Short History of the World by Herbert Wells

Short History of the World


1 The World in Space

2 The World in Time

3 The Beginnings of Life

4 The Age of Fishes

5 The Age of the Coal Swamps

6 The Age of Reptiles

7 The First Birds and the First Mammals

8 The Age of Mammals

9 Monkeys, Apes and Sub-men

10 The Neanderthaler and the Rhodesian Man

11 The First True Men

12 Primitive Thought

13 The Beginnings of Cultivation

14 Primitive Neolithic Civilizations

15 Sumeria, Early Egypt and Writing

16 Primitive Nomadic Peoples

17 The First Sea-going Peoples

18 Egypt, Babylon and Assyria

19 The Primitive Aryans

20 The Last Babylonian Empire and the Empire of Darius I

21 The Early History of the Jews

22 Priests and Prophets in Judea

23 The Greeks

24 The Wars of the Greeks and Persians

25 The Splendour of Greece

26 The Empire of Alexander the Great

27 The Museum and Library at Alexandria

28 The Life of Gautama Buddha

29 King Asoka

30 Confucius and Lao Tse

31 Rome Comes into History

32 Rome and Carthage

33 The Growth of the Roman Empire

34 Between Rome and China

35 The Common Man's Life under the Early Roman Empire

36 Religious Developments under the Roman Empire

37 The Teaching of Jesus

38 The Development of Doctrinal Christianity

39 The Barbarians Break the Empire into East and West

40 The Huns and the End of the Western Empire

41 The Byzantine and Sassanid Empires

42 The Dynasties of Suy and Tang in China

43 Muhammad and Islam

44 The Great Days of the Arabs

45 The Development of Latin Christendom

46 The Crusades and the Age of Papal Dominion

47 Recalcitrant Princes and the Great Schism

48 The Mongol Conquests

49 The Intellectual Revival of the Europeans

50 The Reformation of the Latin Church

51 The Emperor Charles V

52 The Age of Political Experiments; of Grand Monarchy and Parliaments and Republicanism in Europe

53 The New Empires of the Europeans in Asia and Overseas

54 The American War of Independence

55 The French Revolution and the Restoration of Monarchy in France

56 The Uneasy Peace in Europe that Followed the Fall of Napoleon

57 The Development of Material Knowledge

58 The Industrial Revolution

59 The Development of Modern Political and Social Ideas

60 The Expansion of the United States

61 The Rise of Germany to Predominance in Europe

62 The New Overseas Empires of Steamship and Railway

63 European Aggression in Asia, and the Rise of Japan

64 The British Empire in 1914

65 The Age of Armament in Europe, and the Great War of 1914–18

66 The Revolution and Famine in Russia

67 The Political and Social Reconstruction of the World

 Chronological Table