Story of Mankind

Story of Mankind

Author: Hendrik van Loon
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Duration: 13:30:16
Copyright Year: 1921
English

Story of Mankind

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. Richly illustrated with drawings by the author. Winner of the first Newbery Award in 1922, The Story of Mankind has introduced generations of children to the pageant of world history. (Summary from mainlesson.com)

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Foreward
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The Setting of the Stage
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Our Earliest Ancestors
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Prehistoric Man
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Hieroglyphics
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The Nile Valley
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The Story of Egypt
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Mesopotamia
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The Sumerians
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Moses
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The Phoenicians
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The Indo-Europeans
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The Aegean Sea
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The Greeks
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The Greek Cities
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Greek Self-Government
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Greek Life
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The Greek Theatre
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The Persian Wars
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Athens vs. Sparta
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Alexander the Great
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A Summary
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Rome and Carthage
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The Rise of Rome
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The Roman Empire
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Joshua of Nazareth
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The Fall of Rome
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The Rise of the Church
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Mohammed
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Charlemagne
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The Norsemen
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Feudalism
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Chivalry
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Pope vs. Emperor
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The Crusades
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The Mediaeval City
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Mediaeval Self-Government
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The Mediaeval World
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Mediaeval Trade
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The Renaissance
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The Age of Expression
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The Great Discoveries
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Buddha and Confucius
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The Reformation
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Religious Warfare
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The English Revolution
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The Balance of Power
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The Rise of Russia
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Russia vs. Sweden
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The Rise of Prussia
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The Mercantile System
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The American Revolution
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The French Revolution
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Napoleon
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The Holy Alliance
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The Great Reaction
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National Independence
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The Age of the Engine
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The Social Revolution
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Emancipation
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The Age of Science
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Art
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Colonial Expansion and War
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A New World
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As It Ever Shall Be
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