Sources of the Western Tradition: From Ancient Times to the Enlightenment

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Marvin Perry, Joseph R. Peden, Theodore Hermann Von Laue
Houghton Mifflin, 2003 - History - 446 pages
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This successful two-volume primary source reader emphasizes the history of ideas. Each of its 300 sources is accompanied by an introductory essay and review questions.

  • "How to Read Sources" prologue helps students read and interpret primary sources. The author uses the example of Holocaust deniers for this prologue, showing students the danger of improper analysis and use of documents.
  • Approximately one-third of the documents are new to the Fifth Edition.

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Contents

Mesopotamian Protest Against Death
3
Love Passion and Misogyny in Ancient
17
Destiny
24
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Marvin Perry, now retired, taught history at Baruch College, City University of New York. He has published several successful Cengage Learning texts, including WESTERN CIVILIZATION: IDEAS, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY (senior author and general editor); WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A BRIEF HISTORY; the leading Western Civilization reader, SOURCES OF THE WESTERN TRADITION; AN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE; SOURCES OF EUROPEAN HISTORY SINCE 1900 (senior editor); HUMANITIES IN THE WESTERN TRADITION (senior author and general editor); and WORLD WAR II IN EUROPE: A CONCISE HISTORY. His scholarly work includes ARNOLD TOYNBEE AND THE WESTERN TRADITION (1996); coauthor of ANTISEMITISM: MYTH AND HATE FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT (2002); coeditor of ANTISEMITIC MYTHS: A HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY ANTHOLOGY (2008); and coeditor of THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF ISLAMIC TERRORISM: AN ANTHOLOGY (2008). Dr. Perry's scholarly work focuses on the history of ideas.

About the author:
Theodore Von Laue is Frances and Jacob Hiatt Professor of European History, Emeritus, at Clark University. He is the author of Why Lenin? Why Stalin? as well as numerous other books and articles on different aspects of modern history.

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