Worlds of History, Volume 1
Sixth Edition   ©2017

Worlds of History, Volume 1

A Comparative Reader, to 1550

Kevin Reilly (Raritan Valley College)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-03258-3; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-03258-6; Format: Paper Text, 560 pages

A comparative, skills-building approach to primary and secondary sources

Worlds of History offers a flexible comparative and thematic organization that accommodates a variety of teaching approaches and helps students to make cross-cultural comparisons. Thoughtfully compiled by a distinguished world historian and community college instructor, each chapter presents a wide array of primary and secondary sources arranged around a major theme — such as universal religions, the environment and technology, or gender and family — across two or more cultures, along with pedagogy that builds students’ capacity to analyze and interpret sources.

“This text introduces students to what historians do. It allows students to experience a diversity of cultures and historical events while also learning how to think historically and critically.”
- Kate McGrath, Central Connecticut State University