History of Humanity: From the seventh to the sixteenth century

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Sigfried J. de Laet
Routledge, 1994 - Civilization - 682 pages
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Volume IV deals with the 'Middle Ages'. It starts with the expansion of Islam and closes with the discovery of the New World. Various events during this period led to a significant expansion in communications: the rapid spread of Islam and of Gengis Khan's Mongol Empire, as well as the Crusades and the development of trans-Saharan and maritime routes around Africa to the Indian Ocean, leading to multiplied exchanges between the peoples and cultures of Africa, Asia and Europe.

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This is the third volume in the History of Humanity series, covering a time period from 700 BCE to 700 CE with a truly global geographical span. It is primarily a reference work, but it can well be ... Read full review

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This third volume in a series of seven produced by UNESCO on the history of the human race divides the world by large geographical areas, then presents information on every aspect of the peoples there ... Read full review

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