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Sample Course Maps

WisdomMaps are mind maps of history and humanities. Our collection includes 50 courses and several thousand WisdomMaps on the world’s civilizations and their stories. You’ll find maps on all aspects of the human condition: social, cultural, religious, political, and economic. 

Click on any of the images below to open a sample map for a course. Once you’re done with viewing a map, just close the map and you’ll be back here in the course list.

Here’s our assortment… enjoy!

Pre-History | Ancient Egypt | Ancient Near East | Ancient Persia | Ottoman Empire | Judaism | Modern Middle East | China | Japan | Korea | India | Southeast Asia | Ancient Greece | Ancient Rome | Byzantine Empire | History of Christianity | Late Antiquity | Middle Ages | Renaissance | Reformation | Global Empires | Scientific Revolution | 17th-Century West | 18th-Century West | The Enlightenment | French Revolution | Industrial Revolution | The West 1800-1850 | The West 1850-1871 | The West 1871-1894 | The West 1894-1914 | Russia | The Great War | Inter-War Years | World War II | Cold War | Modern Europe | Early United States | Modern United States | African American History | Early Africa | Colonial Africa | Modern Africa | Early Americas | Colonial Latin America | Modern Latin America | Australia and New Zealand | Pacific Islands | Hawai’i | World Religions | Ethical Philosophy


Pre-History

First Humans | Paleolithic Era | Neolithic Era

Click here to visit Neolithic Religion.

Near East/Middle East


ANcient Egypt

Prehistoric Egypt | Society | Daily Life for Peasants and the Wealthy | Women | Beauty, Love, Status | Culture | Language | Learning | Philosophy | Literature | Sculpture | Architecture | Pyramids and Tombs | Alexandria | Religion and Religious Revolt | Deities | Sky Gods | Sun Gods | Sacred Plants | Animal Gods | Economy | Agriculture | Labor | Credit | Engineering | Industry | Old Kingdom | Middle Kingdom | New Kingdom | Empire, and More.

Click here to visit Architectural Sites of Ancient Egypt.

mind maps of history: early Islamic science and technology

Ancient Near East

​Society | Culture | Economy | Akkad | Armenia | Assyria | Babylonia | Hittite Empire | Islam | Judea | Lydia | Mesopotamia |Palestine | Phoenicia | Scythia | Sumer | Syria… and More.

Click here to visit Early Islamic Science and Technology.

History of Persia

Ancient Persia

​Culture | Art | Architecture | Science and Technology | Language | Persian Empire | Media | Achaemenids | Governance | Kingship and Satrapies Law | Military | Safavids | Zands | Religion | Zoroaster and Zoroastrianism | Economy | Agriculture | Infrastructure… and More.

Click here to visit Zoroastrianism in Ancient Persia.

Ottoman Empire

Society | Culture | Architecture | Tulip Period | Timurid Empire | Suleiman the Great | Koprolu Viziers | Decline | Crisis | Relations with Europe in the 18th and 19th Centuries | Abdul Hamid II | Modernization | Ottoman Provinces of Egypt, North Africa, and Morocco… and More.

Click here to visit Suleiman the Magnificent.

JUDAISM

Ancient Judea | People of Abraham | People of the Book | Society | Culture | Literature | Religion | Judaism | Islam | Christianity | Temple of Jerusalem | Texts | Hebrew Bible | Prophets | Mosaic Code | Power | Babylonian Captivity | Jerusalem | Reform | Hellenistic Judea | Antiochus | Maccabees | Judea in the Roman Empire | Rebellion | Dispersion | Holocaust | Israel | Economy… and More.

Click here to visit Marriage in Ancient Judea.

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Modern Middle East

​Power | The Great Game | Political Development | Ideology and Interaction | World War I | Arab-Israeli Conflict | Afghanistan | Algeria | Egypt | Iran | Iraq | Israel | Jordan | Lebanon | Pakistan | Palestine | Saudi Arabia | Syria | Turkey… and More. 

Click here to visit Iran and the Great Game

Asia


China

​Ancient China | Society | Culture | Religion | Xia Dynasty | Shang Dynasty | Zhou Dynasty | Confucianism | Taoism | Legalism | Buddhism | Warring States | Qin Dynasty | Han Dynasty | Jin and Northern Wei Dynasties | Sui Dynasty | T’ang Dynasty | Song Dynasty | Mongols | Yuan Dynasty | Ming Dynasty | Qing Dynasty | Republic | Modern China | Hong Kong and Taiwan… and More.

Click here to visit Emperor Qin Shihuangdi.

mind maps of history: the Floating World of Japan's Edo Period

Japan

​Classical Period | Society | Culture | Religion | Nara Period | Heian Period | Kamakura Period | Muromachi Period | Warring States | Edo Period | Meiji Period | Taisho Period Militarism | Occupation | Modern Japan… and More.

Click here to visit The Floating World of Old Edo.

Korea

​Ancient Korea | Gojoseon Kingdom | Goryeo Dynasty | Three Kingdoms Period | Joseon Dynasty | Modern Korea (North and South) … and More.

Click here to visit Japanese Colonization of Korea.

mind maps of history: the court culture of India's Mughal dynasty

India

​Ancient India | Society | Culture | Economy | Religions of India | Buddhism | Hinduism | Jainism | Sikhism | Indus Valley Civilization | Early and Late Vedic Ages | Chola Dynasty | Kushan Empire | Maurya Empire | Gupta Empire | Delhi Sultanate | Mughal Empire | The Raj | Modern India | Bangladesh | Pakistan… and More. 

Click here to visit Court Culture of India’s Mughals.

Southeast Asia

​Early Southeast Asia | Khmer Empire |  Laos |  Majapahit Empire | Maritime States | Siam | Vietnam | Colonial Southeast Asia | Burma | Dutch East Indies | Malacca | Philippines | Vietnam |  Modern Southeast Asia | De-Colonization | Cambodia | Indonesia | Laos | Malaysia | Myanmar | Philippines | Singapore | Thailand | Vietnam… and More.

Click here to visit The Dutch East Indies.

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Classical World


Ancient Greece

​Society | Culture | Religion | Power | Economy | Mycenae | Migration | Minoan Crete | Archaic Era | Heroic Age | Classical Era | Golden Age | Pericles | Second Athenian Empire | Hellenistic Kingdoms… and More.

Click here to visit Culture of Classical Greece.

Ancient Rome

Early Italy | Society | Culture | Religion | Power | Economy | Etruscans | Early Republic | Late Republic | Empire | Provinces | Barbarians | Byzantine Empire… and More. 

Click here to visit Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

Byzantine Empire

Society | Culture | Literature | Religion | Iconoclasm | Justinian | Balkans | Greek Phase | Latin Phase | Russia | Invasions | Economy… and More.

Click here to visit Justinian and the Byzantine Empire.

Pre-Modern West


mind maps of history: Christianity

History of Christianity

​Culture and Literature of Early Christianity | Doctrine | Ritual | Moral Code | Sacraments | Apostles | Disciples | Early Church | Origins | Organization | Bishops | Church Fathers | Creeds | Gospels | Jesus of Nazareth | Monasticism | Spread | Persecution | Triumph | Scholarship… and More.

Click here to visit Sacraments in Early Christianity.

Late Antiquity

​Society | Culture | Power | Law | Christianity | Authority | Doctrine | Monasticism | Proselytizing | Structure… and More.

Click here to visit Late Antiquity.

Middle Ages

​Early Middle Ages | Merovingian Dynasty | Carolingian Empire | High Middle Ages | Culture | Architecture | Gothic and Romanesque Cathedrals | Law | Learning | Literature | Philosophy | Science and Technology | Economy | Capetian Dynasty | Holy Roman Empire | Hohenstaufen Dynasty | Northern and Central Europe | Russia | Spain | Late Middle Ages |Society | Religion | Plague | England | France | Germany | Holy Roman Empire (continued) | Spain… and More.

Click here to visit Gothic Cathedrals.

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Renaissance

​Society | Culture | Religion | Power | Economy | Early Renaissance: Culture, Art, Music | High Renaissance | Art | Architecture | Philosophy | Northern Renaissance | Art | Drama | Literature | Philosophy | Science and Technology | Central Europe | England | France | Italy | Art | Mannerism | Learning | Hermeticism | Humanism | Scholarship | Science and Technology | Sculpture | Religion | Power | Machiavelli | Spain… and More.  

Click here to visit Art of the Northern Renaissance.

Reformation

​Martin Luther | Society | Culture | Catholic Reformation | Monasticism | Papacy | Society of Jesus | Central Europe | France | Netherlands | Spain… and More.

Click here to visit Society of Jesus in the Reformation.

Global Empires

​Spain | New World | Philippines | Portugal | Brazil | Malacca | Scramble for Africa | Belgian Congo | Britain | Africa | Southern Africa | Australia | New Zealand | India | Kenya | Burma | France: New France | North Africa | Indochina | Netherlands | Southern Africa | East Indies… and More.

Click here to visit Colonization of New Zealand.


Scientific Revolution

​Scientific Method | Philosophy | Newton | Descartes | Spinoza | Pascal | Astronomy | Brahe | Copernicus | Galileo | Kepler | Inventions | Medicine | Spread… and More.

Click here to visit Sir Isaac Newton and the Scientific Revolution.

17th-Century West

​Society | Crisis | Population | Revolt | Witchcraft | Baroque | Rococo | Mannerism | Literature | Music | Thirty Years’ War | Economy | Austria | Central Europe | England | English Civil War | Charles I | Long Parliament | Glorious Revolution | France | Culture | Art | Drama | Iberia | Italy | Netherlands | Poland | Russia | Scandinavia… and More.

Click here to visit Witchcraft in 17th Century Europe.

18th-Century west

​Society | Communities | Family | Class | Power | Governance, Military, Conflict | Economy | Austria | Central Europe | England | France | Iberia | Netherlands | Russia | Peter the Great | Catherine the Great | Scandinavia… and More.

Click here to visit Russia’s Peter the Great.

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The Enlightenment

​Architecture | Art | Learning | Music | Classical Period | Bach | Handel | Mozart | Haydn | Philosophy | Faith or Reason | Age of Reason | Old Regime | English and Dutch Phases | Later Enlightenment | Radical Enlightenment | Women | Philosophes | Physiocrats | Adam Smith | Popular Culture | Scholarship | Science and Technology | Medicine | Religion | Law | Reform… and More.

Click here to visit Philosophes of the Enlightenment.

French Revolution

Society | Culture | American Revolution | Governance | New Structure } Prelude | Domestic Phase | Moderate Phase | Revolutionary Phase | Jacobin Republic | Old Regime | Catholic Church | Declaration of the Rights of Women | National Convention | Committee of Public Safety | Republic of Virtue | Thermidorean Reaction | Napoleon | Rise | Reform | Wars | Empire | Fall… and More. 

Click here to visit Napoleon’s Reforms.

Industrial Revolution

​Society | Class | Communities | Culture | New Technology | Chemistry | Evolution | Medicine | Physics | Religion | Politics | Labor Movement | Trade Unions | Working Conditions | Living Standards | Second Industrial Revolution | Industries | Products | Results | Spread | Global Dominance… and More. 

Click here to visit Inventions of the Industrial Revolution.

19th Century West


The west 1800-1850

​Society | Crime, Women | Culture: Realism, Romanticism | Music | Beethoven and the Romantics | Religion | Power | Congress of Vienna | Revolutions of 1848 | Austrian Empire | Central Europe | England | France | Greece | Italy | Russia | Spain 

Click here to visit Crime in Early 19th-Century Europe.

The west 1850-1871

​Culture| Art | Literature | Music | Science and Technology | Medicine | Power | Ideology | Economy | Austria | Canada | England | Power | France | Power | Germany | Power | Polities | War | Italy | Power | Unification | Russia | Power… and More. 

Click here to visit Unification of Italy.

The west 1871-1894

​Society | Cities | Family | Leisure | Migration | Class, Women | Culture | Learning | Politics | Economy | Labor | Markets | Austria-Hungary | Society | Power | England | Dominions | Governance | Issues | France | Power | Germany | Power | Italy | Power | Russia | Spain… and More.

Click here to visit Team Sports in Late 19th-Century Europe.

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the west 1894-1914

​Society: Women | Culture | Art | Impressionism | Post-Impressionism | Literature | Naturalism | Symbolism | Russian Literature | Music | Philosophy | Darwin, Freud | Science and Technology | Religion | Politics… and More.

Click here to visit Expressionism.

Russia

​Russia and the Mongols | Russia and the Byzantine Empire | Russia in the Middle Ages | 17th Century | 18th Century | Peter the Great | Bureaucracy | Military | Modernization | Catherine the Great | Russian Revolution | Bolsheviks | Lenin | Civil War | First Spontaneous Revolution | Soviet Union | Stalin | Background | Terror | Society | Economy | Cold War | Cuba | Proxy Wars  | Khrushchev | Brezhnev | Gorbachev | Modern Russia… and More.

Click here to visit Russia in the Middle Ages.

The Great 20th Century War


The great war

​Overview | Background | Outbreak | Peace

Click here to visit Background of the Great War.

Inter-War Years

​Society | Great Depression in Europe | Culture | Architecture | Art | Literature | Music | Philosophy | Popular Culture | Science and Technology | Politics | Ideology | Britain | France | Eastern Europe | England | United States | Weimar Republic | Nazi Germany | Rise of Hitler | Elections of 1933 | Reorganization | Italy | Fascism | Mussolini | Portugal | Scandinavia | Soviet Union| Stalin | Economy | Spain | Spanish Civil War… and More.

Click here to visit Great Depression in Europe.

World war II

​Prelude | Diplomatic Revolution | Germany | Nazi Empire | Economic Exploitation, Role of Hitler | Holocaust | Anti-Semitism | SS and the Einsatzgruppen | Gypsy Holocaust | Death Camps | Japan | Poland | Soviet Union | Homefront | United States | Aggression | Germany | Japan | A New Kind of War | Total War | Grand Alliance | Britain | France | Early Axis Victories | Early Allied Victories | Allied Invasion of Europe | Defeat of the Third Reich | Defeat of Japan… and More.

Click here to visit Homefront in the Soviet Union.

Cold War

​Overview | Prelude | Yalta Conference | Intensifying Differences | Postwar Problems | Emergence of the Cold War | Venues | Eastern Europe | Korea | Vietnam | Marshall Plan… and More

Click here to visit Venues of the Cold War.

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Modern Europe

​Overview | Albania | Britain | Overview | Society | Power | Bulgaria | Canada | Czech Republic | France | Germany | Greece | Hungary | Italy | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Russia | Soviet Union | Russian Revolution | Stalin, Khrushchev | Brezhnev | Gorbachev | Cold War | Cuba | Proxy Wars | Spain | Yugoslavia… and More.

Click here to visit Mikhael Gorbachev.

United States


Early United States

​North American Colonies | Revolution | 1782 – 1800 | Constitution | 1800 – 1815 1815 – 1830 | 1830 – 1850 | 1850 – 1860 | Civil War | Reconstruction | Slavery | Native Americans | Women… and More. 

Click here to visit Reconstruction.

Modern United States

Gilded Age | 1900 – 1920 | Roaring Twenties | Great Depression | World War II | Cold War | 1945 – 1960 | 1960 – 1973 | 1973 – 2000 | 2000 – Present | Civil Rights Movement | Native Americans | Women… and More. 

Click here to visit the Great Depression.

African-American History

​Slave Trade | Slavery in America | Sectionalism | Abolitionism | Civil War and Reconstruction | New South | Civil Rights Movement… and More.

Click here to visit Civil Rights Movement 1960 – 1973.

Africa


mind maps of history: Kingdom of Benin

Early Africa

​Society | Communities | Environment | Migration | Central Africa | Kongo | East Africa | Swahili City-States, Economy | Kush | Punt | Ethiopia | Great Zimbabwe | West Africa | Hausa States | Benin | Ife | Oyo | Sudanic Kingdoms | Mali | Ghana | Songhai… and More.

Click here to visit Kingdom of Benin.

Colonial Africa

​Slavery | Scramble for Africa | Society: European Primacy | Change | Religion | Christianity | Spirit Churches | Islam | Ethiopia | Economic and Social Change | Power | Pre-World War I | World War II | Colonies | East Africa | Independence… and More.  

Click here to visit Shaka Zulu.

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Modern Africa

Click here to visit Modern Rwanda.

​Society | Culture | Politics | Nationalism | Independence | Economy | Challenges | Central Africa | Angola | Rwanda | Zaire | East Africa | Ethiopia | Somalia | Southern Africa | Namibia | South Africa | Zimbabwe | West Africa | Ghana | Nigeria… and More.

The Americas


mind maps of history: the Toltec civilization

Early Americas

​Society | Power | Amerindians | Inca | Olmec | Toltec | Maya | Aztec… and More.

Click here to visit The Toltec.

Colonial Latin America

​Conquest | Conquistadors | European Colonization | Spanish Colonial Rule | Society | Economy | Revolution | Argentina | Brazil | Haiti | Mexico | Mexican Revolution | West Indies… and More.

Click here to visit The Conquistadores.

Modern Latin America

​Society | Population | Women | Politics | Foreign Affairs | Governance | Economy | Growth | Policy | Trade | Argentina | Belize | Bolivia | Brazil | Caribbean | Central America | Chile | Colombia | Cuba | Castro | Dominican Republic | El Salvador | Guatemala | Haiti | Jamaica |  Mexico | Politics | Economy | Nicaragua | Paraguay | Peru | Uruguay… and More.

Click here to visit Women in Modern Latin America.

The Pacific


Australia and New Zealand

​Early Pacific | Exploration | Australia | Explorers, Aborigines | Colonization and Settlement | New Zealand | Origins | Maori | Explorers | European Settlement | Treaty of Waitangi | British Sovereignty | Colonial Period

Click here to visit Papua New Guinea.

Hawai’i

​Ancient Hawai’i | Society | Origins | Ahupua’a | Konohiki | Culture | Religion | Power |  Early Hawai’i | Captain Cook | Kingdom of Hawai’i | Kamehameha I | Kamehameha II | Kalakaua | Bayonet Constitution | Lili’uokalani | Wilcox Rebellion | Overthrow | Modern Hawai’i | Politics, Sovereignty Movement… and More.

Click here to visit the History and Traditions of Hawai’i.

Pacific Islands

Early Pacific | Exploration | Australia | Explorers | Aborigines | Settlement | Colonization | New Zealand | Explorers | Maori | Settlement | Treaty of Waitangi | British Colonial Period | Melanesia | Fiji | Marshall Islands | New Caledonia | Papua New Guinea | Solomon Islands | Vanuatu | Micronesia | Polynesia | Cook Islands | Marquesas Islands | Samoa | Tahiti | Tokelau | Tonga | Tuamotu | Tuvalu

Click here to visit Papua New Guinea

world religions

Christianity | Buddhism | Hinduism | Jainism | Sikhism | Islam | Judaism | Chinese Social Philosophy | Shinto | Orher Dimensions

Click here to visit Sacraments in Early Christianity

ethical philosophy

Ancient Greece | Ancient Rome | Hellenistic Kingdoms | China | Christianity | Judaism

Click here to visit Plato the Moralist

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