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HEB presents the first digitization of Columbia University Press’s renowned Records of Civilization. From its inception in 1915 the Records of Civilization has offered an essential series of primary sources in English translation with introductions and apparatus by leading scholars. While many of the series’ nearly 100 titles are now out of print, most have never been superseded. Three generations of students first read the most important texts of the Western, Ancient, Middle Eastern, Indian, Chinese and Japanese traditions either in the original CUP editions or in their reprints from W.W. Norton or Harper Torchbooks. The series includes works in history, literature, philosophy, political and religious thought, and related fields in the humanities.

Adam of Bremen and Tschan, Francis J.History of the Archbishops of Hamburg-Bremen1959
AmbroiseThe Crusade of Richard Lion-Heart1941
Bell, Clair HaydenPeasant Life in Old German Epics1968
Bewer, Julius A.The Literature of the Old Testament1933
Bodin, JeanMethod for the Easy Comprehension of History1945
Boniface, Saint, Archbishop of MainzThe Letters of Saint Boniface1976
Botsford, G. W.Hellenic Civilization1915
Bracciolini, PoggioTwo Renaissance Book Hunters: The Letters of Poggius Bracciolini to Nicolaus de Niccolis1974
Brant, SebastianThe Ship of Fools1944
Cassiodorus SenatorAn Introduction to Divine and Human Readings1969
Castellion, SebastienConcerning Heretics1935
Cato, Marcus PorciusCato, the Censor, On Farming1933
Chikamatsu, MonzaemonMajor Plays of Chikamatsu1961
Chretien, de TroyesLancelot, the Knight of the Cart1984
Cinnamus, JoannesDeeds of John and Manuel Comnenus1976
Copernicus, NicolausThree Copernican Treatises: The Commentariolus of Copernicus, the Letter against Werner, the Narratio Prima of Rheticus1939
David, Charles WendellDe expugnatione Lyxbonensi. The conquest of Lisbon1936
de Deuil, Abbot of Saint Denis OdoDe profectione Ludovici VII in orientem1948
Dubois, PierreThe Recovery of the Holy Land1956
Erasmus, DesidiriusThe Education of a Christian Prince1968
Ferguson, Mary AnneBibliography of English Translations from Medieval Sources, 1943- 19671974
Ferrante, Joan M.Guillaume d'Orange: Four Twelfth-Century Epics1991
Galbert of BrugesThe Murder of Charles the Good, Count of Flanders1967
Gregory VII, PopeThe Correspondence of Pope Gregory VII, Selected Letters from the Registrum1990
Gregory, Saint, Bishop of ToursHistory of the Franks1974
HakuinThe Zen Master Hakuin: Selected Writings1971
Haller, WilliamTracts on Liberty in the Puritan Revolution, 1638-1647, Vol. 11934
Haller, WilliamTracts on Liberty in the Puritan Revolution, 1638-1647, Vol. II1934
Haller, WilliamTracts on Liberty in the Puritan Revolution, 1638-1647, Vol. III1934
HelmoldThe Chronicle of the Slavs1935
Hugh, of Saint-VictorDidascalicon: A Medieval Guide to the Arts1991
Hurvitz, LeonScripture of the Lotus Blossom of the Fine Dharma1976
Ibn al-Nadim, Muhammad ibn IshaqThe Fihrist of al-Nadim: A Tenth-Century Survey of Muslim Culture1970
Ibn Zabara, Joseph ben MeirThe Book of Delight1932
John, of ParisOn Royal and Papal Power1974
Keene, DonaldThe Manyoshu: The Nippon Gakujutsu Shinkokai Translation of One Thousand Poems1965
Keene, DonaldTwenty Plays of the No Theatre1970
Kenney, James F.The Sources for the Early History of Ireland: An Introduction and Guide1929
KukaiKukai: Major Works1972
Larson, Laurence M.The Earliest Norwegian Laws, Being the Gulathing Law and the Frostathing Law1935
Liber pontificalisThe Book of the Popes1916
Liu, XieThe Literary Mind and the Carving of Dragons1959
Loomis, Louise Ropes and Mundy, John HineThe Council of Constance: The Unification of the Church1961
Lopez, Robert Sabatino and Raymond, Irving W.Medieval Trade in the Mediterranean World1964
Lunt, William E.Papal Revenues in the Middle Ages. Vol. 11934
Lunt, William E.Papal Revenues in the Middle Ages. Vol. 21934
Lurier, Harold E.Crusaders as Conquerors: The Chronicle of Morea1964
LuxoriusLuxorius, a Latin Poet Among the Vandals1961
Macrobius, Ambrosius Aurelius TheodosiusThe Saturnalia1969
Macrobius, Ambrosius Aurelius TheodosiusCommentary on the Dream of Scipio1990
MarsiliusThe Defender of Peace1956
Martianus CapellaMartianus Capella and the Seven Liberal Arts1971
Mas ud ibn Umar, Sad al-Din, al-TaftazaniA Commentary on the Creed of Islam1950
McCullough, Helen CraigThe Taiheiki: A Chronicle of Medieval Japan1959
McGinn, BernardVisions of the End: Apocalyptic Traditions in the Middle Ages1979
McNeill, John ThomasMedieval Handbooks of Penance1990
Mo Tzu, Hsun Tzu, and Han Fei TzuBasic Writings of Mo Tzu, Hsun Tzu, and Han Fei Tzu1964
Mommsen, Theodor ErnstImperial Lives and Letters of the Eleventh Century1962
Montgomery, James A.The History of Yaballaha III, Nestorian Patriarch, and of his Vicar, Bar Sauma, Mongol Ambassador to the Frankish Courts at the End of the Thirteenth Century1927
Orosius, PaulusThe Seven Books of History Against the Pagans1936
Otto I, Bishop of FreisingThe Two Cities: A Chronicle of Universal History to the Year 1146 A.D.1966
Otto I, Bishop of FreisingThe Deeds of Frederick Barbarossa1966
Pascal, BlaiseThe Physical Treatises of Pascal: The Equilibrium of Liquids and the Weight of the Mass of the Air1937
Petr z MladenovicJohn Hus at the Council of Constance1965-1966
Phillippe, of NovaraThe Wars of Frederick II against the Ibelins in Syria and Cyprus1936
Pseudo-CallisthenesThe Romance of Alexander the Great1969
Rigaldus, Odo, Abp. of RouenThe Register of Eudes of Rouen1964
Robert of ClariThe Conquest of Constantinople1969
Rositzke, Harry A.The Peterborough Chronicle1951
Salvian, of MarseillesOn the Government of God1930
Scott, Ernest FindlayThe Literature of the New Testament1932
Shinoda, MinoruThe Founding of the Kamakura Shogunate, 1180-11851960
Shotwell, James ThomsonThe See of Peter1927
Sima, QianRecords of the Grand Historian of China. Vol. 11971
Sima, QianRecords of the Grand Historian of China. Vol. 21961-1993
Sylvester II, PopeThe Letters of Gerbert, with his Papal Privileges as Sylvester II1961
Thorndike, LynnUniversity Records and Life in the Middle Ages1944
Tsunoda, RyusakuSources of the Japanese Tradition1958
Tyler, RoyallThe Miracles of the Kasuga Deity1990
von Zatzikhoven, UlrichLanzelet: A Romance of Lancelot2005
Usamah ibn MunqidhAn Arab-Syrian Gentleman and Warrior in the Period of the Crusades; Memoirs of Usamah ibn-Munqidh (Kitab al-I'ti-bar)2000
Venette, Jean Fillon, called deThe Chronicle of Jean de Venette1953
Vernadsky, GeorgeMedieval Russian Laws1965
Wakefield, Walter L.Heresies of the High Middle Ages: Selected Sources1991
Wang, YangmingInstructions for Practical Living, and Other Neo-Confucian Writing1963
William, of Tyre, Archbishop of TyreA History of Deeds Done beyond the Sea1943
Yunck, John A.Eneas: A Twelfth-Century French Romance1974
Zhu, XiReflections on Things at Hand: The Neo-Confucian Anthology1967
Zhuangzi.The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu1968
Zucker, A. E.The Redentin Easter Play1941