Duiker, William & Spielvogel, Jackson, The Essential World History to 1800, 8th Edition.
A study of the Western and Eastern civilizations from their Neolithic origins to the present, with emphasis on cultural and institutional developments. (HGP 110 covers Neolithic times to roughly 1500 C.E.; HGP 111 covers from roughly 1500 C.E. to the present.)