The Story of Mankind

Hendrik VAN LOON (1882 - 1944)

Relates the story of western civilization from earliest times through the beginning of the twentieth century, with special emphasis on the people and events that changed the course of history. Portrays in vivid prose the achievements of mankind in the areas of art and discovery, as well as the political forces leading to the modern nation-states. Richly illustrated with drawings by the author. Winner of the first Newbery Award in 1922, The Story of Mankind has introduced generations of children to the pageant of world history. (Summary from mainlesson.com)

Genre(s): Reference, History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Foreward Michelle Crandall
00:08:25
Play 01 The Setting of the Stage Kara Shallenberg
00:09:08
Play 02 Our Earliest Ancestors Michelle Crandall
00:05:06
Play 03 Prehistoric Man Kara Shallenberg
00:05:24
Play 04 Hieroglyphics Michelle Crandall
00:10:19
Play 05 The Nile Valley Kara Shallenberg
00:07:10
Play 06 The Story of Egypt Michelle Crandall
00:04:28
Play 07 Mesopotamia Kara Shallenberg
00:02:28
Play 08 The Sumerians Michelle Crandall
00:07:20
Play 09 Moses Kara Shallenberg
00:05:10
Play 10 The Phoenicians Michelle Crandall
00:03:13
Play 11 The Indo-Europeans Kara Shallenberg
00:04:07
Play 12 The Aegean Sea Michelle Crandall
00:06:35
Play 13 The Greeks Kara Shallenberg
00:03:50
Play 14 The Greek Cities Michelle Crandall
00:06:07
Play 15 Greek Self-Government Kara Shallenberg
00:05:51
Play 16 Greek Life Michelle Crandall
00:07:41
Play 17 The Greek Theatre Kara Shallenberg
00:06:15
Play 18 The Persian Wars Michelle Crandall
00:08:51
Play 19 Athens vs. Sparta Kara Shallenberg
00:04:40
Play 20 Alexander the Great Michelle Crandall
00:04:07
Play 21 A Summary Kara Shallenberg
00:05:28
Play 22 Rome and Carthage Michelle Crandall
00:23:42
Play 23 The Rise of Rome Kara Shallenberg
00:05:27
Play 24 The Roman Empire Michelle Crandall
00:19:20
Play 25 Joshua of Nazareth Kara Shallenberg
00:09:07
Play 26 The Fall of Rome Michelle Crandall
00:10:27
Play 27 The Rise of the Church Kara Shallenberg
00:13:36
Play 28 Mohammed Michelle Crandall
00:11:22
Play 29 Charlemagne Kara Shallenberg
00:10:04
Play 30 The Norsemen Michelle Crandall
00:04:30
Play 31 Feudalism Kara Shallenberg
00:06:58
Play 32 Chivalry Michelle Crandall
00:05:01
Play 33 Pope vs. Emperor Kara Shallenberg
00:12:06
Play 34 The Crusades Michelle Crandall
00:08:54
Play 35 The Mediaeval City Kara Shallenberg
00:19:25
Play 36 Mediaeval Self-Government Michelle Crandall
00:09:28
Play 37 The Mediaeval World Kara Shallenberg
00:15:03
Play 38 Mediaeval Trade Michelle Crandall
00:12:02
Play 39 The Renaissance Kara Shallenberg
00:27:27
Play 40 The Age of Expression Michelle Crandall
00:09:04
Play 41 The Great Discoveries Kara Shallenberg
00:27:03
Play 42 Buddha and Confucius Michelle Crandall
00:17:07
Play 43 The Reformation Kara Shallenberg
00:22:47
Play 44 Religious Warfare Michelle Crandall
00:28:41
Play 45 The English Revolution Kara Shallenberg
00:33:12
Play 46 The Balance of Power Michelle Crandall
00:09:15
Play 47 The Rise of Russia Kara Shallenberg
00:13:47
Play 48 Russia vs. Sweden Michelle Crandall
00:07:55
Play 49 The Rise of Prussia Kara Shallenberg
00:08:46
Play 50 The Mercantile System Michelle Crandall
00:07:15
Play 51 The American Revolution Kara Shallenberg
00:13:30
Play 52 The French Revolution Michelle Crandall
00:28:12
Play 53 Napoleon Kara Shallenberg
00:24:04
Play 54 The Holy Alliance Michelle Crandall
00:21:45
Play 55 The Great Reaction Kara Shallenberg
00:16:30
Play 56 National Independence Michelle Crandall
00:41:24
Play 57 The Age of the Engine Kara Shallenberg
00:19:35
Play 58 The Social Revolution Michelle Crandall
00:10:00
Play 59 Emancipation Kara Shallenberg
00:15:50
Play 60 The Age of Science Michelle Crandall
00:10:17
Play 61 Art Kara Shallenberg
00:28:54
Play 62 Colonial Expansion and War Michelle Crandall
00:18:09
Play 63 A New World Kara Shallenberg
00:20:00
Play 64 As It Ever Shall Be Michelle Crandall
00:01:32