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The History of the World From the Earliest Times to the Present Day by Frank Welsh
  

The History of the World From the Earliest Times to the Present Day

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The History of the World From the Earliest Times to the Present Day by Frank Welsh

10000 - 500 BC: The river civilizations; Danube; Mesopotamia; Indus; Early empires; China to the Zhou; Egypt; Mycenae and Knossos. 500 BC - 1000 AD: An Axial Age?; Plato; Ezra; Buddha; Confucius; The glory that was Greece; Alexander and his successors; Rome to Byzantium; Republic to empire; Jews and Christians, Constantine; Islam; Rise of Islam, Muslim Spain, Early America; India to the Guptas; Gaul and Britannia; Clovis to Charlemagne, Angles and Saxons, Carolingian State, Vikings. 1000 - 1600: Clash of cultures; Holy Roman Empire and the papacy; Crusades; Great Schism; Africa and America; Sudanese empires; Aztecs and Incas; Plans and Forest Indians; Pueblos and Beotuk; China and Asia; The horse in history; China and the Mongols; SE Asia; Buddhism and the Jains; Persia; India. 1600 - 1789: Renaissance and Reformation; Humanism and art; Constance and Hussites; printing and paper; Germany; France; Britain; New Worlds; Portuguese and Dutch East Indies; Spanish America; North America; Gunpowder Empires; Turkey; Persia; Moghuls; Europe in America; Colonial wars; development of the New World; The East; China to the 16thc; Japan; Korea; SE Asia; E Indies; Birth of Modern Europe; English Commonwealth; Union; 30 Yrs War; Russia; Poland; Ukraine; Enlightenment; Romanticism; European thought; women writers; American Revolution. 1789 - 1914: French Revolution; Napoleon; Reactions; influence; Reconstruction; Industrial Revolution; Congress system; unification of Italy; German Empire; Ottoman decline; India and China; Raj; Qing China; Opium Wars; US-UK rivalry; Japanese empire; Americas; Manifest Destiny; Mexican Wars; slavery; Civil War; Reconstruction; Explorations; Australia and New Zealand; Pacific; Arctic; cartography; New Empires; France; Germany; Belgium; Scramble for Africa; New Revolutions; Mexico; China; South Africa; India. 1914 - 2003: Stumbling into war; Germany and Austria; Russia; Conduct of war; Post WW1; Versailles; Russian Revolution; Spanish Civil War; WW2; Hitler; Conduct of War; Post WW2; UN; genocide; China; Decolonization; Cold War; Middle East; Shrinking the World; air travel; Internet; IT; Soviet collapse; Balkan Wars; Rise of China. Epilogue.

About the Author

Frank Welsh was born in Washington, County Durham, and educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge. His books include The Profit of the State, Uneasy City, Building the Trireme, A History of Hong Kong and A History of South Africa. He lives in France and England.

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Publication date

27th October 2011

Author

Frank Welsh

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Publisher

Quercus Publishing
www.quercusbooks.co.uk

Format

Hardback
224 pages

Categories

General & world history

ISBN

9780857384768

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