WORLD CIVILIZATION 101 READER:
IMAGES AND TEXTS OF THE PAST

Compiled and edited by George Ouwendijk and Bill Rednour

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

TOPICAL LISTING
--Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Ancient Near East

The Banquet of Ashurnasirpal II
Epic of Gilgamesh
The Book of Exodus
The Book of Genesis
Hammurabi's Laws

The Hymn to Aton
The Enuma Elish
Herodotous on Embalming
Instruction Letter to Egyptian Scribes
Mesopotamian Revolt

----Mesopotamian, Egyptian and Near Eastern Images

Bronze Mask
Egyptian Official
Funeral of Aafenmut
Seated Gudea
Assyrian Bureaucrats
Tut's Box
Ancient Writing: Cunieform
Ancient Writing: An Almanac
Ancient Writing: Ashurbanipal
Egyptian Monument
Egyptian Hieroglyphs
Egyptian Scribe
Kenamum
Osiris
Narmer
Example of Ancient Writing
Egyptian Couple
Bull Idol
Bull with Cup
Egyptian Book of the Dead
Harappan Seals
Helmet
Pharaoh and Anubis
Rosetta Stone
Stele of Hammurabi (Top)
Temple of Luxor
Winged Lion

Darius III's Army
Gate of Xeres
Zoroaster

Classical Rulers

--Greece, the Hellenistic World and Rome

Hippocratic Oath
Hippocrates, The Sacred Disease

Iliad
Infancy Gospel of Thomas
Nicene Creed
Plutarch on Romulus
Plato: Timaeus

Plato: The Republic - Allegory of the Cave
Twelve Tables
Virgil's Aeneid, Book 1

Pericles Funeral Oration
Lycurgan Reforms
Augustus: Deified
Strabo
Marcus Aurelius on Stoicism
Zoroastrian Creed

 

----Greek, Hellenistic and Roman Images

Brutus
Centaurs
Dead Roman Soldier
Discus Thrower

Ivory of Christ Resurrected and the Ascension
Roman Parade
Pantheon
Rosetta Stone
Temple of Poseidon
Emperor Valentinian I

Roman Tetrarchs
Master Mason: Tools
Blacksmith Shop
Ploughing Fields
Homer
Ruins of Troy
Odyessus and the Sirens
Map of Homer's World
Temple Healing
Epona: Goddess of Horses
Drinking Contest
SPQR
Roman Coins
Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius in Triumph
Classical Rulers
Sasanian King
Roman Anubis
Roman Horses
Emperor Justinian
Theodora
Mosaic from the Hagia Sophia

--South Asian Cultures

Hinduism and Kingship
Description of Feminine Beauty
The Arthasastra
Buddha's Four Noble Truths
Jainism and Creation
The Laws of Manu
Vikrama's adventures describing Sati
European View of Sati

 

----South Asian Images

Dancing Shiva
Harappan Seals
Indian Couple
Ganesha
Vishnu
Ashoka's Pillar
Bodhisattva
Leaf from a Buddhist Sutra
Bronze Buddha
Buddhist Mural
City of Benares
Seated Bodhisattva
SouthEast Asian Bodhisattva
Temptation of Buddha
Buddhist Figure in European Pose
Vajrabhairava Mandala

--East Asian Cultures

Ben Zhao, The Problem of Woman
Chinese Footbinding
Chuang Tzu: Selections
Confucius: The Analects
Legalism
Mandate of Heaven
Marco Polo on Chinese Women
Romance of the Western Chamber
Suntzu
Tao Te Ching
Yin and Yang
Japanese Constitution
Way of the Samuari


----East Asian Images

Chinese Soldiers
Chinese Family on Horseback
Shang Oracle Bone
Chinese Official
Japanese Woman
Emperor Taizong
Mirror
Scholar
Jade Charm
Ox Cart
Bureaucrats
Animal Print on Silk
Finches and Bamboo
Pine on Mount Huang
Japanese Katana
Samurai Helmet
Prince Shotoku
Chinese Mandala

--Silk Road Cultures

--Silk Roads Images

Cameo
Trade Map
Court of Bajazet
Indo-Scythian Attire
Indo-Scythian Helmet

--Islamic Cultures

--Islamic Cultures Images

Arabic Coin
Mihrab
Islamic World Map
Arabic Coin with Script
Ceiling at Cordoba
Spanish Muslim Banner
Bowl

--African Cultures

Al-Bakri's Description of Ghana
Glimpses of Ghana
Ibn Battuta on Malian Women
The Periplus
Leo Africanus: Borno

 

--African Cultures Images

Map of Trade Routes
Stele of Axum
Timbuktu
Medieval Map: Africa

--American Cultures

Inca Creation Myth
Hernan Cortez on Moctezuma

 

--American Cultures Images

Aztec Stone Calendar
Aztec Serpent
Aztec Tribute
Aztec Farmers
Mayan Glyph
Another Mayan Glyph
Machu Pichu
Incan Quipu

--Medieval and Renaissance Europe

Aquinas on War
The Book of the Courtier
The Elder Edda
Song of Roland

Unam Sanctam
Views on Women
Jean Froissart: Coronation of the King
The Ecstacy of Catherine of Siena
Letter of Laura Certa

----Medieval and Renaissance Europe Images

Celebration of Mass
Ely Cathedral
Jousting
Medieval Monks
Salisbury Cathedral
Transept of Wells Cathedral
Chain Mail
Viking World Serpent
Joan of Arc
Cannons of Charles VIII
Bayeaux Tapestry
Medieval Armor
Medieval Mason
Standing Shield
Horseman's Tage
Medieval Knight
Spanish Jews
De Materia Medica
Reconquista
Dante's View of the Cosmos
Hereford Map of the World
Illustrated Manuscript: The Bible
Vellum
St James the Slayer
Raphael's Madonna

--Medieval Asia

Marco Polo on Chinese Women
The Bustle of Hang Chou

----Medieval Asia Images

Mongol Emperor
Stirrups


--World Religions

Hinduism and Jainism

Hinduism and Kingship
Jainism and Creation
Krishna's Dilemma
The Laws of Manu

Images

Dancing Shiva

Buddhism


Buddha's Four Noble Truths

World Civ Buddha Project --> Images of the Buddha
Monks Chanting (Audio)

 

Confucianism and Daoism

Confucius: The Analects
Tao Te Ching

Judaism

The Book of Genesis
The Book of Exodus

Images

Coin: With the Temple of Jerusalem

Christianity

Aquinas on War
Early Christian Magic
Gospel of Thomas
Dante: Purgatorio
Dante: Paradiso
Infancy Gospel of Thomas
Nicene Creed

Images

The Annunciation by Botticelli
Adam and Eve: A Wall Painting
Expulsion from Eden
Transfiguration of Christ
Christ as Good Shepherd
Christ Reading and His Flock: A Mural
Christ as Helios
Reliquary
Christ and Apostles: A Mural
Euchristric Plate

 

Islam

Islamic View of Christian Pirates
The Koran, "On Women"
Medieval Isalmic Piety
The Jihad
The Koran: On Trade
Hadith: On Trade

Images


Arabic Coin
Kurfic Script
Jonah and the Whale

ALPHABETICAL LISTING (partial): Texts

Al-Bakri's Description of Ghana
Aquinas on War
Arabic Coin
The Banquet of Ashurnasirpal
Ben Zhao "The Problem of Woman"
The Book of the Courtier

Buddha's Four Noble Truths
Catherine of Sienna
Chinese Footbinding
Chuang Tzu: Selections
Confucius: The Analects
Dandin, "The Tale of 10 Princes," The Ideal Woman

Dante: Purgatorio
Dante: Paradiso
The Elder Edda
Epic of Gilgamesh

The Book of Exodus
Froissart on the Coronation of King Charles
The Book of Genesis
Glimpse of Ghana
Hammurabi's Laws

Hernan Cortez on Moctezuma
Herodotus on Embalming
Hinduism and Kingship
Hippocratic Oath
Hippocrates; The Sacred Disease

Ibn Battuta on Malian Women
Iliad
Infancy Gospel of Thomas
Inca Creation Myth
Instruction Letter to Egyptian Scribes
Islamic View of Christian Pirates
Jainism and Creation
The Koran, On Women

Krishna's Dilemma
The Laws of Manu
Legalism
Letter of Laura Certa
Luther; A Mighty Fortress is our God
Luther's Ninety-FiveTheses

Mandate of Heaven
Marco Polo on Chinese Women
Medieval Isalmic Piety
Mesopotamian Revolt<
Nicene Creed<
Pascal, Pensees, 198,199
Plato: The Republic - Allegory of the Cave

Plato: Timaeus
Plutarch on Romulus<
Romance of the Western Chamber
The Smalcald Articles

Song of Roland
Suntzu
Tao Te Ching selections
The Treaty of Westphalia

Twelve Tables
Unam Sanctam
Vikrama's Adventures: Describing Sati
Virgil's Aeneid, Book 1

Way of the Samuari


ALPHABETICAL LISTING (partial): Images

The Annunciation by Botticelli
Bronze Mask
Brutus
Celebration of Mass
Centaurs

Chinese Family on Horseback
Chinese Soldiers
Dancing Shiva
Dead Soldier
Discus Thrower
Egyptian Official
Ely Cathedral

Emperor Valentinian III
Funeral of Aafenmut
Harappan Seals
Helmet

Ivory of Christ Resurrected and the Ascension
Jousting
Medieval Monks
Pantheon
Pharoh and Anubis
Roman Parade

Roman Tetrarchs
Rosetta Stone
Salisbury Cathedral
Stele of Hammurabi (Top)
Temple of Luxor
Temple of Poseidon
Transept of Wells Cathedral
Winged Lion
Zoroaster



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