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 roughly 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:)

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GENERAL

What are the causes of socialism?

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

Was Napoleon Bonaparte a Good Guy or Bad?

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

Marco Polo’s Wife

13TH CENTURY

Golden Age of Islam

Kingdoms of Africa (Mali, Ghana, Songhai)

The Aztec Empire

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?

1ST CENTURY

Causes for the Fall of Rome

4 Famous Caesars of Ancient Rome

Julius Caesar or Augustus Caesar: Who Was the Better Leader of the Roman Empire?

B.C.E.

A Brief Summary of the Punic Wars

Who were the Intuits?

Alexander the Great

Ancient Greece

Achievements of Ancient Greece

Society of Ancient Sparta

Mesoamerican Civilizations

Achievements of Mesopotamia

Ancient India

Government of Ancient India

Ancient China

Ancient Egypt

Achievements of Ancient Egypt

Cleopatra

Code of Hammurabi

Mesopotamia

Origin Stories of Mesopotamia

Social Life in Mesopotamia

Creation Stories: Mesopotamia, Egypt, China & India

Neolithic Revolution

Prehistory

Cavewomen

How Did Early Humans Compare to Other Primates?

Miscellaneous

Why do Asians Have Small Eyes?

Why Don’t Russians Look Asian?

Why Do We Believe in God?

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