A Short History of the World by H. G. Wells

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Author Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
LoC No. 22021776
Title A Short History of the World
Contents The world in space -- The world in time -- The beginnings of life -- The age of fishes -- The age of the coal swamps -- The age of reptiles -- The first birds and the first mammals -- The age of mammals -- Monkeys, apes and sub-men -- The Neanderthaler and the Rhodesian Man -- The first true men -- Primitive thought -- The beginnings of cultivation -- Primitive Neolithic civilizations -- Sumeria, early Egypt and writing -- Primitive nomadic peoples -- The first sea-going peoples -- Egypt, Babylon and Assyria -- The primitive Aryans -- The last Babylonian Empire and the Empire of Darius I -- The early history of the Jews -- Priests and prophets in Judea -- The Greeks -- The wars of the Greeks and Persians -- The splendour of Greece -- The empire of Alexander the Great -- The Museum and Library at Alexandria -- The life of Gautama Buddha -- King Asoka -- Confucius and Lao Tse -- Rome comes into history -- Rome and Carthage -- The growth of the Roman Empire -- Between Rome and China -- The common man's life under the early Roman Empire -- Religious developments under the Roman Empire -- The teaching of Jesus -- The development of doctrinal Christianity -- The barbarians break the Empire into East and West -- The Huns and the end of the Western Empire -- The Byzantine and Sassanid Empires -- The dynasties of Suy and Tang in China -- Muhammad and Islam -- The great days of the Arabs -- The development of Latin Christendom -- The Crusades and the age of papal dominion -- Recalcitrant princes and the Great Schism -- The Mongol conquests -- The intellectual revival of the Europeans -- The reformation of the Latin Church -- The Emperor Charles V -- The age of political experiments; of grand monarchy and parliaments and republicanism in Europe -- The new empires of the Europeans in Asia and overseas -- The American War of Independence -- The French Revolution and the restoration of monarchy in France -- The uneasy peace in Europe that followed the fall of Napoleon -- The development of material knowledge -- The industrial revolution -- The development of modern political and social ideas -- The expansion of the United States -- The rise of Germany to predominance in Europe -- The new overseas empires of steamship and railway -- European aggression in Asia, and the rise of Japan -- The British Empire in 1914 -- The age of armament in Europe, and the Great War of 1914-18 -- The revolution and famine in Russia -- The political and social reconstruction of the world -- Chronological table.
Credits Donald F. Behan
Language English
LoC Class D: History: General and Eastern Hemisphere
Subject World history
Category Text
EBook-No. 35461
Release Date
Most Recently Updated Oct 27, 2021
Copyright Status Public domain in the USA.
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