United States History
World History to 1500 (C-ID HIST 150) and World History since 1500 (C-ID HIST 160)
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World History to 1500 (C-ID HIST 150)
World History: Cultures, States, and Societies to 1500 offers a comprehensive introduction to the history of humankind from prehistory to 1500. Authored by six University System of Georgia faculty members with advance degrees in History, this textbook offers up-to-date original scholarship. It covers such cultures, states, and societies as Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Israel, Dynastic Egypt, India’s Classical Age, the Dynasties of China, Archaic Greece, the Roman Empire, Islam, Medieval Africa, the Americas, and the Khanates of Central Asia.
It includes 350 high-quality images and maps, chronologies, and learning questions to help guide student learning. Its digital nature allows students to follow links to applicable sources and videos, expanding their educational experience beyond the textbook. It provides a new and free alternative to traditional textbooks, making World History an invaluable resource in our modern age of technology and advancement.
Western Civilization I (C-ID HIST 170) and Western Civilization II (C-ID HIST 180)
Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 1 (Brooks)
Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 2 (Brooks)
Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 3 (Brooks)
Western Civilization: A Concise History (Brooks) in LibreTexts (Note – as of 1-23-21 the version in LibreTexts may be in need of updating.)
Western Civilization: A Concise History is an Open Educational Resource textbook covering the history of Western Civilization from approximately 8,000 BCE to 2017 CE. It is available in three volumes covering the following time periods and topics:
- Volume 1: from the origins of civilization in Mesopotamia c. 8,000 BCE through the early Middle Ages in Europe c. 1,000 CE. Volume 1 covers topics including Mesopotamia,Egypt, Persia, Greece, Rome, the Islamic caliphates, and the early European Middle Ages.
- Volume 2: from the early Middle Ages to the French Revolution in 1789 CE. Volume 2covers topics including the High Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the European conquest of the Americas, the Reformation, the Scientific Revolution, and the Enlightenment.
- Volume 3: from the Napoleonic era to the recent past. Volume 3 covers topics including the Industrial Revolution, the politics of Europe in the nineteenth century, modern European imperialism, the world wars, fascism, Nazism, and the Holocaust, the postwar era, the Cold War, and recent developments in economics and politics.
Western Civilization I (C-ID HIST 170)
Western Civilization I (McKinney and Shapard) (CC BY-NC-SA)
This hybrid textbook and open course is a comprehensive set of teaching materials for Western Civilization I (until 1648). Files are compressed into .zip folder format by lesson here. You can also view the original open course through LibGuides at East Georgia State College. Topics covered include prehistory and ancient history by region, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Reformation.
Western Civilization II (C-ID HIST 180)
European History (CC BY-SA) – A PDF with a date of 2015. This textbook offers a basic outline of Western Civilization from the Renaissance to modern times.
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This page last updated September 29, 2021.