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Cassell's chronology of world history : dates, events and ideas that made history /

Main Author: Williams, Hywel, 1953-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005
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Table of Contents:
  • The ancient and medieval worlds 135,000 BP-1449
  • The roots of civilization: river-valley civilizations of Mesopotamia, the Indus and the Nile
  • India and Hinduism: the invention of a country
  • The classical world: Polis and republic in Greece and Rome
  • Bureaucracy and intelligence: the rise of China
  • The rise of Islam: an Arab revolution
  • Castle and cathedral: Europe's middle ages and the idea of a Christian civilization
  • The early modern world 1450-1799
  • Europe's drama: renaissance and reformation
  • Turkic power: the Ottoman challenge to the west
  • Colonial collisions: the European push into Asia, the Americas and Africa
  • The sense of the new: the enlightenment and the French Revolution
  • The nineteenth-century world 1800-1899
  • Nationalism and capitalism: the dynamic order of the 19th century
  • Hierarchies in collision: China and Japan in the 19th century
  • An American civilization: unity, power and race in the new world
  • The modern world 1900-2004
  • A continent divided: Europe from Armageddon to reconstruction, 1914-89
  • Old empires and new beginnings: decolonization and the fall of Europe
  • American hegemony: the victories, dilemmas and fears of a 21st-century colossus
  • Towards one world.