Gateway to the Classics: The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Van Loon
The Story of Mankind by  Hendrik Van Loon

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The Story of Mankind
by Hendrik Willem Van Loon
Relates the story of western civilization from earliest times through the beginning of the twentieth century, with special emphasis on the people and events that changed the course of history. Portrays in vivid prose the achievements of mankind in the areas of art and discovery, as well as the political forces leading to the modern nation-states. Richly illustrated with drawings by the author. Winner of the first Newbery Award in 1922, The Story of Mankind has introduced generations of children to the pageant of world history.  Ages 10-14
626 pages $22.95   

Table of Contents

Front Matter

The Setting of the Stage
Our Earliest Ancestors
Prehistoric Man
The Nile Valley
The Story of Egypt
The Sumerians
The Phoenicians
The Indo-Europeans
The Aegean Sea
The Greeks
The Greek Cities
Greek Self-Government
Greek Life
The Greek Theatre
The Persian Wars
Athens vs. Sparta
Alexander the Great
A Summary
Rome and Carthage
The Rise of Rome
The Roman Empire
Joshua of Nazareth
The Fall of Rome
The Rise of the Church
The Norsemen
Pope vs. Emperor
The Crusades
The Mediaeval City
Mediaeval Self-Government
The Mediaeval World
Mediaeval Trade
The Renaissance
The Age of Expression
The Great Discoveries
Buddha and Confucius
The Reformation
Religious Warfare
The English Revolution
The Balance of Power
The Rise of Russia
Russia vs. Sweden
The Rise of Prussia
The Mercantile System
The American Revolution
The French Revolution
The Holy Alliance
The Great Reaction
National Independence
The Age of the Engine
The Social Revolution
The Age of Science
Colonial Expansion and War
A New World
As It Ever Shall Be
An Animated Chronology

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