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(This list is based on Proposed Course Description for Civilizations & Civilizations II)

Ancient Civilizations
Akhenaten The Hymn to Aten 
Bhagavad-Gita (Theosophical University Press Online Edition)
Code of Hammurabi -text and commentary from Ancient History Sourcebook at fordham.edu
Confucius Analects of Confucius (HTML at nothingistic.org).
Epic of Gilgamesh (ancienttexts.org)
Genesis: The Hebrew Creation Story (wsu.edu)
Hesiod Theogony (sacred-texts.com)
Hymns from the Rig Veda - the Hindu creation story (PDF sanskritweb.net)
Lao Tzu (Laozi) The Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching), (Sacred Books of the East, Vol 39) [1891] 
Nihongi: The Japanese Creation Story (sacred-texts.com)
Popul Vuh: A Mayan Creation Story (sacred-texts.com)
Siddhartha Gautama The Sermon at Benares from Chinese Cultural Studies: The Buddha:
     Sermons and Teachings (6th century B.C.E.) (HTML at acc6.its.brooklyn.cuny.edu)
Yoruban creation myths (HTML at thinkquest.org)
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Classical Era
Aristotle On Happiness (HTML at .pursuit-of-happiness.org)
Aristotle Nichomachean Ethics, (HTML at Internet Classics)
Aristotle Poetics (HTML at Internnet Classics)
Aristotle Politics, (HTML at Internet Classic)
Cicero,  Marcus Tullius  On the Laws, (HTMLat fordham.edu)
Cicero, Marcus Tullius De Officiis, (HTML at stoics.com)
Euripides Medea, (HTML at Internet Classics)
Homer The Iliad  (HTML at Perseus)
Horace The Works of Horace, (HTML at Perseus.tufts.edu)
Juvenal On the City of Rome, (HTML at wsu.ed)
Marcus Aurelius The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, (at Internet Classics)
Plato The Allegory of the Cave from The Republic  (text at faculty.washington.edu)
Plato The Apology, (HTML at Internet Classics)
Plato Crito, (Gutenberg text)
Plato Phaedo (HTML at Internet Classics)
Plato The Republic (based on the 1892 edition), (HTML with commentary at Internet Classics)
Plato Symposium, (HTML at Internet Classics)
Sima Qian Records of the Grand Historian: Qin Dynasty, "The First Emperor", (PDF at
isites.harvard.ed)
Sappho "Seizure" and "To Anaktoria" --Selected Works of Sappho (HTML at 4literature.net)
Sophocles Antigone (HTML at Internet Classics)
Sophocles Oedipus the King, (HTML at Internet Classics)
Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War, (HTMLat eserver.org)
Virgil The Aeneid.(HTML at classics.mit.edu) 
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The Middle Ages and Beyond
Aquinas,  Thomas, Saint  Summa Theologica (HTML at .sacred-texts.com)
Augustine of Hippo City of God Against The Pagans (HTML at wischik.com)
Augustine of Hippo Confessions (PDF at ccel.org)
Chaucer, Geoffrey The Canterbury Tales
Chretien de Troyes Lancelot, or, The Knight of the Cart (HTML at OMACL)
Dante Alighieri The Divine Comedy
Volume 1: Gutenberg text
Volume 2: Gutenberg text
Volume 3: Gutenberg text
Marie de France The Lay of the Nightingale 
The Bible (King James Version) (HTML at Bartleby.com)
The Qur'an, (HTML at sacred-texts.com)
"The Sermon On The Mount" Matthew 5-7  (HTML at newadvent.org)
The Song of Roland (HTML at OMACL.org)
St. Paul Epistle to the Romans (HTML at theopedia.com)
Táin Bó Cúalnge (The Cattle-Raid of Cooley) -the central epic of the Ulster cycle. (HTML at
sacred-texts.com)
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Renaissance and Its Cross Currents
Bijns, Anna Unyoked is Best! Happy the Woman without a Man   (an excerpt )
Christine de Pizan The Book of the City of Ladies, excerpt from the book. (HTML at hanoveredu) 
Luther, Martin The Table-Talk of Martin Luther (HTML at reformed.org)
Machiavelli, Niccolo The Prince  (HTML at http://oregonstate.edu)
Milton, John Paradise Lost  (HTML at luminarium.org)
Montaigne, Michel de Essays,(HTML at gutenberg.org)
Montaigne, Michel de  On Cannibals (1580)  (HTML at www.wsu.edu).
Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni  Oration on the Dignity of Man  (HTML at Santa Fe)
Sadi The Bustan  (HTML at fordham.edu)
Shakespeare, William The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Bartleby.com)
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World of Transformation and Tradition - 1650 to the Early 1800s
Austen, Jane  Pride and Prejudice (HTML at Bartleby) 
Austen, Jane  Sense and Sensibility (Gutenberg text)
Bolivar, Simon "The Jamaica Letter" (PDF at wikispaces.com)
Bolivar, Simon Declaration of the Rights of Man  (at yale.edu)
Descartes, René Meditations on First Philosophy  (oregonstate.edu) 
Hobbes, Thomas Leviathan (oregonstate.edu
Hume, David An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (HTML eserver.org)
Locke, John  An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (oregonstate.edu)
Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat, baron de The Spirit of Laws. (constitution.org) 
Napoleonic Code (napoleonseries.org/)
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques  The Social Contract (HTMLconstitution.or)
Shelley, Mary Frankenstein (HTML at literature.org) 
Smith, Adam Wealth of Nations (McMaster.ca)
U. S. Constitution (HTML at aw.cornell.edu)
Voltaire Candide (literature.org/)
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Nineteenth Century Modernization and Change
Cao Xueqin The Dream of the Red Chamber [Hong Lou Meng] (HTML gutenberg.org)
Chekhov, Anton The Seagull (HTML at Gutenberg text)
Chekhov, Anton Selected works and commentary (HTML at eldritchpress.org)
Chekhov, Anton The Three Sisters (HTML at eldritchpress.org)
Chekhov, Anton Uncle Vanya (HTML at upenn.edu)
Chekhov, Anton The Wife, and Other Stories (HTML adelaide.edu.au) 
Chekhov, Anton The Witch and Other Stories (HTML at upenn.edu)
Darwin, Charles On the Origin of Species (sixth edition) (HTML at talkorigins.org)
Darwin, Charles The Descent of Man (HTML at infidels.org)
Dostoevsky, Fyodor Selected works and commentary (HTML at kiosek.com)
Douglass, Frederick Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (HTML
at virginia.edu)
Freud, Sigmund Civilization and its Discontents . (HTML at www.primitivism.com)
Freud, Sigmund The Interpretation of Dreams (3rd edition), (HTML at Psych Web) 
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins  The Yellow Wallpaper  (HTML at Virginiaedu)
Ibsen, Henrik  A Doll's House  (Gutenberg tex)
Marx and Engels The Communist Manifesto (HTML anu.edu.au)
Mill, John Stuart  On Liberty (1859) (HTML bartleby.com)
Mill, John Stuart The Subjection of Women (HTML adelaide.edu.au)
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady  Declaration of Sentiments (1848)  (fordham.edu)
Tolstoy, Leo Anna Karenina, (HTML at Bartleby) 
Tolstoy, Leo The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories, (HTML Gutenberg tex
Turgenev, Ivan A Desperate Character and Other Stories, (HTML eldritchpress.org) 
Turgenev, Ivan Fathers and Children (HTML at Bartleby)
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Twentieth Century Global Society
Beauvoir, Simone de The Ethics of Ambiguity (HTML webster.edu )
Gandhi, Mahatma Hind Swarajya or Indian Home Rule (Online Book at www.mkgandhi.org)
Hemingway, Ernest Hills Like White Elephants, (Hypertext at vcu.edu)
Hughes, Langston Hughes Poetry  (allpoetry.com)
Huxley, Aldous Brave New World. (huxley.net)
Lenin What Is to Be Done? (HTML marxists.org)
Lu Xun New Year's Sacrifice  ( www.comp.nus.edu.sg)
Lu Hsun (Xun) Selected Stories of Lu Hsun  (www.coldbacon.com/writing)
Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Letter From Birmingham Jail. pril 16, 1963 (upenn.edu)
Speeche "I Have a Dream" (americanrhetoric.com)
Mao Tse-Tung (Mao Zedong) Selected Works of Mao Tse-tung (Mao Zedong) (HTML at
marx2mao.org)
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Speech, at the National Convention of the People's Party of the
Republic, in
Ankara between 15- 20 October, 1927. (at ataturk.turkiye.com)
Nelson Mandela I am Prepared to Die A statement in the Rivonia Trial Pretoria Supreme
Court, 20 April, 1964.
(HTML at anc.org.za)
Neruda, Pablo Pablo Neruda Poems (HTML at lone-star.net)
Nietzsche, Friedrich Thus Spake Zarathustra (text at eserver.org)
Owen, Wilfred Dulce et Decorum Est (englishverse.com)
Sartre, Jean-Paul Existentialism is a Humanism (1946) (www.marxists.org)
Twain, Mark Life on the Mississippi (HTML at unc.edu)
Twain, Mark Roughing It   (Virginia Library)
Tagore, Rabindranath Collection of Poems (HTML at indolink.com)
Tagore, Rabindranath The Hungry Stones and Other Stories  (Project Gutenberg Presents)
Woolf, Virginia Monday or Tuesday (TML at Celebration of Women Writers)
Woolf, Virginia Night and Day (HTML at gutenberg.org)
Woolf, Virginia The Voyage Out (Gutenberg text)

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