Cleopatra. Julius Caesar. Martin Luther. Sophocles. George Washington. Winston Churchill. You meet a lot of interesting characters when exploring the history of Western civilization. Focusing on the history of cultures with a European origin, Western civilization textbooks cover eras extending 4,000-plus years, including Mesopotamia, Egypt, ancient Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the founding of the Americas, up through significant events of today. With so much ground to cover, we’ve gathered together an extensive collection of history textbooks focusing on the impact of Western thought on the development of politics, culture, art, and science.