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i need a world history and civilization encyclopedia or book set (this includes societies, belief systems, civilizations, politics etc right from the start all the way to contemporary society). Please recommend me a website where i can purchase it.

 

;) thank you manyyyyy!

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i need a world history and civilization encyclopedia or book set (this includes societies, belief systems, civilizations, politics etc right from the start all the way to contemporary society). Please recommend me a website where i can purchase it.

 

;) thank you manyyyyy!

 

Did you really mean a book - one book? Or a library? The best I can offer is a massive tome that I used for American students decades ago. I taught one section of a course in World Literature (that's not specifically philosophy, history, civilization etc, but you can't avoid being interdisciplinary, can you?).

 

Anyway, the it's called The Humanist Tradition in World Literature published by Merrill, and begins with Gilgamesh, takes you through the Bible, Homer, Heroditus, Philoctetes,Thucidides, Aristophanes, Plato, Cicero, Ovid,Virgil, St Augustine, all the way to Dante. All in one volume too! It should do for a start.

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