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Licht aus dem Osten

Licht aus dem Osten

Eine neue Geschichte der Welt

  • Author: Peter Frankopan
  • Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
  • ISBN: 3644122814
  • Category: History
  • Page: 944
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«‹Eine neue Geschichte der Welt› – dieses Buch verdient den Titel voll und ganz.» Peter Frankopan lehrt uns, die Geschichte neu zu sehen – indem er nicht Europa, sondern den Nahen und Mittleren Osten zum Ausgangspunkt macht. Hier entstanden die ersten Hochkulturen und alle drei monotheistischen Weltreligionen; ein Reichtum an Gütern, Kultur und Wissen, der das Alte Europa seit jeher sehnsüchtig nach Osten blicken ließ. Frankopan erzählt von Alexander dem Großen, der Babylon zur Hauptstadt seines neuen Weltreichs machen wollte; von Seide, Porzellan und Techniken wie der Papierherstellung, die über die Handelswege der Region Verbreitung fanden; vom Sklavenhandel mit der islamischen Welt, der Venedig im Mittelalter zum Aufstieg verhalf; von islamischen Gelehrten, die das antike Kulturerbe pflegten, lange bevor Europa die Renaissance erlebte; von der Erschließung der Rohstoffe im 19. Jahrhundert bis hin zum Nahostkonflikt. Schließlich erklärt Frankopan, warum sich die Weltpolitik noch heute in Staaten wie Syrien, Afghanistan und Irak entscheidet. Peter Frankopan schlägt einen weiten Bogen, und das nicht nur zeitlich: Er rückt zwei Welten zusammen, Orient und Okzident, die historisch viel enger miteinander verbunden sind, als wir glauben. Ein so fundiertes wie packend erzähltes Geschichtswerk, das wahrhaft die Augen öffnet.

Atlas der Weltgeschichte

Atlas der Weltgeschichte

  • Author: Jeremy Black
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783831017096
  • Category:
  • Page: 352
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Eine kurze Weltgeschichte für junge Leser

Eine kurze Weltgeschichte für junge Leser

"So ist es mit der Erinnerung. Mit ihr leuchten wir hinunter in die Vergangenheit."

  • Author: Ernst H. Gombrich
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783832176549
  • Category: World history
  • Page: 349
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The Sacred History of the World

The Sacred History of the World

As Displayed in the Creation and Subsequent Events to the Deluge : Attempted to be Philosophically Considered, in a Series of Letters to a Son

  • Author: Sharon Turner
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Church history
  • Page: 569
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A Short History of the World

A Short History of the World

  • Author: H.G. Wells
  • Publisher: Xist Publishing
  • ISBN: 1623958008
  • Category: History
  • Page: 413
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From his perspective in 1922, H.G. Wells wrote a "Short History of the World." This straightforward look at the world's timeline, from the first appearance of humans to the reconstruction after World War I is an engaging and concise adventure story that also happens to be true. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes.

A New Green History Of The World

A New Green History Of The World

The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations

  • Author: Clive Ponting
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1409000729
  • Category: History
  • Page: 464
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Like Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel, Clive Ponting's book studies the relationship between the environment and human history. It examines world civilisations from Sumeria to ancient Egypt, from Easter Island to the Roman Empire and it argues that human beings have repeatedly built societies that have grown and prospered by exploiting the Earth's resources, only to expand to the point where those resources could no longer sustain the societies' populations and cause subsequent collapse. This new edition of Clive Ponting's international bestseller has been revised, expanded and updated. It provides not only a compelling story of how we have damaged the environment for thousands of years but also an up-to-the-minute assessment of the crisis facing the world today - and the problems that have to be addressed in the search for solutions.

The Illustrated Timeline of the History of the World

The Illustrated Timeline of the History of the World

  • Author: Roshen Dalal
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • ISBN: 1448847974
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 256
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An overview of the history of the world including the ancient world, great civilizations, the medieval world, and the modern world.

Eine Geschichte der Welt in 100 Objekten

Eine Geschichte der Welt in 100 Objekten

  • Author: Neil MacGregor
  • Publisher: C.H.Beck
  • ISBN: 3406621481
  • Category: History
  • Page: 816
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"In diesem Buch machen wir uns auf zu einer Reise zurück in die Vergangenheit und quer über den Globus, um zu erfahren, wie die Menschen in den letzten zwei Millionen Jahren unsere Welt geprägt haben und ihrerseits von ihr geprägt wurden. Diese Geschichte wird ausschließlich erzählt durch Dinge, die Menschen gemacht haben Objekete, die mit großer Sorgfalt hergestellt und dann entweder bewundert und bewahrt oder benutzt, beschädigt und weggeworfen wurden. Ich habe einfach hundert Objekte von verschiedenen Punkten unserer Reise ausgewählt die Bandbreite reicht vom Kochtopf bis zur goldenen Galeone, vom steinzeitlichen Werkzeug bis zur Kreditkarte." Neil MacGregor "Dieses Buch ist so schön, so klug und so richtungweisend, dass es eigentlich in jede Bibliothek gehört." Tim Sommer, art Das Kunstmagazin "MacGregors Geschichte der Welt in 100 Objekten ist eines der wundervollsten Sachbücher der letzten Jahrzehnte." Alexander Cammann, Literaturen "Diese Geschichten sollten nie aufhören." Elisabeth von Thadden, DIE ZEIT "Macht süchtig." Tilman Spreckelsen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

A Short History of the World

A Short History of the World

  • Author: John Morris Roberts
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 019511504X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 539
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Vividly written, this "scholarly examination . . . of the major events of the past" ("The Bookwatch") brings the outstanding breadth of scholarship and international scope of the larger "History of the World" within the grasp of every home, school, and library. Roberts brilliantly tells the story of the growing power of humans to remake the world and to control their destinies.

An Environmental History of the World

An Environmental History of the World

Humankind's Changing Role in the Community of Life

  • Author: Johnson Donald Hughes
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 0415136199
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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This original work follows a chronological path through the history of mankind, in relationship to ecosystems around the world. Each chapter concentrates on a general period in human history; each also has three case studies which illustrate the significant patterns occurring at that time.

The Secret History of the World

The Secret History of the World

  • Author: Mark Booth
  • Publisher: The Overlook Press
  • ISBN: 1590203801
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 512
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The amazing surprise New York Times bestseller, filled with "breathtaking glimpses into worlds that heretofore have been little explored" (Foreword) They say that history is written by the victors. But what if history—or what we come to know as history—has been written by the wrong people? What if everything we've been told is only part of the story? In this groundbreaking and now famous work, Mark Booth embarks on an enthralling tour of our world's secret histories. Starting from a dangerous premise—that everything we've known about our world's past is corrupted, and that the stories put forward by the various cults and mystery schools throughout history are true—Booth produces nothing short of an alternate history of the past 3,000 years. From Greek and Egyptian mythology to Jewish folklore, from Christian cults to Freemasons, from Charlemagne to Don Quixote, from George Washington to Hitler—Booth shows that history needs a revolutionary rethink, and he has 3,000 years of hidden wisdom to back it up.

National Geographic Visual History of the World

National Geographic Visual History of the World

  • Author: Klaus Berndl
  • Publisher: National Geographic
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 656
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Looks at the important events and figures in world history, from 4000 B.C. to the present day.

A Little History of the World

A Little History of the World

Illustrated Edition

  • Author: E. H. Gombrich
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300213972
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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E. H. Gombrich's Little History of the World, though written in 1935, has become one of the treasures of historical writing since its first publication in English in 2005. The Yale edition alone has now sold over half a million copies, and the book is available worldwide in almost thirty languages. Gombrich was of course the best-known art historian of his time, and his text suggests illustrations on every page. This illustrated edition of the Little History brings together the pellucid humanity of his narrative with the images that may well have been in his mind's eye as he wrote the book. The two hundred illustrations—most of them in full color—are not simple embellishments, though they are beautiful. They emerge from the text, enrich the author's intention, and deepen the pleasure of reading this remarkable work. For this edition the text is reset in a spacious format, flowing around illustrations that range from paintings to line drawings, emblems, motifs, and symbols. The book incorporates freshly drawn maps, a revised preface, and a new index. Blending high-grade design, fine paper, and classic binding, this is both a sumptuous gift book and an enhanced edition of a timeless account of human history.

A history of the world

A history of the world

  • Author: Marvin Perry
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
  • ISBN: 9780395427101
  • Category: History
  • Page: 912
  • View: 2026
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The History of the World

The History of the World

  • Author: Alex Woolf
  • Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
  • ISBN: 1788880218
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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A clearly written, accessible and comprehensive text that tells the story of man's journey from the time of the first hominids to the present. Sections include: Ancient World, 10,000 to 500BC, Classical World, 500 BC to AD500, Medieval World, AD500 to 1500, Early Modern World, 1500-1783, 19th Century, the Modern World from 1914 to the first decade of the 21st century. This book tells the story of how we got to where we are today - through conflict and intrigue, power won and lost, and great empires built and destroyed.

A child's history of the world; or, Glimpses of the world's history, in familiar letters

A child's history of the world; or, Glimpses of the world's history, in familiar letters

  • Author: Jane Sinnett
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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A History of the World

A History of the World

  • Author: Andrew Marr
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0230767532
  • Category: History
  • Page: 500
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Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey Andrew Marr revisits some of the traditional epic stories, from classical Greece and Rome to the rise of Napoleon, but surrounds them with less familiar material, from Peru to the Ukraine, China to the Caribbean. He looks at cultures that have failed and vanished, as well as the origins of today’s superpowers, and finds surprising echoes and parallels across vast distances and epochs. This is a book about the great change-makers of history and their times, people such as Cleopatra, Genghis Khan, Galileo and Mao, but it is also a book about us. For ‘the better we understand how rulers lose touch with reality, or why revolutions produce dictators more often than they produce happiness, or why some parts of the world are richer than others, the easier it is to understand our own times.’ Fresh, exciting and vividly readable, this is popular history at its very best.

Big History

Big History

Die Geschichte der Welt - Vom Urknall bis zur Zukunft der Menschheit

  • Author: David Christian
  • Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
  • ISBN: 3446261427
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
  • View: 8057
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Der Big Bang war der heißeste Augenblick der Weltgeschichte. Der Rest ist Abkühlung. Und die hatte Folgen: Atome und Sterne entstanden, die Erde und wir. Eingebettet in die Geschichte des Universums ist auch die Geschichte der Menschheit. David Christian erzählt die Historie der Welt anhand von acht Schwellenmomenten: von der Entstehung des Lebens bis zur Fotosynthese, von der Sprache bis zum menschgemachten Klimawandel. Sein Buch ist eine brillante Synthese der Erkenntnisse aus Astronomie, Biologie, Chemie und Physik. Und eine atemberaubende moderne Ursprungsgeschichte, die mit einem Ausblick auf die Zukunft endet, in der wir endlich die Verantwortung für den Planeten Erde übernehmen müssen.

Oxford Children's History of the World

Oxford Children's History of the World

  • Author: Neil Grant
  • Publisher: OXFORD University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199105007
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 192
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This illustrated history of the world follows the evolution of humankind from the earliest settlements to the beginning of the new millennium. Organized chronologically in five sections, it contains a series of double-page spreads, each focusing on a major historical period. Includes Glossary and Index. Color illustrations.

The Times History of the World

The Times History of the World

  • Author: Richard Overy
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 000735066X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 464
  • View: 3152
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Discover the scope of the world’s history