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  • ISBN: 9780060142810
  • ISBN: 0060142812
  • Physical Description: xix, 700 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, 1979.

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General Note: Includes index.
Bibliography, etc.:
Bibliography: p. [644]-657.
I. Foundations of history: Birth of the world -- Man as a hunter -- Coming of agriculture -- Early social bonds -- Early dealings between peoples -- History of the innovators -- II. Age of agriculture: Population and its increase -- Population, disease and medicine -- Population, war and battle -- Population, famine and food -- Agriculture techniques -- Agriculture, landlords and labourers -- Agriculture co-operation -- Agriculture, slaves and serfs -- Agriculture, cloths and clothes -- Early history of the soul -- Universal religion -- Law, government and liberty -- III. Intellectual transformation: Renaissance in Europe -- World re-opened -- Revival of commerce -- Slow journeys by land -- Revolution: printing -- City life -- Gunpowder wars -- People, medicine and food of the Renaissance -- IV. Industrial triumphs: Age of machines -- Steam and coal -- New Iron Age -- Age of steel -- Cotton as king -- Industrialisation and modernisation -- New sources of energy -- New communications -- Revolution in information -- Twentieth century mass communications -- Agricultural mechanisation -- Transformation of food -- Great medical improvements -- Population out of control -- Urban man -- Modern capitalism -- British contribution -- V. Political failures: Modern warfare -- Causes of war: monarchy and despotism -- The Great War -- Nazis' war -- Causes of war: racialism -- "Cold" war -- Causes of the "cold" war: class consciousness -- "Class" in power -- Causes of the "cold" war: notions of imperialism -- Democratic alternative -- Democracy: internal anxieties.
Summary, etc.: The brilliant historian, whose earlier works, The Spanish Civil War and Cuba: The Pursuit of Freedom, met with acclaim, now focuses his attention on world history from the origins of man to today's world.
Subject: Histoire universelle
World history
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