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Heritage Of Western Civilization by John Louis Beatty and Oliver A. Johnson. Select Readings Volume II, Third Edition.

DESCRIPTION: Hardcover: 424 pages. Publisher: Prentice-Hall Inc; (1971). The Wisdom of the Ages! This is the second volume in a collection of 70 original source selections introduces the reader to the history of Western civilization. The two-volume set is organised chronologically, spanning the ancient Near East to the contemporary world. The eighth edition includes revised or rewritten introductions to many topics, from Rome, through the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation, Early Modern Europe to the Contemporary World. Much of the existing coverage has been revised and new topics added. This edition also offers translations of non-English material. 

Over 400 pages of essays by noted historical figures. Divided into three parts: Early Modern Europe, The Nineteenth Century, and the Contemporary World. Early Modern Europe includes Francis Bacon “From Novum Organum”, Rene Descartes “From Discourse On Method:, Thomas Hobbes “From Leviathan”, Bishop Bossuet, Jean Baptiste Colbert, Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, John Locke, Voltaire, Adam Smith, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Paine, General Cahiers and Two revolutionary Declarations. The Nineteenth Century includes Edmund Burke, Romanticism, Thomas Malthus, Prince Klemens Von Metternich, The Sadler Report, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, John Stuart Mill, Prince Otto Von Bismarck, Charles Darwin, Andrew Carnegie, Theodore Roosevelt and Sidney Webb. The Contemporary World includes Sigmund Freud, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Bertrand Russell, The Great Depression, Fascism, John Dewey, International Organizations, Albert Camus, Eldridge Cleaver and Alfred North Whitehead. 

CONDITION: 1) Used but better condition. 2) Ex-Library. 




REVIEW:  This well-known set of readings exposes learners to an important and illustrative text on Western Civilization and its intellectual and cultural history (since 1650). Ideas of diverse men and women will add multicultural and interdisciplinary insights to the minds of a new generation. KEY TOPICS- It contains material on the ancient Near Eastern roots of our civilization, as well as the interaction of the Islamic world and Western world. 


REVIEW:  The authoritative benchmark for the genre of “Western Civilization’s Foundations”. A collection of the most significant readings of the Western World, its greatest minds, greatest philosophers, greatest entrepreneurs. No serious library of history can afford to be without it. 


REVIEW:  A very solid overview of the philosophy and cultural values of the Western World from the seventeenth century through present day. Many perspectives, all persuasive and well-articulated. If you’re looking for a single source of the cultural underpinnings and history of the West, this is it. Well organized, thorough, balanced, and extremely informative. No wonder why it is required reading at hundreds of universities and colleges throughout America. 

I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher.

  Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+).  Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country.  You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request.  ADDITIONAL PURCHASES  do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs.  Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment.  We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers.


All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs).

Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world – but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. 

I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE."

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