A History of Civilization: Prehistory to 1715

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Robin W. Winks,Crane Brinton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 382

View: 3466

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.

A History of Civilizations

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Fernand Braudel

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140124897

Category: History

Page: 600

View: 9143

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.

The History of Civilization

From the Fall of the Roman Empire to the French Revolution

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Guizot (M., François)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civilization

Page: N.A

View: 2956

Heroes of History

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

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Will Durant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743229104

Category: History

Page: 351

View: 3103

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.

A history of civilization

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 928

View: 1833

A History of Civilization

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Robin W. Winks,Crane Brinton

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780133897357

Category: Civilization

Page: N.A

View: 6651

Caesar and Christ

The Story of Civilization

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Will Durant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451647603

Category: History

Page: 752

View: 2052

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.

A History of Civilization in 50 Disasters (History in 50)

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Gale Eaton

Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing

ISBN: 0884484076

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 1869

*2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Award Winner* The earth shakes and cracks open. Volcanoes erupt. Continents freeze, bake, and flood. Droughts parch the land. Wildfires and hundred-year storms consume anything in their paths. Invisible clouds of disease and pestilence probe for victims. Tidal waves sweep ashore from the vast sea. The natural world is a dangerous place, but one species has evolved a unique defense against the hazards: civilization. Civilization rearranges nature for human convenience. Clothes and houses keep us warm; agriculture feeds us; medicine fights our diseases. It all works—most of the time. But key resources lie in the most hazardous places, so we choose to live on river flood plains, on the slopes of volcanoes, at the edge of the sea, above seismic faults. We pack ourselves into cities, Petri dishes for germs. Civilization thrives on the edge of disaster. And what happens when natural forces meet molasses holding tanks, insecticides, deepwater oil rigs, nuclear power plants? We learn the hard way how to avoid the last disaster—and maybe how to create the next one. What we don’t know can, indeed, hurt us. This book’s white-knuckled journey from antiquity to the present leads us to wonder at times how humankind has survived. And yet, as Author Gale Eaton makes clear, civilization has advanced not just in spite of disasters but in part because of them. Hats off to human resilience, ingenuity, and perseverance! They’ve carried us this far; may they continue to do so into our ever-hazardous future. The History in 50 series explores history by telling thematically linked stories. Each book includes 50 illustrated narrative accounts of people and events—some well-known, others often overlooked—that, together, build a rich connect the-dots mosaic and challenge conventional assumptions about how history unfolds. Dedicated to the premise that history is the greatest story ever told. Includes a mix of “greatest hits” with quirky, surprising, provocative accounts. Challenges readers to think and engage. Includes a glossary of technical terms; sources by chapter; teaching resources as jumping-off points for student research; and endnotes.

The Renaissance

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

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Will Durant,Ariel Durant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671616005

Category: History

Page: 776

View: 3764

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

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Ariel Durant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civilization, Oriental

Page: 754

View: 7432

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

The West and the World

A History of Civilization from 1400 to the Present

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Kevin Reilly

Publisher: Markus Wiener Publishers

ISBN: 9781558761537

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 2423

A collection of essays that trace the history of civilization from 1400 to the present, focusing on the social, political, and cultural issues that have prevailed through each era.

History of Civilization in England

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Henry Thomas Buckle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108036430

Category: History

Page: 884

View: 9272

Published separately in 1857 and 1861, these two volumes form the set of Buckle's ambitious but unfinished history of civilisation.

A History of Civilization: 1648 to the present

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civilization

Page: 752

View: 1581

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.