Legacy of the West: v. 1 - Readings in the History of Western Civilization

Legacy of the West: v. 1 - Readings in the History of Western Civilization

By: David B. Mock (author)Paperback

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Legacy of the West�was designed to introduce college students in introductory surveys of European history to the heritage of Western civilization.� This heritage is a multifaceted one that includes religion, philosophy, and ethics; government and law; science; and economics.� The selection of readings is eclectic and challenging, as it contains the work of individuals who have profoundly influenced the development of Western culture and institutions.� A balance was sought that would allow the largest number of selections possibly while simultaneously providing relatively extensive readings, which have undergone a limited amount of internal editing in order to allow students to follow the development of the writers' ideas. �

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Contents Introduction Acknowledgments Part I The Ancient Near East 1. The Epic of Gilgamesh 2. Book of the Dead 3. Genesis 4. Exodus 5. Deuteronomy Part II The Age of Ancient Greece 6. The Republic, Plato 7. "Allegory of the Cave," The Republic, Plato 8. Politics, Aristotle 9. Ethics, Aristotle Part III The Age of Ancient Rome 10. The Twelve Tables 11. On Moral Duties, Cicero 12. The Civil Wars, Julius Caesar 13. Matthew 14. Luke 15. On the Nature of Things, Lucretius 16. Discourses, Epictetus 17. The City of God, Augustine of Hippo Part IV The Middle Ages 18. Summa Theologica, Thomas Aquinas 19. Unam Sanctum, Boniface VIII 20. Defensor Pacis, Marsiglio of Padua 21. Christine de Pisan 22. CanterburyTales, Geoffrey Chaucer Part V The Age of Renaissance and Reformation 23. Sonnets to Laura, Francesco Petrarca 24. The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli 25. Praise of Folly, Desiderius Erasmus 26. On Christian Liberty, Martin Luther 27. Institutes of the Christian Religion, John Calvin Text Credits Illustration Credits

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  • publication date: 27/01/1997
  • ISBN13: 9780673469991
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780673469991
  • weight: 943
  • ISBN10: 0673469999

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