This is an open textbook intended to be used for HIS 101 classes at Northern Virginia Community College.
Please keep in mind that your instructor may be using a different textbook than this one. Please check your class syllabus to verify what textbook is used.
This book was originally created by Dr. Christopher Brooks at Portlands Community College. Its URL can be found at: https://www.pcc.edu/staff/christopher-brooks3/. The following information is what is contained in the original site. This “fork” of the original textbook to attempt to improve the presentation and flexibility of the original text. Any changes, addition or edits should be considered to be done under the same license as the original, contained below.
Licensed by Portland Community College
Open Educational Resource released under the Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International)
Utilize the links below to each chapter.
Volume 1, Chapter 1: The Origins of Civilization
Volume 1, Chapter 3: The Bronze and Iron Ages
Volume 1, Chapter 4: The Archaic Age of Greece
Volume 1, Chapter 5: Persia and the Greek Wars
Volume 1, Chapter 6: The Classical Age of Greece
Volume 1, Chapter 7: The Hellenistic Age
Volume 1, Chapter 8: The Roman Republic
Volume 1, Chapter 9: The Roman Empire
Volume 1, Chapter 10: The Late Empire and Christianity
Volume 1, Chapter 11: Byzantium
Volume 1, Chapter 12: Islam and the Caliphates
Volume 1, Chapter 13: Early Medieval Europe
Volume 2, Chapter 1: The High Middle Ages
Volume 2, Chapter 2: The Crises of the Middle Ages
Volume 2, Chapter 3: The Renaissance
Volume 2, Chapter 4: Politics in the Renaissance Era
Volume 2, Chapter 5: European Exploration