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What books do you think have had a major impact on the world?

First Pass

religious texts:

ideas and movements:

how we live

Some other lists: Sex, maths and a spinning machine: the 12 British books that changed the world, OutsideOnline's Ten Books that Changed Our World, Books That Changed the World, by American Women, Amazon's 16 Books That Changed the World


Before King James' Bible I would add the first translation into greek and the cannonical latin version. Luther's translantion into German too.--Rataube 19:58, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

Instead of King James' Bible, it could say the Christian Bible, Gutenberg or one of the others you mention. Maybe it's the "set"?
-- CocoaZen 19:34, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Aristotle's Poetics? It had a great influence on literary criticism and production. But on how we live?--Rataube 05:55, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Maybe that's not titled correctly. I think that Poetics and the influence it has had on authors (including playwrights and other story tellers) has affected literature and the stories that influence our lives. Certainly all the works listed here are up for debate. I was hoping this page might start some of this debate.
-- CocoaZen 19:34, 22 April 2007 (UTC)