Broad in scope and integrative in perspective, this anthology offers a brief, balanced collection of challenging, but accessible, primary materials that cover World History since the 1500s. Organized chronologically, drawn from a variety of genres, and focused on global themes, the selections are genuinely representative of diverse civilizations at different points of their development. This wide-ranging and world focus features selections from anthropology; comparative literature; drama; economics; geography; law; philosophy; political theory; poetry; religion; science; and sociology. It looks at early modern political economy; nationalism; romanticism; racism; World War I diplomacy; patterns of genocide; and much more. For individuals embarking upon a critical and analytical journey through the history of the world.