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Book of Lists
  1. Book of Lists


by Ben Huot

4/19/18

Table of Content

Book of Lists 1

1 License 25

2 Introduction 26

3 Recommended (Print) Books Short List 28

3.1 Directions for Finding Books 28

3.2 Criteria for Inclusion 28

3.3 Order of Reading for the Most Fundamental Texts (55) 29

3.3.1 Background Information (18) 29

3.3.1.1 Modern Europe 29

3.3.1.2 Roman Empire 30

3.3.1.3 Eastern Europe 30

3.3.1.4 Middle East 30

3.3.1.5 India 30

3.3.1.6 Africa 30

3.3.1.7 Other 31

3.3.2 European Christian and Atheist/Pagan (11) 31

3.3.2.1 Christian 31

3.3.2.2 Atheist/Pagan 31

3.3.3 Asian Christian, Islamic, and Sikh Faiths (8) 31

3.3.3.1 Christian 31

3.3.3.2 Islamic 32

3.3.3.3 Sikh 32

3.3.4 Indian (Hindu, Buddhist, and Jainist) Religion and Philosophy (7) 32

3.3.4.1 Hindu 32

3.3.4.2 Theravada Buddhist 32

3.3.4.3 Other Indian 32

3.3.5 Chinese (Including Buddhist) Philosophy (8) 32

3.3.5.1 Original Chinese 32

3.3.5.2 Later Chinese/Buddhist Developments 33

3.3.5.3 Japanese 33

3.3.6 African (3) 33

3.4 Recommended Reading 33

3.4.1 Bibles 34

3.4.2 Labor History (27) 34

3.4.2.1 Animal Labor Modern Texts - General Information 34

3.4.2.2 Animal Labor Modern Texts - Animal Rights History 34

3.4.2.3 Animal Labor Classics 34

3.4.2.4 Nature Labor 34

3.4.2.5 Human Labor Politics 35

3.4.2.6 Human Labor Inspiration - Eastern Europe 35

3.4.2.7 Human Labor Inspiration - New World 35

3.4.2.8 Human Labor Inspiration - Global 35

3.4.2.9 Human Labor Suffering - First Person Accounts - America/Europe 35

3.4.2.10 Human Labor Suffering - First Person Accounts - Asia 35

3.4.2.11 African 36

3.4.3 Asian History (21) 36

3.4.3.1 Bible 36

3.4.3.2 Middle East 36

3.4.3.3 India 36

3.4.3.4 Central Asia/Silk Road 36

3.4.3.5 China 37

3.4.3.6 Southeast Asia 37

3.4.3.7 Islamic Establishment/Imperialism/Globalization - Early 37

3.4.3.8 Islamic Establishment/Imperialism/Globalization - Middle "Golden Age" 37

3.4.3.9 Islamic Establishment/Imperialism/Globalization - Modern 37

3.4.4 European/American History (25) 38

3.4.4.1 Ancient Establishment/Imperialism/Globalization - Greek and Roman 38

3.4.4.2 Capitalism/Imperialism/Globalization - General Modern Era 38

3.4.4.3 Capitalism/Imperialism/Globalization - Renaissance/Reformation/Enlightenment 38

3.4.4.4 Capitalism/Imperialism/Globalization - French Revolution 38

3.4.4.5 Capitalism/Imperialism/Globalization - Victorian Era 38

3.4.4.6 Capitalism/Imperialism/Globalization - WWII/Cold War 39

3.4.4.7 Capitalism/Imperialism/Globalization - War on Terror/Information Age 39

3.4.4.8 Capitalism/Imperialism/Globalization Postmodernism - European 39

3.4.4.9 Capitalism/Imperialism/Globalization Postmodernism - American 39

3.4.4.10 Marketing/Management 39

3.4.5 Epistemology (33) 39

3.4.5.1 Bible 40

3.4.5.2 Kierkegaard 40

3.4.5.3 Secular 40

3.4.5.4 Analytical 40

3.4.5.5 Existential 40

3.4.5.6 Postmodern 40

3.4.5.7 Russian 41

3.4.5.8 Islamic 41

3.4.5.9 Hindu 41

3.4.5.10 Buddhist 41

3.4.5.11 Chinese 41

3.4.5.12 Modern West African 42

3.4.5.13 Modern Southern African 42

3.4.5.14 Contemporary 42

3.4.6 Ethics (34) 42

3.4.6.1 Bible 42

3.4.6.2 Classical Greek 42

3.4.6.3 Medieval - Roman Catholic 43

3.4.6.4 Christian Existential 43

3.4.6.5 Secular Existential 43

3.4.6.6 Indian - Epic Hero 43

3.4.6.7 Indian - Other 44

3.4.6.8 Buddhist 44

3.4.6.9 Confucian - Confucius 44

3.4.6.10 Confucian - Other 44

3.4.6.11 Taoist 44

3.4.6.12 Modern African 44

3.4.6.13 Native American 45

3.4.6.14 Other 45

3.4.7 Metaphysics and Theology (37) 45

3.4.7.1 Bible 45

3.4.7.2 Early European Christian 45

3.4.7.3 European Protestant 45

3.4.7.4 Kierkegaard 46

3.4.7.5 Nietzsche 46

3.4.7.6 Secular 46

3.4.7.7 Jewish 46

3.4.7.8 Middle Eastern 46

3.4.7.9 Indian 46

3.4.7.10 Buddhist 47

3.4.7.11 Early African Christianity 47

3.4.7.12 Modern African Christianity 47

3.4.7.13 African Existentialism 47

3.4.7.14 Contemporary 48

3.4.7.15 Other 48

3.4.8 Poetry (38) 48

3.4.8.1 Bible 48

3.4.8.2 Latin American/Spanish 48

3.4.8.3 French 48

3.4.8.4 Eastern European 49

3.4.8.5 Israeli 49

3.4.8.6 Islamic 49

3.4.8.7 Northern Indian 49

3.4.8.8 Southern Indian 49

3.4.8.9 Buddhist 50

3.4.8.10 Chinese (China) 50

3.4.8.11 Chinese (Korea) 50

3.4.8.12 Modern African 50

3.4.8.13 Others 51

3.4.9 Aesthetics (20) 51

3.4.9.1 Bible 51

3.4.9.2 Greek 51

3.4.9.3 Christian 51

3.4.9.4 Modern European 51

3.4.9.5 Chinese 52

3.4.9.6 Other Asian 52

3.4.9.7 Contemporary Era 52

3.4.10 Natural Philosophy (7) 52

3.4.10.1 Bible 52

3.4.10.2 Creation Science 52

3.4.10.3 Miscellaneous 53

3.4.11 Miscellany (6) 53

3.4.11.1 Japanese 53

3.4.11.2 African 53

4 Just Recommended (Print) Classics 54

4.1 Asian Classics (71) 55

4.1.1 Bible 55

4.1.2 Christian 55

4.1.3 Jewish 55

4.1.4 Islamic 55

4.1.5 Indian 56

4.1.6 Buddhist 56

4.1.7 Chinese Philosophy 57

4.1.8 Mixed 57

4.1.9 Bahai 58

4.1.10 Communist 58

4.2 African Classics (27) 58

4.2.1 Medieval Religion 58

4.2.1.1 Islamic 58

4.2.1.2 Christian 58

4.2.2 Modern Literature 58

4.2.2.1 West Africa 58

4.2.2.2 Southern Africa 59

4.2.2.3 Camus (Algeria) 59

4.3 European Classics (61) 59

4.3.1 Christian 59

4.3.1.1 Medieval 59

4.3.1.2 Renaissance 59

4.3.1.3 Enlightenment 60

4.3.1.4 Victorian Age 60

4.3.1.5 Kierkegaard 60

4.3.1.6 World Wars 60

4.3.2 Secular 61

4.3.2.1 Ancient Greek and Roman 61

4.3.2.2 Enlightenment 61

4.3.2.3 French Revolution 61

4.3.2.4 Symbolist Poets 61

4.3.2.5 Victorian Age 61

4.3.2.6 World Wars 62

4.3.2.7 Existentialism 62

4.3.2.8 Nietsche 62

4.3.2.9 Foucault 62

4.3.2.10 Contemporary 62

4.3.3 Jewish 62

4.4 New World Classics (24) 63

4.4.1 Capitalism/Imperialism/Globalization 63

4.4.1.1 Humor 63

4.4.1.2 Serious 63

4.4.2 Native Peoples 63

4.4.3 Environment 63

4.4.4 Labor 63

4.4.4.1 Latin America 63

4.4.4.2 North America 64

4.4.5 Culture 64

4.5 Christian Classics (51) 64

4.5.1 Bible Books 64

4.5.1.1 History 64

4.5.1.2 Psychology 64

4.5.1.3 Ethics 64

4.5.1.4 Belief 64

4.5.1.5 Poetry 65

4.5.1.6 Art 65

4.5.1.7 Science 65

4.5.2 White European/American 65

4.5.2.1 Medieval 65

4.5.2.2 Renaissance 65

4.5.2.3 Enlightenment 65

4.5.2.4 Victorian Age 66

4.5.2.5 Kierkegaard 66

4.5.2.6 World Wars 66

4.5.3 Non-White 66

4.5.3.1 Medieval African 66

4.5.3.2 Modern 67

4.6 Existentialist Classics (14) 67

4.6.1 Kierkegaard 67

4.6.2 Camus 67

5 Recommended Detailed (Print) Book List for the Humanities 69

6 Freely Available Online (Google Play and Google Search) 511 Texts 163

6.1 Note 164

6.2 Historic Books on Church History 164

6.2.1 General History (19) 164

6.2.1.1 Early History 164

6.2.1.2 Later History 164

6.2.1.3 Theology 165

6.2.1.4 Study of Churches 165

6.2.1.5 Armenia 165

6.2.2 Greek Churches (15) 165

6.2.2.1 History 165

6.2.2.2 Doctrine 166

6.2.2.3 Worship Services 166

6.2.3 Syriac Churches (46) 166

6.2.3.1 Nestorians 166

6.2.3.2 Syria 166

6.2.3.3 Lebanon 167

6.2.3.4 India and China 167

6.2.3.5 Early History 168

6.2.3.6 Modern History 168

6.2.3.7 General 168

6.2.4 African Churches (11) 168

6.2.4.1 General 168

6.2.4.2 Doctrine 169

6.2.4.3 History 169

6.2.4.4 Ethiopia 169

6.3 Historic Books on Asian History and World Religions 169

6.3.1 Asian History 169

6.3.1.1 General Asia (7) 169

6.3.1.2 Asia Minor (14) 170

6.3.1.3 Central Asia (9) 171

6.3.1.4 India (12) 171

6.3.1.5 East Asia (6) 172

6.3.1.6 Southeast Asia (20) 172

6.3.2 World Religions 174

6.3.2.1 New World (2) 174

6.3.2.2 Europe (5) 174

6.3.2.3 Middle East (11) 174

6.3.2.4 India (10) 175

6.3.2.5 China (7) 176

6.4 Eastern Church Documents 176

6.4.1 Core History Documents (41) 176

6.4.1.1 General 176

6.4.1.2 Syrian Origins 176

6.4.1.3 Islam/Arabs 177

6.4.1.4 Turkey 177

6.4.1.5 Iran 177

6.4.1.6 India 178

6.4.1.7 Elsewhere 178

6.4.1.8 Debates 178

6.4.2 Core Syriac Liturgy Documents (15) 179

6.4.2.1 East 179

6.4.2.2 West 179

6.4.3 History Documents (51) 179

6.4.3.1 Coptic Church 179

6.4.3.2 Roman Catholic Church 180

6.4.3.3 Syriac Churches 180

6.4.4 Liturgy Documents (95) 182

6.4.4.1 General Christian 182

6.4.4.2 Armenian Church 182

6.4.4.3 Coptic Church 182

6.4.4.4 Greek Orthodox Church 182

6.4.4.5 Roman Catholic Church 183

6.4.4.6 Syriac Churches 183

6.4.5 Modern Documents (46) 185

6.4.5.1 Anglican Church 185

6.4.5.2 Coptic Church 186

6.4.5.3 Roman Catholic Church 186

6.4.5.4 Syriac Churches 186

6.4.6 Documents by Popes (50) 187

6.4.6.1 General Christian 187

6.4.6.2 Coptic Church 188

6.4.6.3 Roman Catholic Church 188

6.4.7 Prayer Documents (34) 190

6.4.7.1 Coptic Church 190

6.4.7.2 Greek Orthodox Church 190

6.4.7.3 Syriac Churches 190

6.4.8 Saints Documents (34) 191

6.4.8.1 Armenian Church 191

6.4.8.2 Coptic Church 191

6.4.8.3 Greek Orthodox Church 192

6.4.8.4 Roman Catholic Church 192

6.4.8.5 Syriac Churches 192

7 Free Christian Classics 194

7.1 Calvin Commentary 194

7.2 Maclaren Expositions 195

7.3 Matthew Henry Commentary 196

7.4 More Commentaries 196

7.5 Homilies 196

7.6 Bible Reference 196

7.7 Church Hymnals 197

7.8 Christian Mystics 197

8 Free Classics (Project Gutenberg) Serious E-Books 198

8.1 Authors with more than one title (88 e-books) 198

8.2 World 198

8.3 Christian/Bible 198

8.4 Hobbies/Interests 199

8.4.1 Art/Aesthetics 199

8.4.2 Farming 199

8.4.3 Plants 201

8.5 Individual Countries 203

8.5.1 Quakers (USA) 203

8.5.2 Norse Epics 203

8.5.3 The Netherlands 204

8.5.4 Italy 205

8.6 World Regions 208

8.6.1 Europe and Russia 208

8.6.2 Iran 210

8.6.3 South Asia 211

8.6.4 East Asia 212

8.6.5 Southeast Asia 212

8.6.6 Africa and Middle East 213

9 Top List - Recommended Commercial (Apple iBookstore) Serious E-Books 214

9.1 Apple iBookstore and iBooks 214

9.2 Criteria for Inclusion 215

9.2.1 Topical Criteria 215

9.2.1.1 Major Topical Focus 215

9.2.1.2 Most Important Books 215

9.2.2 World Regions 215

9.2.2.1 Favorite Regions 215

9.2.2.2 Focus by World Region and Religion 216

9.2.3 Detailed Criteria 216

9.2.3.1 Specific Criteria Just for this List 216

9.2.3.2 Major Characteristics of Books Required 217

9.2.3.3 Minor Criteria 217

9.2.4 Book Restrictions 218

9.3 Best of Book Lists 219

9.3.1 Best Bible Study Lists 219

9.3.1.1 Longest and Most Expensive Religious Book 219

9.3.1.2 5 Best Christian Bibles, Jewish Bibles, and Islamic Perspectives 219

9.3.2 Best 25 Christian (Medieval Era / Asian Golden Age) Books/Series over $20 and under $40 220

9.3.2.1 Western Christian 220

9.3.2.1.1 Former Roman Empire 220

9.3.2.1.2 Germanic/Barbarians 220

9.3.2.1.3 Eastern Europe 220

9.3.2.2 Eastern Christian 221

9.3.2.2.1 Eastern Europe 221

9.3.2.2.2 Levant/Middle East 221

9.3.2.2.3 Persian Empire and Central Asia 221

9.3.2.2.4 North and East Africa 221

9.3.3 Best Islamic (Medieval Era / Asian Golden Age) Books/Series over $20 and under $40 222

9.3.3.1 History of Islam in 10 Books 222

9.3.3.2 Best 10 Regional/Geographic Islamic Books/Series 222

9.3.3.2.1 Turkey/Anatolia/Asia Minor 222

9.3.3.2.2 Middle East 223

9.3.3.2.3 Iran and Central Asia 223

9.3.3.2.4 India/Pakistan/Bangladesh 223

9.3.3.2.5 Africa 223

9.3.4 Best of Other Major World Religions 223

9.3.4.1 7 Indian Belief System Books/Series (Medieval Era / Asian Golden Age) Books over $20 and under $40 223

9.3.4.2 9 Chinese Philosophy Books/Series (Medieval Era / Asian Golden Age) Books over $20 and under $40 224

9.3.5 More Best of Books Lists 225

9.3.5.1 10 Best Anti-Religion 225

9.3.5.2 Best 11 (Medieval Era / Asian Golden Age) Books/Series under $10 225

9.3.5.3 Best 25 (Medieval Era / Asian Golden Age) Books/Series under $20 227

9.3.5.3.1 Europe 227

9.3.5.3.2 Middle East and Central Asia 228

9.3.5.3.3 South and Southeast Asia 228

9.3.5.3.4 East Asia 228

9.3.5.3.5 Africa 228

10 Geographic List - Recommended Commercial (Apple iBookstore) Serious E-Books 229

10.1 Apple iBookstore and iBooks 229

10.2 Criteria for Inclusion 230

10.2.1 Topical Criteria 230

10.2.1.1 Major Topical Focus 230

10.2.1.2 Most Important Books 230

10.2.2 World Regions 230

10.2.2.1 Favorite Regions 230

10.2.2.2 Focus by World Region and Religion 231

10.2.3 Detailed Criteria 231

10.2.3.1 Specific Criteria Just for this List 231

10.2.3.2 Major Characteristics of Books Required 232

10.2.3.3 Minor Criteria 232

10.2.4 Book Restrictions 233

10.3 Geographical/Cultural Area Focuses 234

10.3.1 Regional Focuses History (104 e-books) 234

10.3.1.1 Eastern Europe (24 e-books) 234

10.3.1.1.1 North Eastern European History (Baltic) 234

10.3.1.1.2 North Eastern European History (Inland) 234

10.3.1.1.3 Polish History 235

10.3.1.1.4 Central Eastern European History 235

10.3.1.1.5 South Eastern European History (General) 235

10.3.1.1.6 South Eastern European History (Specific) 235

10.3.1.2 African History (56 e-books) 235

10.3.1.2.1 North African Islamic History 235

10.3.1.2.2 North African Atheist History 236

10.3.1.2.3 Coptic (Egyptian) Church Literature 236

10.3.1.2.4 Coptic (Egyptian) Church History 236

10.3.1.2.5 Coptic (Egyptian) Church Academic Journal 236

10.3.1.2.6 Egyptian History (Late Antiquity and Medieval/Pre-Modern) 237

10.3.1.2.7 Beyond Egypt East African Church History 237

10.3.1.2.8 Beyond East Africa Church History 237

10.3.1.2.9 Egyptian Islamic History 237

10.3.1.2.10 West African Islamic History 237

10.3.1.2.11 West African Mixed/Pre-World Religion History 237

10.3.1.2.12 Southern African Mixed/Pre-World Religion History 238

10.3.1.2.13 General African Islamic History 238

10.3.1.2.14 African Islamic Literature 238

10.3.1.2.15 Entire African Continent Mixed/Pre-World Religion History 238

10.3.1.3 Southeast Asian History (24 e-books) 239

10.3.1.3.1 Chinese History 239

10.3.1.3.2 Regional Southeast Asian History 239

10.3.1.3.3 Vietnamese History 239

10.3.1.3.4 Mainland Southeast Asian History 239

10.3.1.3.5 Balinese Hindu and Buddhist History 239

10.3.1.3.6 (Malayan Archipelago) Southeast Asian Islamic History 240

10.3.2 Trade Routes and Travels Focuses History (64 e-books) 240

10.3.2.1 Central Asian History (27 e-books) 240

10.3.2.1.1 General Central Asian Christian History 240

10.3.2.1.2 Medieval Central Asian Christian History 240

10.3.2.1.3 Medieval Central Asian Islamic History 240

10.3.2.1.4 Early Modern Central Asian Islamic History 240

10.3.2.1.5 Central Asian Islamic Literature 241

10.3.2.1.6 Tibetan History 241

10.3.2.1.7 More Indian Central Asian History 241

10.3.2.1.8 Chinese Central Asian History 241

10.3.2.2 Indian Ocean (22 e-books) 242

10.3.2.2.1 Imperial Portugese Catholic History 242

10.3.2.2.2 Mediterranean Catholic History 242

10.3.2.2.3 General European History 242

10.3.2.2.4 Africa 242

10.3.2.2.5 Middle East 242

10.3.2.2.6 South Asia 243

10.3.2.2.7 (China Cultural Sphere) Southeast Asian History 243

10.3.2.3 Historic Travelers (15 e-books) 243

10.3.3 Country/Empire Focuses History (121 e-books) 244

10.3.3.1 General Area (3 e-books) 244

10.3.3.2 Turkey/Anatolia/Asia Minor (29 e-books) 244

10.3.3.2.1 Greek Orthodox Christian History 244

10.3.3.2.2 Central Eastern European History 244

10.3.3.2.3 South Eastern European History (General) 244

10.3.3.2.4 South Eastern European History (Specific) 245

10.3.3.2.5 Seljuk Empire/Sultanate of Rum (Turkey/Anatolia/Asia Minor) Islamic History 245

10.3.3.2.6 Ottoman Empire (Turkey/Anatolia/Asia Minor) Islamic History 245

10.3.3.2.7 Ottoman Empire (Turkey/Anatolia/Asia Minor) Islamic Travel Logs 245

10.3.3.2.8 Medieval Turkish Islamic Literature 245

10.3.3.3 Iran/Iraq (33 e-books) 246

10.3.3.3.1 Zoroastrian Religious History 246

10.3.3.3.2 Christian Mesopotamia / Iraq / Kurdistan History 246

10.3.3.3.3 Christian Mesopotamia / Iraq / Kurdistan Religious issues 246

10.3.3.3.4 Persian Christian History 246

10.3.3.3.5 Iranian/Iraqi Pre-Shia/Medieval Islamic History 247

10.3.3.3.6 Iranian/Iraqi Shia/Early Modern History 247

10.3.3.3.7 al Ghazzali (Iranian/Iraqi Sufi) - 1058-1111 AD 247

10.3.3.3.8 Iranian/Iraqi Islamic Literature 247

10.3.3.3.9 Other Iranian/Iraqi Religion 248

10.3.3.4 India/Pakistan/Bangladesh/Sri Lanka/South Asia (56 e-books) 248

10.3.3.4.1 North India History 248

10.3.3.4.2 South Indian Classic Literature 248

10.3.3.4.3 South Indian History 248

10.3.3.4.4 South Asian Regional History 248

10.3.3.4.5 South Asian (Indian Dharma Traditions) Religious History 249

10.3.3.4.6 Jain Dharma 249

10.3.3.4.7 Hindu Dharma 249

10.3.3.4.8 Indian Buddhist Scriptures 249

10.3.3.4.9 Pakistan History 250

10.3.3.4.10 (Medieval) Delhi Sultanate Indian Islamic History 250

10.3.3.4.11 (Medieval and Early Modern) Delhi Sultanate and Mughal Empire Indian Islamic History 250

10.3.3.4.12 (Early Modern) Mughal Empire Indian Islamic History 250

10.3.3.4.13 (Pakistan / Bangladesh) South Asian Islamic History 250

10.3.3.4.14 Pakistani / South Asian Islamic Literature 251

10.3.3.4.15 Sikh Dharma Scriptures 251

10.3.3.4.16 Sikh Dharma Theology 251

10.3.3.4.17 Sikh Dharma Leaders and History 251

11 Main List - Recommended Commercial (Apple iBookstore) Serious E-Books 252

11.1 Apple iBookstore and iBooks 252

11.2 Criteria for Inclusion 253

11.2.1 Topical Criteria 253

11.2.1.1 Major Topical Focus 253

11.2.1.2 Most Important Books 253

11.2.2 World Regions 253

11.2.2.1 Favorite Regions 253

11.2.2.2 Focus by World Region and Religion 254

11.2.3 Detailed Criteria 254

11.2.3.1 Specific Criteria Just for this List 254

11.2.3.2 Major Characteristics of Books Required 255

11.2.3.3 Minor Criteria 255

11.2.4 Book Restrictions 256

11.3 In-Depth Religion and History (533 e-Books) 257

11.3.1 General (Medieval) Christian Europe (14 e-books) 257

11.3.1.1 Entire Continent as a Whole 257

11.3.1.2 Groups Spanning Several Nations 258

11.3.1.3 Normans 258

11.3.2 Western (Roman Catholic and Protestant) Christianity (109 e-books) 258

11.3.2.1 Catholic European Christian History 258

11.3.2.1.1 Pre-England English Pre-Protestant History 258

11.3.2.1.2 Pre-Scotland Scottish Pre-Protestant History 258

11.3.2.1.3 Medieval Scotland Scottish Pre-Protestant History 259

11.3.2.1.4 Brythonic Celts Pre-Protestant History 259

11.3.2.1.5 Scandinavian Protestant and Pre-Protestant History 259

11.3.2.1.6 French Catholic History 259

11.3.2.1.7 French Catholic Literature 259

11.3.2.1.8 Netherlands and Belgium Pre-Protestant (Burgundy) History 260

11.3.2.1.9 German Pre-Protestant (Holy Roman Empire) History 260

11.3.2.1.10 German Pre-Protestant (Holy Roman Empire) Literature 260

11.3.2.1.11 Central European Catholic/Pre-Protestant History 260

11.3.2.1.12 Italian Catholic (City States and Holy Roman Empire) History 261

11.3.2.1.13 Italian Catholic (City States and Holy Roman Empire) Literature 261

11.3.2.1.14 Iberian Catholic History 261

11.3.2.1.15 Imperial Portugese Catholic History 261

11.3.2.1.16 Croatian Catholic History 262

11.3.2.1.17 Mediterranean Catholic History 262

11.3.2.1.18 Polish Nominally Catholic History 262

11.3.2.1.19 Central Eastern European Nominally Catholic History 262

11.3.2.1.20 Overseas / Colonial History 262

11.3.2.2 Protestant European Christian History 262

11.3.2.2.1 British Protestant History 262

11.3.2.2.2 Netherlands and Belgium Protestant War of Independence 263

11.3.2.2.3 Netherlands and Belgium Protestant History 263

11.3.2.2.4 German Protestant History 263

11.3.2.2.5 Czech Protestant History 263

11.3.2.2.6 North Eastern European Mixed-Protestant History 263

11.3.2.3 Western European Christian Theology 263

11.3.2.3.1 Western European Christian Mystics 263

11.3.3 Eastern (Oriental and Eastern Orthodox) Christianity (100 e-books) 264

11.3.3.1 Eastern European Orthodox History 264

11.3.3.1.1 Greek Orthodox Christian History 264

11.3.3.1.2 Political Russian Orthodox and Pre-Orthodox Christian History 265

11.3.3.1.3 Religious Russian Orthodox Christian History 265

11.3.3.1.4 North Eastern Europe Orthodox History 265

11.3.3.1.5 Central Eastern Europe Orthodox History 265

11.3.3.1.6 Regional South Eastern Europe Orthodox History 265

11.3.3.1.7 Specific Country South Eastern Europe Orthodox History 265

11.3.3.2 Asian Church History 266

11.3.3.2.1 Middle Eastern Christian Literature 266

11.3.3.2.2 General Middle Eastern Christian History 266

11.3.3.2.3 Middle Eastern Christian Religious Issues 266

11.3.3.2.4 Syria and Palestine Christian History 267

11.3.3.2.5 Christian Mesopotamia / Iraq / Kurdistan History 267

11.3.3.2.6 Christian Mesopotamia / Iraq / Kurdistan Religious issues 267

11.3.3.2.7 Persian Christian History 267

11.3.3.2.8 General Central Asian Christian History 267

11.3.3.2.9 Medieval Central Asian Christian History 267

11.3.3.3 African Church History 268

11.3.3.3.1 Coptic (Egyptian) Church Literature 268

11.3.3.3.2 Coptic (Egyptian) Church History 268

11.3.3.3.3 Coptic (Egyptian) Church Academic Journal 268

11.3.3.3.4 Egyptian History (Late Antiquity and Medieval/Pre-Modern) 268

11.3.3.3.5 Beyond Egypt East African Church History 269

11.3.3.3.6 Beyond East Africa Church History 269

11.3.3.4 Liturgy / Prayer / Worship 269

11.3.3.4.1 Eastern Orthodox Liturgy / Prayer / Worship 269

11.3.3.4.2 Syriac / Aramaic Liturgy / Prayer / Worship 269

11.3.3.4.3 Coptic / African Liturgy / Prayer / Worship 270

11.3.4 Islam (101 e-books) 270

11.3.4.1 Basic Islamic Classics and Beliefs 270

11.3.4.1.1 Core / Primary Sacred Islamic Texts 270

11.3.4.1.2 The Bible from an Islamic Perspective (Jay Crook / Jay R. Crook) 270

11.3.4.1.3 General Islamic History 270

11.3.4.2 Turkey History and Literature 271

11.3.4.2.1 Seljuk Empire/Sultanate of Rum (Turkey/Anatolia/Asia Minor) Islamic History 271

11.3.4.2.2 Ottoman Empire (Turkey/Anatolia/Asia Minor) Islamic History 271

11.3.4.2.3 Ottoman Empire (Turkey/Anatolia/Asia Minor) Islamic Travel Logs 271

11.3.4.2.4 Medieval Turkish Islamic Literature 272

11.3.4.3 Middle East History and Literature 272

11.3.4.3.1 General Middle East Islamic History 272

11.3.4.3.2 Syria and Palestine Islamic History 272

11.3.4.3.3 Saudi Arabia Islamic History 272

11.3.4.3.4 Saudi Arabia Islamic Literature 272

11.3.4.3.5 Middle East Islamic International Relations 273

11.3.4.4 Iran/Iraq History and Literature 273

11.3.4.4.1 Iranian/Iraqi Pre-Shia/Medieval Islamic History 273

11.3.4.4.2 Iranian/Iraqi Shia/Early Modern History 273

11.3.4.4.3 Iranian/Iraqi Islamic Literature 273

11.3.4.4.4 al Ghazzali (Iranian/Iraqi Sufi) - 1058-1111 AD 274

11.3.4.5 Central Asia History and Literature 274

11.3.4.5.1 Medieval Central Asian Islamic History 274

11.3.4.5.2 Early Modern Central Asian Islamic History 274

11.3.4.5.3 Specific Central Asian Islamic History 274

11.3.4.5.4 Central Asian Islamic Literature 275

11.3.4.6 Pakistan/India History and Literature 275

11.3.4.6.1 (Pakistan / Bangladesh) South Asian Islamic History 275

11.3.4.6.2 Pakistani / South Asian Islamic Literature 275

11.3.4.6.3 (Medieval) Delhi Sultanate Indian Islamic History 275

11.3.4.6.4 (Medieval and Early Modern) Delhi Sultanate and Mughal Empire Indian Islamic History 275

11.3.4.6.5 (Early Modern) Mughal Empire Indian Islamic History 276

11.3.4.6.6 (Malayan Archipelago) Southeast Asian Islamic History 276

11.3.4.7 Africa History and Literature 276

11.3.4.7.1 Egyptian Islamic History 276

11.3.4.7.2 North African Islamic History 276

11.3.4.7.3 West African Islamic History 276

11.3.4.7.4 General African Islamic History 276

11.3.4.7.5 African Islamic Literature 277

11.3.5 South Asian (Indian Dharma Traditions) - 63 e-books 277

11.3.5.1 South Asian (Indian Dharma Traditions) History 277

11.3.5.1.1 Central Asian History 277

11.3.5.1.2 North India History 277

11.3.5.1.3 South Indian Classic Literature 277

11.3.5.1.4 South Indian History 278

11.3.5.1.5 Pakistan History 278

11.3.5.1.6 South Asian Regional History 278

11.3.5.1.7 South Asian (Indian Dharma Traditions) Religious History 278

11.3.5.1.8 Regional Indianized Southeast Asian History 278

11.3.5.1.9 Indianized Countries Mainland Southeast Asian History 279

11.3.5.1.10 Indianized Countries Southeast Asian Islands History 279

11.3.5.1.11 Indianized Medieval / Ancient Southeast Asian History 279

11.3.5.2 South Asian (Indian Dharma Traditions) Religion (India) 279

11.3.5.2.1 Indian Buddhist Scriptures 279

11.3.5.2.2 Hindu Dharma 279

11.3.5.2.3 Jain Dharma 280

11.3.5.3 Sikh Dharma Religion (Pakistan) 280

11.3.5.3.1 Sikh Dharma Scriptures 280

11.3.5.3.2 Sikh Dharma Theology 280

11.3.5.3.3 Sikh Dharma Leaders and History 280

11.3.6 East Asian (Chinese Cultural Sphere) (67 e-books) 281

11.3.6.1 Confucianism History and Literature 281

11.3.6.1.1 Early Medieval Confucian History 281

11.3.6.1.2 Early Medieval Confucian Literature 281

11.3.6.1.3 Late Medieval Neo-Confucian History 281

11.3.6.1.4 Late Medieval Neo-Confucian Literature 281

11.3.6.1.5 Early Modern Neo-Confucian Philosophy 281

11.3.6.2 Taoism History and Literature 282

11.3.6.2.1 Ancient Taoist History and Literature 282

11.3.6.2.2 Medieval Taoist History and Literature 282

11.3.6.2.3 Modern Taoist History and Literature 282

11.3.6.3 Chan (Zen) Buddhist History and Literature 282

11.3.6.3.1 Ancient Chan (Zen) Buddhist History and Literature 282

11.3.6.3.2 Early Medieval Chan (Zen) Buddhist History and Literature 282

11.3.6.3.3 High Medieval Chan (Zen) Buddhist History and Literature 283

11.3.6.3.4 Late Medieval Chan (Zen) Buddhist History and Literature 283

11.3.6.3.5 Early Modern Chan (Zen) Buddhist Philosophy and Literature 283

11.3.6.3.6 Contemporary Chan (Zen) Buddhist Philosophy and Literature 283

11.3.6.4 Mixed and Other East Asian Philosophy History and Literature 284

11.3.6.4.1 Early Medieval Mixed East Asian Philosophy and Literature 284

11.3.6.4.2 Late Medieval and Early Modern Mixed East Asian Philosophy and Literature 284

11.3.6.4.3 General Mixed Vietnamese Philosophy and Literature 284

11.3.6.4.4 More General Mixed East Asian Philosophy and Literature 284

11.3.6.4.5 Other East Asian Philosophy and Literature 284

11.3.7 Jewish Theology (21 e-books) 285

11.3.7.1 Literary Translations 285

11.3.7.2 Traditional / Classic Theology 285

11.3.7.3 Modern Messianic Theology 285

11.3.7.4 Modern Rabbinic Theology 285

11.3.8 Anti-Religion History (27 e-books) 286

11.3.8.1 French Atheist History 286

11.3.8.2 Contemporary American History 286

11.3.9 Pre-World/Mixed Religion History (31 e-books) 287

11.3.9.1 African Mixed/Pre-World Religion History 287

11.3.9.1.1 Entire African Continent Mixed/Pre-World Religion History 287

11.3.9.1.2 West African Mixed/Pre-World Religion History 287

11.3.9.1.3 Southern African Mixed/Pre-World Religion History 287

11.3.9.2 North America History 288

11.3.9.2.1 Pacific Ocean History 288

11.3.9.2.2 Medieval North American History 288

11.3.9.2.3 Modern North American History 288

11.3.9.3 Other Notable Histories 288

11.3.9.3.1 Native Iranian Religious History 288

11.3.9.3.2 Pre-Historic British History 288

11.3.9.3.3 Other History 289

12 Other List - Recommended Commercial (Apple iBookstore) Serious E-Books 290

12.1 Apple iBookstore and iBooks 290

12.2 Criteria for Inclusion 291

12.2.1 Topical Criteria 291

12.2.1.1 Major Topical Focus 291

12.2.1.2 Most Important Books 291

12.2.2 World Regions 291

12.2.2.1 Favorite Regions 291

12.2.2.2 Focus by World Region and Religion 292

12.2.3 Detailed Criteria 292

12.2.3.1 Specific Criteria Just for this List 292

12.2.3.2 Major Characteristics of Books Required 293

12.2.3.3 Minor Criteria 293

12.2.4 Book Restrictions 294

12.3 Contemporary Christian 295

12.3.1 Modern Christian Classics 295

12.3.1.1 Protestant Commentaries 295

12.3.1.2 John Wesley 295

12.3.1.3 Protestant Hymns 295

12.3.1.4 Protestant Worship and Theology 296

12.3.1.5 Orthodox Christianity / Church History for Western Christians 296

12.3.2 Christian Reference 296

12.3.2.1 Bibles 296

12.3.2.1.1 General Purpose Protestant Bibles 296

12.3.2.1.2 Special Purpose Protestant Bibles 296

12.3.2.1.3 Eastern Orthodox Bibles 297

12.3.2.1.4 Oriental Orthodox Bibles 297

12.3.2.2 Theology 297

12.3.2.2.1 Oriental Orthodox Theology 297

12.3.2.2.2 African Theology 297

12.3.2.2.3 More Christian Theology 297

12.3.2.3 Beyond Church / Worship 298

12.3.2.3.1 Devotions 298

12.3.2.3.2 Christian Practice 298

12.3.2.4 Bible / Church History 298

12.3.2.4.1 Bible History: Geography 298

12.3.2.4.2 Bible History: Illustrated Reference (Protestant) 298

12.4 Uncategorized 299

12.4.1 Modern World Regional (Extras) 299

12.4.2 General History 301

12.4.3 Pre-History (before recorded history) 301

12.4.3.1 Ancient History 301

12.4.3.2 Modern Cultural History 301

12.4.3.3 Contemporary Geographic History 301

12.4.4 Contemporary World Situation 302

12.4.4.1 Future Trends 302

12.4.5 Near Future 302

12.5 Natural and Social Sciences 302

12.5.1 General Science 302

12.5.2 Contemporary Animal Emotions / Communication 303

12.5.3 Contemporary Farming 303

12.5.4 19th Century Animals 303

13 Recommended Mixed Serious Multimedia 306

13.1 Recommended Free (LibriVox) Serious Audio Books 307

13.1.1 Non-Fiction 307

13.1.1.1 European 307

13.1.1.2 Non-European 307

13.1.2 Political Speeches 308

13.2 Recommended Commercial (Apple iTunes) Serious Multimedia 308

13.2.1 Commercial (Apple iTunes) Audio Books 308

13.2.2 Free Religious (Apple App Store) iPad Book Apps 308

14 Recommended Fun Media List 310

14.1 Fun Apple iBookstore e-Books and Free Librivox Audiobooks List 311

14.1.1 Free Audiobooks from Librivox 311

14.1.1.1 Children's Stories (Free Audiobooks) 311

14.1.1.2 Short Stories (Free Audiobooks) 311

14.1.1.3 Humorous Books (Free Audiobooks) 312

14.1.2 Commercial e-Books from Apple iBookstore (110 e-books) 312

14.1.2.1 Local Reference 312

14.1.2.2 Stuffed Toy Cows 312

14.1.2.3 Hobbies 313

14.1.2.4 The Arts 313

14.1.2.5 Photography - Large Files 315

14.2 Mainstream (Commercial Digital) Music List 316

14.2.1 Contemporary Pop 316

14.2.1.1 New Female Artists 316

14.2.1.2 New Male Artists 317

14.2.1.3 Top Female Artists 317

14.2.1.4 Top Male Artists 317

14.2.2 Classic Artists 318

14.2.2.1 Classics 50-80s 318

14.2.2.2 Classic Country 318

14.2.2.3 Classic Summer Hits 319

14.2.2.4 The Beattles 320

14.2.3 Music Eras 320

14.2.3.1 Upbeat Swing 320

14.2.3.2 80s Pop Inspirational 321

14.2.3.3 Early Hip Hop 321

14.2.3.4 Mid 90's Pop 322

14.2.3.5 00's Good Feeling Hit Mix 322

14.2.3.6 00's R&B/Hip Hop 323

14.3 Niche (Commercial Digital) Music List 323

14.3.1 Latin Music 323

14.3.1.1 Puerto Rica - Reggaeton 323

14.3.1.2 Cuba - Timba 323

14.3.1.3 Brazil - Bossa Nova 324

14.3.1.4 Argentina - Tango 324

14.3.2 Regional Music 324

14.3.2.1 Hawaii 324

14.3.2.2 Oregon 324

14.3.3 Mellow Sound 324

14.3.3.1 Classical 324

14.3.3.2 Nature Sounds 325

14.3.3.3 Brazillian Dance Music 325

14.3.4 Music with Passion 325

14.3.4.1 Political Punk 325

14.3.4.2 Reggaeton 325

14.3.4.3 Cuban Dance Music 326

14.3.5 Specialty 326

14.3.5.1 Humor 326

14.3.5.2 Soundtracks 326

14.3.5.3 Eclectic Music from Argentina 326

14.3.5.4 Other Music 326

14.4 Apple (App Store) iPad Museum Apps List 326

14.5 Apple Mac OS X Apps List (mostly from Mac App Store) 329

14.5.1 Mac App Store Apps 329

14.5.1.1 Vector Graphics Apps 329

14.5.1.2 Vector Graphics Converters 329

14.5.1.3 Photo Editing and Graphic Creation Apps 329

14.5.1.4 Photo Effects 329

14.5.1.5 Animation 330

14.5.1.6 MacFonts 330

14.5.1.7 Other Graphics Editors 330

14.5.1.8 Graphics Utilities 330

14.5.1.9 Specialty Graphic Creation Apps 330

14.5.1.10 Audio Apps 331

14.5.1.11 Webpage Editing 331

14.5.1.12 Office 331

14.5.1.13 Text Utilities 331

14.5.1.14 File Utilities 332

14.5.1.15 Reference Apps 332

14.5.1.16 Relaxation Apps 332

14.5.2 Free 3rd Party (Non-App Store) Apps 332

14.5.2.1 ePub Creation 332

14.5.2.2 Converter Apps 332

14.5.2.3 Office Apps 333

14.5.2.4 Graphics Apps 333

14.5.2.5 Publishing Apps 333

14.5.2.6 Previewing Apps 333

14.5.2.7 Other Utility Apps 333

14.5.3 Commercial 3rd Party (Non-App Store) Apps 334

14.6 Apple iOS (App Store) Apps 334

14.6.1 Apple (App Store) iPad Apps by Folder 334

14.6.1.1 iPad Dock 334

14.6.1.2 Screen 1 334

14.6.1.2.1 Local Folder 334

14.6.1.2.2 Entertainment Folder 335

14.6.1.2.3 Internet Folder 335

14.6.1.2.4 Reference Folder 335

14.6.1.2.5 Reading Folder 336

14.6.1.2.6 Christian Folder 336

14.6.1.2.7 Relaxation Folder 336

14.6.1.2.8 Multimedia Folder 337

14.6.1.2.9 Photo Editing Folder 337

14.6.1.2.10 Drawing Folder 337

14.6.1.2.11 Work 338

14.6.1.2.12 Water Games 338

14.6.1.2.13 Racing Games Folder 338

14.6.1.2.14 Sports Games Folder 339

14.6.1.2.15 Kids Games Folder 339

14.6.1.2.16 Board Games Folder 339

14.6.1.2.17 Relaxation Folder 340

14.6.1.2.18 Writing Folder 340

14.6.1.2.19 Regional Folder 340

14.6.2 Apple (App Store) iPod Touch Apps by Folder 340

14.6.2.1 iPod Touch Dock 340

14.6.2.1.1 Entertainment Folder 340

14.6.2.1.2 Navigation Folder 340

14.6.2.1.3 News Folder 341

14.6.2.1.4 Music Folder 341

14.6.2.2 Screen 1 341

14.6.2.2.1 Utilities Folder 341

14.6.2.2.2 Christian Folder 342

14.6.2.2.3 Reference Folder 342

14.6.2.2.4 Web Folder 343

14.6.2.2.5 Relaxation Folder 343

15 How to Survive Disasters 344

15.1 Survive Disasters: What to Prepare For 344

15.1.1 What Kind of Disasters 344

15.1.2 Regional Factors 345

15.1.3 Survival Items Most Affected by Regional Factors 346

15.1.4 Examples of Major Disasters 346

15.1.5 More Common and Personal or Local Disasters 347

15.1.5.1 primarily need financial/related preparation: 347

15.1.5.2 primarily natural/related disasters: 347

15.1.5.3 primarily social/related problems 348

15.1.5.4 primarily medical/related problems 348

15.1.6 Survival Items Most Affected by Disaster Scenario 348

15.2 Survive Disasters: Answering Objections 349

15.2.1 Disaster Preparation is a Kind of Insurance 349

15.2.2 The Government Will Not Save You 349

15.2.3 Prepare Ahead of Time 349

15.2.4 God Wants You to Be Prepared 350

15.2.5 Preparation will Vary According to Your Situation 350

15.3 Survive Disasters: Survival Kits 350

15.3.1 Bug Out Gear 350

15.3.2 Doomstead 351

15.3.3 What to Stock up On 351

15.3.4 Learn Valuable Skills 352

15.3.5 Resilience 352

16 Survival Gear Complete Inventory 353

17 Survival Gear Bug Out Gear 370

18 Recommended Survival Skills Book List 376

19 Psychology of Survival Checklist 380

19.1 Introduction 381

19.2 CONCENTRATE ON ATTITUDE FIRST 381

19.3 START TAKING ACTION 381

19.4 GO SLOW AND REST 381

19.5 MORE SPECIFIC 381

19.6 KEEP GOING 382

20 Bible Translations 383

20.1 Defense of Accuracy 384

20.2 Why so Many English Translations? 384

20.3 Why Choose the King James Translation? 384

20.4 Problems with General Purpose Translations 385

20.5 Bibles I Recommend 385

21 Small Philosophy Related Lists 387

21.1 God and Business Slogans 388

21.2 Beyond Science List 389

21.2.1 Ideological Alternatives to the Enlightenment 389

21.2.2 Major World Traditions 389

21.2.3 Chinese 389

21.2.4 Indian 390

21.2.5 Middle Eastern 390

21.2.6 European 390

21.3 Scripture by Aspect of God 390

21.3.1 God the Father 390

21.3.2 Jesus Christ 391

21.3.3 Holy Spirit 391




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