HST 102

The History of Western Civilisation 1000-1789

Final Study Guide

Posted By Administrator on March 13, 2011

As promised here is a study guide for the final. The general instructions are the same as the midterm study guide (the format of the final exam is the same, etc.) but the examples and list of themes are new.

Monday Feb 28th

Posted By Administrator on March 1, 2011

Remember, there is no class today.

See you all on Wednesday. (Make sure to have a look at the handout from the previous post before then.)

Week 10

Posted By Administrator on March 1, 2011

Required:

Chapter 18 (The Age of Enlightenment)

Immanuel Kant: What is Enlightenment?, 1784

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/kant-whatis.html

The First English Coffee-Houses, c. 1670-1675

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1670coffee.html

Salon Life

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/18salons.html

Montesquieu: The Persian Letters, No. 13, 1721

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/montesq-pers13.html

Voltaire: Patrie, in The Philosophical Dictionary, 1752

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1752voltaire.html

Daniel Defoe: (On) The Education Of Women, 1719

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1719defoe-women.html

Recommended:

Condorcet: The Future Progress of the Human Mind

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/condorcet-progress.html

David Hume: Of the Dignity or Meanness of Human Nature

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/hume-dignity.html

David Hume: On Miracles

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/hume-miracles.html

Montesquieu: The Spirit of the Laws, 1748

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/montesquieu-spirit.html

Gotthold Ephriam Lessing (1729-1781): The Education of The Human Race, 1778

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1778lessing-education.html

Thomas Paine: Of the Religion of Deism Compared with the Christian Religion

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/paine-deism.html

Jean Jacques Rousseau: A Dissertation On the Origin and Foundation of the Inequality of Mankind, 1755

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/rousseau-inequality1-2.html

Scientific Revolution Preview

Posted By Administrator on February 26, 2011

Here is a .pdf of the short preview from Wednesday of some of the issues we will encounter next week with the Scientific Revolution.

And here is the promised handout with some fundamental issues to think about when doing your reading next week and while you listen to next week’s lecture.

Have a good weekend.

Week 9

Posted By Administrator on February 24, 2011

Required:

Chapter 17 (The Scientific Revolution)

Galileo Galilei: Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina of Tuscany, 1615

(Excerpt – up to “…nor is God any less excellently revealed in Nature’s actions than in the sacred statements of the bible. But feel free to read the whole thing.)

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/galileo-tuscany.html

The Crime of Galileo: Indictment and Abjuration of 1633

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1630galileo.html

Francis Bacon: from First Book of Aphorisms

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/bacon-aphor.html

Isaac Newton: The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy (Excerpts)

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/newton-princ.html

Voltaire (1694-1778): Letters on Newton – from the Letters on the English or Lettres Philosophiques, c. 1778 – First Letter (Letter XIV On Descartes and Sir Isaac Newton)

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1778voltaire-newton.html

Recommended:

Nicolas Copernicus: From the Revolutions of the Heavenly Bodies, 1543

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1543copernicus2.html

Robert Bellarmine: Letter on Galileo’s Theories, 1615

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1615bellarmine-letter.html

Index librorum prohibitorum, 1557-1966 [Index of Prohibited Books]

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/indexlibrorum.html

Voltaire (1694-1778): On Francis Bacon – from Letters on the English or Lettres Philosophiques, c. 1778

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1778voltaire-bacon.html

Joseph Priestley: The Discovery of Oxygen

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1776priestley.html

Benjamin Franklin: Experiments with Balloons, 1783

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/franklin-science.html

Week 8

Posted By Administrator on February 21, 2011

Required:

Chapter 16 (The Rise of Sovereignty)

Niccolo Machiavelli: The Prince [Excerpts], 1513

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/prince-excerp.html

James I: True Law of Free Monarchies

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/james1-trew2.html

Commonwealth Instrument of Government, 1653

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1653intrumentgovt.html

Duc de Saint-Simon: The Court of Louis XIV

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/17stsimon.html

Recommended:

Niccolo Machiavelli: The Prince (Full Text)

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/basis/machiavelli-prince.html

Jean Domat (1625-1696): On Social Order and Absolute Monarchy

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1687domat.html

Revocation of the Edict of nantes, October 22, 1685

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1685revocation.html

Social Conditions in 17th Century France

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/17france-soc.html

Week 7

Posted By Administrator on February 14, 2011

Required:

Chapter 15 (European Expansion)

Witchcraft Documents [15th Century]

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/witches1.html

Columbus’ Letter to the King and Queen of Spain, 1494

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/columbus2.html

Amerigo Vespucci (1452-1512): Account of His First Voyage, 1497

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1497vespucci-america.html

Recommended:

Tales of the Devil

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/tales-devil.html

Vasco Da Gama: Round Africa to India, 1497-1498

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1497degama.html

Ferdinand Magellan’s Voyage Round the World, 1519-1522

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1519magellan.html

Week 6

Posted By Administrator on February 10, 2011

Required:

Chapter 14 (The Reformation)

Fourth Lateran Council: Canon 3 on Heresy, 1215

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/lat4-c3.html

John Wyclif: On the Sacrament of Communion

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/wyclif-euch.html

Martin Luther: 95 Theses

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/luther95.txt

Martin Luther: The Freedom of a Christian (Extracts)

http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/REFORM/FREEDOM.HTM

Recommended:

Bernard Gui on the Albigensians

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/gui-cathars.html

The Great Schism: Manifesto of the Revolting Cardinals, Aug 5, 1378

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/grtschism1.html

The Grest Schism: University of Paris and the Schism, 1393

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/grtschism2.html

Pope Gregory XI: The Condemnation of Wycliffe, 1382 and Wycliffe’s Reply, 1384

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/1382wycliffe.html

Martin Luther: The Freedom of a Christian (Full Text)

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/luther-freedomchristian.html

Midterm Study Guide

Posted By Administrator on February 4, 2011

Here is a quick study guide for the midterm.

Good luck!

Week 5

Posted By Administrator on January 31, 2011

Required:

Chapter 13 (The Renaissance)

Robert de Courçon: Statutes for the University of Paris, 1215

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/courcon1.html

Roger Bacon: Despair over Thirteenth Century Learning

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/bacon1.html

Francesco Petrarch: On the Nature of Poetry

http://history.hanover.edu/texts/petrarch/pet13.html

Giorgio Vasari: Life of Leonardo da Vinci, 1550

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/vasari1.html

The Book of The Courtier

http://web.archive.org/web/20001216150100/http://www.humanities.ccny.cuny.edu/history/reader/courtier.htm

Recommended:

Medieval Students’ Songs

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/medievalstudentsongs.html

Roger Bacon: On Experimental Science, 1268

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/bacon2.html

Francesco Petrarch: To Posterity

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/petrarch1.html

Petrarch Disclaims All Jealousy of Dante To Boccaccio

http://history.hanover.edu/texts/petrarch/pet05.html

Lorenzo De Medici: Paternal Advice to a Cardinal (c. 1491)

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/lorenzomed1.html