Primary Sources – Historical


The Education of Henry Adams: An Autobiography – (Buy on Amazon)

World History: Patterns of Interaction by Beck, et al. – (Buy on Amazon)

Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation by Robert Chambers – (Buy on Amazon)

History of the Conflict Between Religion and Science by John William Draper – (Buy on Amazon)

Selected Essays of T.S. Eliot – (Buy on Amazon)

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank – (Buy on Amazon)

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Volume I by Edward Gibbon – (Buy on Amazon)

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Volume II by Edward Gibbon

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Volume III by Edward Gibbon

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Volume IV by Edward Gibbon

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Volume V by Edward Gibbon

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Volume VI by Edward Gibbon

A Little History of the World by E.H. Gombrich – (Buy on Amazon)

A History of the World: From the 20th to the 21st Century by J.A.S. Grenville – (Buy on Amazon)

The Histories of Herodotus – (Buy on Amazon)

A History of Christianity by Paul Johnson – (Buy on Amazon)

I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King Jr. – (Buy on Amazon)

Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers by Diogenes Laërtius – (Buy on Amazon)

The History of Rome by Titus Livius – (Buy on Amazon)

An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus – (Buy on Amazon)

The Life and Times of Martin Luther by W. Carlos Martyn – (Buy on Amazon)

A Comprehensive Outline of World History by J.E. Maxfield – (Buy on Amazon)

Atlas of World History ed. P.K. O’Brien – (Buy on Amazon)

Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty – (Buy on Amazon)

The History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell – (Buy on Amazon)

The Decline of the West by Oswald Spengler – (Buy on Amazon)

The Annals of Tacitus – (Buy on Amazon)

Religion and the Rise of Capitalism by R.H. Tawney – (Buy on Amazon)

The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides – (Buy on Amazon)

The Annals of the World by James Ussher – (Buy on Amazon)

A Short History of the World by H.G. Wells – (Buy on Amazon)

A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom: Vol I by Andrew Dickson White – (Buy on Amazon)

A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom: Vol II by Andrew Dickson White

The Autobiography of Malcolm X – (Buy on Amazon)


IMPORTANT HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS

Magna Carta Libertatum (Great Charter of Liberties)

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Code of Hammurabi

List of National Constitutions


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