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.
Editions of the following textbooks published by 2008 meet the AP European History Course Audit curricular requirements. Earlier editions of these texts, as well as 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 Teachers' Resources section of AP Central.
Chambers, Mortimer, et al. The Western Experience. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Coffin, Judith G., and Robert C. Stacey. Western Civilizations. New York: W. W. Norton.
Hunt, Lynn, et al. The Making of the West. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's.
Kagan, Donald, Steven Ozment, and Frank M. Turner. The Western Heritage. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Kagan, Donald, Steven Ozment, and Frank M. Turner. The Western Heritage. TLC (brief) edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Kishlansky, Mark, Patricia O'Brien, and Patrick Geary. Civilization in the West. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Longman.
McKay, John P., Bennett D. Hill, and John Buckler. A History of Western Society Since 1400. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's.
Merriman, John. A History of Modern Europe: From the Renaissance to the Present. New York: W. W. Norton.
Noble, Thomas F. X., et al. Western Civilization: Beyond Boundaries. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Palmer, R. R., Joel Colton, and Lloyd Kramer. A History of the Modern World. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Perry, Marvin. Western Civilization: A Brief History. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Perry, Marvin, et al. Western Civilization: Ideas, Politics, and Society. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Spielvogel, Jackson J. Western Civilization. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing.
Spielvogel, Jackson J. Western Civilization: A Brief History. Vol. 2, Since 1500. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.