World history

World history

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Beginnings – 600 BCE

The origin of humans and early human societies: Beginnings – 600 BCE
The Neolithic Revolution and the birth of agriculture: Beginnings – 600 BCE
Ancient Mesopotamia: Beginnings – 600 BCE
Ancient Egypt: Beginnings – 600 BCE
Ancient art and artifacts: Beginnings – 600 BCE
Ancient India: Beginnings – 600 BCE
Shang China: Beginnings – 600 BCE
Ancient Americas: Beginnings – 600 BCE
Human innovation and the environment: Beginnings – 600 BCE

600 BCE – 600 CE Second-Wave Civilizations

Ancient Persia: 600 BCE – 600 CE Second-Wave Civilizations
Classical Greece: 600 BCE – 600 CE Second-Wave Civilizations
The rise and fall of empires: 600 BCE – 600 CE Second-Wave Civilizations
Empire of Alexander the Great: 600 BCE – 600 CE Second-Wave Civilizations
Rise of Rome: 600 BCE – 600 CE Second-Wave Civilizations
From Roman Republic to Roman Empire: 600 BCE – 600 CE Second-Wave Civilizations
The Roman Empire: 600 BCE – 600 CE Second-Wave Civilizations
Ancient and Imperial China: 600 BCE – 600 CE Second-Wave Civilizations
Early Judaism: 600 BCE – 600 CE Second-Wave Civilizations
Early Christianity: 600 BCE – 600 CE Second-Wave Civilizations
Early Americas: 600 BCE – 600 CE Second-Wave Civilizations
Empires in India: 600 BCE – 600 CE Second-Wave Civilizations
Early Hinduism: 600 BCE – 600 CE Second-Wave Civilizations
Early Buddhism: 600 BCE – 600 CE Second-Wave Civilizations
Syncretism: 600 BCE – 600 CE Second-Wave Civilizations
Women and families: 600 BCE – 600 CE Second-Wave Civilizations
Transregional Trade: the Silk Road: 600 BCE – 600 CE Second-Wave Civilizations
Survey of second-wave civilizations: 600 BCE – 600 CE Second-Wave Civilizations

600 – 1450 Regional and interregional interactions

Byzantine Empire: 600 – 1450 Regional and interregional interactions
European Middle Ages: feudalism and serfdom: 600 – 1450 Regional and interregional interactions
Origins of Islam: 600 – 1450 Regional and interregional interactions
Spread of Islam: 600 – 1450 Regional and interregional interactions
Sunni and Shia Islam: 600 – 1450 Regional and interregional interactions
Golden Age of Islam: 600 – 1450 Regional and interregional interactions
The Great Schism: 600 – 1450 Regional and interregional interactions
The Crusades: 600 – 1450 Regional and interregional interactions
The Mongols: 600 – 1450 Regional and interregional interactions
Song China: 600 – 1450 Regional and interregional interactions
Medieval Japan: 600 – 1450 Regional and interregional interactions
Maya, Aztec, and Inca: 600 – 1450 Regional and interregional interactions
Environment and trade: 600 – 1450 Regional and interregional interactions
Human migration: 600 – 1450 Regional and interregional interactions
Development of new trading cities: 600 – 1450 Regional and interregional interactions
Cultural interactions along trade routes: 600 – 1450 Regional and interregional interactions
Development of financial institutions: 600 – 1450 Regional and interregional interactions
Disease and demography: 600 – 1450 Regional and interregional interactions
Social institutions in the Islamic world: 600 – 1450 Regional and interregional interactions

1450 – 1750 Renaissance and Reformation

Spanish and Portuguese Empires: 1450 – 1750 Renaissance and Reformation
Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment: 1450 – 1750 Renaissance and Reformation
Mughal rule in India: 1450 – 1750 Renaissance and Reformation
Sikhism: 1450 – 1750 Renaissance and Reformation
The Protestant Reformation: 1450 – 1750 Renaissance and Reformation
The Russian Empire: 1450 – 1750 Renaissance and Reformation

1750 -1900 Enlightenment and Revolution

American Revolution: 1750 -1900 Enlightenment and Revolution
French Revolution: 1750 -1900 Enlightenment and Revolution
Napoleon Bonaparte: 1750 -1900 Enlightenment and Revolution
France’s many revolutions and republics: 1750 -1900 Enlightenment and Revolution
Haitian Revolution: 1750 -1900 Enlightenment and Revolution
Latin American independence: 1750 -1900 Enlightenment and Revolution
Imperialism: 1750 -1900 Enlightenment and Revolution

The 20th century

Beginning of World War I: The 20th century
Other fronts of World War I: The 20th century
Western and Eastern fronts of World War I: The 20th century
Blockades and American entry: The 20th century
World War I shapes the Middle East: The 20th century
Aftermath of World War I: The 20th century
Rise of Hitler and the Nazis: The 20th century
Rise of Mussolini and Fascism: The 20th century
Overview of Chinese history 1911-1949: The 20th century
Overview of World War II: The 20th century
The Cold War: The 20th century
Human rights

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