The Timetables of History: A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events

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Touchstone, Sep 13, 2005 - History - 835 pages
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A vast and absorbing resource, the fourth edition of The Timetables of ™History spans millennia of human history.

Unlike any other reference volume, this book gives a sweeping overview of the making of the contemporary world by mapping out at a glance what was happening simultaneously, from the dawn of history to the present day.

With nearly 100 pages of new material, including:

Recent breakthroughs in science and technology

New achievements in the visual arts and music

Milestones in religion, philosophy, and learning

The rise and fall of nations and the emergence of historical figures

Landmarks in the drama of daily life around the world

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Review: The Timetables of History, New 4th Revised Edition A Horizontal Linkage of People & Events

User Review  - Wayne Arenburg -

An excellent history resource book for homeschooling families! Lays out in horizontal fashion (history, politics, literature, religion/philosophy/learning, visual arts, music, science/technology/growth, and daily life all year by year. A worthwhile purchase. Read full review

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User Review  - Leonard - Goodreads

Grun and Stein's approach to history made a huge splash at the time, and really changed the way popular history was written, bringing about the "everyday life" totalist approach that's really familiar to us today. Read full review

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Now in its third edition, "The Timetables of History" is the English-language version of Werner Stein's classic "Kulturfahrplan," which has sold millions of copies since it was published in 1946. Translated by Bernard Grun, it has been completely revised and rewritten for the English-speaking world.

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