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The story of mankind

Author: Hendrik Willem Van Loon; John M Merriman
Publisher: New York : Liveright, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Updated for young readers by John Merriman, this book describes a history that begins with the origins of mankind and tells of significant people and events of every age through the late twentieth century.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hendrik Willem Van Loon; John M Merriman
ISBN: 0871401711 9780871401717 0871401754 9780871401755
OCLC Number: 39069525
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Newbery Medal, 1922.
Description: xxix, 674 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 ; updated by John Merriman.
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