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World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras
World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras covers early human history around the globe—from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance.

The World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras Team

Judy Fay, Sr. Director, Solutions
Julie Dunbar, Manager, Editorial Development
Nita Lang, Editorial Specialist
Jennifer Hutchinson, Tamara Johnson, Editors
Ellen Rasmussen, Media Editor

Troy Martin, Vice President, Operations
Susan Basch, Sr. Developer
Chris Martinich, Developer
Eelco Vrolijk, Sr. Developer
Neal Schaefer, Director, Product and Content Management Systems

Master Teachers
Lee Eysturlid is a history and social sciences instructor at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, Illinois, where he teaches courses on ancient world religion and philosophy, 20th-century world history, and conflict in world history. He also serves as an adjunct instructor for Northwestern University’s School of Continuing Studies program, teaching courses on European civilization and United States history. Eysturlid earned his PhD in history from Purdue University, where he specialized in intellectual military history and the history of the Habsburg and Ottoman empires. He is a member of the Citadel Historical Association and is an ABC-CLIO History Fellow. Eysturlid’s publications include articles on international relations, foreign policy, and various military topics.

Rob Kiely is an adjunct assistant professor of liberal arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is also an instructor in such courses as the history of biology and the history of philosophy at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, Illinois. Kiely has also delivered many lectures at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Illinois. He received his PhD from Northwestern University, where he studied the history of ideas and the history of science. His awards include a National Science Foundation Research Grant, an Outstanding Teaching Award from Northwestern University, and the Faculty of the Year Award from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Prehistory—Robert Harding/Corbis
Egypt and the Near East—DEA/G. Dagli Orti/De Agostini/Getty Images
Ancient Asia— Burstein Collection/Corbis
Ancient Greece —Paladinwoo/Dreamstime
Ancient Rome —Romaoslo/iStockphoto.com
The Byzantine Empire and Russia—Steve Estvanik/Dreamstime
The Islamic World—Mikhail Markovskiy/Dreamstime.com
Africa—Eric Lafforgue/Alamy Stock Photo
The Americas—Corel
Central and East Asia—Universal History Archive/Getty Images
Medieval Europe—Art Media/Print Collector/Getty Images