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Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 1

Author: Christopher Brooks
Subject: History
Source: Open Textbook Library
Publisher: Portland Community College
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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.

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