Crowdsourced History Reading — TA’s List No. 9: Primary Sources

This is largely a recap; most of these have already appeared on one or several other lists.  So instead of cross-referencing, this time I’m just going to put the new entries in bold.

(Note: These are primary sources other than first hand accounts.)

* Cicero: An Attack on an Enemy of Freedom (Philippicae)
* Suetonius: Lives of the Twelve Caesars
* Various Authors: Woman Defamed and Woman Defended: An Anthology of Medieval Texts
* Christine de Pizan: La Cité des Dames (The City of the Ladies) / Le débat sur le roman de la rose (The Debate on the Romance of the Rose) / Le ditié de Jéhanne d’Arc
* Moderata Fonte: The Worth of Women
* Martin Luther: Basic Theological Writings
* Elizabeth Tudor, Leah Marcus (ed.): Collected Works
* Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: La Respuesta (The Answer)
* John Stuart Mill: On Liberty
* Montesquieu: L’esprit des lois
* French Constitution of 1791 and Premiers articles de la constitution (1789)
* Déclaration des droits de l’homme et du citoyen (France, 1789)
* Thomas Paine: The Rights of Man and Common Sense
* Declaration of Independence (U.S.A., 1776)
* Constitution of the United States (1788)
* Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay: The Federalist Papers
* George Washington: Farewell Address
* Abraham Lincoln: Gettisburg Adress
* Émile Zola: J’accuse
* Mary Wollstonecraft: A Vindication of the Rights of Women
* Virginia Woolf: A Room of One’s Own
* Dorothy L. Sayers: Are Women Human?
* Thomas Mann: Deutsche Hörer! Radiosendungen nach Deutschland aus den Jahren 1940-1945 (Listen, Germany! — Letters to German listeners broadcast on BBC in 1940-1945)
* Charter of the United Nations
* Statute of the International Court of Justice
* Universal Declaration of Human Rights
* Grundgesetz für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland (1949) (German Constitution)
* Martin Luther King Jr.: Letter from Birmingham Jail / A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
* Simon Sebag Montefiore (ed.): Speeches That Changed the World

 

 

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