Atlas of World History (Concise Edition) by Patrick O'Brien

By Patrick O'Brien

This article documents the historical past of human society through the international, from prehistory to the 12 months 2002, in 450 specifically commissioned color maps, two hundred illustrations, tables and diagrams, and 200,000 phrases. It intends to head past the traditional specialise in ecu and American political historical past to offer around the world assurance of socio-economic, cultural, and spiritual subject matters. Due weight is given to areas similar to crucial and South the USA, Africa, Asia and Oceania. equipped into 5 major components: the traditional global (human origins to c.AD 500), the medieval global (c.500-1500), the early smooth international (c.1500-1770), the age of revolutions (c.1770-1914), and the 20 th century (from 1914). every one half opens with a two-spread advent that highlights the most topics of the time and descriptions global traits and advancements. Following the advent, person spreads each one learn a specific area over a targeted interval, complemented through exact maps, illustrations, and tables.

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Gongs were used during the time of Fu Hao around 1200 BC, but were soon replaced by animal-shaped jars. THE MEDITERRANEAN AND THE GULF REGION 2000-1000 BC pages 36-37 FIRST EMPIRES IN CHINA 1100 BG-AD 220 pages 48-49 31 CIVILIZATIONS IN MESOAMERICA 1200 BC-AD 700 The Olmec are best known for the massive carved heads and other distinctive stone sculptures found in their three successive ceremonial centres of San Lorenzo (1200-900 BC), La Venta (900-600 BC) and Tres Zapotes (600-300 BC) and at other Mesoamerican sites.

Merenptah (r. 1213-1203 BC) withstood an attack on the Nile delta by a united force of Libyans and the Sea Peoples. They returned during the reign of Rameses III (1184-53 BC), attacking by land and sea. They were defeated, but later some settled peacefully in Egypt, others in Palestine. Egyptian pharaohs triumphantly recorded their victories over the Sea Peoples, exaggerating the threat posed by groups whom at other times they often employed as mercenaries. It has been assumed that the razed cities elsewhere in the Mediterranean were caused by the same Sea Peoples, although internal unrest and earthquakes were probably among other factors involved.

While recent political instability in the region of Huari has made it difficult to study, Tiwanaku has been intensively investigated, unveiling elaborate raised fields (map 4C}. Whether the fields around Lake Titicaca were systematically organized and harvested by the Tiwanaku state continues to be controversial. Field research in the Moquegua Valley indicates late Tiwanaku expansion into a number of enclaves, with maize in particular being cultivated. Also subject to Huari influence, this valley was important as the source of many prized materials which included lapis lazuli, turquoise, obsidian (volcanic glass) and copper.

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