Intro; Dedication; Foreword; 1. The Setting of the Stage; 2. Our Earliest Ancestors; 3. Prehistoric Man; 4. Hieroglyphics; 5. The Nile Valley; 6. The Story of Egypt; 7. Mesopotamia; 8. The Sumerians; 9. Moses; 10. The Phœnicians; 11. The Indo-Europeans; 12. The Ægean Sea; 13. The Greeks; 14. The Greek Cities; 15. Greek Self-Government; 16. Greek Life; 17. The Greek Theatre; 18. The Persian Wars; 19. Athens vs. Sparta; 20. Alexander the Great; 21. A Summary; 22. Rome and Carthage; 23. The Rise of Rome; 24. The Roman Empire; 25. Joshua of Nazareth; 26. The Fall of Rome; 27. Rise of the Church; 28. Mohammed29. Charlemagne; 30. The Norsemen; 31. Feudalism; 32. Chivalry; 33. Pope vs. Emperor; 34. The Crusades; 35. The Medieval City; 36. Medieval Self-Government; 37. The Medieval World; 38. Medieval Trade; 39. The Renaissance; 40. The Age of Expression; 41. The Great Discoveries; 42. Buddha and Confucius; 43. The Reformation; 44. Religious Warfare; 45. The English Revolution; 46. The Balance Of Power; 47. The Rise of Russia; 48. Russia vs. Sweden; 49. The Rise of Prussia; 50. The Mercantile System; 51. The American Revolution; 52. The French Revolution; 53. Napoleon; 54. The Holy Alliance55. The Great Reaction; 56. National Independence; 57. The Age of the Engine; 58. The Social Revolution; 59. Emancipation; 60. The Age of Science; 61. Art; 62. Colonial Expansion and War; 63. A New World; 64. As It Ever Shall Be; 65. An Animated Chronology, 500,000 B.C.-A.D. 1922; Concerning the Pictures; An Historical Reading List for Children
Unabridged.; Title from container.; Originally published in 1921.; Previously released, p2000.; Compact discs.; Relates the story of western civilization from earliest times through the beginning of the twentieth century, with special emphasis on the people and events that changed the course of history. Portrays in vivid prose the achievements of mankind in the areas of art and discovery, as well as the political forces leading to the modern nation-states.
Di 1 ban.; Ying wen quan ben dian zang.; Zhong wen ti ming xin xi qu zi ban quan ye.; 英文全本典藏.; 中文题名信息取自版权页.; Ben shu cong gu ai ji wen ming de dan sheng dao luo ma di guo de shuai luo,Cong cheng shi de meng ya dao ji qi dui ren lei de nu yi,Cong wen yi fu xing dao ke ji jin bu,Cong ye su shou nan dao zong jiao fen zheng,Cong di li da fa xian dao shi jie xing de zheng zhi,Jing ji bian ge deng,Jiang shu le ren lei de dan sheng,Tong nian,Cheng zhang,Wu zhi,Qiu suo,Ku tong,Dou zheng,Jin bu.; 本书从古埃及文明的诞生到罗马帝国的衰落,从城市的萌芽到机器对人类的奴役,从文艺复兴到科技进步,从耶稣受难到宗教纷争,从地理大发现到世界性的政治,经济变革等,讲述了人类的诞生,童年,成长,无知,求索,苦痛,斗争,进步.
The Story of Mankind was written and illustrated by Dutch-American journalist, professor, and author Hendrik Willem van Loon and published in 1921. In 1922, it was the first book to be awarded the Newbery Medal for an outstanding contribution to children's literature. Written for Van Loon's children (Hansje and Willem), The Story of Mankind tells in brief chapters the history of western civilization beginning with primitive man, covering the development of writing, art, and architecture, the rise of major religions, and the formation of the modern nation-state. First published in 1921, The Story of Mankind has charmed generations of readers of all ages with its warmth, simplicity, and wisdom. Beginning with the origins of human life and sweeping forward to illuminate all of history, Hendrik van Loon's incomparable prose enlivens the characters and events of every age. His unique ability to convey history as a fascinating tale of adventure has endeared the book to countless readers and has accorded it a unique place in publishing history. This new version, which retains van Loon's original illustrations, has been brought up to date by John Merriman, professor of history at Yale University. It incorporates the most important developments of the last two decades-including space exploration, the emergence of the developing countries, the Cold War, the Internet, and the astounding advances we have witnessed in medicine and science - and looks forward into the prospect of the twenty-first century. Anyone who can chronicle world history from 500,000 B.C. to present times--and do so in a lively, entertaining style--deserves a medal. Luckily, the bestowers of the very first Newbery Medal in 1922 thought so, too. The warm, personable tone of Hendrik Willem van Loon's writing lends itself to true learning in a way that stern, dry textbooks never do. In the introduction, he describes climbing a tower in Rotterdam in his youth. Years later, the perspective at the top inspired the author to develop a metaphor of history as a "mighty Tower of Experience, which Time has built amidst the endless fields of bygone ages." This genuinely enjoyable charmer, for history buffs and the historically challenged alike, covers human history from prehistoric times, when our earliest ancestors were learning to communicate with grunts, right through to the issues of the latter 20th century: gay rights, Arab-Israeli conflicts, and health and fitness. Revised and updated several times since 1921, van Loon's inviting classic is filled with stories (and witty parenthetical asides) that bring history alive. His pen-and-ink illustrations, maps, and animated chronology contribute to the cozy, round the fireplace aspect of the book. (Ages 12 and older)--Emilie Coulter Winner of the first John Newbery Medal, this renowned classic is now updated for the millennium. Hendrik Willem van Loon's ability to convey history as a fascinating tale of adventure has endeared this book to countless readers.
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