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The story of mankind

Author: Hendrik Willem Van Loon
Publisher: Charleston, SC : BiblioBazaar, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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History is the mighty Tower of Experience, which Time has built admist the endless fields of bygone ages. It is no easy task to reach the top of the ancient structure and get the benefit of the full view. There is no elevator, but young feet are strong and it can be done. Here is the key that will open that door.
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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: 9781434638489 1434638480
OCLC Number: 648255918
Notes: Original printed in 1999.
Description: 380 p. : 20 cm.
Contents: Setting of the stage --
Our earliest ancestors --
Prehistoric man --
Hieroglyphics --
Nile Valley --
Story of Egypt --
Mesopotamia --
Sumerians --
Moses --
Phoenicians --
Indo-Europeans --
Ægean Sea --
Greeks --
Greek cities --
Greek self-government --
Greek life --
Greek theatre --
Persian wars --
Athens vs. Sparta --
Alexander the Great --
Summary --
Rome and Carthage --
Rise of Rome --
Roman Empire --
Joshua of Nazareth --
Fall of Rome --
Rise of the Church --
Mohammed --
Charlemagne --
Norsemen --
Feudalism --
Chivalry --
Pope vs. Emperor --
Crusades --
Mediaeval city --
Mediaeval self-government --
Mediaeval world --
Mediaeal trade --
Renaissance --
Age of Expression --
Great discoveries --
Buddha and Confucius --
Reformation --
Religious warfare --
English revolution --
Balance of power --
Rise of Russia --
Russia vs. Sweden --
Rise of Prussia --
Mercantile system --
American Revolution --
French Revolution --Napoleon --
Holy alliance --
Great reaction --
National independence --
Age of the Engine --
Social revolution --
Emancipation --
Age of Science --
Art --
Colonial expansion and war --
New world --
As it ever shall be --
Animated chronology --
Concerning the pictures --
Historical reading list for children .
Responsibility: by Hendrik van Loon.

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History is the mighty Tower of Experience, which Time has built admist the endless fields of bygone ages. It is no easy task to reach the top of the ancient structure and get the benefit of the full view. There is no elevator, but young feet are strong and it can be done. Here is the key that will open that door.

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