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History of the world

Author: Esmond Wright
Publisher: (New York) : Bonanza, 1984-85.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Esmond Wright
ISBN: 0517492660 9780517492666 0517478749 9780517478745 0517436442 9780517436448
OCLC Number: 892924789
Notes: Illustrated end papers.
Includes indexes.
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents: Contributors include: vol. I --
Sir Mortimer Wheeler, J.H. Parry, J.R. Hale, Walter Ullmann ; vol. II --
Geoffrey Barraclough, G.R. Elton, William McNeill, Esmond Wright. Vol. I --
The awakening of man: Man before history --
The achievement of Sumer --
The Hittite contribution --
The might of Assyria --
The civilization of Egypt. PART II --
The Triumph of the Greeks: The birth of Greece --
Lawgivers and tyrants --
The Persian menace --
The glory of Athens --
Alexander the Great. PART III --
The Dominance of Rome: The founding of the Roman Republic --
The end of the Republic --
The early Empire --
The Flavian and Antonine Emperors --
Roman civilization --
The third century --
The later Empire. PART IV --
The Ancient East: Persia under the Sassanids --
India before Islam --
The Chinese world. PART V --
The Age of Feudalism: From Charlemagne to the Feudal Age --
Pope and Emperor --
The origins of Feudalism --
Norman England and Capetian France. PART VI --
The frontiers of Christendom: The Byzantine Empire --
The rise of Islam --
The coming of the Mongols --
The Ottoman Turks --
The Crusaders and the expansion of Western Christendom. PART VII --
The High Middle Ages: The Papacy --
Clerks, Scholars and Heretics --
England and France at peace and war --
Town and countryside. PART VIII --
The Shaping of Europe: The triumph of the monarchy in England and France --
The rise of Spain and Portugal --
Northern and Eastern Europe --
Italy: the achievement of the city-states. PART IX --
The European Renaissance: The Renaissance --
The Italian Wars. PART X --
The Age of Discovery: Pre-Columbian America --
The Conquistadors. PART XI --
The Eastern World: Muslim India --
The ancient kingdoms of Southeast Asia --
The Chinese experience --
The emergence of Japan. Vol. II --
The wars of religion --
The Reformation --
Habsburg-Valois rivalry --
The Tudors --
Sixteenth-century Spain --
The Counter-Reformation --
France from 1500-1640 --
Spain under Philip III and Philip IV --
The Thirty Years' War. PART II --
The New Europe: Seventeenth-century England --
The Golden Age of the United Provinces --
The changing pattern of Europe --
Russia of the Romanovs --
Rebellions and revolution. PART III --
Struggle for Supremacy: Central and Eastern Europe in the late seventeenth century --
The Age of Reason --
The Enlightened despots --
War and diplomacy in eighteeth-century Europe --
England in the eighteenth century --
The reign of Louis XV --
The Western Mediterranean and Italy. PART IV --
New Worlds to Conquer: America in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries --
Colonial conflict in the eighteenth century --
The struggle for North America --
The Far East --
The Mongol Empire and the rise of British India --
Africa in the eighteenth century --
The Pacific world. PART V --
The Age of Revolutions: The American Revolution --
The French Revolution --
From revolution to empire --
The fall of Napoleon --
Independence movements in Latin America. PART VI --
Europe and North America in the Nineetenth Century: The New Europe --
The springtime of nations --
Russia: the years of conflict --
France from the Restoration to Napoleon III --
The United States 1800-1865. PART VII --
The Balance of Power: Cavour and Bismarck --
The modernization of Europe --
The New Imperialism. PART VIII --
Democracy and the New Imperialism: The growth of democracy in Britain and France --
Russia: prelude to revolution --
Asia in the nineteenth century --
The United States: industrialization and imperialism --
Nations in turmoil. PART IX --
The First World War: Causes and Consequences: The approach of war --
The First World War --
Post-War Europe --
Europe and the outside world --
Prosperity and depression --
China and Japan --
The decline of democracy in Europe. PART X --
The World Since 1939: The Second World War --
The headlines of history 1945-65 --
The headlines of history 1965-78 --
The headlines of history 1978-83 --
The 1980s: trends and prospects.
Other Titles: Prehistory to the Renaissance.
Last five hundred years.
History of the world: Vol. I - Prehistory to the Renaissance.
History of the world: Vol. II - The last five hundred years.
Responsibility: general editor, Esmond Wright.


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