The History of the Ancient World From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of RomeThe History of the Ancient World From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome



This is the first volume in a bold new series that tells the stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still giving weight to the characteristics of each country.

Author: Susan Wise Bauer

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393070897

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A lively and engaging narrative history showing the common threads in the cultures that gave birth to our own. This is the first volume in a bold new series that tells the stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still giving weight to the characteristics of each country. Susan Wise Bauer provides both sweeping scope and vivid attention to the individual lives that give flesh to abstract assertions about human history. Dozens of maps provide a clear geography of great events, while timelines give the reader an ongoing sense of the passage of years and cultural interconnection. This old-fashioned narrative history employs the methods of “history from beneath”—literature, epic traditions, private letters and accounts—to connect kings and leaders with the lives of those they ruled. The result is an engrossing tapestry of human behavior from which we may draw conclusions about the direction of world events and the causes behind them.

A SHORT HISTORY OF THE WORLDA SHORT HISTORY OF THE WORLD



I THE WORLD IN SPACE Table of Contents THE story of our world is a story that is still very imperfectly known. A couple of hundred years ago men possessed the history of little more than the last three thousand years.

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 9788027235490

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A Short History of the World is a period-piece non-fictional historic work. The book was largely inspired by Wells's earlier 1919 work The Outline of History. It summarises the scientific knowledge of the time regarding the history of Earth and life and begins with its origins, goes on to explain the development of the Earth and life on Earth, reaching primitive thought and the development of humankind from the Cradle of Civilisation. The book ends with the outcome of the First World War, the Russian famine of 1921, and the League of Nations in 1922. Herbert George Wells (1866–1946), known as H. G. Wells, was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games.

History of the World from the Earliest Period to the Present TimeHistory of the World from the Earliest Period to the Present Time



Under both these heads , by the Indus to the Ægean , precipitated itself keeping up with due skill the distinction beupon Europe , thus determining that the tween the History of the West and the History world's pedigree should be ...

Author: Evert Augustus Duyckinck

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ISBN: CHI:24448926

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The Story of Jesus in the World s LiteratureThe Story of Jesus in the World s Literature



The story of Jesus In the woii Stanford University Libraries 3 6105 041 278 925 CECIL H. GREEN LIBRARY STANFORD UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES STANFORD, CALIFORNIA 94305-6004 (650) 723-1493 ...

Author: Edward Wagenknecht

Publisher: New York : Creative Age Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041278925

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Includes selections from numerous authors.

The Story of PhilosophyThe Story of Philosophy



A History of Western Thought James Garvey, Jeremy Stangroom. one finds there. The ancients seem to have thought that the world was more or less as it appears to be. The sky iswhat it looks like, asolid hemisphere enclosing a round, ...

Author: James Garvey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780857385826

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The Story of Philosophy sees philosophy for what it is: a passionate, exhilarating quest for human understanding that cannot be reduced to dry categories or simple definitions. It's a story with plot twists, a murder, accidental discoveries, disastrous love affairs, geniuses, idiots, monks, and vagabonds. At the heart of it all are the ideas and obsessions that have captured great thinkers from the very beginning. Packed with intriguing anecdotes and fascinating detail, James Garvey and Jeremy Stangroom bring us face to face with the most important philosophers in western history. Rigorous, refreshingly free of academic jargon, and highly accessible, this is the ideal introduction for anyone who wants to gain a new perspective on philosophy's biggest thoughts.