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Title A people's history of the world / Chris Harman.
Author Harman, Chris, author.
Publication London ; New York : Verso, 2017.
Description xv, 728 pages ; 21 cm
Call # 909 H
Note "From the Stone Age to the new millennium"--Cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 621-661) and index.
Summary Examines the human history of the world through the lens of a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
Contents Pt. 1: The rise of class societies: The neolithic 'revolution' -- The first civilisations -- The first class divisions -- Women's oppression -- The first 'Dark ages' -- pt. 2: The ancient world: Iron and empires -- Ancient India -- The first Chinese empires -- The Greek city states -- Rome's rise and fall -- The rise of Christianity -- pt. 3: The 'Middle Ages': The centuries of chaos -- China: the rebirth of the empire -- Byzantium: the living fossil -- The Islamic revolutions -- The African civilisations -- European feudalism -- pt. 4: Great transformation: The conquest of the New Spain -- Renaissance to reformation -- The birth pangs of a new order -- The last flowering of Asia's empires -- pt. 5: The spread of the new order: A time of social peace -- From superstition to science -- The enlightenment -- Slavery and wage slavery -- Slavery and racism -- The economics of 'free labour' -- pt. 6: The world turned upside down: American prologue -- The French Revolution -- Jacobinism outside France -- The retreat of reason -- The industrial revolution -- The birth of Marxism -- 1848 -- The American Civil War -- The conquest of the East -- The Japanese exception -- Storming heaven: the Paris Commune -- pt. 7: The century of hope and horror: The world of capital -- World war and world revolution -- Europe in turmoil -- Revolt in the colonial world -- The 'Golden Twenties' -- The great slump -- Strangled hope: 1934-36 -- Midnight in the century -- The Cold War -- The new world disorder.
Subject World history.
World history. (OCoLC)fst01181345
Related To Reproduction of (manifestation): Harman, Chris. People's history of the world London : Bookmarks, 1999 1898876541
ISBN 9781786630810 (pbk.)
1786630818 (pbk.)

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