World History

World History

Intriguing Facts About the World's Greatest Empires, Leaders, Cultures, and Conflicts

Book - 2012
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It can be difficult to keep different historical events and figures straight in your head, which is why I Used to Know That: World History presents major episodes in history with short, easily understood sections. Among the people, movements, and events covered are:

#65533; Ancient Greece and Rome - Learn about the birth of democracy and the death of the Roman Republic

#65533; The Middle Ages - From the Crusades to the Hundred Years War and the signing of the Magna Carta to the Black Plague

#65533; The Renaissance - A cultural revival that changed art, poetry, learning, and religion forever

#65533; The Revolutionary War - How America became independent; George Washington, the "father of the nation"

#65533; The Age of Empire - European colonialism in Africa and Asia; American expansion and the Civil War

#65533; Wars of the 20th Century - World War I and World War II; Hitler, Stalin, Churchill, and Rooseve< the Cold War; the rise and fall of fascism and communism

Packed with important facts and sweeping overviews of historical events, I Used to Know That: World History is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the history of civilization and the geopolitical situation of today.

Publisher: New York : Reader's Digest, c2012.
ISBN: 9781606524596
Branch Call Number: 909 MARRIOT
Characteristics: 175 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.


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