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Covering 3000 BCE – present, this sturdy 24x36" wallchart displays all the major empires, kingdoms, and civilizations throughout history in a side-by-side format so that the viewer can quickly see how different events in different places relate to one another. A conscious effort has been made to make the chart less Eurocentric than other such timelines and to incorporate newly discovered links between early civilizations.Made in a carbon neutral facility using eco-friendly inks.

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A dazzling history of Africans in Europe, revealing their unacknowledged role in shaping the continent One of the Best History Books of 2021 — Smithsonian Conventional wisdom holds that Africans are only a recent presence in Europe. But in African Europeans, renowned historian Olivette Otele debunks this and uncovers a long history of Europeans of African descent. From the third century, when the Egyptian Saint Maurice became the leader of a Roman legion, all the way up to the present, Otele…

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Why was the Renaissance such an important period of time in Western history? Who were the innovators who thought of the inventions we still use today? In The Renaissance Inventors with History Projects for Kids , readers 10 through 15 explore the period of European history from the fourteenth to seventeenth centuries while focusing on the biographies of five inventors from that time and the creations they brought to the world. The lives of Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Leon Battista…

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Germany and the Holy Roman Empire offers a striking new interpretation of a crucial era in German and European history, from the great reforms of 1495-1500 to the dissolution of the Reich in 1806. Over two volumes, Joachim Whaley rejects the notion that this was a long period of decline, and shows instead how imperial institutions developed in response to the crises of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, notably the Reformation and Thirty Years War. The impact of international…

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An Economist and Sunday Times Best Book of the Year“Deserves to be hailed as a magnum opus.”—Tom Holland, The Telegraph“Ambitious…seeks to rehabilitate the Holy Roman Empire’s reputation by re-examining its place within the larger sweep of European history…Succeeds splendidly in rescuing the empire from its critics.”—Wall Street JournalMassive, ancient, and powerful, the Holy Roman Empire formed the heart of Europe from its founding by Charlemagne to its destruction by Napoleon a millennium…

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