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World History For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-44654-6
Paperback
408 pages
June 2009
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Introduction.

Part I: Getting into History.

Chapter 1: Tracing a Path to the Present.

Chapter 2: Digging Up Reality.

Chapter 3: Putting History into Perspective.

Part II: Finding Strength in Numbers.

Chapter 4: Getting Civilized.

Chapter 5: The Rise and Fall of Many Empires.

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

Chapter 7: The Struggle for World Domination.

Chapter 8: Grabbing the Globe.

Chapter 9: Clashing All Around the World.

Part III: Seeking Answers.

Chapter 10: Religion through the Ages.

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

Chapter 12: Being Christian, Thinking Greek.

Chapter 13: Awakening to the Renaissance.

Chapter 14: Making a Break: The Reformation.

Chapter 15: Opening Up to Science and Enlightenment.

Part IV: Fighting, Fighting, Fighting.

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

Chapter 17: The War Machine Gets Some Upgrades.

Chapter 18: Modernized Mayhem.

Part V: Meeting the Movers and Shakers.

Chapter 19: Starting Something Legendary.

Chapter 20: Battling Toward Immortality.

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

Chapter 22: Turning Tables: Rebels and Revolutionaries.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 23: Ten Unforgettable Dates in History.

Chapter 24: Ten Essential Historical Documents.

Index.

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