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World History For Dummies


World History For Dummies


2. Aufl.

von: Peter Haugen

13,99 €

Verlag: For Dummies
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 27.04.2009
ISBN/EAN: 9780470547526
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 408

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Now updated! Your personal tour guide to the history of the world Want to know more about global history? This concise guide explains in clear detail all the major players and events that have made the world what it is today. Covering the entirety of human history, this comprehensive resource highlights important developments in everything from religion and science to art and war — giving you an understanding of how the 21st-century world came to be. Begin to connect with the past — label the eras as you meet the Neanderthals, home in on Homer, raise Atlantis, and preserve Pharaohs Find strength in numbers — trace the growth from ancient civilizations to today's global community and discover what makes societies succeed or fail Discover the impact of thought — explore the rise of religion, the roots of philosophy, and the advance of science — and how our feelings and beliefs continually redefined us Know the global consequences of war — ride with the Greeks and the Romans, arm yourself with the cavalry, dig the trenches, and follow the paths humans took to wage modern war Meet the movers and shakers — from great leaders and courageous revolutionaries to ruthless tyrants and unsung heroes Examine significant events of the 21st century — from 9/11 and the Afghanistan and Iraq wars to climate change, Hurricane Katrina, and the economic rise of China, India, and Brazil Open the book and find: A detailed overview of history The development of the world's religions Reviews of essential historical documents, from the Bible to the Bill of Rights The invention of writing and art Scientific developments that revolutionized the world Capsule biographies of people who changed history — and a few who were changed by it Ten unforgettable dates in world history
Introduction 1 Part I: Getting into History 9 Chapter 1: Tracing a Path to the Present 11 Chapter 2: Digging Up Reality 23 Chapter 3: Putting History into Perspective 31 Part II: Finding Strength in Numbers 41 Chapter 4: Getting Civilized 43 Chapter 5: The Rise and Fall of Many Empires 61 Chapter 6: History’s Mid-Life Crisis: The Middle Ages 77 Chapter 7: The Struggle for World Domination 93 Chapter 8: Grabbing the Globe 113 Chapter 9: Clashing All Around the World 135 Part III: Seeking Answers 163 Chapter 10: Religion through the Ages 165 Chapter 11: Loving Wisdom: The Rise and Reach of Philosophy 187 Chapter 12: Being Christian, Thinking Greek 201 Chapter 13: Awakening to the Renaissance 211 Chapter 14: Making a Break: The Reformation 229 Chapter 15: Opening Up to Science and Enlightenment 249 Part IV: Fighting, Fighting, Fighting 263 Chapter 16: Sticks and Stones: Waging War the Old-Fashioned Way 265 Chapter 17: The War Machine Gets Some Upgrades 277 Chapter 18: Modernized Mayhem 291 Part V: Meeting the Movers and Shakers 305 Chapter 19: Starting Something Legendary 307 Chapter 20: Battling Toward Immortality 319 Chapter 21: Explorers and Discoverers: Places to Go, People to See 331 Chapter 22: Turning Tables: Rebels and Revolutionaries 343 Part VI: The Part of Tens 357 Chapter 23: Ten Unforgettable Dates in History 359 Chapter 24: Ten Essential Historical Documents 365 Index 373
Peter Haugen is a prolific history writer. In addition to authoring and contributing to several books, his work has appeared in publications including History Magazine, mental_floss, and Psychology Today. Haugen has served on the staffs of such newspapers as the St. Petersburg Times and the Sacramento Bee.
Now updated! Your personal tour guide to the history of the world Want to know more about global history? This concise guide explains in clear detail all the major players and events that have made the world what it is today. Covering the entirety of human history, this comprehensive resource highlights important developments in everything from religion and science to art and war — giving you an understanding of how the 21st-century world came to be. Begin to connect with the past — label the eras as you meet the Neanderthals, home in on Homer, raise Atlantis, and preserve Pharaohs Find strength in numbers — trace the growth from ancient civilizations to today's global community and discover what makes societies succeed or fail Discover the impact of thought — explore the rise of religion, the roots of philosophy, and the advance of science — and how our feelings and beliefs continually redefined us Know the global consequences of war — ride with the Greeks and the Romans, arm yourself with the cavalry, dig the trenches, and follow the paths humans took to wage modern war Meet the movers and shakers — from great leaders and courageous revolutionaries to ruthless tyrants and unsung heroes Examine significant events of the 21st century — from 9/11 and the Afghanistan and Iraq wars to climate change, Hurricane Katrina, and the economic rise of China, India, and Brazil Open the book and find: A detailed overview of history The development of the world's religions Reviews of essential historical documents, from the Bible to the Bill of Rights The invention of writing and art Scientific developments that revolutionized the world Capsule biographies of people who changed history — and a few who were changed by it Ten unforgettable dates in world history

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