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Influential Books
Class

Books that Changed the World[edit]

Religious[edit]

  • Qur'an
    The sacred text of the second largest religion: Islam
  • Vedas (Śruti)
    The sacred text of the third largest religion: Hinduism

Scientific[edit]

Political[edit]

  • Magna Carta
    Magna Carta was the most significant early influence on the long historical process that led to the rule of constitutional law today. Magna Carta influenced many common law documents, such as the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights, and is considered one of the most important legal documents in the history of democracy.
  • Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
    Laid out the Communist League's purposes and program. It also suggested a course of action for a proletarian (working class) revolution to overthrow the bourgeoisie (ruling upper class) and to eventually bring about a classless society.

Philosophical[edit]

Literary[edit]