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Encyclopedia of world history

Author: Brian Williams; Brenda Williams
Publisher: Bath, Eng. : Parragon, 2003.
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A journey through the history of the human race. Over 1000 illustrations, detailed maps, date panels and timelines.
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Williams; Brenda Williams
ISBN: 1405417021 9781405417020
OCLC Number: 55890504
Description: 256 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: What is history? --
Ancient world: From prehistoric times to AD 500 --
First humans --
Making tools --
Cave art --
Life in the ice age --
First farmers --
First towns --
Mesopotamia and Sumer --
Ancient Egypt --
Life and death in Egypt --
Indus valley --
Megalithic Europe --
Minoans --
Mycenaens --
Ancient China --
Phoenicians --
Hebrews --
Ancient America --
Assyrians and Hittites --
Babylonians --
Ancient Greece --
Greek culture --
Alexander and the Persians --
Celts --
Romans --
Roman society --
African cultures --
Empires of India --
Middle ages: Kings and conflicts (500-1400) --
Byzantium --
Franks --
Rise of Islam --
American civilizations --
Maya --
Charlemagne --
Khmer Empire --
Vikings --
Vikings abroad --
Feudal Europe --
Church and monastery --
Knights and castles --
Crusades --
Medieval town --
Mongol empire --
Kublai Khan and China --
Black death --
African kingdoms --
Japan's warlords --
Hundred years' war --
Pacific voyagers --
Age of discovery: Explorers and empires (1400-1700) --
Renaissance --
Aztecs --
Incas --
Voyages of discovery --
Spain and Portugal --
African empires --
Reformation --
Ottomans and Safavids --
Mughal empire --
Ming China --
Oceania explored --
Thirty years' war --
Tokugawa Japan --
Dutch empire --
Colonizing North America --
English civil war --
Slave trade --
Louis XIV --
Revolution and industry: World in turmoil (1700-1900) --
Russian empire --
Manchu China --
Enlightenment --
Agricultural revolution --
Austria and Prussia --
Birth of the United States --
French revolution --
Australia and New Zealand --
Napoleon's wars --
Canada --
South American independence --
Industrial revolution --
Europe in turmoil --
Exploring Africa --
Europeans in Asia --
British empire --
American west --
Civil war --
Native Americans --
Unification of Italy --
Unification of Germany --
Scramble for Africa --
Modern world: Into a new millennium (1900-2000s) --
Votes for women --
World War I --
Russian Revolution --
Irish home rule --
Roaring twenties --
Great depression --
Rise of fascism --
Revolution in China --
World War II --
World at war --
Horror and holocaust --
India and Pakistan --
Israel and Palestine --
Cold war --
Space race --
New Africa --
Fight for rights --
Vietnam war --
China's new power --
Middle East in crisis --
Asian industry --
Cold war ends --
One world --
21st century world --
World events --
Index --
Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Consultant editors, Brian Williams, Brenda Williams.

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A journey through the history of the human race. Over 1000 illustrations, detailed maps, date panels and timelines.

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