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A Short History of the World

Gelesen von Kristine Bekere

(4,441 Sterne; 17 Bewertungen)

A Short History of the World is a non-fictional historic work by English author H. G. Wells, largely inspired by Wells's earlier 1919 work The Outline of History. The book summarises the scientific knowledge of the time regarding the history of Earth and life. It starts with its origins, goes on to explain the development of the Earth and life on Earth, reaching primitive thought and the development of humankind from the Cradle of Civilisation.The book ends with the outcome of the First World War, the Russian famine of 1921, and the League of Nations in 1922. In 1934 Albert Einstein recommended the book for the study of history as a means of interpreting progress in civilisation. - Summary adopted from Wikipedia (13 hr 51 min)

Chapters

The World in Space

6:11

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The World in Time

6:14

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The Beginnings of Life

6:12

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The Age of Fishes

9:07

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The Age of the Coal Swamps

9:39

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The Age of Reptiles

8:59

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The First Birds and the First Mammals

10:08

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The Age of Mammals

9:17

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Monkeys, Apes and Sub-Men

9:13

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The Neanderthaler And the Rhodesian Man

9:11

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The First True Men

9:51

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Primitive Thought

10:18

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The Beginnings of Cultivation

10:21

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Primitive Neolithic Civilizations

10:56

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Sumeria, Early Egypt And Writing

10:01

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Primitive Nomadic Peoples

9:21

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The First Sea-Going Peoples

11:07

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Egypt, Babylon And Assyria

14:50

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The Primitive Aryans

10:37

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The Last Babylonian Empire and the Empire of Darius I

9:11

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The Early History of the Jews

12:08

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Priests and Prophets in Judea

9:58

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The Greeks

12:24

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The Wars of the Greeks and Persians

9:24

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The Splendour of Greece

8:16

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The Empire of Alexander the Great

9:47

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The Museum and Library at Alexandria

12:16

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The Life of Gautama Buddha

12:15

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King Asoka

4:45

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Confucius and Lao Tse

12:10

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Rome Comes into History

11:53

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Rome and Carthage

9:39

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The Growth of the Roman Empire

25:10

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Between Rome and China

10:30

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The Common Man’s Life Under the Early Roman Empire

13:56

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Religious Developments Under the Roman Empire

14:39

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The Teaching of Jesus

13:42

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The Development of Doctrinal Christianity

8:35

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The Barbarians Break the Empire into East and West

10:24

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The Huns and the End of the Western Empire

12:38

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The Byzantine and Sassanid Empires

10:05

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The Dynasties of Suy And Tang in China

4:46

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Muhammad and Islam

8:14

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The Great Days of the Arabs

8:02

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The Development of Latin Christendom

17:38

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The Crusades and the Age of Papal Dominion

20:38

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Recalcitrant Princes and the Great Schism

20:32

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The Mongol Conquests

10:57

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The Intellectual Revival of the Europeans

21:06

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The Reformation of the Latin Church

9:11

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The Emperor Charles V

20:03

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The Age of Political Experiments; of Grand Monarchy and Parliaments and Republi…

24:41

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The New Empires of the Europeans in Asia and Overseas

11:23

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The American War of Independence

12:04

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The French Revolution and the Restoration of Monarchy in France

18:22

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The Uneasy Peace in Europe that Followed the Fall of Napoleon

10:11

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The Development of Material Knowledge

20:57

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The Industrial Revolution

10:25

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The Development of Modern Political and Social Ideas

27:47

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The Expansion of the United States

18:37

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The Rise of Germany to Predominance in Europe

4:14

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The New Overseas Empires of the Steamship and Railway

13:22

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European Aggression in Asia, and the Rise of Japan

11:58

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The British Empire in 1914

4:58

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The Age of Armament in Europe, and the Great War of 1914-18

10:43

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The Revolution and Famine in Russia

11:28

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The Political and Social Reconstruction of the World

14:37

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Chronological table

29:36

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Bewertungen

(3 Sterne)

Interesting scientific narrative read by heavy Russian accented female voice

A great summary of human history

(4 Sterne)

HG Wells is one of the greatest thinkers of recent times. This book is a remarkable account and he focuses on key events with perceptive analysis, however it does make for a long audio book so stamina is required! Thank you Kristine, I found your accent delightful and no impediment to my understanding.

(5 Sterne)

Interesting perspective! The accent of the reader makes it difficult to understand at times.