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The Timetables of History: A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events


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Publisher:Touchstone, 1991



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Vast and absorbing, spanning millennia of human history, "The Timetables of History," achieves a goal in the study of the past that is unmatched by any other reference volume -- it gives us a sweeping overview of the making of the contemporary world. This remarkable book maps out at a glance what was happening "simultaneously," from the dawn of history to the present day. Never before has progress been presented with such clarity or with a view that fully captures the essence and the excitement of civilization.

Completely updated, featuring:

* Recent breakthroughs in science and technology

* New achievements in the visual arts and music

* Milestones in religion, philosophy, and learning

* The rise and fall of nations and the emergence of historic figures

* Landmarks in the drama of daily life

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