A Dictionary of World History Book

A Dictionary of World History


  • Author : Thomas Edmund Farnsworth Wright
  • Publisher : Oxford Quick Reference
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 740
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199685691

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A Dictionary of World History Book Description :

As well as over 4000 clear and concise entries, this dictionary also contains biographies of key figures in world history. Other useful features include, subject entries on religious and political movements, maps, and full international coverage.

Axial Civilizations And World History Book

Axial Civilizations And World History


  • Author : J©đhann P©Łll © rnason
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 573
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004139558

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Axial Civilizations And World History Book Description :

A collection of essays by social theorists, historical sociologists and area specialists in classical, biblical and Asian studies. The contributions deal with cultural transformations in major civilizational centres during the "Axial Age," the middle centuries of the last millennium BCE, and their long-term consequences.

Glass Book
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Glass


  • Author : Alan Macfarlane
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2002-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN 10 : 0226500284

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Glass Book Description :

The role of glass in shaping the world's history, art, and scientific achievement is made plain in this fascinating study of a ubiquitous yet absolutely essential manmade substance. (History)

A World History of Art Book
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A World History of Art


  • Author : Hugh Honour
  • Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 936
  • ISBN 10 : 1856694518

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A World History of Art Book Description :

Expanded to include the discoveries in prehistoric art as well as the developments in non-Western and modern art since the 6th edition, this is a wide ranging history of art.

The Cambridge World History of Food Book

The Cambridge World History of Food


  • Author : Kenneth F. Kiple
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Food
  • Pages : 2153
  • ISBN 10 : 052140214X

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The Cambridge World History of Food Book Description :

A two-volume set which traces the history of food and nutrition from the beginning of human life on earth through the present.

Migration in World History Book

Migration in World History


  • Author : Patrick Manning
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415516785

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Migration in World History Book Description :

This book traces the connections among regions brought about by the movement of people, diseases, crops, technology and ideas. Drawing on examples from a wide range of geographical regions and thematic areas, noted world historian Patrick Manning guides the reader through the earliest human migrations, including the earliest hominids, their development and spread, and the controversy surrounding the rise of homo sapiens ; the rise and spread of major language groups ; an examination of civilizations, farmers and pastoralists from 3000 BCE to 500 CE ; trade patterns including the early Silk Road and maritime trade in the Mediterrane and more.

Borderlands in World History  1700 1914 Book

Borderlands in World History 1700 1914


  • Author : P. Readman
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-05-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137320582

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Borderlands in World History 1700 1914 Book Description :

Covering two hundred years, this groundbreaking book brings together essays on borderlands by leading experts in the modern history of the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia to offer the first historical study of borderlands with a global reach.

World History Book

World History


  • Author : Clive Ponting
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2008-09-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 944
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409046394

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World History Book Description :

Conventional accounts of world history tend to focus on the rise of Western civilisation and concentrate on the story of ancient Greece, the Roman empire and the expansion of Europe. The histories of the great civilisations of China, India and Japan, and therefore the experience of the majority of the world's people, have been relegated to a minor place. World History adopts a radically different approach. Starting from the assumption that the human story has to be seen in the round, it examines the evolution of humans, their lives as hunters and gatherers and their eventual adoption of agriculture, before looking at the emergence of civilisation across the globe; in Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, the Indus Valley, Mesoamerica and Peru. It goes on to tell the story of the earliest empires, emphasising not just their differences but also their similarities. It explains how contacts were established between them and how technologies, ideas and the world's great religions travelled from one to another. It describes the great empires of Islam, of China and of the Mongols. Only towards the end of the story does Europe come slowly to dominate the world, against the background of technical innovations and social and economic change.

Atlas of World History Book
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Atlas of World History


  • Author : Patrick Karl O'Brien
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195219210

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Atlas of World History Book Description :

Maps follow the march of human history from prehistory to the present, covering the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China; the Roman empire; the Medieval and Early Modern world; and the twentieth century.

Technology  A World History Book
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Technology A World History


  • Author : Daniel R. Headrick Professor of Social Sciences and History Roosevelt University
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2009-02-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199713660

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Technology A World History Book Description :

Today technology has created a world of dazzling progress, growing disparities of wealth and poverty, and looming threats to the environment. Technology: A World History offers an illuminating backdrop to our present moment--a brilliant history of invention around the globe. Historian Daniel R. Headrick ranges from the Stone Age and the beginnings of agriculture to the Industrial Revolution and the electronic revolution of the recent past. In tracing the growing power of humans over nature through increasingly powerful innovations, he compares the evolution of technology in different parts of the world, providing a much broader account than is found in other histories of technology. We also discover how small changes sometimes have dramatic results--how, for instance, the stirrup revolutionized war and gave the Mongols a deadly advantage over the Chinese. And how the nailed horseshoe was a pivotal breakthrough for western farmers. Enlivened with many illustrations, Technology offers a fascinating look at the spread of inventions around the world, both as boons for humanity and as weapons of destruction.

Art in World History Book

Art in World History


  • Author : Mary Hollingsworth
  • Publisher : Giunti Editore
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 507
  • ISBN 10 : 8809034740

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Art in World History Book Description :

Throughout history, art has been an essential component of every era and civilization. With over 1,300 illustrations - and written for both students and general readers - Art in World History offers an impressive new perspective on the artistic and architectural expressions of cultures across the world and throughout time. It examines art and its role in history chronologically and between East and West, as it was influenced by religions, conquests, and civilizations. From the cave paintings of Lascaux to Picasso, from the pyramids of ancient Egypt to Chinese terracotta, Art in World History vividly demonstrates how human perceptions of art and space have evolved with the ages.

World History of the Customs and Tariffs Book
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World History of the Customs and Tariffs


  • Author :
  • Publisher : World Customs Organization
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Customs administration
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9782874920219

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The World History of Beekeeping and Honey Hunting Book
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The World History of Beekeeping and Honey Hunting


  • Author : Eva Crane
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 682
  • ISBN 10 : 0415924677

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The World History of Beekeeping and Honey Hunting Book Description :

This is the first book to explore in detail the world history of humankind's use of bees from prehistoric times to the present day. Both rock art and recent field studies have shown how honey hunters obtained their harvest from bees' nests. Honey has always been the chief prize, but bee brood has been eaten as meat, and beeswax has been utilized in many technologies. Bees, honey, and wax have special symbolic significance in both early beliefs and later world religions. But perhaps bees' greatest benefit has been their pollination of crops.

Asia in Western and World History Book

Asia in Western and World History


  • Author : Ainslie Thomas Embree
  • Publisher : M.E. Sharpe
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 998
  • ISBN 10 : 1563242656

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Asia in Western and World History Book Description :

This comprehensive volume provides teachers and students with broad and stimulating perspectives on Asian history and its place in world and Western history. Essays by over forty leading scholars suggest many new ways of incorporating Asian history, from ancient to modern times, into core curriculum history courses. Now featuring "Suggested Resources for Maps to Be Used in Conjunction with Asia in Western and World History".

A World History of Architecture Book

A World History of Architecture


  • Author : Marian Moffett
  • Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 1856693716

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A World History of Architecture Book Description :

The Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius declared firmitas, utilitas, and venustas-firmness, commodity, and delight- to be the three essential attributes of architecture. These qualities are brilliantly explored in this book, which uniquely comprises both a detailed survey of Western architecture, including Pre-Columbian America, and an introduction to architecture from the Middle East, India, Russia, China, and Japan. The text encourages readers to examine closely the pragmatic, innovative, and aesthetic attributes of buildings, and to imagine how these would have been praised or criticized by contemporary observers. Artistic, economic, environmental, political, social, and technological contexts are discussed so as to determine the extent to which buildings met the needs of clients, society at large, and future generations.

Lectures on the Philosophy of World History Book

Lectures on the Philosophy of World History


  • Author : Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1980-11-27
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 0521281458

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Lectures on the Philosophy of World History Book Description :

Based directly on the standard German edition by Johannes Hoffmeister, this translation presents Hegel's vision of history in a lucid, accessible form that captures the nuances of his thought.

Outlines of the World s History Book

Outlines of the World s History


  • Author : William Swinton
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1874
  • Genre: World history
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:$B297042

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A World History Book
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A World History


  • Author : William Hardy McNeill
  • Publisher : New York ; Toronto : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1967
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 478
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39076005387233

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A World History Book Description :

David P. Smith presents a collection of Internet resources on world history. The collection includes links to information on ancient civilizations, mythology, Medieval history, modern history, and famous people.

Urban World History Book
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Urban World History


  • Author : Luc-Normand Tellier
  • Publisher : PUQ
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Cities and towns
  • Pages : 629
  • ISBN 10 : 2760522091

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Genocide Book

Genocide


  • Author : Norman M. Naimark
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199765263

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Genocide Book Description :

Genocide occurs in every time period and on every continent. Using the 1948 U.N. definition of genocide as its departure point, this book examines the main episodes in the history of genocide from the beginning of human history to the present. Norman M. Naimark lucidly shows that genocide both changes over time, depending on the character of major historical periods, and remains the same in many of its murderous dynamics. He examines cases of genocide as distinct episodes of mass violence, but also in historical connection with earlier episodes. Unlike much of the literature in genocide studies, Naimark argues that genocide can also involve the elimination of targeted social and political groups, providing an insightful analysis of communist and anti-communist genocide. He pays special attention to settler (sometimes colonial) genocide as a subject of major concern, illuminating how deeply the elimination of indigenous peoples, especially in Africa, South America, and North America, influenced recent historical developments. At the same time, the "classic" cases of genocide in the twentieth Century - the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust, Rwanda, and Bosnia -- are discussed, together with recent episodes in Darfur and Congo.