World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras

Ranging from the dawn of prehistory, through the great ancient empires, to the beginning of the Renaissance, this unique online resource from ABC-CLIO explores history in every corner of the globe.

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Key Content and Features

  • More than 11,000 primary and secondary sources, including selections from the Code of Hammurabi, the Edict of Milan, and Marcus Aurelius’s The Meditations
  • More than 1,800 biographies of important figures such as Alexander the Great, Confucius, William the Conqueror and Eleanor of Aquitaine
  • Era Stories, such as Athens and Sparta, Alexander's Legacy, The Mongol Empire, and The Black Death
  • Investigate Activities that encourage student inquiry by posing questions
  • Feature stories that draw connections between the history being made today and its ancient and medieval origins
  • Basic and advanced search options to return the most relevant results
  • Standards-based curriculum updated daily by a team of subject-specific editorial experts and supported by an extensive range of instructional material
  • Commentaries written by noted scholars that reflect multiple points of view and stimulate critical thinking
  • Academic Success Corner with resources to help students develop reading, writing and research skills
  • Educator Support Site containing valuable professional development tools, curriculum guides, lesson plans and more

Enhance Understanding with Primary Sources

Created in collaboration with prominent historians, World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras goes beyond the facts with tools and resources to help students develop a deeper understanding of history and learn how to relate the events of the distant past to the ongoing development of human history.

Overviews and activities are enhanced with thousands of authoritative primary and secondary sources, in-depth explorations, and profiles of city-states, countries, and regions of the ancient world. Available in both academic and school versions, the database offers worldwide perspectives on topics ranging beyond Western civilization to ancient Africa, the Islamic world, and the East.