A truly global view of history covering over 350 of the world´s most important turning points. Presented in a beautiful slipcase, this is an essential gift for every history buff. World History is the most accessible guide to the history of human civilisation, covering the Neanderthals, the Assyrian Empire, Chinese dynasties, Vikings, World War I, apartheid, the rise of ISIS, and everything in-between. This remarkable book offers the most up-to-date coverage of global history, up to and including the Arab Spring, global terror, Russia and Ukraine, and the rise of populism in the EU. Historical moments and movements from across the globe are brought to life with contemporary photography, iconic maps, and stunning paintings. Follow humanity´s journey and discover all the key thinkers, leaders, ideas, and inventions that shaped the modern world.
From the early beginnings of human civilization in prehistoric times, to the first manned space flight and beyond, this title helps you discover all about the things that have influenced our past and shaped our world. It also looks at the common threads running through the world´s diverse and geographically distant cultures, and their differences.
We’ve come so far since our prehistoric beginnings. The world we know today is unlike anything past generations have witnessed and experienced. And yet, we all share a common history. Hence, it goes without saying that learning the history of the world is something we all owe to ourselves, especially if we want to better understand the society we live in today. World History: History of the World: Ancient History in Mesopotamia to Modern History - The Events, People and Leaders That Shaped Our Planet (Renaissance, ... Alexander the Great, Sumerians Book 1) Follow humankind through the earliest civilizations in Mesopotamia, the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, the Renaissance, Age of Discovery, and the French and American Revolutions. Meet the historical personalities that propelled us forward, including Buddha, Confucius, Genghis Khan, Christopher Columbus, Martin Luther, and Karl Marx. A fascinating tale of human emergence, survival, and growth. Of our colorful past. Of world history. Europe: European History: The Most Important Leaders, Events, & People Through ´´European History´´ That Shaped Europe and Eventually Became the: European ... Napoleon, Hitler, Communism, Newton Book 1) Third edition - updated and with added content Discover how disease, disaster, politics, and innovation ensured Europe’s development into modern times. Dip into European history today and learn about the people, technological advancements, tragedies, and events that shaped modern thinking and the foundation of today’s democratic Europe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Weir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104821/bk_acx0_104821_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This fresh and challenging inquiry into human societies takes a deep look at the effects and roles of war. As the most complex of all human endeavors, warfare - from ancient to modern - has spurred the growth of essential new technologies; demanded the adoption of complex economic systems; shaped the ideology and culture of nations; promoted developments in art and literature; and spread faith across the globe. Over the course of 48 highly provocative lectures, Professor Roth explores armed conflict across five continents. Far from a traditional approach to military events, this panoramic series is not the history of battles or military campaigns, but the story of the intimate interconnections of war with human cultures and societies and how these connections have shaped history. You´ll study the complex effects of culture, economics, politics, and religion on war - and war´s influences on them. In this context, you chart the colorful history of the practice and methodology of warfare. Among many other things, you´ll learn about the development and evolution of history-making military weapons such as bows, horses, swords, and gunpowder; the interface of warfare with religion, which has bred some of the most unusual and poignant conflicts in history; the 17th-century European nation-state, where militaries were ´´nationalized´´ into central governments and military service was imbued with ideology of citizenship and loyalty to state; the crucial military underpinnings of nationalism, Communism, Fascism, and other political movements from the modern era. Probe these pivotal and revealing features of history and deepen your understanding of our extraordinary, evolving world. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan P. Roth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000340/bk_tcco_000340_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.