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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 christopher.brooks3@pcc.edu.