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Sources for Patterns of World History: Volume Two Since 1400

Second Edition

Compiled by Jonathan Perry

Publication Date - October 2014

ISBN: 9780199399734

160 pages
7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $29.99


Designed specifically to accompany Patterns of World History, 2e, Sources for Patterns of World History, 2e provides approximately 150 primary sources that extend and deepen the investigations raised in the text. Numberous bundling options with Patterns of World History, 2e are available.

New to this Edition

  • New edition: Jonathan S. Perry, University of South Florida.
  • Every source in the 2e is new.


  • Wide range of sources: textual, visual, historical, literary.
  • Sources provide firsthand, contemporary reactions to important events.
  • Each source is accompanied by a headnote and discussion questions.
  • Footnotes explicate words students may not have previously encountered.

About the Author(s)

Dr. Jonathan Scott Perry is an Associate Professor of History at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. Dr. Perry earned degrees at Ohio University (double B.A.s in History and Latin) and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (M.A. and Ph.D in History), and he has taught at a number of American and Canadian colleges, including Chapel Hill, Brevard College (N. Carolina), the University of Central Florida (Orlando), York University (Toronto), and USF-SM. He has published a series of articles on, among other topics, classical scholarship in Fascist Italy, Latin epigraphy (the study of inscriptions), sport terminology in the ancient world, and women and Greek athletics. His first book, The Roman Collegia: The Modern Evolution of an Ancient Concept (Leiden, the Netherlands: Brill Academic Publishers, 2006), traces the development of a Roman concept from 1843 through the 20th century and to the present, and it has been nominated for two national book prizes this year.

Table of Contents

    How to Read a Primary Source

    Chapter 15 The Rise of Empires in the Americas, 600-1550 CE
    15.1. The Temple of the Jaguars, Chichén Itzá, c. 850-1000 CE
    15.2. Skeletons in a Wari royal tomb site, El Castillo de Huarmey, Peru, c. 600-1000 CE
    15.3. Bernal Díaz, The Conquest of New Spain, c. 1568
    15.4. Pedro Cieza de León, on Incan roads, 1541-1547
    15.5. Garcilaso de la Vega, The Walls and Gates of Cuzco, 1609-1616

    Chapter 16 The Western European Overseas Expansion and Ottoman-Habsburg Struggle, 1450-1650
    16.1. Christopher Columbus, The Book of Prophecies, 1501-1502
    16.2. Thomas the Eparch and Joshua Diplovatatzes, The Fall of Constantinople, 1453
    16.3. Evliya Çelebi, A Procession of Artisans at Istanbul, c. 1638
    16.4. Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq, The Court of Suleiman the Magnificent, 1581
    16.5. Janissaries' Muskets, c. 1750-1800

    Chapter 17 The Renaissance, New Sciences, and Religious Wars in Europe, 1450-1750
    17.1. Examination of Lady Jane Grey, London, 1554
    17.2. Sebastian Castellio, Concerning Whether Heretics Should be Persecuted, 1554
    17.3. Duc de Saint-Simon, The Daily Habits of Louis XIV at Versailles, c. 1715
    17.4. Giorgio Vasari, The Life of Michelangelo Buonarotti, 1550
    17.5. Galileo Galilei, Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina de' Medici, 1615

    Chapter 18 New Patterns in New Worlds: Colonialism and Indigenous Responses in the Americas, 1500-1800
    18.1. Hernán Cortés, Second Letter from Mexico to Emperor Charles V, 1522
    18.2. Marina de San Miguel's Confessions before the Inquisition, Mexico City, 1598-1599
    18.3. Nahuatl Land Sale Documents, Mexico, c. 1610s
    18.4. The Jesuit Relations, French North America, 1649
    18.5. The Salem Witch Trials, British North America, 1692

    Chapter 19 African Kingdoms, the Atlantic Slave Trade, and the Origins of Black America, 1450-1800
    19.1. Abd al-Rahman al-Saadi, on the Scholars of Timbuktu, c. 1655
    19.2. Letter of Nzinga Mbemba (Afonso I) of Kongo to the King of Portugal, 1526
    19.3. Documents concerning the slave ship Sally, Rhode Island, 1765
    19.4. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, 1789
    19.5. Castas Paintings, Mexico, 18th century

    Chapter 20 The Mughal Empire: Muslim Rulers and Hindu Subjects, 1400-1750
    20.1. Babur, The Baburnama, c. 1528
    20.2. Muhammad Dara Shikuh, The Mingling of Two Oceans, c. 1650s
    20.3. Edicts of Aurangzeb, 1666-1679
    20.4. Muhammad Ghawth Gwaliori, The Five Jewels, c. 1526
    20.5. Calico textile, c. 1806

    Chapter 21 Regulating the "Inner" and "Outer" Domains: China and Japan, 1500-1800
    21.1. Treaty between Koxinga and the Dutch government, Formosa, 1662
    21.2. Matteo Ricci, China in the Sixteenth Century, c. 1600
    21.3. Emperor Qianlong's Imperial Edict to King George III, 1793
    21.4. Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Goban Taiheiki, 1710
    21.5. Honda Toshiaki, "Secret Plan for Managing the Country," 1798

    Chapter 22 Patterns of Nation-State Formation in the Atlantic World, 1750-1871
    22.1. Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, August 26, 1789
    22.2. Olympe de Gouges, The Declaration of the Rights of Woman, September 1791
    22.3. Voltaire, "Torture" from the Philosophical Dictionary, 1769
    22.4.Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France, 1790
    22.5. Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791

    Chapter 23 Creoles and Caudillos: Latin America in the Nineteenth Century, 1790-1917
    23.1. Memoirs of General Antonio López de Santa Anna, 1872
    23.2. Simón Bolívar, "The Jamaica Letter," September 6, 1815
    23.3. Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Travels in the United States in 1847, 1849
    23.4. Amulet containing passages from the Qur'an, worn by Muslim slaves who rioted in Bahia, Brazil, 1835
    23.5. Photograph of an enslaved Chinese "coolie", Peru, 1881

    Chapter 24 The Challenge of Modernity: East Asia, 1750-1910
    24.1. Lin Zexu's Letter to Queen Victoria of Great Britain, August 27, 1839
    24.2. Narrative of the British ship Nemesis during the First Opium War, 1845
    24.3. A Boxer Rebel and a British Family Killed during the Boxer Rebellion, 1900
    24.4. The Meiji Constitution of the Empire of Japan, 1889
    24.5. Natsume Soseki, Kokoro, 1914

    Chapter 25 Adaptation and Resistance: The Ottoman and Russian Empires, 1683-1908
    25.1. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Letters from the Levant, April 1, 1717
    25.2. Imperial Edict of the Rose Garden, November 3, 1839
    25.3. Writings of Bahá'u'lláh, c. 1880s
    25.4. Tsar Alexander II's Abolition of Serfdom, February 19, 1861
    25.5. Nikolai Chernyshevsky, What is to be Done?, 1863

    Chapter 26 Industrialization and Its Discontents, 1750-1914
    26.1. Charles Dickens, Hard Times, 1854
    26.2. The Death of William Huskisson, first casualty of a railroad accident, September 15, 1830
    26.3. Young Miners Testify to the Ashley Commission, 1842
    26.4. Karl Marx, "Wage Labour and Capital," 1847
    26.5. Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species, 1859

    Chapter 27 The New Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century, 1750-1914
    27.1. The Azamgarh Proclamation, in the Delhi Gazette, September 29, 1857
    27.2. Ismail ibn 'Abd al-Qadir, The Life of the Sudanese Mahdi, c. 1884
    27.3. Edward Wilmot Blyden, Liberian Independence Day Address, July 26, 1865
    27.4. Rudyard Kipling, "The White Man's Burden," 1899
    27.5. Mark Twain, "To the Person Sitting in Darkness," 1901

    Chapter 28 World Wars and Competing Visions of Modernity, 1900-1945
    28.1. ANZAC troops at Gallipoli in August 1915, 1941
    28.2. Vera Brittain, "Perhaps" and Testament of Youth, 1933
    28.3. Benito Mussolini and Giovanni Gentile, "Foundations and Doctrine of Fascism," 1932
    28.4. Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, 1925
    28.5. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Undelivered Address Planned for Jefferson Day, April 13, 1945

    Chapter 29 Reconstruction, Cold War, and Decolonization, 1945-1962
    29.1. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, December 10, 1948
    29.2. Winston Churchill, "The Iron Curtain Speech," March 5, 1946
    29.3. Letters on the Cuban Missile Crisis, between Fidel Castro and Nikita Khrushchev, October 28 and 30, 1962
    29.4. Ho Chi Minh, "The Path Which Led Me to Leninism," April 1960
    29.5. Indira Gandhi, "What Educated Women Can Do," November 23, 1974

    Chapter 30 The End of the Cold War, Western Social Transformation, and the Developing World, 1963-1991
    30.1. Mikhail Gorbachev, Perestroika: New Thinking for Our Country and the World, 1987
    30.2. Martin Luther King, Jr., "I Have a Dream," August 28, 1963
    30.3. Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex, 1949
    30.4. Coverage of the Tiananmen Square Protests, 1989
    30.5. Salvador Allende, "Last Words to the Nation," September 11, 1973

    Chapter 31 A Fragile Capitalist-Democratic World Order, 1991-2014
    31.1. Osama bin Laden, "Fatwa," August 23, 1996
    31.2. Vladimir Putin, Address to the Duma concerning the annexation of Crimea, March 19, 2014
    31.3. Mohammed Bouazizi triggers the Arab Spring, Tunisia, January 2011
    31.4. Arundhati Roy, "Capitalism: A Ghost Story," March 26, 2012
    31.5. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Copenhagen, 2009