Sample Chapters:  To better familiarize yourself with the level of content and the writing style used throughout the book Spinning World History, scroll through the below images or choose from the listed headings.  For the majority of the chapters, excerpts are included, but for selected chapters, you can read the entire chapter.

The Tales, Traditions and Turning Points of World History

 

  1. The Earth in 2017 - Full Chapter
  2. Early Hominids - 3,500,000 BC > 200,000 BC
  3. Hunter-gatherers - 200,000 BC > 5000 BC
  4. The Neolithic Revolution – 10,000 BC > 2000 BC
  5. Foundation of the World’s Religions – 200,000 BC > 1000 BC
  6. India – Harappa to Gupta - 3000 BC > 600 AD - Full Chapter
  7. China – Xia to Qin to Han Dynasties – 2200 BC > 220 AD
  8. The Persian Empire – 800 BC > 300 BC
  9. Golden Age of Greece – 500 BC > 300 BC
  10. The Macedonian Empire – 330 BC > 250 BC
  11. The Roman Empire – 500 BC > 500 AD
  12. The Huns and the Goths – 300  > 600
  13. The European Middle Ages – 400  > 1100
  14. Rise of Islam – 600 > 800
  15. The Crusades – 1000 > 1300
  16. The Mongols – 1200 > 1400
  17. China – Tang to Song Dynasties – 600 > 1300
  18. Japan – Foundation to Feudalism - 300 > 1600
  19. Europe – High Middle Ages – 1200 > 1500
  20. Polynesia, Africa and the Americas – 400 > 1500
  21. Europe - Renaissance, Exploration and Reformation – 1400 > 1700 - Full Chapter
  22. Europe – Revolutionary Impact – 1550 > 1650
  23. Muslim Empires of the Near East – 1400> 1700
  24. China – The Ming Dynasty - 1400 > 1600
  25. Japan – Tokugawa Shogunate and Isolationism - 1500 > 1700
  26. Europe - Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment – 1600 > 1800
  27. Russia – Kiev Rus to Catherine the Great - 1400 > 1800
  28. The United States of America – Founding – 1700 > 1800
  29. France – Revolution to Napoleon – 1770 > 1850 - Full Chapter
  30. South American Revolutions – 1800 > 1900
  31. Europe - Industrial Revolution – 1750 > 1900
  32. Europe - Imperialism – 1750 > 1910
  33. China – Qing Dynasty – 1800 > 1910
  34. Japan – The Meiji Restoration – 1850 > 1910 - Full Chapter
  35. The World at the Turn of the Century – 1880> 1910
  36. World War I – 1900 > 1920
  37. The Interwar Period – 1920 > 1940
  38. Causes of World War II – 1925 > 1940
  39. World War II – 1935 > 1947 - Full Chapter
  40. Decolonization and Independence Movements – 1920 > 1970
  41. The Cold War – 1945 > 1989

 

 

The Regional Challenges of Today

  1. Sub-Saharan Africa - Full Chapter                                                     
  2. Latin America                                                                  
  3. Japan                                                                               
  4. China - Full Chapter                                                                          
  5. India                                                                               
  6. The Middle East                                                              
  7. Russia                                                                              
  8. Europe                                                                           
  9. The United States of America

 

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