A Fresh Approach to World History and Cultural Studies

With expansive coverage across time and space, Daily Life through History examines the unique features and historical development of societies around the globe. Emphasizing the daily lives of ordinary people, this database offers a fresh approach to core curriculum topics and engages students’ interest across multiple dimensions of history and culture, including work, food, clothing, sports, language, literature, education, gender roles, social customs, and more.

Topic Centers Include: 

  • Prehistory: Beginnings to 1000 BCE
  • Egypt and the Near East: 3200–500 BCE
  • Ancient Asia: 3000 BCE–500 CE
  • Ancient Greece: 2000–30 BCE
  • The Byzantine Empire and Russia: 300–1500 CE
  • The Islamic World: 600–1500 CE
  • Africa: 3000 BCE–1500 CE
  • The Americas: 3000 BCE–1500 CE
  • Central and East Asia: 500–1500
  • The Emergence of Modern Europe: 1500–1700
  • The Age of Reason and Revolutions: 1700–1800
  • The World at War: 1914–1945
  • The Cold War Era: 1945–1991
  • A New Millennium: 1991–Present