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A people's history of the world

Author: Chris Harman
Publisher: London : Verso, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New editionView all editions and formats
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"From the earliest human societies to the Holy Roman Empire, from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, from the Industrial Revolution to the end of the twentieth century, Chris Harman provides a brilliant and comprehensive history of the human race. Eschewing the standard accounts of "Great Men," of dates and kings, Harman offers a groundbreaking counter-history, a breathtaking sweep across the centuries in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Harman
ISBN: 9781786630810 1786630818
OCLC Number: 989057797
Notes: Previous edition: London: Bookmarks, 1999.
Description: 1 volume
Contents: pt. 1: The rise of class societies: The neolithic 'revolution' --
The first civilisations --
The first class divisions --
Women's oppression --
The first 'Dark ages' --
pt. 2: The ancient world: Iron and empires --
Ancient India --
The first Chinese empires --
The Greek city states --
Rome's rise and fall --
The rise of Christianity --
pt. 3: The 'Middle Ages': The centuries of chaos --
China: the rebirth of the empire --
Byzantium: the living fossil --
The Islamic revolutions --
The African civilisations --
European feudalism --
pt. 4: Great transformation: The conquest of the New Spain --
Renaissance to reformation --
The birth pangs of a new order --
The last flowering of Asia's empires --
pt. 5: The spread of the new order: A time of social peace --
From superstition to science --
The enlightenment --
Slavery and wage slavery --
Slavery and racism --
The economics of 'free labour' --
pt. 6: The world turned upside down: American prologue --
The French Revolution --
Jacobinism outside France --
The retreat of reason --
The industrial revolution --
The birth of Marxism --
1848 --
The American Civil War --
The conquest of the East --
The Japanese exception --
Storming heaven: the Paris Commune --
pt. 7: The century of hope and horror: The world of capital --
World war and world revolution --
Europe in turmoil --
Revolt in the colonial world --
The 'Golden Twenties' --
The great slump --
Strangled hope: 1934-36 --
Midnight in the century --
The Cold War --
The new world disorder.
Responsibility: Chris Harman.

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