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By Patrick O'Brien

This article files the historical past of human society through the international, from prehistory to the yr 2002, in 450 especially commissioned color maps, two hundred illustrations, tables and diagrams, and 200,000 phrases. It intends to move past the normal specialize in ecu and American political background to provide around the globe assurance of socio-economic, cultural, and spiritual topics. Due weight is given to areas equivalent to crucial and South the US, Africa, Asia and Oceania. equipped into 5 major components: the traditional international (human origins to c.AD 500), the medieval global (c.500-1500), the early glossy global (c.1500-1770), the age of revolutions (c.1770-1914), and the 20th century (from 1914). every one half opens with a two-spread creation that highlights the most issues of the time and descriptions international developments and advancements. Following the creation, person spreads each one learn a specific area over a distinctive interval, complemented by way of distinctive maps, illustrations, and tables.

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Tensions between the northern and the southern tribes mounted, however, and after Solomon's death the kingdom was divided into two parts, Israel and Judah. THE AGE OF THE PHOENICIANS To the north Phoenicia had become a major trading empire after the collapse of the Mycenaean civilization around 1200 BC (pages 36-37). Phoenicia consisted of autonomous city-states such as Byblos, Sidon and Tyre, which established new trade routes and from the end of the 9th century BC founded colonies in North Africa, Spain and Sardinia (map 3).

The city of Teotihuacan (map 3A), founded before 300 BG, was well placed to control widespread trading networks. It contained over 600 workshops manufacturing goods for local use and for export - objects of obsidian (400 workshops), basalt (a building stone), shell and other materials, as well as distinctive pottery. The city of Monte Alban was founded around 500 BC. Like Teotihuacan, it was the ceremonial and political centre of its state, but in contrast it was not the centre for regional craft production.

Navigation on the river was easy, as boats could travel northwards with the current or sail southwards on the northerly winds. From the 5th millennium BG farming communities along the Nile gradually began to merge into a cultural, political and economic unit. This process of unification was encouraged by trading contacts and the need to control the floodwaters of the Nile. To reap the benefits of the yearly inundation of the river, communities had to work together to build dams, flood basins and irrigation channels over large areas.

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