Reviewing for your GRE or college course? Need a review before delving into more advanced topics? Or do you simply want a good overview for travel? The Collins College Outline on Western Civilization to 1500 was conscientiously written in down-to-earth language, emphasizing the events you're most likely to encounter in any modern course, even covering oft-neglected topics or regions. Each chapter includes a brief timeline and context before delving into bite-sized paragraphs of information; a test follows. Important words are bolded for easy review, and maps are included where appropriate. Perfect for a quick refresher course! This book begins with the earliest known civilizations of Egypt and Sumter, continuing through the Renaissance. 317 indexed pages, softcover.