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Reader's Digest everyday life through the ages

Author: Michael Worth Davidson; Neal V Martin; Reader's Digest Association.
Publisher: London ; New York : Reader's Digest Association, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What people throughout history ate and wore, how they worked and played, how they built and furnished thir homes, and how they treated their illnesses provide the focus of the book while the great battles, the major inventions, and the rise and fall of empires serve as backdrop.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reader's Digest everyday life through the ages.
London ; New York : Reader's Digest Association, 1992
(OCoLC)761236820
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Worth Davidson; Neal V Martin; Reader's Digest Association.
ISBN: 0276420357 9780276420351
OCLC Number: 27203343
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 383 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: ANCIENT WORLDS: 100,000 BC --
AD 100, first civilizations. Hunters to farming --
Cities in the river valleys: Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley --
Good life as a gift of the Nile: Ancient Egypt --
Masters of the Aegean: Minoans and Mycenaeans --
People of Biblical times in the Near East --
A world behind walls: Ancient China --
Greek age of gold / Ancient Greece --
Imperial Rome (Roman empire) --
Iron age --
OLD WORLDS, NEW WORLDS, AD 100 --
1775, the medieval world. Byzantium (Byzantine empire) --
Saxons, Celts, Franks and Vikings --
Western Europe's Middle Ages --
Rise of Islam: Muslim empire in Asia --
Early America --
China and Japan --
Nation-states in Western Europe --
Serfs of the Tsar's empire: Russia in the Middle Ages --
THE MODERN WORLD, AD 1776 --
1900, revolutions in living and cultures in conflict. American Revolution and Europe --
The Industrial Revolution --
Western Europe in the 19th century --
Eastern Europe --
Africa, slaves and settlers --
Hindus and the Raj: India --
Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific islands --
The United States --
100 innovations that have made life in the home and society more secure and agreeable.
Other Titles: Everyday life through the ages
Responsibility: editor, Michael Worth Davidson ; art editor, Neal V. Martin.

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What people throughout history ate and wore, how they worked and played, how they built and furnished thir homes, and how they treated their illnesses provide the focus of the book while the great battles, the major inventions, and the rise and fall of empires serve as backdrop.

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