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18 Best World History Books of All Time

Our goal: Find the best World History books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best world history books" into our search engine and study the top 4+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! ūüėä
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2024)

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Last Updated: Monday 1 Jan, 2024

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  1. 1
    The Silk Roads
  2. 2


    A World History

    Mark Kurlansky

  3. 4
    The Lessons of History

    The Lessons of History

    Will & Ariel Durant

  4. 5
  5. 7
    The Ascent of Money
  6. 9
  7. 10
    A History of the World in 6 Glasses
  8. 11
    The War That Ended Peace
  9. 13
    The Last Days of the Incas
  10. 17
    A World History of Photography


  • How was this World History books list created?

    We searched for 'best World History books', found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many World History books are in this list?

    There are 18 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this World History books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of World History books on the internet.

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