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History: World

Some Sources for Historical Documents

Great Documents of the World : Milestones of Human Thought.  CB 5 .G7
Beginning with the Code of Hammurabi around 1700 BC, this volume presents documents throughout the course of history that altered, broadened, or intensified contemporary awareness at the time they came into being. Includes wonderful illustrations and facsimile reproductions.

The Magna Carta

A fourteenth century copy of the Magna Carta, signed in 1215.

A 14th century edition of the famous document of 1215, signed by King John of England, that dramatically altered the relationship between the monarch and the people.

(Magna Carta; Wikimedia Commons)

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