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The great documents of Western civilization.

Author: Milton Viorst
Publisher: Philadelphia : Chilton Books, [1965]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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103 selected documents illustrating the history of Western man, from the correspondence between Pliny and Trajan in A.D. 112, to the U.N. Charter in 1945.
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Viorst, Milton.
Great documents of Western civilization.
Philadelphia, Chilton Books [1965]
(OCoLC)688663773
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Milton Viorst
OCLC Number: 388017
Description: xv, 388 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Rise of Christianity and the Papacy --
Feudalism and the Frankish State --
The Struggle between Monarchs and Popes: Germany-Nationalism Defeated; France-Nationalism Triumphant --
The Reformation --
The Struggle for Parliamentary Government in England --
The Monarchical State during France's grand sie'cle --
Western Civilization Moves to the New World --
The French Revolution --
Napoleon and the Reaction --
Social Unrest in the Nineteenth Century --
The Rise of Modern Germany --
The Unification of Italy --
Reform, Reaction and Revolution in Russia --
The Great War --
World War II and the Nuclear Age. List of Documents: Correspondence between Pliny and Trajan --
Emperor Galerius' Edict of Toleration --
Edicts from the Theodosian Code --
Decretal of Pope Siricius --
Edict of Emperor Valentinian --
Pope Gelasius I's Letter to the Emperor --
The Coronation of Pepin the Short --
Charlemagne Made Roman Emperor --
The Oaths of Strasbourg and Treaty of Verdun --
Formulae of Commendation, Immunity and Fiefdom --
Truce of God --
Pope Urban II Initiates the First Crusade --
Gregory VII's Dictatus Papae --
Gregory VII's Letter Denouncing Henry IV --
Henry IV's Violent Reply --
Gregory VII Deposes Henry IV --
Gregory's Account of Henry's Submission at Canossa --
Concordat of Worms --
The Golden Bull of Charles IV --
Adalbero's Plea to Elect Hugh Capet --
The Charter of Lorris --
The Unam Sanctam of Pope Boniface VIII --
Declaration of the Council of Pisa --
The Council of Constance --
The Pragmatic Sanction of Bourges --
Tetzel's Instructions on Selling Indulgences --
Luther's Ninety-Five Theses --
Luther's Address to the German Nobility --
Peasants' Manifesto --
England's Act of Supremacy --
Religious Peace of Augsburg --
Decrees of the Council of Trent --
Edict of Nantes --
Magna Carta --
James I's Claim of Divine Right --
Petition of Right --
Death Warrant of Charles I --
Declaration of Rights --
Richelieu's Political Testament --
Edict ordering the Demolition of Feudal Castles --
Colbert on Mercantilism --
Louis XIV's Acquisition of Strasbourg --
Revocation of the Edict of Nantes --
Louis XIV Accepts the Spanish Succession --
Preamble to the Grand Alliance --
The Treaty of Utrecht --
Journal of the First Voyage of Columbus --
The Mayflower Compact --
The Declaration of Independence --
Bolivar's Address at Angostura --
The Monroe Doctrine. Turgot's Letter to Louis XVI --
Decree to Abolish the Feudal System --
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen --
Civil Constitution of the Clergy --
Louis XVI's Letter to the King of Prussia --
Proclamation on Spreading the Revolution --
The Coup d'etat of 18 Brumaire --
Napoleon's Proclamation at Austerlitz --
The Berlin Decree --
Treaty of Fontainebleau --
Louis XVIII's Charter of 1814 --
The Holy Alliance --
Circular Note of Troppau --
The Decembrist Manifesto --
Chartist Petition of 1838 --
Decrees of French Provisional Government on Labor --
The Communist Manifesto --
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address --
Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States --
Pope Leo XIII's Rerum Novarum --
Establishment of Napoleon's Confederation of the Rhine --
Prussian Edict of Emancipation --
German Act of Confederation --
Frankfort Constitution of 1849 --
Bismarck's "Blood and Iron" Speech --
Treaty of Prague --
Proclamation of the German Empire --
Mazzini's Instructions to Young Italy --
Victor Emmanuel Opens the Italian Parliament --
Garibaldi's Account of the Taking of Naples --
Austro-Italian Treaty on Venetia --
Papal Encyclical Protesting the Seizure of Rome --
Victor Emmanuel's Speech in Rome --
Tsar Alexander II's Emancipation of the Serfs --
Tsar Nicholas III Announces his Policy --
The October Manifesto --
Nicholas Dismisses the First Duma --
Proclamation Establishing a Provisional Government --
Proclamation of the October Revolution --
Austro-German Treaty of Alliance --
Franco-Russian Alliance --
Entente Cordiale --
Austrian Ultimatum to Serbia --
Wilson Proposes Declaration of War --
Treaty of Versailles --
Covenant of the League of Nations --
The Munich Agreement --
British Declaration of War --
Churchill's Speech after Dunkirk --
Hitler's Proclamation on Invading Russia --
The Atlantic Charter --
Truman Introduces the Atomic Age --
The United Nations Charter.

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103 selected documents illustrating the history of Western man, from the correspondence between Pliny and Trajan in A.D. 112, to the U.N. Charter in 1945.

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