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The story of mankind

Author: Hendrik Willem Van Loon; John M Merriman
Publisher: New York : Liveright, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines civilization's progress from ancient times, revealing man's efforts to enhance his knowledge, wealth, and power.
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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
OCLC Number: 423835318
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxix, 674 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The setting of the stage --
Our earliest ancestors --
Prehistoric man --
Hieroglyphics --
The Nile Valley --
The story of Egypt --
Mesopotamia --
The Sumerians --
Moses --
The Phoenicians --
The Indo-Europeans --
The Ægean Sea --
The Greeks --
The Greek cities --
Greek self-government --
Greek life --
The Greek theatre --
The Persian Wars --
Athens vs. Sparta --
Alexander the Great --
Rome and Carthage --
The rise of Rome --
The Roman Empire --
Joshua of Nazareth --
The fall of Rome --
Rise of the church --
Mohammed --
Charlemagne --
The Norsemen --
Feudalism --
Chivalry --
Pope vs. Emperor --
The crusades --
The Mediævel city --
Mediæval self-government --
The Mediæval world --
Mediæval trade. The Renaissance --
The age of expression --
The great discoveries --
Buddha and Confucius --
The reformation --
Religious warfare --
The English Revolution --
The balance of power --
The rise of Russia --
Russia vs. Sweden --
The rise of Prussia --
The mercantile system --
The American Revolution --
The French Revolution --
Napoleon --
The Holy alliance --
The great reaction --
National independence --
The age of the engine --
The social revolution --
Emancipation --
The age of science --
Art --
Colonial expansion and war --
A new world --
As it ever shall be --
After seven years --
The United States comes of age --
The "axis" partners --
Isolationism and appeasement --
The Atlantic charter --
Global war --
The United Nations --
A turbulent peace --
An old order gives way --
Spaceship earth --
The earth as a global village --
Entering the high-tech age --
A new millennium.
Responsibility: by Hendrik Willem van Loon ; updated by John Merriman.

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Examines civilization's progress from ancient times, revealing man's efforts to enhance his knowledge, wealth, and power.

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