World History

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  1. Book ImageThe Role of the Scroll: An Illustrated Introduction to Scrolls in the Middle Ages

    Thomas Forrest Kelly

    A beautifully illustrated, full-color guide to scrolls and their uses in medieval life.More

  2. Book ImageBehemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World

    Joshua B. Freeman

    “Freeman’s rich and ambitious Behemoth depicts a world in retreat that still looms large in the national imagination.… More than an economic history, or a chronicle of architectural feats and labor movements.”—Jennifer Szalai, New York TimesMore

  3. Book ImageWorlds Together, Worlds Apart with Sources

    Elizabeth Pollard, Clifford Rosenberg, Robert Tignor, Et Al.

    Concise Second Edition / Volume(s): One-Volume

    A streamlined and simplified global historyMore

  4. Book ImageWorlds Together, Worlds Apart with Sources

    Elizabeth Pollard, Clifford Rosenberg, Robert Tignor, Et Al.

    Concise Second Edition / Volume(s): 1

    A streamlined and simplified global historyMore

  5. Book ImageWorlds Together, Worlds Apart with Sources

    Elizabeth Pollard, Clifford Rosenberg, Robert Tignor, Et Al.

    Concise Second Edition / Volume(s): 2

    A streamlined and simplified global historyMore

  6. Book ImageWorlds Together, Worlds Apart with Sources

    Elizabeth Pollard, Clifford Rosenberg, Robert Tignor, Et Al.

    Concise Second Edition / Volume(s): One-Volume

    A streamlined and simplified global historyMore

  7. Book ImageWorlds Together, Worlds Apart with Sources

    Elizabeth Pollard, Clifford Rosenberg, Robert Tignor, Et Al.

    Concise Second Edition / Volume(s): 1

    A streamlined and simplified global historyMore

  8. Book ImageWorlds Together, Worlds Apart with Sources

    Elizabeth Pollard, Clifford Rosenberg, Robert Tignor, Et Al.

    Concise Second Edition / Volume(s): 2

    A streamlined and simplified global historyMore

  9. Book ImageThe Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve: The Story That Created Us

    Stephen Greenblatt

    “Endlessly illuminating and a sheer pleasure to read.” —Jack Miles, author of God: A Biography

    Daring to take the great biblical account of human origins seriously, but without credulityMore

  10. Book ImageAncient Brews: Rediscovered and Re-created

    Patrick E. McGovern, Sam Calagione

    One of Smithsonian Magazine’s Ten Best Books of the Year about Food
    A Forbes Best Booze Book of the YearMore

  11. Book ImageThe Games: A Global History of the Olympics

    David Goldblatt

    “A people’s history of the Olympics.”—New York Times Book ReviewMore

  12. Book ImageA Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves

    Walter Alvarez

    "A thrilling synthesis from a brilliant scientist who discovered one of the most important chapters in our history." —Sean B. CarrollMore

  13. Book ImagePaper: Paging Through History

    Mark Kurlansky

    From the New York Times best-selling author of Cod and Salt, a definitive history of paper and the astonishing ways it has shaped today’s world.More

  14. Book ImageGuns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

    Jared Diamond

    "Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill GatesMore

  15. Book ImageHow To Be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life

    Ruth Goodman

    An erudite romp through the intimate details of life in Tudor England, "Goodman's latest…is a revelation" (New York Times Book Review).More

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