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Title A people's history of the world : from the stone age to the new millennium / Chris Harman.
Author Harman, Chris, author.
Publication London [England] : Verso, 2008.
Description 1 online resource.
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Chris Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals. Interacting with the forces of technological change as well as the impact of powerful individuals and revolutionary ideas, these societies have engendered events familiar to every schoolchild'from the empires of antiquity to the world wars of the twentieth century. In a bravura conclusion, Chris Harman exposes the reductive complacency of contemporary capitalism, and asks, in a world riven as never before by suffering and inequality, why we imagine that it can'or should'survive much longer. Ambitious, provocative and invigorating, A People's History of the World delivers a vital corrective to traditional history, as well as a powerful sense of the deep currents of humanity which surge beneath the froth of government.
Contents Halftitle Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction; Part one: The rise of class societies; Prologue: Before Class; Chapter 1: The Neolithic â#x80;#x98;revolutionâ#x80;#x99;; Chapter 2: The first civilisations; Chapter 3: The first class divisions; Chapter 4: Womenâ#x80;#x99;s oppression; Chapter 5: The first â#x80;#x98;Dark Agesâ#x80;#x99;; Part two: The ancient world; Chapter 1: Iron and empires; Chapter 2: Ancient India; Chapter 3: The first Chinese empires; Chapter 4: The Greek city states; Chapter 5: Romeâ#x80;#x99;s rise and fall; Chapter 6: The rise of Christianity; Part three: The â#x80;#x98;Middle Agesâ#x80;#x99;
Chapter 1: The centuries of chaosChapter 2: China: the rebirth of the empire; Chapter 3: Byzantium: the living fossil; Chapter 4: The Islamic revolutions; Chapter 5: The African civilisations; Chapter 6: European feudalism; Part four: The great transformation; Chapter 1: The conquest of the New Spain; Chapter 2: Renaissance to Reformation; Chapter 3: The birth pangs of a new order; Chapter 4: The last flowering of Asiaâ#x80;#x99;s empires; Part five: The spread of the new order; Chapter 1: A time of social peace; Chapter 2: From superstition to science; Chapter 3: The Enlightenment
Chapter 4: Slavery and wage slaveryChapter 5: Slavery and racism; Chapter 6: The economics of â#x80;#x98;free labourâ#x80;#x99;; Part six: The world turned upside down; Chapter 1: American prologue; Chapter 2: The French Revolution; Chapter 3: Jacobinism outside France; Chapter 4: The retreat of reason; Chapter 5: The industrial revolution; Chapter 6: The birth of Marxism; Chapter 7: 1848; Chapter 8: The American Civil War; Chapter 9: The conquest of the East; Chapter 10: The Japanese exception; Chapter 11: Storming heaven: the Paris Commune; Part seven: The century of hope and horror
Chapter 1: The world of capitalChapter 2: World war and world revolution; Chapter 3: Europe in turmoil; Chapter 4: Revolt in the colonial world; Chapter 5: The â#x80;#x98;Golden Twentiesâ#x80;#x99;; Chapter 6: The great slump; Chapter 7: Strangled hope: 1934â#x80;#x93;36; Chapter 8: Midnight in the century; Chapter 9: The Cold War; Chapter 10: The new world disorder; Conclusion: Illusion of the epoch; Notes; Glossary; Further Reading
Note Vendor-supplied metadata.
Subject World history.
HISTORY -- World.
World history. (OCoLC)fst01181345
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Harman, Chris. People's history of the world. 1898876541 9781898876540 (OCoLC)45116631
ISBN 9781844674688 (electronic bk.)
1844674681 (electronic bk.)

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