Eleventh Edition   ©2018

A History of World Societies, Concise, Combined Volume

Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) , Patricia Buckley Ebrey (University of Washington) , Roger B. Beck (Eastern Illinois University) , Jerry Davila (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) , Clare Haru Crowston (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) , John P. McKay (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-07011-6; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-07011-3; Format: Paper Text, 1024 pages

  • Podcast

    Merry Wiesner-Hanks talks about changes to the 11th Edition of A History of World Societies


"I love this book. It is balanced, avoiding many of the anachronisms and politically correct biases that pervade most other surveys. Students find it highly readable."
--Ron Lowe, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

"The coverage of the central themes, events, cultures, and civilizations is excellent. I am also impressed with the special features included in the text, which open students’ eyes to different historical interpretations as well as information that would not necessarily be presented in a lecture class." -- Gene Barnett, Calhoun Community College

"This textbook has a nice balance of political narrative and social history, reminding students of the broader themes of world history as well as introducing some of the more interesting stories. It has all of the pedagogical support instructors expect in a textbook." –Kelly Kennington, Auburn University

"The ‘Individuals in Society’ features are excellent resources which allow students to personally connect with little known historical characters." – Scott West, University of Dayton

"This text would suit the needs of my students perfectly."
--Gayle Greene-Aguirre, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

"The book contains particularly excellent maps and images, as well as insets that encourage critical comparison and analysis of documents and images."
--Emily Fisher Gray, Norwich University