The Middle Ages (400 - 1600): Introduce your child to the marvelous story of world civilizations with the second volume of this read-aloud series. Who discovered chocolate? What happened to the Giant Fovor of the Mighty Blows? Why did the Ottoman Turks drag their war ships across dry land? A read-aloud history for the whole family!

Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives - and our children need to learn about the other countries of the world and their history. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of other lands. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, this revised edition of The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 2: The Middle Ages weaves world history into a story book format. 

The Story of the World covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas - find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share together, The Story of the World includes each continent and major people group. Volume 2: The Middle Ages, is the second of a four-volume series and covers the major historical events in the years 400 to 1600 CE, as well as including maps, illustrations, and tales from each culture.

Each Story of the World volume provides a full year of history study when combined with the Activity Book, Audiobook, and Tests - each available separately to accompany each volume of The Story of the World Text Book. Volume 2 Year Recommendation: Year 1-7.

 Recommended in Program(s): Foundations
Cycle(s): n/a

What families are saying:

"...reading through a science picture book or narrative history text like Story of the World (without even correlating it!) creates another layer of learning and exercises our children's memories. It is enjoyable, effective, and easy." — Brandy



Well-Trained Mind Press

Publication date:

April 16, 2007

Number of pages:



470 g (paperback), 570 g (hardback)

Paperback dimensions:

211.3 x 136.7 x 21.3 mm

Hardback dimensions:

218.4 x 140.5 x 26.7 mm


Paperback or Hardback


1933339098, 1933339101


Susan Wise Bauer is a writer, educator, and historian. Her previous books include the Writing With Ease, Writing With Skill, and Story of the World series from Well-Trained Mind Press, as well as The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had, Rethinking School, The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory, and the History of the World series, all from W. W. W. Norton. She has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, as well as an M.A. in seventeenth-century literature and a Master of Divinity in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature. For fifteen years, she taught literature and composition at the College of William and Mary.

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