UXL World Eras, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1573029785
  • ISBN-13: 9781573029780
  • DDC: 909
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 2022 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released December 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Intended primarily for middle school students, U*X*L World Eras examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This set consists of ten full-color, thematically arranged volumes, with each volume providing in-depth coverage of a given era, focusing on a cultural group and its interaction with other peoples of the world. With its emphasis on daily life and cultural institutions, U*X*L World Eras engages students' interest and enriches traditional studies of history. The global perspective of this set prompts comparison of the lives people led in different parts of the world, in different cultures, and at different times, contributing significantly to students' global literacy.

Features and Benefits

  • All volumes in the U*X*L World Eras set share a consistent ten-chapter structure, facilitating comparisons across the volumes.
  • The structure within each chapter is consistent as well, allowing for quick access to desired information within each volume.
  • Every chapter comprises overview information as well as topical entries on people, places, events, and more.
  • Each chapter begins with a chronology, glossary, and guided reading questions to encourage critical thinking and help students identify the chapter’s main emphasis.
  • Chapters also include suggestions for individual and group activities such as writing prompts and group projects.
  • Each volume concludes with a comprehensive subject index.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 157302967X | ISBN-13: 9781573029674


“The U-X-L World Eras series is an extraordinary and highly recommended addition to high school, community, college, and university library World History reference collections.”

— Library Bookwatch

“Each volume in the set is self-contained with an introductory overview, volume-specific index, and the many maps, illustrations, and glossaries that render the UXL sets so readable and visually interesting for students.”

— American Reference Books Annual

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Ancient Mesopotamia: 3300 BCE-331 BCE.
Volume 2: Ancient Egypt: 2615 BCE-332 BCE.
Volume 3: Classical Greek Civilization: 800 BCE-323 BCE.
Volume 4: Roman Republic and Empire: 264 BCE-476 BCE.
Volume 5: West African Kingdoms: 500-1590.
Volume 6: Imperial China: 617-1644.
Volume 7: Rise and Spread of Islam: 622-1500.
Volume 8: Medieval Europe: 814-1350.
Volume 9: European Renaissance and Reformation: 1350-1600.
Volume 10: Industrial Revolution in Europe: 1750-1914.