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World History For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-44654-6
Paperback
408 pages
June 2009
US $19.99 Add to Cart
Other Available Formats: E-book

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting into History 9

Chapter 1: Tracing a Path to the Present 11

Chapter 2: Digging Up Reality 23

Chapter 3: Putting History into Perspective 31

Part II: Finding Strength in Numbers 41

Chapter 4: Getting Civilized 43

Chapter 5: The Rise and Fall of Many Empires 61

Chapter 6: History’s Mid-Life Crisis: The Middle Ages 77

Chapter 7: The Struggle for World Domination 93

Chapter 8: Grabbing the Globe 113

Chapter 9: Clashing All Around the World 135

Part III: Seeking Answers 163

Chapter 10: Religion through the Ages 165

Chapter 11: Loving Wisdom: The Rise and Reach of Philosophy 187

Chapter 12: Being Christian, Thinking Greek 201

Chapter 13: Awakening to the Renaissance 211

Chapter 14: Making a Break: The Reformation 229

Chapter 15: Opening Up to Science and Enlightenment 249

Part IV: Fighting, Fighting, Fighting 263

Chapter 16: Sticks and Stones: Waging War the Old-Fashioned Way 265

Chapter 17: The War Machine Gets Some Upgrades 277

Chapter 18: Modernized Mayhem 291

Part V: Meeting the Movers and Shakers 305

Chapter 19: Starting Something Legendary 307

Chapter 20: Battling Toward Immortality 319

Chapter 21: Explorers and Discoverers: Places to Go, People to See 331

Chapter 22: Turning Tables: Rebels and Revolutionaries 343

Part VI: The Part of Tens 357

Chapter 23: Ten Unforgettable Dates in History 359

Chapter 24: Ten Essential Historical Documents 365

Index 373

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