Sources of the Western Tradition

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Author : Marvin Perry


480 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

In Chapter 3, the section “Hellenistic Culture: Rationalism, Universalism, and Individualism” has been restructured. Chapter 4 now includes a speech by Cicero denouncing exploitation of the provincials. The section “Roman Stoicism” in Chapter 5 has been enhanced with the addition of Musonius Rufus’s... more