... but always he lacked the essential tool without which the workman can never attain true mastery: He did not know the names of the parts he was building, and without the name he was artistically incomplete. It was not by accident that doctors and lawyers and butchers invented specific but secret names for the things they did; to possess the name was to know the secret. With correct names one entered into a world of proficiency, became the member of an arcane brotherhood, a sharer of mysteries, and in the end a performer of merit. Without the names I remained a bumbler.   - James A. Michener CHESAPEAKE

Cultural Hearths
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All course documents have been placed on this page for ease of access. Files are generally listed in the order in which they are used in the course (but not always). 
1. >> Course Syllabus <<
2. The 100; A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History, Michael Hart, 1993
   

 

 
   
  
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