Sources of the Western Tradition Volume II: From the Renaissance to the Present

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Author : Marvin Perry


560 Pages  Paperback 

9th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2012, 2008, 2006

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With a collection of over 375 sources, each accompanied by an introductory essay and review questions, this two-volume primary source reader emphasizes the intellectual history and values of the Western tradition. Sources are grouped around important themes in European history--such as religion, edu... more


This two-volume reader features over 375 sources, including 17 new documents in Volume I and 27 in Volume II.

Detailed introductions and review questions put each source in its historical context and provide reinforcement for students.

Sources are grouped together around important themes in Europe... more

New to this Edition

Chapter 1, “The Rise of Modernity,” now contains a section dealing with several aspects of the Atlantic slave trade. Added to Chapter 4 are three new selections: Arthur Young’s account of the plight of French peasants prior to the Revolution, an edict by a French district calling for dechristianizat... more