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.
9Analects – Confucius
Also known as ‘The Analects’ or ‘The Analects of Confucius’, this book is a collection of sayings and ideas attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius and his contemporaries. Presumably written during the Warring States Period, this book has been among the most widely read and studied books in Chine for the past 2,000 years, a book that continues to have a substantial influence on Chinese values to this day.