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The story of mankind

Author: Hendrik Willem Van Loon
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Liveright, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This classic history, first published in 1921 and winner of the first Newbery Medal, was illustrated in pen and ink by the author. This version has incorporated recent events to make it an up-to-date world history.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hendrik Willem Van Loon
ISBN: 0871406470 9780871406477
OCLC Number: 10374705
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Newbery Medal, 1922.
Description: xxiv, 610 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: ch. 1. Setting the stage --
ch. 2. Our earliest ancestors --
ch. 3. Prehistoric man --
ch. 4. Hieroglyphs --
ch. 5. Nile Valley --
ch. 6. Story of Egypt --
ch. 7. Mesopotamia --
ch. 8. Sumerians --
ch. 9. Moses --
Phœnicians --
ch. 11. Indo-Europeans --
ch. 12. Ægean Sea --
ch. 13. Greeks --
ch. 14. Greek cities --
ch. 15. Greek self-government --
ch. 16. Greek life --
ch. 17. Greek theatre --
ch. 18. Persian wars --
ch. 19. Athens vs. Sparta --
ch. 20. Alexander the Great --
ch. 21. Summary --
ch. 22. Rome and Carthage --
ch. 23. Rise of Rome --
ch. 24. Roman Empire --
ch. 25. Joshua of Nazareth --
ch. 26. Fall of Rome --
ch. 27. Rise of the Church --
ch. 28. Mohammed --
ch. 29. Charlemagne --
ch. 30. Norsemen --
ch. 31. Feudalism --
ch. 32. Chivalry --
ch. 33. Pope vs. Emperor --
ch. 34. Crusades --
ch. 35. Mediæval city --
ch. 36. Mediæval self-government --
ch. 37. Mediæval world --
ch. 38. Mediæval trade --
ch. 39. Renaissance --
ch. 40. Age of Expression --
ch. 41. Great discoveries --
ch. 42. Buddha and Confucius --
ch. 43. Reformation --
ch. 44. Religious warfare --
ch. 45. English revolution --
ch. 46. Balance of power --
ch. 47. Rise of Russia --
ch. 48. Russia vs. Sweden --
ch. 49. Rise of Prussia --
ch. 50. Mercantile system --
ch. 51. American Revolution --
ch. 52. French Revolution --
ch. 53. Napoleon --
ch. 54. Holy alliance --
ch. 55. Great reaction --
ch. 56. National independence --
ch. 57. Age of the Engine --
ch. 58. Social revolution --
ch. 59. Emancipation --
ch. 60. Age of Science --
ch. 61. Art --
ch. 62. Colonial expansion and war --
ch. 63. New world --
ch. 64. As it ever shall be --
ch. 65. After seven years --
ch. 66. United States comes of age --
ch. 67. "Axis" partners --
ch. 68. Isolationism and appeasement --
ch. 69. Atlantic Charter --
ch. 70. Global War --
ch. 71. United Nations --
ch. 72. Turbulent peace --
ch. 73. Old order gives way --
ch. 74. Spaceship Earth --
ch. 75. Earth as a global village --
ch. 76. Entering the High-tech Age --
ch. 77. New Millennium.
Responsibility: by Hendrik Willem van Loon.

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This classic history, first published in 1921 and winner of the first Newbery Medal, was illustrated in pen and ink by the author. This version has incorporated recent events to make it an up-to-date world history.

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