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Short History of the World

Short History of the World

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A Short History of the World.
H.G. Wells
 
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A Short History of theWorld............................................................................................................................1
H.G. Wells...............................................................................................................................................1I. The World inSpace..............................................................................................................................2II. The World inTime..............................................................................................................................3III. The Beginnings of Life......................................................................................................................4IV. The Age of Fishes..............................................................................................................................5V. The Age of the Coal Swamps.............................................................................................................7VI. The Age of Reptiles...........................................................................................................................9VII. The First Birds and the First Mammals.........................................................................................10VIII. The Age of Mammals...................................................................................................................12IX. Monkeys, Apes and Sub−men.........................................................................................................13X. The Neanderthaler and the Rhodesian Man.....................................................................................15XI. The First True Men..........................................................................................................................17XII. Primitive Thought..........................................................................................................................18XIII. The Beginnings of Cultivation......................................................................................................20XIV. PrimitiveNeolithic Civilizations.................................................................................................22XV. Sumeria, Early Egypt and Writing.................................................................................................24XVI. PrimitiveNomadic Peoples..........................................................................................................25XVII. The FirstSea−going Peoples.......................................................................................................27XVIII. Egypt, Babylon and Assyria.......................................................................................................29XIX. The Primitive Aryans....................................................................................................................31XX. The Last Babylonian Empire and the Empire of Darius I.............................................................33XXI. The EarlyHistory of the Jews.......................................................................................................34XXII. Priests and Prophets in Judea......................................................................................................37XXIII. The Greeks.................................................................................................................................38XXIV. The Wars of the Greeks and Persians.......................................................................................40XXV. The Splendour of Greece.............................................................................................................42XXVI. The Empire of Alexander the Great..........................................................................................43XXVII. The Museum and Library at Alexandria..................................................................................45XXVIII. The Lif e of Gautama Buddha..................................................................................................47XXIX. King Asoka................................................................................................................................49XXX. Confucius and Lao Tse................................................................................................................50XXXI. Rome Comes into History..........................................................................................................52XXXII. Rome and Carthage..................................................................................................................54XXXIII. The Growth of the Roman Empire.........................................................................................55XXXIV. Between Rome and China.......................................................................................................60XXXV. The Common Man's Life under the Early Roman Empire......................................................61XXXVI. Religious Developments under the Roman Empire...............................................................64XXXVII. The Teaching of Jesus...........................................................................................................66XXXVIII. TheDevelopment of Doctrinal Christianity........................................................................69XXXIX. The Barbarians Break the Empire into East and West...........................................................70XL. The Huns and the End of the Western Empire..............................................................................72XLI. The Byzantine and Sassanid Empires..........................................................................................74XLII. The Dynasties of Suy and Tang in China...................................................................................76XLIII. Muhammad and Islam................................................................................................................76XLIV. The Great Days of the Arabs......................................................................................................78XLV. The Development of Latin Christendom....................................................................................79
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XLVI. The Crusades and the Age of Papal Dominion.........................................................................83XLVII. Recalcitrant Princes and the Great Schism..............................................................................86XLVIII. The Mongol Conquests............................................................................................................90XLIX. The Intellectual Revival of the Europeans................................................................................91L. The Reformation of the Latin Church..............................................................................................95LI. The Emperor Charles V...................................................................................................................97LII. The Age of Political Experiments; of Grand Monarchy and Parliaments and Republicanism in Europe00 LIII. The New Empires of the Europeans in Asia and Overseas........................................................104LIV. The American War of Independence.........................................................................................106LV. The FrenchRevolution and the Restorationof Monarchy in France..........................................108LVI. The Uneasy Peace in Europe That Followed the Fall of Napoleon...........................................112LVII. The Development of Material Knowledge...............................................................................113LVIII. The Industrial Revolution.........................................................................................................117LIX. The Development of Modern Political and Social Ideas............................................................119LX. The Expansion of the United States............................................................................................123LXI. The Rise of Germany to Predominance in Europe.....................................................................126LXII. The NewOverseas Empires of Steamship and Railway...........................................................127LXIII. EuropeanAggression in Asia, and the Rise of Japan..............................................................130LXIV. The British Empire in 1914......................................................................................................132LXV. The Age of Armament in Europe, and the Great War of 1914−18..........................................133LXVI. The Revolution and Famine in Russia....................................................................................134LXVII. The Political and Social Reconstruction of the World...........................................................136
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