The Timetables of History: A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events, Based on Werner Stein's Kulturfahrplan
The Timetables of History spans millennia of human history. Unlike any other reference volume, this book gives a sweeping overview of the making of the contemporary world by mapping out at a glance what was happening simultaneously, from the dawn of history to the present day.
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Each of us - with the help of parents , grandparents , friends , teachers , historians
, and others - goes fishing in that ... Here we plainly see that the historian ' s neat
categories parse experience in ways never found among liv - ing people .
The historian in his library and at his leisure can focus in turn on one kind of
event after another — the political , the economic , the intellectual . He has the
opportunity to sort out origins and consequences . But the citizen is the
1768 ) Henry Adams , Amer . historian , b . ( d . 1918 ) Nathaniel Bowditch , Amer
. mathematician and astronomer , author of " The New American Practical
Navigator , " d . ( b . 1773 ) Viscount Bryce , Brit . historian and diplomat , b . ( d .
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Diwanna - LibraryThing
I'd be lying if I said that I read this book, but it is an interesting reference to peruse from time to time. Read full review