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Welcome to Oxford’s Patterns of World History, Brief Edition online! Containing a number of useful resources for students, this site is designed to supplement and enhance the material found in the text.

Simplifying world history without oversimplifying the study of the world, Patterns of World History, Brief Edition 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:

  • Flash Cards that will aid in the study of key terms and definitions

  • Interactive Maps are Flash-based exercises, one per chapter, allow students to explore one map per chapter in an interactive fashion.

  • Multiple-Choice Quizzes that give you the opportunity to test what you have learned

    Primary Source Companion and Research Guide to help you more effectively evaluate and work with online sources.

    Video and Web Links to high interest videos and websites directly pertaining to the topics examined in Patterns of World History, Brief Edition.

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