8.15 The Beginning Of Recorded History

In Europe, Herodotus and Thucydides, contemporaries in the 5th century BC, are generally regarded as the fathers of history.

In South and East Asia, the beginning of recorded history emerged through the Zuo zhuan, the Book of Documents, the Spring and Autumn Annals, and the Mahavamsa around the same time.

Yet these early writings provide only a faint lantern through which we can peer through a couple small peepholes in order to glimpse a tiny portion of the total Reality that was unfolding.

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