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World History : 50 Key Milestones You Really Need to Know (50 Ideas You Really Need to Know Series) -- Hardback: Crofton, Ian: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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World History : 50 Key Milestones You Really Need to Know (50 Ideas You Really Need to Know Series) -- Hardback
World History : 50 Key Milestones You Really Need to Know (50 Ideas You Really Need to Know Series) -- Hardback
Published Date : 2011/04
Binding : Hardcover
ISBN : 9780857380753

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Book Description
Table of Contents
 
Introduction                                       3  (1)
  FROM ANCIENT TIMES TO THE MIDDLE AGES
    01 The beginnings of agriculture               4  (4)
    02 The first cities                            8  (4)
    03 Egypt of the pharaohs                       12 (4)
    04 Classical Greece                            16 (4)
    05 Alexander the Great                         20 (4)
    06 The spread of Roman power                   24 (4)
    07 The fall of Rome and its aftermath          28 (4)
    08 The rise of Islam                           32 (4)
    09 The Vikings                                 36 (4)
    10 The Crusades                                40 (4)
    11 The Black Death                             44 (4)
  OTHER WORLDS
    12 Precolonial India                           48 (4)
    13 Imperial China                              52 (4)
    14 The Mongols                                 56 (4)
    15 Japan, the island empire                    60 (4)
    16 Incas and Aztecs                            64 (4)
    17 Empires and kingdoms of Africa              68 (4)
  THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD
    18 The Renaissance                             72 (4)
    19 The Ottoman empire                          76 (4)
    20 The voyages of discovery                    80 (4)
    21 The Reformation                             84 (4)
    22 The Counter-Reformation                     88 (4)
    23 The English Revolution                      92 (4)
    24 The Scientific Revolution                   96 (4)
    25 The age of empire                           100(4)
    26 The Enlightenment                           104(4)
  GATHERING PACE
    27 The American Revolution                     108(4)
    28 The French Revolution                       112(4)
    29 The Napoleonic era                          116(4)
    30 The Industrial Revolution                   120(4)
    31 Nationalism in Europe                       124(4)
    32 Slavery                                     128(4)
    33 The expansion of the USA                    132(4)
    34 The American Civil War                      136(4)
    35 The rise of socialism                       140(4)
    36 Women's rights                              144(4)
  THE 20TH CENTURY AND AFTER
    37 The First World War                         148(4)
    38 Lenin and Stalin                            152(4)
    39 The shadow of Fascism                       156(4)
    40 The Great Depression                        160(4)
    41 The Second World War: Europe                164(4)
    42 The Second World War: Asia and the          168(4)
    Pacific
    43 The Holocaust                               172(4)
    44 The Cold War                                176(4)
    45 The end of empire                           180(4)
    46 The Vietnam War                             184(4)
    47 The Arab-Israeli conflict                   188(4)
    48 The fall of communism                       192(4)
    49 The resurgence of China                     196(4)
    50 9/11 and after                              200(4)
Index                                              204
 

People often complain that in history lessons at school they were taught just a few topics - the Romans, the Tudors, the Nazis - and how they have no idea at all about what happened in between. To remedy this, World History: 50 Key Milestones You Really Need to Know offers brief and stimulating outlines of key developments in the history of the world, from the beginning of agriculture 10,000 years ago to the attack on the Twin Towers on 9/11. Ian Crofton, the author of several books of popular history including The Kings and Queens of England, Traitors and Turncoats and History Without the Boring Bits, brings his lively style to bear in a series of essays ranging from ancient Egypt to modern China, from the Vikings and the Mongols to the French Revolution and the Cold War. Each essay is accompanied by a detailed time line of dates and events, and the flavour of the period concerned is brought to life by selected contemporary quotations from figures as diverse as Aristotle, Ashoka, Saladin, Christopher Columbus, Martin Luther, Suleiman the Magnificent, Galileo, Voltaire, Thomas Jefferson, Mary Wollstonecraft, Napoleon, Lincoln, Lenin and Winston Churchill.In addition, box features throw light on a range of related topics, from the Nazca Lines to Renaissance man, from Confucianism and the state to Alexander the Great's horse, from Islamic science and the Barbary corsairs to the Enigma code and the atomic bomb.

Contents
Introduction. FROM ANCIENT TIMES TO THE MIDDLE AGESagriculture; The first cities; Egypt of the pharaohs; Classical Greece; Alexander the Great; The spread of Roman power; The fall of Rome and its aftermath; The rise of Islam; The Vikings; The Crusades; The Black Death. OTHER WORLDS: Precolonial India; Imperial China; The Mongols; Japan, the island empire; Incas and Aztecs; Empires and kingdoms of Africa. THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD: The Renaissance; The Ottoman empire; The voyages of discovery; The Reformation; The Counter-Reformation; The English Revolution; The Scientific Revolution; The age of empire; The Enlightenment. GATHERING PACE: The American Revolution; The French Revolution; The Napoleonic Era; The Industrial Revolution; Nationalism in Europe; Slavery; The expansion of the USA; The American Civil War; The rise of socialism; Women's rights. THE 20th CENTURY AND AFTER: The First World War; Lenin and Stalin; The shadow of Fascism; The Great Depression; The Second World War - Europe; The Second World War - Asia and the Pacific; The Holocaust; The Cold War; The end of empire; The Vietnam War; The Arab-Israeli conflict; The fall of communism; The resurgence of China; 9/11 and after. Index.