Western Civilization: A Concise History
Western Civilization: A Concise History is an Open Educational Resource textbook covering the history of Western Civilization from approximately 8000 BCE to the recent past. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike International 4.0 license and is licensed by Portland Community College.
The textbook is divided into three volumes and a brief overview is also available:
Volume 1, from c. 8000 BCE – c. 1000 CE:
Volume 2, from c. 1000 CE – 1800 CE:
Volume 3, from 1800 CE – 2017 CE:
The second version of the textbook was released in Winter 2020. Future revisions are planned and comments are welcome via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.