ALPHABETICAL BRAIN™ VOCABULARY
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WORLD HISTORY IN CONTEXT
December 3, 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 past (top) to present (bottom)?


or instantly change your perspective:
FROM BOOK CHRONOLOGY TO BRAIN
PERSPECTIVE IN SYCH WITH THE ARROW OF TIME: FROM
ANCIENT (bottom) TO MODERN (top)


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SEVEN PERIODS OF WORLD HISTORY
      "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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OUTLINE OF THE
SEVEN PERIODS OF WORLD HISTORY


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PART 1: PREHISTORY



PART 2: THE ANCIENT WORLD



PART 3 = THE MIDDLE AGES



PART 4: THE EARLY MODERN WORLD



PART 5: REVOLUTION AND INDUSTRY



PART 6: PROGRESS AND EMPIRE



PART 7: THE MODERN WORLD




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DETAILS ABOUT THE
SEVEN PERIODS OF WORLD HISTORY


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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)



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

[2] The first humans (14-15)

[3] Out of Africa (16-17)

[4] The first Australians (18-19)

[5] Peopling the Americas (20-21)

[6] The first farmers (22-23)

[7] Origins of agriculture (24-25)

[8] Villages to towns (26-27)

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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)



[9] The first civilizations (30-31)

[10] The first cities (32-33)

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

[12] The first writing (36-37)

[13] Minoans and Mycenaeans (38-39)

[14] Bronze Age China (40-41)

[15] Bronze Age collapse (42-43)

[16] The ancient Levant (44-45)

[17] The lron Age (46-47)

[18] Assyria and Babylonia (48-49)

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

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

[21] The Phoenicians (54-55)

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

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

[24] Alexander the Great (60-61)

[25] The Classical Age (62-63)

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

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

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

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

[30] Mauryan lndia (72-73)

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

[32] Terracotta army (76-77)

[33] Ancient American civilizations (78-79)

[34] Age of migrations (80-81)

[35] Han Dynasty (82-83)

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

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

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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)


[38] The Middle Ages (90-91)

[39] The Byzantine Empire (92-93)

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

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

[42] The Vikings (98-99)

[43] The Normans (100-101)

[44] The Silk Road (102-103)

[45] Medieval Renaissance (104-105)

[46] The Crusades (106-107)

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

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

[49] Medieval European trade (112-113)

[50] The Black Death (114-115)

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

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

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

[54] The Reconquista (122-123)

[55] Medieval East Asia (124-125)

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

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

[58] The Mongol conquests (130-131)

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

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

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

[62] Mansa Musa (138-139)

[63] The Polynesians (140-141)

[64] North American cultures (142-143)

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

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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)


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

[67] Voyages of exploration (150-151)

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

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

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

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

[72] The Renaissance (160-161)

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

[74] Printing (164-165)

[75] The Reformation (166-167)

[76] The Thirty Years‘ War (168-169)

[77] British civil wars (170-171)

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

[79] East meets West (174-175)

[80] Mughal lndia (176-177)

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

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

[83] The Scientific Revolution (182-183)

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

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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)


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

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

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

[88] The Agricultural Revolution (193-194)

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

[90] The American Revolution (197-198)

[91] South American independence (200-201)

[92] The Enlightenment (202-203)

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

[94] The French Revolution (206-207)

[95] Napoleon advances (208-209)

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

[97] The Industrial Revolution (212-213)

[98] Industrial Britain (214-215)

[99] Romanticism and nationalism (216-217)

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

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

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

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

[104] The Opium Wars (226-227)

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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)


[105] Cities and industry (230-231)

[106] Industrialized Europe (232-233)

[107] Socialism and anarchism (234-235)

[108] Transport and communications (236-237)

[109] Mass migrations (238-239)

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

[111] The new imperialism (242-243)

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

[113] Russian Empire expands (246-247)

[114] Africa colonized (248-249)

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

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

[117] Japan transformed (254-255)

[118] The Civil War (256-257)

[119] Science and innovation (258-259)

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

[121] Independent Latin America (262-263)

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

[123] Balkan wars (266-267)

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

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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 - 138] (pages 270-347)


[125] The modern world (272-273)

[126] World War I (274-275)

[127] The trenches (276-277)

[128] The wider war (278-279)

[129] The Russian Revolution (280-281)

[130] Political extremism (282-283)

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

[132] The Great Depression (286-287)

[133] China and nationalism (288-289)

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

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

[136] World War II (294-295)

[137] Axis powers advance (296-297)

[138] Occupied Europe (298-299)

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

[140] Germany defeated (302-303)

[141] Japan defeated (304-305)

[142] Hiroshima and Nagasaki (306-307)

[143] Partition of India (308-309)

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

[145] Superpowers (312-313)

[146] The Cold War (314-315)

[147] Korean War (316-317)

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

[149] European unity (320-321)

[150] Decolonization of Africa (322-323)

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

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

[153] The Vietnam Wars (328-329)

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

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

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

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

[158] War in Yugoslavia (338-339)

[159] Globalization (340-341)

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

[161] The communication revolution [344-345]

[162] Population and energy (346-347)

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TIMELINE (pages 348-425)

INDEX (pages 426-439)

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS (pages 439-440)

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