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A Guide to World History

Required Texts

If you would rather not to buy the required texts, there are free ways to access them. If WUSTL Libraries do not have a copy, you may be able to borrow one through MOBIUS. If MOBIUS does not have a copy, you may be able to borrow one through one of the local, public library systems (St. Louis Public Library - SLPL or the Municipal Library Consortium of participating St. Louis County municipalities - MLC). 

Homer, The Iliad, trans. Robert Fagles - WUSTL (1990) * MOBIUS (1998 and another 1998) or (1990 or another 1990; their are dozens of copies of the 2nd entry) * SLPL 1990 or 1998 * MLC

Homer, The Odyssey, trans. Emily Wilson (2018) - WUSTL * MOBIUS * SLPL * SLCL * MLC  

Plato, The Last Days of Socrates, trans. Christopher Rowe (2011) - WUSTL * MLC (eBook)

Suetonius, The Twelve Caesars, trans. Robert Graves, Rev. Ed. (2007) - WUSTL 1980 2003 * MOBIUS 1979 1979 1982 1989 2003 2007 * MLC * SLPL (2003 ed.)

Virgil, Aeneid, trans. Robert Fagles (2010) - WUSTL 2010 2006 * MOBIUS 2010 2008 2006 or CD Audiobook 

Augustine of Hippo, Confessions, trans. Henry Chadwick (2009) - WUSTL 2008 1991 * MOBIUS 2008 1998 1992 1991 1986 (greatest # of copies) or  CD Audiobook 

Beowulf: A New Verse Translation, trans. Seamus Heaney (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999) WUSTL 2019 2002 1999 eBook * MOBIUS 2019 2015 pbk 2002 2001 2000 (greatest # of copies) SLPL 2000 Large Print CD or streaming audiobook

The First Crusade: The Chronicle of Fulcher of Chartres and Other Source Materials, ed. Edward Peters (1998) - WUSTL 1998 1971 MOBIUS 1998 1971 (greatest number of copies) 

Peter Abelard, The Letters of Abelard and Heloise, trans. Betty Radice, Rev. Ed. (2004) - WUSTL 1974 2003 * MOBIUS 1974 2003 2003  

The Portable Dante, trans. Mark Musa (2003) - WUSTL 1995 2003 * MOBIUS 19952003 

Christine de Pisan, The Book of the City of Ladies, trans. Rosalind Brown-Grant (2000) - WUSTL * MOBIUS * SLPL 

Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, trans. George Bull (2005) - WUSTL 1961 * MOBIUS 2006 2005 2003 1999 1995 1981 1970 1968 1961 
Simon Price and Peter Thoneman, The Birth of Classical Europe (2011) - WUSTL * MOBIUS hardback paperback * SLPL * SLCL * MLC downloadable audiobook  
Peter Brown, The Rise of Western Christendom, 2nd Ed (2013) - WUSTL 1st ed. * MOBIUS 2nd ed. 10th anniv. rev. ed.  SLPL 2nd ed
William Chester Jordan, Europe in the High Middle Ages (2001) - WUSTL * MOBIUS * SLPL * SLCL * MLC