Re: What are the best pedagogical, most important, non-western primary sources to teach.

Thank you again for your replies on this thread. Kaveh Hemmat thank you for your suggestions. I will look into the ones that I don't know as well as I should.

Although I strongly disagree with Jonathan Burack that these 50 would make an appropriate list for world history - without many other documents as some have listed, such as the Muqaddimah. I actually have no problem having these documents as long as they are part of a longer list.

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