Welcome to Oxford’s Patterns of World History, Second Edition online! Containing a number of useful resources for students, this site is designed to supplement and enhance the material found in Patterns of World History, Second Edition as well as Patterns of World History with Sources, Second Edition.
Simplifying world history without oversimplifying the study of the world, Patterns of World History offers a distinct framework for understanding the global past through the study of origins, interactions, and adaptations. Authors Peter von Sivers, Charles A. Desnoyers, and George Stow examine the full range of human ingenuity over time and space in a comprehensive, even-handed, and critical fashion.
In Student Resources, you will find: