AP European History: Example Textbook List

The list below represents examples of textbooks that meet the curricular requirements of AP European History. The list below is not exhaustive and the texts listed should not be regarded as endorsed, authorized, recommended, or approved by the College Board. Not using a book from this list does not mean that a course will not receive authorization. Syllabi submitted as part of the AP Course Audit process will be evaluated holistically, with textbooks considered along with supplementary, supporting resources to confirm that the course as a whole provides students with the content delineated in the curricular requirements of the AP Course Audit.

The specified editions of the following textbooks meet the AP European History AP Course Audit curricular requirements. Earlier editions of these texts or other textbooks not listed here may meet the AP Course Audit curricular requirements if supplemented with appropriate college-level instructional resources. For discussions regarding the usefulness of these texts and other teaching materials in the AP European History classroom, please consult the AP European History Teacher Community.

Index of Textbooks

Chambers, Mortimer, et al. The Western Experience. New York: McGraw-Hill. All editions published from 2007 to the present.

Cole, Joshua, and Carol Symes. Western Civilizations: Their History and Their Culture. New York: W. W. Norton. All editions published from 2011 to the present.

Hunt, Lynn, et al. The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's. All editions published from 2008 to the present

Kagan, Donald, Steven Ozment, and Frank M. Turner. The Western Heritage: Since 1300. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. All editions published from 2010 to the present.

Kagan, Donald, Steven Ozment, and Frank M. Turner. The Western Heritage. TLC (brief) edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. All editions published from 2009 to the present.

Kishlansky, Mark, Patricia O'Brien, and Patrick Geary. Civilization in the West. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. All editions published from 2007 to the present.

McKay, John P., Bennett D. Hill, John Buckler, and Clare Haru Crowston. A History of Western Society. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's. All editions published from 2007 to the present.

Merriman, John. A History of Modern Europe: From the Renaissance to the Present. New York: W. W. Norton. All editions published from 2009 to the present.

Noble, Thomas F. X., et al. Western Civilization: Beyond Boundaries. Boston: Cengage Learning. All editions published from 2009 to the present.

Palmer, R. R., Joel Colton, and Lloyd Kramer. A History of the Modern World. New York: McGraw-Hill. All editions published from 2007 to the present.

Perry, Marvin. Western Civilization: A Brief History. Boston: Cengage Learning. All editions published from 2008 to the present.

Perry, Marvin, et al. Western Civilization: Ideas, Politics, and Society. Boston: Cengage Learning. All editions published from 2007 to the present.

Spielvogel, Jackson J. Western Civilization. Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning. All editions published from 2009 to the present.

Spielvogel, Jackson J. Western Civilization: A Brief History. Vol. II. Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning. All editions published from 2010 to the present.

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