Release Date: 2010-10-01
This book intends to be a reference work of the history of humanity, presented in over 1200 maps, explanatory chronologies and appendices. The work starts off with a brief overview of the entire world, with important dates and milestones of the epochs and events. Further sections are devoted to specific continents and countries and delve into greater detail, showing regional cultures, religions, forms of government, economies, wars and conflicts, politics and more.
Author: Brenda Lewis
Publisher: Chartwell Books
Release Date: 2011-01-05
The Historical Atlas series explores pivotal events and areas of cultural interest in great detail. Most books in this series are available both in hardcover, and in paperback with flaps, and the interior pages are illustrated throughout with full-color maps, diagrams, photographs, and charts. The series offers readers a clear, easy-to-follow narrative of the subjects that have shaped human history ranging from wars to religions, and from ancient cultures to transportation. The Historical Atlas of the World at War details the history of war, from the tribal origins of war to the major world wars of the twentieth century. War has shadowed the whole of human history, featuring its greatest triumphs and greatest tragedies, and underlying all of it, the paramount need of all living things to survive. With thoroughly researched text and illuminating illustrations, this volume the complete spectrum of war, accompanied by highly detailed maps, beautifully designed, charting the key events of the various wars that have shaped the world as we know it today. Over the centuries the methods of war have changed beyond all recognition, but the reasons for war remain the same—desire for territory and resources, ideology and strategic disputes. The Historical Atlas of the Wrold at War analyzes military development from Ancient times to the present. There is emphasis throughout on the weaponry, and the fighters who used them, as well as detailed analysis of military strategy, with accurate charts showing the tactics deployed in the most significant battles and maps charting the movements of troops and armies in major campaigns stretching across continents.
Author: Patrick Karl O'Brien
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2002
Maps follow the march of human history from prehistory to the present, covering the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China; the Roman empire; the Medieval and Early Modern world; and the twentieth century.
Author: Anthony Livesey
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release Date: 1994
Genre: World War, 1914-1918
Double-page maps with annotated overlays, along with insert maps, photographs, detailed narrative, and eyewitness accounts from personal records explain the Great War battle by battle, and illuminate the global politics behind it. 10,000 first printing.
Author: Marcin Wodziński
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2018-06-26
The first cartographic reference book on one of today’s most important religious movements Historical Atlas of Hasidism is the very first cartographic reference book on one of the modern era's most vibrant and important mystical movements. Featuring sixty-one large-format maps and a wealth of illustrations, charts, and tables, this one-of-a-kind atlas charts Hasidism's emergence and expansion; its dynasties, courts, and prayer houses; its spread to the New World; the crisis of the two world wars and the Holocaust; and Hasidism's remarkable postwar rebirth. Historical Atlas of Hasidism demonstrates how geography has influenced not only the social organization of Hasidism but also its spiritual life, types of religious leadership, and cultural articulation. It focuses not only on Hasidic leaders but also on their thousands of followers living far from Hasidic centers. It examines Hasidism in its historical entirety, from its beginnings in the eighteenth century until today, and draws on extensive GIS-processed databases of historical and contemporary records to present the most complete picture yet of this thriving and diverse religious movement. Historical Atlas of Hasidism is visually stunning and easy to use, a magnificent resource for anyone seeking to understand Hasidism's spatial and spiritual dimensions, or indeed anybody interested in geographies of religious movements past and present. Provides the first cartographic interpretation of Hasidism Features sixty-one maps and numerous illustrations Covers Hasidism in its historical entirety, from its eighteenth-century origins to today Charts Hasidism's emergence and expansion, courts and prayer houses, modern resurgence, and much more Offers the first in-depth analysis of Hasidism's egalitarian--not elitist—dimensions Draws on extensive GIS-processed databases of historical and contemporary records
Author: Ronald Story
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2006
World War Two was a war of rapid and far-reaching conquest and movement, and a good sense of world geography is essential to grasping its magnitude and sweep. The Concise Historical Atlas of World War Two: The Geography of Conflict consists of 50 full-color maps that vividly convey not onlythe key military battles and campaigns but also the cultural and political geography of the war. Each map covers a significant phase of World War Two and is accompanied by an adjacent page of explanatory text that clarifies the shifting frontiers and populations of the region represented. Thesedescriptions explain features of the conflict in question, describe changes in circumstances and the movements of battles, contextualize the events, and suggest longer-term consequences of campaigns. Offering a vivid summary of the war over space and time, this unique, full-color atlas covers alltheatres of the war. It is ideal for courses on World War Two, American and European history in the twentieth century, U.S. political and military history, and world history. It is also a fascinating resource for anyone interested in the sprawling landscape of the Second World War.
Author: Alexander Swanston
Publisher: Chartwell Books
Release Date: 2014-12-01
World War II was the most devastating event in human history. The Historical Atlas of World War II presents the conflict through deeply-researched text and detailed maps that, taken together, add up to a unique and original appraisal of this global war. The Historical Atlas of World War II encompasses every theater of warâ??Europe, the Pacific, the Far East, North Africa, the Eastern Frontâ??with maps that show how battles took shape, played out, and were won or lost. The book also contains many fascinating informational graphics, depicting the plans for the D-Day invasion, the standard layout of an R.A.F. fighter base during the Battle of Britain and the blast zone of the atomic bomb that fell on Nagasaki. There are also detailed drawings of the aircraft and warships that were the main weapons of war. The Historicla Atlas of World war II is so much more than a book of maps. It is a visually led history of the central event of the twentieth century, a fluid picture of the tides of war that flowed back and forth across the globe for six long and arduous years.