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The Penguin History of the World J. M. Roberts

The Penguin History of the World By J. M. Roberts

The Penguin History of the World by J. M. Roberts

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A revised edition of this survey of world history. The book contains 90 specially-commissioned maps.

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Table of Contents

Book One BEFORE HISTORY - BEGINNINGS: The Foundations; Homo Sapiens; The Possibility of Civilization. Book Two THE FIRST CIVILIZATIONS: Early Civilized Life; Ancient Mesopotamia; Ancient Egypt; Intruders and Invaders - The Dark Ages of the Ancient Near East, A Complicating World, Early Civilized Life in the Aegean, The Near East in the Ages of Confusion; The Beginnings of Civilizsation in Eastern Asia - Ancient India, Ancient China; The Other Worlds of the Ancient Past; The End of the Old World. Book Three THE CLASSICAL MEDITERRANEAN: The Roots of One World; The Greeks; Greek Civilization; The Hellenistic World; Rome; The Roman Achievement; Jewry and the Coming of Christianity; The Waning of the Classical West; The Elements of a Future. Book Four THE AGE OF DIVERGING TRADITIONS: Islam and the Re-making of the Near East; The Arab Empires; Byzantium and Its Sphere; The Disputed Legacies of the Near East; The Making of Europe; India; Imperial China; Japan; Worlds Apart; Europe - the First Revolution, The Church, Principalities and Powers, Working and Living; New Limits, New Horizons - Europe Looks Outward, The European Mind. Book Five THE MAKING OF THE EUROPEAN AGE: A New Kind of Society - Early Modern Europe; Authority and Its Challengers; The New World of Great Powers; Europe's Assault on the World; World History's New Shape; Ideas Old and New. Book Six THE GREAT ACCELERATION: Long-Term Change; Political Change in an Age of Revolution; Political Change - A New Europe; Political Change - The Anglo-Saxon World; The European World Hegemony; European Imperialism and Imperial Rule; Asia's Response to a Europeanizing World. Book 7 THE END OF THE EUROPEANS' WORLD: Strains in the System; The Era of the First World War; A New Asia in the Making; The Ottoman Heritage and the Western Islamic Lands; The Second World War; The Shaping of a New World. Book 8 THE LATEST AGE: Perspectives, Population, Plenty, The Management of Nature, Ideas, Attitudes, Authority; The Politics of the New World, Cold War Beginnings, Asian Revolution, Inheritors of Empire - The Middle East and Africa, Latin America; Crumbling Certainties, Superpower Difficulties, Two Europes, New Challenges to the Cold War World Order; The End of an Era. Epilogue: In the Light of History.

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The Penguin History of the World by J. M. Roberts
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