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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.
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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.
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