1History 1: The History ofWorld Civilizations to 1500Professor CarnieLet’s Get Started…
2“Foundational” textbook for the class“Main” textbook for the classThis is not a “novel.”
3Why should you care aboutWorld History?These are the researches of Herodotus of Halicarnassus,which he publishes, in the hope of thereby preservingfrom decay the remembrance of what men have done,and of preventing the great and wonderful actions of theGreeks and the Barbarians from losing their due need ofglory; and withal to put on record what were theirgrounds of feuds [conflict]….The Histories, Herodotus, 440 B.C.E.
4Why You Should Care:•World history is the story of humankind•World history has shaped who we are asindividuals and how we live our lives•We, as human beings, are all part of thisongoing story of World History•To know World History is to knowourselvesOkay, so what is “WorldHistory”?
5What’s In A Name?•The History of…•The World, duh!