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: 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: 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: Andrew Jotischky
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Release Date: 2005
Full-color maps, photographs, and illustrations enhance a detailed study of the peoples, cultures, social institutions, and religious faiths of the medieval world, ranging from the fourth-century barbarian invasions to the early voyages of discovery to the New World in the sixteenth, chronicling such key events as the fall of Rome, the birth of Islam, the spread of Christianity, and more. Original.
A comprehensive look at the most significant historical periods and events. Dramatic, full-color maps follow civilization's progress, from the Ancient World, the Middle Ages, and the Crusades, through the discovery, birth, and growth of the American nation, the founding of the United Nations, the Cold War, and the dissolution of the former USSR. The easy-to-read charts and graphs throughout the book help readers understand the events and cultural forces that have shaped the world.
Author: Jeremy Black
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Release Date: 2008
The history of the world - in a new compact edition. From the rise and fall of empires to the birth of nations, culture and conflict, explore the history of our world, from early man to the 21st century. Key era overviews build up a story of the changing world through the centuries using maps and charts, looking at empires, trade and migrations, while historical developments are examined continent-by-continent and region by region, complemented by revealing timelines. A continental overview introduces each regional history, concentrating on the development of national boundaries, languages, religion, culture and the infrastructure of each continent. Covers key world issues including the AIDS epidemic in Africa, human trafficking, al-Qaeda and the 'War on Terror'. Visit www.dk.com/worldfactfile to find out more about the world's 193 countries, from maps and historical information to up-to-date statistics.
Author: Malise Ruthven
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2004-01
The historical evolution of Islam is explained in this detailed reference, which chronicles the history of the religion from the birth of Mohammed to the independence of former Soviet Muslim States, covering a wide variety of themes including philosophy, arts, and architecture.
When did modern humans first colonize different parts of the world? What was happening in China when Alexander the Great conquered the Persian empire? What was the global reach of the great religious faiths at the time of the European Reformation? How much of the world was covered by the NATO alliance after the Second World War? This atlas presents global history in a series of uniform world maps, allowing comparability between different periods and regions. Covering the human history from six million years ago to the present day in 56 world maps, it provides an overview of the human story for the 21st century
Author: Eric Homberger
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: 2016-06-28
Now in its third edition, The Historical Atlas of New York City, takes us, neighborhood by neighborhood, through four hundred years of Gotham's rich past, from the city's initial settlement of 270 people in thirty log houses; to John Jacob Astor's meteoric rise from humble fur trader to the richest, most powerful man in the city; the fascinating ethnic mixture that is modern Queens; and the new "Freedom Tower" at One World Trade Center. With full-color maps, charts, photographs, drawings, and mini-essays, this encyclopedic volume also traces the historical development and cultural relevance of such iconic New York thoroughfares as Fifth Avenue, Wall Street, Park Avenue, and Broadway. This fully revised and updated edition brings the Atlas up to the present, including new spreads of the One World Trade Center site. A fascinating chronicle of the life of a metropolis, the striking third edition of The Historical Atlas of New York City provides a vivid and unique perspective on the nation's cultural capital.
Author: Walter Goffart
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2003-07-15
Today we can walk into any well-stocked bookstore or library and find an array of historical atlases. The first thorough review of the source material, Historical Atlases traces how these collections of "maps for history"—maps whose sole purpose was to illustrate some historical moment or scene—came into being. Beginning in the sixteenth century, and continuing down to the late nineteenth, Walter Goffart discusses milestones in the origins of historical atlases as well as individual maps illustrating historical events in alternating, paired chapters. He focuses on maps of the medieval period because the development of maps for history hinged particularly on portrayals of this segment of the postclassical, "modern" past. Goffart concludes the book with a detailed catalogue of more than 700 historical maps and atlases produced from 1570 to 1870. Historical Atlases will immediately take its place as the single most important reference on its subject. Historians of cartography, medievalists, and anyone seriously interested in the role of maps in portraying history will find it invaluable.
Author: Charles Robert Goins
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date: 2006
A definitive reference explores 119 important aspects of Oklahoma history in this resource that examines each topic by pairing it with one or more maps that include explanatory legends, tables, and graphs, along with an interpretive essay to chart Oklahoma's rich and varied history.