View Full Version : What are some good "bottom up" world history books?

05-16-2014, 11:16 PM
I.e. taking early cultures and describing how they developed.

Corvus Marinus
05-17-2014, 12:37 PM
How narrow are you thinking? In other words, are you actually looking for a world history textbook with a broad scope, or do you want something culture-specific that will give you a more detailed narrative and analysis? You might also want to look into cultural anthropology, depending on what you want to use the information for.

There are a lot of books out there, and right now your question is a little broad.

05-17-2014, 02:19 PM
You might find the GURPS Low-Tech Companion books useful, they describe various aspects of pre-industrial society in a manner suitable for people building RPG settings: GURPS Low-Tech Companion 1: Philosophers and Kings (http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/Low-Tech/companion1/), GURPS Low-Tech Companion 3: Daily Life and Economics (http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/Low-Tech/companion3/)