Knowledge has always stood at the foundation of all civilisations throughout history. While literature isn’t always about raw knowledge, some books have managed to shake the very core of civilization by virtue of their powerful message and the wisdom they held within their pages. There is no denying the fact that books have made an impact on our very culture and society throughout the ages, which is why we would do best to always remember the power of the written word.
We will now take a look at ten of the most influential books throughout history, books that changed the world in one way or another based on the knowledge they bestowed upon the readers. While the list itself can definitely be argued, the sheer value and importance of each book on it are undeniable. Let us then remind ourselves what are the ten books that changed the world the most.
10Republic – Plato
The Republic is a Socratic dialogue written by the great philosopher Plato at some point in 380 BC. It concerns the definition of justice, the order and character of the city-state, and the just man. It is perhaps for this reason that ancient readers would sometimes refer to the book as ‘On Justice’ as an alternative title. Overall, it is considered to be Plato’s best work, a piece of literature that has proven to be one of the world’s most influential works of philosophy and political theory.