Milestone Documents in World History
Milestone Documents
in World History:

Exploring the Primary Sources
That Shaped the World
 Editor in Chief: Brian Bonhomme, Associate Professor of History, Youngstown State University

Consulting Editor: Cathleen Boivin, History Teacher, West Springfield High School (Springfield, Virginia)

ISBN: 978-0-9797758-6-4
List price: $395
Publication date: March 2010
First edition * 4 volumes * 1,900 pages * 8.5 x 11

Our award-winning Milestone Documents series continues with World History, featuring our groundbreaking approach combining primary source documents with in-depth expert analysis. Plus free online access to the full content. 

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"An essential purchase for high school, academic, and medium to large public libraries." Library Journal starred review, June 15, 2010


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  • Four volumes, including 1,900 pages
  • 125 documents, each with full expert analysis
  • Ten detailed teachers activity guides
  • Appendixes, indexes and resource listings


  • Fully supported
  • Complimentary online access
  • Unlimited users at your library
  • Full access from home or dorm room
  • Immediate access via online registration
  • A simple, intuitive interface
  • User profile areas for students and patrons
  • Sophisticated search functions
  • Complete content, including appendixes
  • Fully illustrated

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Modeled after Milestone Documents in American History, this set extends our award-winning Milestone Documents series into world history, from ancient times to today. Key documents from all important world cultures are included, from the ancient Near East and ancient Egypt to the Greek and Roman Empires, medieval Islam, Renaissance Europe, and modern Africa and Asia. Constitutions, speeches, letters, acts, treaties, and legal cases are all covered with the same detailed, expert analysis that is the hallmark of the "Milestone Documents" series.

Other features include a general subject index as well as hundreds of photographs and other images. In addition, history educators will find detailed and useful teacher's guides containing dozens of student activities, all of which are aligned with the National History Standards.

With content aligned to the National Standards in World History and signed essays written by a team of 75 esteemed historians, Milestone Documents in World History offers an unparalleled reference tool for students conducting primary source research. It's particularly useful for AP World History students, community college students, and world history survey courses for undergraduate college students. In-depth teacher activity guides make the set extremely useful at the classroom level, and every entry includes study questions that assist teachers in engaging students with further research.

Scope & Coverage

Among the documents included in the set are iconic legal and constitutional documents such as the Code of Hammurabi, Magna Carta, Meiji Constitution, and African Union Constitutive Act; famous treatises such as the Plato's "Allegory of the Cave," the Communist Manifesto, and Osama bin Laden's Declaration of Jihad against America; important legislative acts from the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo to the Treaty of Najing to the Treaty of Versailles; and cultural and political declarations such as Martin Luther's 95 Theses, Gandhi's "Quit India" Speech, and Nelson Mandela's Inaugural Address.

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View a model entry: Lin Zexu's Letter to Queen Victoria (1839)

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Milestone Documents in World History is available in print exclusively through Salem Press and online through Salem History. To order, call 1-800-221-1592.