). 7. The Mwindo Epic (Nyanga). 8. Lo Kuan-chung Three Kingdoms (Chinese). 9. Seami Motokiyo Atsumori (Japanese). 10. Mirabai Songs (Hindi). 11. Luis Vaz de Camões Os Lusiadas (Portuguese). Part III: The Reality of Everyday Life. 12. Evliya Chelebi The Book of Travels (Turkish). 13. Lo Kuan-chung, The Water Margin (Chinese). 14. Matsuo Basho, The Narrow Road to the Interior (Japanese). 15. Korean Poetry of the Yi Dynasty (Korean). 16. Lazarillo de Tormes (Spanish). 17. Miguel de Cervantès, Don Quixote (Spanish). 18. Wang Shih-chen, The Golden Lotus (Chinese). 19. Ts''ao Hsueh-ch''in, The Dream of the Red Chamber (Chinese). Part IV: The Reexamination of Tradition. 20. Martin Luther Address to the Christian Nobility of the German Nation (German). 21. St. Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises (Spanish). 22. John Milton, On the Late Massacre in Piedmont (English). 23. Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Life Is A Dream (Spanish). 24. Primal Book (Punjabi). 25. Tulsi Das Ramcharitmanas (Hindi). 26. The Song of Bagauda (Hausa). Part V: Reason, Science, and Societal Organization. 27. Francis Bacon, The New Instrument of Knowledge (Latin). 28. Rene Descartes, Discourse on Method (French). 29. Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz Poems (Spanish). 30. Voltaire, Candide (French). 31. Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative (English). 32. Cirilo Villaverde Cecilia Valdes (Spanish). 33. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto (German). 34. Benito Perez Galdos Fortunata and Jacinta (Spanish). Part VI: Gods, Humans, and Nature. 35. Native American Literature (Quechua, Cherokee, Assiniboine, Comanche, Navajo). 36. African Oral Literature (Fulani, Igbo, Yoruba, Ijaw). 37. African Poetry (San, Khoisan, Hausa, Zulu, Igbo, Swahili, Somali). 38. African-American Tales. 39. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile (French). 40. Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France (English). 41. Romantic Poetry of the Nineteenth Century (English). 42. Varis Shah Hir (Punjabi). 43. Ghalib Diwan (Urdu). 44. Nguyen Du, The Tale of Kieu (Vietnamese). 45. Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom (English). 46. Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience (English). 47. Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov: The Grand Inquisitor (Russian). 48. Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil (German). Part VII: Cultural Encounters. 49. Columbus and his Spanish Successors (Spanish). 50. Matteo Ricci Journals (Italian). 51. Surjit Dulai, Cultural Encounters in South and West Asia: A Historical Essay. 52. Solomon Maimon Autobiography (German). 53. Jose Marti, Coney Island (Spanish).