The Timetables of History: A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events, Based on Werner Stein's Kulturfahrplan
Gives readers instant access--year by year--to every epoch-making event that occurred across the globe. For example, one quick glance reveals that the fourth decade A.D. witnessed the founding of London, the birth of Plutarch, and the missionary travels of the apostle Paul. From ancient to modern times The Timetables of History distills the essence of civilization, highlighting over 30,000 significant moments in: history and politics; literature and theater; religion, philosophy, and learning; the visual arts; music; science, technology, and growth; and daily life.
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Each of us-with the help of parents, grandparents, friends, teachers, historians,
and others— goes fishing in that stream. ... Here we plainly see that the
historian's neat categories parse experience in ways never found among living
1731) Drury Lane Theatre, London, Wissenschaftslehre" Edward Gibbon, Eng.
historian, Habeas Corpus Act suspended in Britain (—1804) reopened Goethe: "
Reinecke Fuchs," d. (b. 1737) Thomas Paine: "The Age of "Whiskey Insurrection"
1855) Byron: "The Siege of Corinth" Samuel Taylor Coleridge: "Kubla Khan"
historian, b. (d. 1882) Nikolai Karamzin: "History of the Argentina declared
independent Russian Empire" Prince Metternich opens Diet of Ger.
Confederation at ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - James_Patrick_Joyce - LibraryThing
Not really finished. It's a reference book, so I've used it many a time. More before I had regular internet, of course. But it's nice to have the physical thing in my hands. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - auntieknickers - LibraryThing
The early years of human history seem to have less information than might be available, particularly spotty in Asian history and pretty much nothing about Africa south of the Sahara. Still, an interesting browse and a good place to see what was happening in a given year. Read full review