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

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