A History of Civilizations

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Author: Fernand Braudel

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140124897

Category: History

Page: 600

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The French historian takes an anti-ethnocentric look at the broad, continuing sweep of the history of civilization since the eighth century. By the author of The Structures of Everyday Life.

A History of Civilization: Prehistory to 1715

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Author: Robin W. Winks,Crane Brinton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 382

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Extensively illustrated and exceptionally appealing in its narrative style, this best-selling, classic survey of the history of Western civilization - with emphasis on Western European societies - offers a short, crisp, and balanced presentation of traditional and "new" subjects, approaches, and controversies, and shows throughout how the historian goes about the craft of research, interpretation, and writing. The book is available in a variety of volume splits to accommodate different lesson lengths. It includes extracts from historical and contemporary sources and documents, discussions on "doing history," and detailed timelines.

Heroes of History

A Brief History of Civilization from Ancient Times to the Dawn of the Modern Age

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Author: Will Durant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743229104

Category: History

Page: 351

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In the tradition of his own bestselling masterpieces The Story of Civilization and The Lessons of History, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Will Durant traces the lives and ideas of those who have helped to define civilization, from its dawn to the beginning of the modern world. Heroes of History is a book of life-enhancing wisdom and optimism, complete with Durant's wit, knowledge, and unique ability to explain events and ideas in simple, exciting terms. It is the lessons of our heritage passed on for the edification and benefit of future generations—a fitting legacy from America's most beloved historian and philosopher. Will Durant's popularity as America's favorite teacher of history and philosophy remains undiminished by time. His books are accessible to readers of every kind, and his unique ability to compress complicated ideas and events into a few pages without ever "talking down" to the reader, enhanced by his memorable wit and a razor-sharp judgment about men and their motives, made all of his books huge bestsellers. Heroes of History carries on this tradition of making scholarship and philosophy understandable to the general reader, and making them good reading, as well. At the dawn of a new millennium and the beginning of a new century, nothing could be more appropriate than this brilliant book that examines the meaning of human civilization and history and draws from the experience of the past the lessons we need to know to put the future into context and live in confidence, rather than fear and ignorance.

The History of Civilization

From the Fall of the Roman Empire to the French Revolution

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Author: M. Guizot (François)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civilization

Page: N.A

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A History of Civilization in Palestine

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Author: R. A. S. Macalister

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107401658

Category: History

Page: 148

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Part of the Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature series, A History of Civilization in Palestine (1912) was written by the scholar and archeologist R. A. S. Macalister. It follows the development of civilization in the region from the time of its earliest inhabitancy till the beginning of the twentieth century.

A history of civilization

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Author: Crane Brinton,John B. Christopher,Robert Lee Wolff

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 928

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A History of Civilization: 1648 to the present

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civilization

Page: 752

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Extensively illustrated and exceptionally appealing in its narrative style, this best-selling, classic survey of the history of Western civilization - with emphasis on Western European societies - offers a short, crisp, and balanced presentation of traditional and "new" subjects, approaches, and controversies, and shows throughout how the historian goes about the craft of research, interpretation, and writing. The book is available in a variety of volume splits to accommodate different lesson lengths. It includes extracts from historical and contemporary sources and documents, discussions on "doing history," and detailed timelines.

The Renaissance

A History of Civilization in Italy from 1304-1576 A.D.

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Author: Will Durant,Ariel Durant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671616005

Category: History

Page: 776

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Studies the economic and industrial background of the Renaissance and discusses why Italy was the first nation to experience this cultural awakening

The Story of Civilization: The life of Greece; being a history of Greek civilization from the beginnings, and of civilization in the Near East from the death of Alexander, to the Roman conquest; with an introduction on the prehistoric culture of Crete

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Author: Ariel Durant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civilization, Oriental

Page: 754

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"A history of Greek government, industry, manners, morals, religion, philosophy, science, literature and art from the earliest times to the Roman conquest"--Jacket subtitle.

A History of East Asia

From the Origins of Civilization to the Twenty-First Century

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Author: Charles Holcombe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110810777X

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Charles Holcombe begins by asking the question 'what is East Asia?' In the modern age, many of the features that made the region - now defined as including China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam - distinct have been submerged by the effects of revolution, politics or globalization. Yet, as an ancient civilization, the region had both an historical and cultural coherence. This shared past is at the heart of this ambitious book, which traces the story of East Asia from the dawn of history to the twenty-first century. The second edition has been imaginatively revised and expanded to place emphasis on cross-cultural interactions and connections, both within East Asia and beyond, with new material on Vietnam and modern pop culture. The second edition also features a Chinese character list, additional maps and new illustrations.

The History of Civilization

A Complete History of Mankind from Prehistoric Times

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Author: C. K. Ogden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415490405

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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Originally published between 1924-38, The History of Civilizationwas a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The ancient tombs of Egypt, for example, had then only recently been excavated. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up-to-date findings and theories of historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and sociologists. This reprinted material is available as a set, in the following groupings or as individual volumes: * Prehistory and Historical Ethnography Set of 12: 0-415-15611-4 * Greek Civilization Set of 7: 0-415-15612-2 * Roman Civilization Set of 6: 0-415-15613-0 * Eastern Civilizations Set of 10: 0-415-15614-9 * Judaeo-Christian Civilization Set of 4: 0-415-15615-7 * European Civilization Set of 11: 0-415-15616-5

Caesar and Christ

The Story of Civilization

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Author: Will Durant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451647603

Category: History

Page: 752

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The Story of Civilization, Volume III: A history of Roman civilization and of Christianity from their beginnings to A.D. 325. This is the third volume of the classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning series.

History of Civilizations of Central Asia

The Development of Sedentary and Nomadic Civilizations, 700 B. C. to A

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Author: A. H. Dani,UNESCO Staff,M. S. Asimov,B. A. Litvinsky,Guang-da Zhang,R. Shabani Samghabadi,C. E. Bosworth,Unesco

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: 9231028464

Category: Asia, Central

Page: 574

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Volume II presents an account of various population movements and cultural exchanges in Central Asia between 700 B.C. and 250 A.D. Important nomadic tribal cultures such as the Kushans emerged during this period. Contacts between the Mediterranean and the Indus Valley were reinforced by the campaigns of Alexander the Great and, under his successors, the progressive syncretism between Zoroastrianism, Greek religion and Buddhism gave rise to a new civilization instituted by the Parthians, known for its artistic creations. Under Kushan rule, Central Asia became the crossroads of a prosperous trade between the Mediterranean and China along the Silk Route.