Directory of World History Summaries Available for Download


Below is a list of global history reading passages available for download as PDFs with a Google link included (if you need a digital copy). They are in rough chronological order starting with the most recent. Just click on the one you’re interested in.

This is a growing library, so stop back regularly for updates. So be sure to bookmark this page:)

20TH CENTURY

The Middle East

Iranian Revolution

Cold War

The Marshall Plan & Truman Doctrine

Pros and Cons of Communism

Apartheid

Decolonization

Chinese Revolution

From Mao to Deng

Creation of Israel

Indian Independence & Partition

World War 2

Was Hitler Actually Evil?

Between the Wars

World War I

19TH CENTURY

Japanese Feudalism

European Imperialism

Industrial Revolution

Latin American Revolutions

18TH CENTURY

French Revolution

Enlightenment Era

Catherine the Great

India: Why was Sati Practiced?

16TH CENTURY

Suleiman the Magnificent

Ivan the Terrible

Martin Luther and the Diet of Worms

Protestant Reformation

15TH CENTURY

Machiavelli’s The Prince

Renaissance

Overview of the Scientific Revolution

Primary Source Documents for the Scientific Revolution

Galileo

Age of Exploration

14TH CENTURY

Bubonic Plague

Medieval Times

What were Medieval Bathrooms Like?

Inca Empire

13TH CENTURY

Golden Age of Islam

Kingdoms of Africa (Mali, Ghana, Songhai)

2ND CENTURY

Ancient Rome

How are Monotheistic Religions Different?

What’s the Difference Between Belief Systems & Religion?

What are Examples of Polytheistic Religions in the World?

B.C.E.

Who were the Intuits?

Ancient Greece

Mesoamerican Civilizations

Ancient India

Ancient China

Ancient Egypt

Code of Hammurabi

Mesopotamia

Social Life in Mesopotamia

Neolithic Revolution

Prehistory

Cavewomen

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