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University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 8

Nineteenth-Century Europe: Liberalism and its Critics

John W. Boyer and Julius Kirshner, General Editors
The University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization (nine volumes) makes available to students and teachers a unique selection of primary documents, many in new translations. These readings, prepared for the highly praised Western civilization sequence at the University of Chicago, were chosen by an outstanding group of scholars whose experience teaching that course spans almost four decades. Each volume includes rarely anthologized selections as well as standard, more familiar texts; a bibliography of recommended parallel readings; and introductions providing background for the selections. Beginning with Periclean Athens and concluding with twentieth-century Europe, these source materials enable teachers and students to explore a variety of critical approaches to important events and themes in Western history.

Individual volumes provide essential background reading for courses covering specific eras and periods. The complete nine-volume series is ideal for general courses in history and Western civilization sequences.

The table of contents for all nine volumes in the RWC series.

586 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1987

Readings in Western Civilization

History: European History

Table of Contents

Series Editor Foreword
General Introduction

Early Liberal Thought and Practice
1. Jeremy Bentham, Principles of Legislation
2. Jeremy Bentham, Panopticon Papers
3. T. B. Macaulay, Speech on Parliamentary Reform (2 March 1831)
4. W. J. Fox, Speech before the Anti-Corn Law League (28 September 1843)
5. 1846-47 Factory Legislation Debates
6. Samuel Smiles, William Fairbairn
7. Two Articles from The Economist (1851)
8. Thomas Gisborne, Enquiry into the Duties of the Female Sex
9. J. S. Mill and Harriet Taylor, Essays on Marriage and Divorce
10. Victor Cousin, Speech on the Proposal to Reorganize the Medical Professsion (4 June 1847)
11. G. W. F. Hegel, on the Family, Civil Society, and the State
12. Documents on the Status of German Jewry and the Debate over Jewish Emancipation

The Social Question, Utopian Visions, and the Upheaval at Midcentury

13. Charles Fourier, on the Phalanstery
14. The Trial of the Saint Simonians in the Court of Assizes of Paris (27-28 August 1832)
15. Flora Tristan, The Workers’ Union (1843)
16. Agricol Perdiguir, Memoirs of a Compagnon
17. 1848 in France
18. Alexis de Tocqueville, Recollections
19. Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte
20. Louis Napoleon, Speech to the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce (1852)
21. Heinrich von Gagern, Speech to the Frankfurt National Assembly on German Unity (26 October 1848)
22. Macaulay on Jefferson in the 1850’s: A Letter to H. S. Randall
23. Giudeppe Mazzini, Duties to Country

Religion and Liberal Culture

24. Friedrich Schleiermacher, On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers
25. William Wilberforce, A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of the Professed Christians in the Higher and Middle Classes, Contrasted with Real Christianity
26. James Stephen, "The Clapham Sect"
27. Ludwig Feuerbach, The Essence of Christianity
28. Ernest Renan, The Life of Jesus
29. Ernest Renan, The Intellectual and Moral Reform of France (1871)
30. The Politics of French Anticlericalism: Speeches by Jules Ferry, Léon Gambetta, and Paul Bert
31. French Schoolteachers’ Testimonies from the Early Third Republic
32. Edmund Gosse, Father and Son
33. Leo XIII, Rerum Novarum
34. Thomas Mann, Buddenbrooks
35. Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science

Consitutionalism, Authoritarianism, and Nationalism in Germany

36. Otto von Bismarck, Speech on the Constitution of the North German Confederation (11 March 1867)
37. Otto von Bismarck, Speech on the Law for the Workmen’s Compensation (15 March 1884)
38. Eduard Lasker et. al., Founding Statement of the National Liberty Party (June 1867)
39. Hermann von Mallinckrodt, Programmatic Statement for the Prussian Zentrum (May 1862)
40. Hellmut von Gerlach, A Junker Paradise
41. Max Weber, The National State and Economic Policy
42. Heinrich von Treitschke, In Memory of the Great War

Mass Politics at the Turn of the Century

43. Marx and Engels, Four Letter on the Materialist Interpretation of History
44. Maurice Barrès, The Nancy Program
45. Theodor Herzl, The Jewish State
46. Jean Jaurès, Idealism in History
47. Eduard Bernstein, Evolutionary Socialism
48. Rosa Luxemburg, Mass Strike, Party, and Trade Unions
49. Clara Zetkin, On a Bourgeois Feminist Petition (1895)
50. Rudyard Kipling, The White Man’s Burden (1899)
51. The Earl of Cromer, Modern Egypt
52. Joseph Chamberlain, Preference, the True Imperial Policy (1 February 1905)

Index of Names

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