Comprehensive notes on world history by Frank E. Smitha.


Genesis in Sumer
The rise of civilization in Sumer. Sumerians believe in sin, war and slavery, and they create a tradition in writing sacred stories.
Africa and Egypt
Early agriculture across Africa. The rise of civilization along the Nile. Egyptian religion, legends, and rebellion.
Hittite invasion, Empire and war by Egypt, Assyria and Babylonia. Stories of creation and flood.
The Hebrews
The Hebrews into Canaan. Genesis. A divided Israel. The Prophets. Assyria overruns Israel and conquers Egypt
Early India
The civilization of Mohenjo Daro and Harappa. The Aryans move into the Indus valley. Hinduism, Aryan expansion, and the origins of Buddhism.
The Rise of China
The Hsia, Shang and Chou dynasties. Confucius, and Taoism. Imperial conquest and creation of a unity called China.
Europe, Greece
Agriculture in Europe. The Mycenean Greeks. The Minoans. Homer. Athens and Sparta.
Early Greek philosophers.
Babylonia, Persia, Judaism Assyria's demise. King Josiah and the Moses story. Babylon and the captive Jews. Judah and Judaism. Persia, Zoroastrianism.
Persian and Civil Wars
The Persian and Peloponnesian Wars. Herodotus. The demise of victorious Sparta.
Greek Ideas
Anaxagors, Thucydides, Hippocrates, Democritus, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle.
Alexander the Great
Philip unites Macedonia and dominates Greece. His son Alexander conquers Egypt and Persia.
The Rise of Rome
Rome's origins, religion and laws. Rome dominates Italy.
The Punic wars.
America - Africa - Oceania
The Olmec and Teotihuacan.
The Mayas. Hopwell culture.

Developments in Africa, from 1750 BC to AD 500. Ancient Ghana. Aksum. The Bantus.

Southeast Asia and Oceania.