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WORLD HISTORY IN CONTEXT
December 4, 2019

Source:
HISTORY OF THE WORLD MAP BY MAP
by DK Publishing/Smithsonian, 2018
with a forword by Peter Snow (440 pages)

www.dk.com

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      What is the pattern of social and political
      history beginning seven million years ago
      from ANCIENT (bottom) to MODERN
      (top)?
      This order of the chronology of
      major historic events is consistent
      with the recursive functions of
      our unique human consciousness
      and the arrow of time!


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WORLD HISTORY IN SEVEN PARTS
      "MYA" = Million Years Ago ("BC")
      "BCE" = Before Common Era ("BC")
      "CE" = Common Era ("AD")

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FORWORD: by Peter Snow (pages 8-9)

Note = "The book tells the story of life on Earth in more meticulous detail and with more arresting pictures than I have ever seen before. I believe in this digital age, maps are more important than ever. People are losing sight of the need for them in a world where our knowledge is reduced to the distance between two zip codes." (page 8)

Note = "For me, a journey - certainly the contemplation of a journey - is a voyage across a map. But this beautiful book offers the added dimension of a state-of-the-art journey through time. These maps display the story of the world in delightfully accessible form. They demonstrate in a spectacular way how there is no substitute for the printed page, for the entrancing spread of color across paper that we can touch and feel." (page 8)

Note = "To me, history without maps would be unintelligible. A country's history is shaped by its geography --- by its mountains and valleys, its rivers, its climate, its access to the sea, and its raw materials and harvests just as much as it is shaped by its population, its industry, its relations with its neighbors and its takeover by invaders from abroad." (page 8)

Note = "This book is more than a historical atlas: it describes the geography of history but adds revealing pictures as well... I have been using maps to tell stories all my life as a TV journalist and historian... For its depth of learning and its variety of ways of giving us a picture of the history of our planet, this magnificent account - map by map - is second to none." (page 9)

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RECOMMENDATION: SCROLL OR CLICK
TO THE BOTTOM AND START UP FROM
ANCIENT TO MODERN HISTORY


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PRESENT MOMENT = TODAY!

[162] Population and energy (346-347)

[161] The communication revolution [344-345]

[160] Iran and the Gulf Wars [342-343]

[159] Globalization (340-341)

[158] War in Yugoslavia (338-339)

[157] The collapse of communism (336-337)

[156] Economic boom and environmental cost (334-335)

[155] Israel and the Middle East (332-333)

[154] US interventions in Latin America (330-331)

[153] The Vietnam Wars (328-329)

[152] Civil rights and student revolt (326-327)

[151] Rockets and the space race (324-325)

[150] Decolonization of Africa (322-323)

[149] European unity (320-321)

[148] Decolonization of Southeast Asia (318-319)

[147] Korean War (316-317)

[146] The Cold War (314-315)

[145] Superpowers (312-313)

[144] The founding of Communist China (310-311)

[143] Partition of India (308-309)

[142] Hiroshima and Nagasaki (306-307)

[141] Japan defeated (304-305)

[140] Germany defeated (302-303)

[139] The war in the Pacific (300-301)

[138] Occupied Europe (298-299)

[137] Axis powers advance (296-297)

[136] World War II (294-295)

[135] The Spanish Civil War (292-293)

[134] Soviet Union under Stalin (290-291)

[133] China and nationalism (288-289)

[132] The Great Depression (286-287)

[131] Aftermath of the Great War (284-285)

[130] Political extremism (282-283)

[129] The Russian Revolution (280-281)

[128] The wider war (278-279)

[127] The trenches (276-277)

[126] World War I (274-275)

[125] The modern world (272-273)




PART 7:
THE MODERN WORLD

[1914 CE to Present Time]
    "World Wars, unprecedented technological and economic development, and explosive population growth have made the 20th and 21st centuries the most eventful in history." [Sections 125 - 162] (pages 270-347)



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[124] The eve of World War (268-269)

[123] Balkan wars (266-267)

[122] Germany and Italy unified (264-265)

[123] Balkan wars (266-267)

[122] Germany and Italy unified (264-265)

[121] Independent Latin America (262-263)

[120] Expansion of the US (260-261)

[119] Science and innovation (258-259)

[118] The Civil War (256-257)

[117] Japan transformed (254-255)

[116] Decline of Qing China (252-253)

[115] Foreign powers in China (250-251)

[114] Africa colonized (248-249)

[113] Russian Empire expands (246-247)

[112] Resistance and the Raj (244-245)

[111] The new imperialism (242-243)

[110] The age of imperialism (240-241)

[109] Mass migrations (238-239)

[108] Transport and communications (236-237)

[107] Socialism and anarchism (234-235)

[106] Industrialized Europe (232-233)

[105] Cities and industry (230-231)




PART 6:
PROGRESS AND EMPIRE

[1850 CE to 1914 CE]
    "The high point of Imperialism was reached during this historic period but the world's great powers were on an inexorable path toward global conflict." [Sections 105 - 124] (pages 228-269)



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[104] The Opium Wars (226-227)

[103] Rise of British power in India (224-225)

[102] The abolition of slavery (222-223)

[101] New Zealand and Australia (220-221)

[100] The revolutions of I848 (218-219)

[99] Romanticism and nationalism (216-217)

[98] Industrial Britain (214-215)

[97] The Industrial Revolution (212-213)

[96] Napoleon's downfall (210-211)

[95] Napoleon advances (208-209)

[94] The French Revolution (206-207)

[93] The fate of Native Americans (204-205)

[92] The Enlightenment (202-203)

[91] South American independence (200-201)

[90] The American Revolution (197-198)

[89] The Atlantic slave trade (195-196)

[88] The Agricultural Revolution (193-194)

[87] The Seven Years' War (191-192)

[86] Battle for North America (190-191)

[85] The age of revolution (188-189)




PART 5:
EVOLUTION AND INDUSTRY

[1700 CE to 1850 CE]
    "In this historic period, much of the world was revolutionized by new scientific and political ideas. The Industrial Revolution was perhaps the most far-reaching change." [Sections 85 - 104] (pages 186-227)



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[84] The Dutch golden age (184-185)

[83] The Scientific Revolution (182-183)

[82] Japan unites under the Tokugawa (180-181)

[81] China from the Ming to the Qing (178-179)

[80] Mughal lndia (176-177)

[79] East meets West (174-175)

[78] Reign of the Ottomans (172-173)

[77] British civil wars (170-171)

[76] The Thirty Years‘ War (168-169)

[75] The Reformation (166-167)

[74] Printing (164-165)

[73] The colonial spice trade (162-163)

[72] The Renaissance (160-161)

[71] The age of exchange (158-159)

[70] The colonization of North America (156-157)

[69] The Spanish in America (154-155)

[68] Spanish conquests in the Americas (152-153)

[67] Voyages of exploration (150-151)

[66] The early modern world (148-149)




PART 4:
THE EARLY MODERN WORLD

[1450 CE to 1700 CE]
    "As horizons widened during this historic period, contact between East and West made trade and cultural exchange global and the world recognizably modern." [Sections 66 - 84] (pages 146-185)



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[65] Aztec and Inca empires (144-145)

]64] North American cultures (142-143)

[63] The Polynesians (140-141)

62] Mansa Musa (138-139)

[61] African peoples and empires (136-137)

[60] Temple states of Southeast Asia(134-135)

[59] Yuan China to the early Ming (132-)

[58] The Mongol conquests (130-131)

[57] Medieval Korea and Japan (128-129)

[56] Tang and Song China (126-127)

[55] Medieval East Asia (124-125)

[54] The Reconquista (122-123)

[53] Rise of the Ottomans (120-121)

[52] The Holy Roman Empire (118-119)

[51] The emperor and the pope (116-117)

[50] The Black Death (114-115)

[49] Medieval European trade (112-113)

[48] The Hundred Years' War (110-111)

[47] The inheritors of Rome (185-109)

[46] The Crusades (106-107)

[45] Medieval Renaissance (104-105)

[44] The Silk Road (102-103)

[43] The Normans (100-101)

[42] The Vikings (98-99)

[41] Rule of the caliphs (96-97)

[40] The ascent of Islam (94-95)

[39] The Byzantine Empire (92-93)

[38] The Middle Ages (90-91)




PART 3:
THE MIDDLE AGES

[500 CE to 1450 CE]
    "In medieval times (also known as the 'middle ages'), the Christian church kept the status quo in Europe, while parts of Asia and the Americas reached new cultural and technological heights." [Sections 38 - 65] (pages 88-145)



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[37] The rise of Christianity (86-87)

[36] The spread of Buddhism (84-85)

[35] Han Dynasty (82-83)

[34] Age of migrations (80-81)

[33] Ancient American civilizations (78-79)

[32] Terracotta army (76-77)

[31] China's first emperor (74-75)

[30] Mauryan lndia (72-73)

[29] The roots of lndian history (70-71)

[28] Roman Empire at its height (68-69)

[27] Rome builds its power base (66-67)

[26] Etruscans and the rise of Rome (64-65)

[25] The Classical Age (62-63)

[24] Alexander the Great (60-61)

]23] Greece and Persia at War (58-59)

]22] The Greek city-states (56-57)

]21] The Phoenicians (54-55)

]20] First cities in the Americas (52-53)

[19] Rise of the Persian Empire (50-51)

[18] Assyria and Babylonia (48-49)

[17] The lron Age (46-47)

[16] The ancient Levant (44-45)

[15] Bronze Age collapse (42-43)

[14] Bronze Age China (40-41)

[13] Minoans and Mycenaeans (38-39)

[12] The first writing (36-37)

[11] Egypt of the pharaohs (34-35)

[10] The first cities (32-33)

[9] The first civilizations (30-31)




PART 2:
THE ANCIENT WORLD

[3000 BCE to 500 CE]
    "Ancient history stretches from when the first cities developed around 3000 BCE to the fall of powers such as the Roman Empire and Han China in the first centuries of the Common Era; also known as AD." [Sections 9 - 37] (pages 28-87)



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[8] Villages to towns (26-27)

[7] Origins of agriculture (24-25)

[6] The first farmers (22-23)

[5] Peopling the Americas (20-21)

[4] The first Australians (18-19)

[3] Out of Africa (16-17)

[2] The first humans (14-15)

[1] From apes to farmers (12-13)
































PART 1:
PREHISTORY

[3000 BCE to 500 CE]
    "Before written records began around 3000 BCE, the Story of Humans was recorded for millions of years by the fossils and archaeological traces our ancestors left behind." [Sections 1 - 8] (pages 10-27)



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WORLD HISTORY IN SEVEN PARTS
      "MYA" = Million Years Ago ("BC")
      "BCE" = Before Common Era ("BC")
      "CE" = Common Era ("AD")

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TIMELINE (pages 348-425)

INDEX (pages 426-439)

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS (pages 439-440)

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