A Short History of the World

H. G. WELLS (1866 - 1946)

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

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The World in Space Kristine Bekere
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Play 02 The World in Time Kristine Bekere
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Play 03 The Beginnings of Life Kristine Bekere
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Play 04 The Age of Fishes Kristine Bekere
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Play 05 The Age of the Coal Swamps Kristine Bekere
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Play 06 The Age of Reptiles Kristine Bekere
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Play 07 The First Birds and the First Mammals Kristine Bekere
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Play 08 The Age of Mammals Kristine Bekere
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Play 09 Monkeys, Apes and Sub-Men Kristine Bekere
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Play 10 The Neanderthaler And the Rhodesian Man Kristine Bekere
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Play 11 The First True Men Kristine Bekere
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Play 12 Primitive Thought Kristine Bekere
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Play 13 The Beginnings of Cultivation Kristine Bekere
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Play 14 Primitive Neolithic Civilizations Kristine Bekere
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Play 15 Sumeria, Early Egypt And Writing Kristine Bekere
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Play 16 Primitive Nomadic Peoples Kristine Bekere
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Play 17 The First Sea-Going Peoples Kristine Bekere
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Play 18 Egypt, Babylon And Assyria Kristine Bekere
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Play 19 The Primitive Aryans Kristine Bekere
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Play 20 The Last Babylonian Empire and the Empire of Darius I Kristine Bekere
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Play 21 The Early History of the Jews Kristine Bekere
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Play 22 Priests and Prophets in Judea Kristine Bekere
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Play 23 The Greeks Kristine Bekere
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Play 24 The Wars of the Greeks and Persians Kristine Bekere
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Play 25 The Splendour of Greece Kristine Bekere
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Play 26 The Empire of Alexander the Great Kristine Bekere
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Play 27 The Museum and Library at Alexandria Kristine Bekere
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Play 28 The Life of Gautama Buddha Kristine Bekere
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Play 29 King Asoka Kristine Bekere
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Play 30 Confucius and Lao Tse Kristine Bekere
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Play 31 Rome Comes into History Kristine Bekere
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Play 32 Rome and Carthage Kristine Bekere
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Play 33 The Growth of the Roman Empire Kristine Bekere
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Play 34 Between Rome and China Kristine Bekere
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Play 35 The Common Man’s Life Under the Early Roman Empire Kristine Bekere
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Play 36 Religious Developments Under the Roman Empire Kristine Bekere
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Play 37 The Teaching of Jesus Kristine Bekere
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Play 38 The Development of Doctrinal Christianity Kristine Bekere
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Play 39 The Barbarians Break the Empire into East and West Kristine Bekere
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Play 40 The Huns and the End of the Western Empire Kristine Bekere
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Play 41 The Byzantine and Sassanid Empires Kristine Bekere
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Play 42 The Dynasties of Suy And Tang in China Kristine Bekere
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Play 43 Muhammad and Islam Kristine Bekere
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Play 44 The Great Days of the Arabs Kristine Bekere
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Play 45 The Development of Latin Christendom Kristine Bekere
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Play 46 The Crusades and the Age of Papal Dominion Kristine Bekere
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Play 47 Recalcitrant Princes and the Great Schism Kristine Bekere
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Play 48 The Mongol Conquests Kristine Bekere
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Play 49 The Intellectual Revival of the Europeans Kristine Bekere
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Play 50 The Reformation of the Latin Church Kristine Bekere
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Play 51 The Emperor Charles V Kristine Bekere
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Play 52 The Age of Political Experiments; of Grand Monarchy and Parliaments and Republicanism in Europe Kristine Bekere
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Play 53 The New Empires of the Europeans in Asia and Overseas Kristine Bekere
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Play 54 The American War of Independence Kristine Bekere
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Play 55 The French Revolution and the Restoration of Monarchy in France Kristine Bekere
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Play 56 The Uneasy Peace in Europe that Followed the Fall of Napoleon Kristine Bekere
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Play 57 The Development of Material Knowledge Kristine Bekere
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Play 58 The Industrial Revolution Kristine Bekere
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Play 59 The Development of Modern Political and Social Ideas Kristine Bekere
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Play 60 The Expansion of the United States Kristine Bekere
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Play 61 The Rise of Germany to Predominance in Europe Kristine Bekere
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Play 62 The New Overseas Empires of the Steamship and Railway Kristine Bekere
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Play 63 European Aggression in Asia, and the Rise of Japan Kristine Bekere
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Play 64 The British Empire in 1914 Kristine Bekere
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Play 65 The Age of Armament in Europe, and the Great War of 1914-18 Kristine Bekere
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Play 66 The Revolution and Famine in Russia Kristine Bekere
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Play 67 The Political and Social Reconstruction of the World Kristine Bekere
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Play 68 Chronological table Kristine Bekere
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