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The Penguin History of the World

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Edition:
Reprint
ISBN13:

9780140154955

ISBN10:
0140154957
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/1/1995
Publisher(s):
Penguin Group USA

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Summary

First published in 1976 to great acclaim, this major one-volume history has been fully revised for this third edition and contains 90 maps. "A work of outstanding breadth of scholarhip and penetrating judgments. There is nothing better of its kind.--Sunday Telegraph

Table of Contents

List of Maps
viii
Preface xi
Book One BEFORE HISTORY -- BEGINNINGS
Introduction
3(2)
The Foundations
5(15)
Homo Sapiens
20(10)
The Possibility of Civilization
30(11)
Book Two THE FIRST CIVILIZATIONS
Introduction
39(2)
Early Civilized Life
41(7)
Ancient Mesopotamia
48(16)
Ancient Egypt
64(21)
Intruders and Invaders: The Dark Ages of the Ancient Near East
85(30)
A Complicating World
85(6)
Early Civilized Life in the Aegean
91(11)
The Near East in the Ages of Confusion
102(13)
The Beginnings of Civilization in Eastern Asia
115(28)
Ancient India
115(13)
Ancient China
128(15)
The Other Worlds of the Ancient Past
143(10)
The End of the Old World
153(8)
Book Three THE CLASSICAL MEDITERRANEAN
Introduction
159(2)
The Roots of One World
161(4)
The Greeks
165(16)
Greek Civilization
181(23)
The Hellenistic World
204(15)
Rome
219(17)
The Roman Achievement
236(15)
Jewry and the Coming of Christianity
251(15)
The Waning of the Classical West
266(24)
The Elements of a Future
290(17)
Book Four THE AGE OF DIVERGING TRADITIONS
Introduction
305(2)
Islam and the Re-making of the Near East
307(15)
The Arab Empires
322(11)
Byzantium and Its Sphere
333(26)
The Disputed Legacies of the Near East
359(20)
The Making of Europe
379(28)
India
407(21)
Imperial China
428(21)
Japan
449(11)
Worlds Apart
460(12)
Europe: the First Revolution
472(34)
The Church
473(12)
Principalities and Powers
485(10)
Working and Living
495(11)
New Limits, New Horizons
506(23)
Europe Looks Outward
506(12)
The European Mind
518(9)
Book Five THE MAKING OF THE EUROPEAN AGE
Introduction
527(2)
A New Kind of Society: Early Modern Europe
529(20)
Authority and Its Challengers
549(27)
The New World of Great Powers
576(31)
Europe's Assault on the World
607(26)
World History's New Shape
633(16)
Ideas Old and New
649(24)
Book Six THE GREAT ACCELERATION
Introduction
671(2)
Long-Term Change
673(20)
Political Change in an Age of Revolution
693(24)
Political Change: A New Europe
717(23)
Political Change: The Anglo-Saxon World
740(20)
The European World Hegemony
760(23)
European Imperialism and Imperial Rule
783(17)
Asia's Response to a Europeanizing World
800(31)
Book Seven THE END OF THE EUROPEANS' WORLD
Introduction
829(2)
Strains in the System
831(20)
The Era of the First World War
851(31)
A New Asia in the Making
882(16)
The Ottoman Heritage and the Western Islamic Lands
898(12)
The Second World War
910(22)
The Shaping of a New World
932(25)
Book Eight THE LATEST AGE
Introduction
953(4)
Perspectives
957(40)
Population
957(5)
Plenty
962(10)
The Management of Nature
972(14)
Ideas, Attitudes, Authority
986(11)
The Politics of the New World
997(46)
Cold War Beginnings
997(6)
Asian Revolution
1003(17)
Inheritors of Empire: The Middle East and Africa
1020(14)
Latin America
1034(9)
Crumbling Certainties
1043(32)
Superpower Difficulties
1043(12)
Two Europes
1055(8)
New Challenges to the Cold War World Order
1063(12)
The End of an Era
1075(22)
Epilogue: In the Light of History 1097(13)
Index 1110


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