Great Books of Western Civilization


Bust of PlatoThe Great Books of Western Civilization, also known as the Western Canon, was developed by a group of educators led by John Erskine of Columbia University in the 1920s and 1930s. Mortimor Adler, a Catholic, was part of the group. The idea for the Canon arose from the belief that the philosophical, logical and rhetorical were important foundations for all other subjects of study.

The original list of 100 Great Books has been considered the "official" Canon even though the list was considered by its creators as a suggested list of essential topics instead of as a definitive list.

Related Products

Displaying 1-12 of 75 items.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Paperback
Item Number: 62887

Price: $8.46 $9.95
(15% discount)

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Study Guide

Paperback
Item Number: 94067

Price: $3.36 $3.95
(15% discount)

The Aeneid

Paperback
Item Number: 61555

Price: $13.00

Animal Farm: A Fairy Story

Paperback
Item Number: 18082

Price: $14.00

The Annals of Imperial Rome, Revised Edition

Paperback
Item Number: 18021

Price: $17.00

The Ballad Of The White Horse

Hardcover
Item Number: 2029

Price: $18.66 $21.95
(15% discount)

The Brothers Karamazov

Paperback
Item Number: 23575

Price: $18.00

Bulfinch's Mythology

Paperback
Item Number: 18051

Price: $19.95

C. S. Lewis Signature Classics

Paperback
Item Number: 93000

Price: $75.99
This item carries the Aquinas and More Good Faith Guarantee.

Canterbury Tales

Hardcover
Item Number: 18052

Price: $26.99

Canterbury Tales

Paperback
Item Number: 18053

Price: $9.95

The Chronicles of Narnia

Paperback
Item Number: 1059

Price: $38.25 $45.00
(15% discount)
This item carries the Aquinas and More Good Faith Guarantee.
1 2 3 4 5 Go forward one page. Go forward several pages.
Displaying 1-12 of 75 items.
 

New Arrivals
spacer
The Four Loves
Paperback 
Price: $14.99
This item carries the Aquinas and More Good Faith Guarantee.
Add to order

The Priest Barracks
Paperback 
Price: $14.41 $17.95 (20% discount)
This item carries the Aquinas and More Good Faith Guarantee.
Add to order

The Path to Rome
Hardcover 
Price: $24.95
This item carries the Aquinas and More Good Faith Guarantee.
Add to order

Faith of Our Fathers
Hardcover 
Price: $24.95
This item carries the Aquinas and More Good Faith Guarantee.
Add to order

See All Category Items



Related Articles


More Popular Categories

 
 
Gift Finder Favorites