No-Nonsense Guide to World History, 3rd edition by Chris BrazierNo-Nonsense Guide to World History, 3rd edition by Chris Brazier

No-Nonsense Guide to World History, 3rd edition

byChris Brazier

Paperback | September 1, 2011

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Who was the first black queen? How much do you know about China's history? Most people's knowledge of world history is hazy and incomplete at best. This updated No-Nonsense Guide gives a full picture, revealing the hidden histories and communities left out of conventional textbooks ? from the civilizations of Africa, Asia and Latin America to the history of women. This updated and revised edition of one of the best-selling No-Nonsense Guides includes a new chapter from the perspective of the end of the first decade of the 21st century and includes material on the financial crisis and the world response to climate change.

A perfect read for someone who wants to embrace the whole of history, rather than disconnected dynasties and events?all in one slim volume.

Chris Brazier has been co-editor at New Internationalist magazine since 1984. Previous publications include Vietnam: The Price of Peace and Raging Against the Machine (editor). He is also principal writer for UNICEF's The State of the World's Children report.
Title:No-Nonsense Guide to World History, 3rd editionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 7 × 4.35 × 0.47 inPublished:September 1, 2011Publisher:Between the LinesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1926662490

ISBN - 13:9781926662497

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Table of Contents

  • Foreword: by William Beinart
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: In the Beginning
  • Chapter 2: Pharaohs and Priestesses
  • Chapter 3: Superpowers and Barbarians
  • Chapter 4: God and the Spirit
  • Chapter 5: Greek and Latin
  • Chapter 6: The Rise and Rise of Religion
  • Chapter 7: Light in the East
  • Chapter 8: Wars of the Cross
  • Chapter 9: Glory and Murder in the New World
  • Chapter 10: The Hidden Continent
  • Chapter 11: Shadow of the Sun King
  • Chapter 12: The American Way
  • Chapter 13: The Power and Plenty of Asia
  • Chapter 14: Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité
  • Chapter 15: Revolution
  • Chapter 16: Carving Up the World
  • Chapter 17: Total War
  • Chapter 18: The Power of the Workers
  • Chapter 19: Capitalism and Fascism
  • Chapter 20: The Radical 20th Century
  • Postscript: Shaping the 21st Century
  • Chronology: Marking Time
  • Index

Editorial Reviews

"The No-Nonsense Guide to World History is vivid, informal and informative. Perhaps every professional historian should be required to write a history of the world in forty thousand words?nothing would be more conducive to humility."