It covers all regions of the globe - Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, and the Pacific - and all time periods and forms of encounters - from the early trade networks of the Fertile Crescent in 5,000 B.C.E to the spread of monotheism in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, through Columbus's arrival in the Americas, and up to the expansion of the World Wide Web. Each article details one encounter, highlighting the historical background of the civilizations or cultures involved; describing the exchange; and analyzing its social, political, economic, and cultural significance.
A fascinating look at twelve maps; from Ancient Greece to Google Earth, and how they changed our world. In this masterful study, historian and cartography expert Jerry Brotton explores a dozen of history's most influential maps, from stone tablet to vibrant computer screen. Starting with Ptolemy, father of modern geography, and ending with satellite cartography. Brotton also conjures the worlds that produced these notable works of cartography and tells the stories of those who created, used, and misused them for their own ends.
Timelines of History takes readers through the history of cultures and nations around the world from the emergence of our earliest African ancestors to the present day. Dynamic timeline spreads, features on influential people, places, events and innovations, and easily accessible cross-references all build into a narrative that takes readers back and forth through time.
This work is an engaging exploration of the process of historical research, following historians as they search for solutions to the greatest mysteries of all time. 75 chronologically arranged chapters, each treating a famous historical mystery. An annotated list of further reading for each chapter, arranged chronologically to allow readers to follow the development of competing theories.
Epic in scope, yet loaded with captivating detail, this completely updated edition of National Geographic's bestselling Almanac of World History encompasses all of human history, from ancient times to present. Nearly 50 maps show major empires, boundaries, battles, trade routes, historical events and other fascinating elements. A robust appendix lists world leaders of major regions from ancient times to the present, as well as other historical data.
This comprehensive and authoritative set is rich in features to make the study of world history easier for students to understand. Arranged in six chronological eras that span prehistory to the present day, this chronological approach follows the way world history is taught and studies in the classroom.
Provides insight into major cultures from all continents including annotated primary documents introducing aspects of daily life throughout the world. Covers domestic life, economics, intellectual life, material life, politics, religion, and recreation, from antiquity to the present.
Trace the developments in one region of the world through time or compare the nature of different civilizations in any given period. Each map is accompanied by an essay and keys to geographical, political, and social details (cities, battle sites, borders, and migrations of population).
BL (Religion, Mythology, Rationalism)
C (Auxiliary Sciences of History)
D (World History and History of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, etc.)
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