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The Resource Millennium : from religion to revolution : how civilization has changed over a thousand years, Ian Mortimer

Millennium : from religion to revolution : how civilization has changed over a thousand years, Ian Mortimer

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Millennium : from religion to revolution : how civilization has changed over a thousand years
Title
Millennium
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from religion to revolution : how civilization has changed over a thousand years
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Ian Mortimer
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Language
eng
Summary
"We are an astonishing species. Over the past millennium of plagues and exploration, revolution and scientific discovery, women's rights and technological advances, human society has changed beyond recognition. ln Millennium, bestselling historian Ian Mortimer takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of the last ten centuries of Western history. It is a journey into a past vividly brought to life--and bursting with ideas--that pits one century against another in his quest to measure which century saw the greatest change. We journey from a time when there was a fair chance of your village being burned to the ground by invaders--and dried human dung was a recommended cure for cancer--to a world in which explorers sailed into the unknown and civilizations came into conflict with each other on an epic scale. Here is a story of brilliant scientists, fearless adventurers, cold-hearted entrepreneurs, and strong-minded women--a story of discovery, invention, revolution, and cataclysmic shifts in perspective. Millennium is a journey into the past like no other. Our understanding of human development will never be the same again."--Jacket flap
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An expansive journey through the last millennium of human innovation in the Western world profiles the pivotal discoveries, inventions, revolutions and perspective changes that have shaped the modern world
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Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
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10539990
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1967-
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Mortimer, Ian
Dewey number
303.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • CB245
  • HM626
LC item number
  • .M65 2016
  • .M675 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Civilization, Western
  • Civilization
  • Social change
  • Civilization
  • Social change
  • HISTORY / Social History
  • HISTORY / Civilization
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / History
Target audience
adult
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from religion to revolution: how civilization has changed over a thousand years
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Millennium : from religion to revolution : how civilization has changed over a thousand years, Ian Mortimer
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Copyright
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Originally published: Centuries of Change -- London : The Bodley Head, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-377) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1001-1100: The Eleventh Century. The growth of the Western Church ; Peace ; The discontinuation of slavery ; Structural engineering -- 1101-1200: The Twelfth Century. Population growth ; The expansion of the monastic network ; The intellectual renaissance ; Medicine ; The rule of law -- 1201-1300: The Thirteenth Century. Commerce ; Education ; Accountability ; Friars ; Travel -- 1301-1400: The Fourteenth Century. The Black Death ; Projectile warfare ; Nationalism ; Vernacular languages -- 1401-1500: The Fifteenth Century. The age of discovery ; Measuring time ; Individualism ; Realism and Renaissance naturalism -- 1501-1600: The Sixteenth Century. Printed books and literacy ; The Reformation ; Firearms ; The decline of private violence ; The foundation of European empires -- 1601-1700: The Seventeenth Century. The Scientific Revolution ; The Medical Revolution ; Settlement of the world ; The social contract ; Rise of the middle classes -- 1701-1800: The Eighteenth Century. Transport and communications ; The Agricultural Revolution ; Enlightenment liberalism ; Economic theory ; The Industrial Revolution ; Political revolution -- 1801-1900: The Nineteenth Century. Population growth and urbanisation ; Transport ; Communications ; Public health and sanitation ; Photography ; Social reform -- 1901-2000: The Twentieth Century. Transport ; War ; Life expectancy ; The media ; Electrical and electronic appliances ; The invention of the future -- Conclusion: Which century saw the most change? Stability and change ; A scale of needs ; Social change in relation to the scale of needs ; The end of history? ; The principal agent of change -- Envoi: Why it matters
Control code
ocn940362359
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
403 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681772431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)940362359
Label
Millennium : from religion to revolution : how civilization has changed over a thousand years, Ian Mortimer
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Centuries of Change -- London : The Bodley Head, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-377) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1001-1100: The Eleventh Century. The growth of the Western Church ; Peace ; The discontinuation of slavery ; Structural engineering -- 1101-1200: The Twelfth Century. Population growth ; The expansion of the monastic network ; The intellectual renaissance ; Medicine ; The rule of law -- 1201-1300: The Thirteenth Century. Commerce ; Education ; Accountability ; Friars ; Travel -- 1301-1400: The Fourteenth Century. The Black Death ; Projectile warfare ; Nationalism ; Vernacular languages -- 1401-1500: The Fifteenth Century. The age of discovery ; Measuring time ; Individualism ; Realism and Renaissance naturalism -- 1501-1600: The Sixteenth Century. Printed books and literacy ; The Reformation ; Firearms ; The decline of private violence ; The foundation of European empires -- 1601-1700: The Seventeenth Century. The Scientific Revolution ; The Medical Revolution ; Settlement of the world ; The social contract ; Rise of the middle classes -- 1701-1800: The Eighteenth Century. Transport and communications ; The Agricultural Revolution ; Enlightenment liberalism ; Economic theory ; The Industrial Revolution ; Political revolution -- 1801-1900: The Nineteenth Century. Population growth and urbanisation ; Transport ; Communications ; Public health and sanitation ; Photography ; Social reform -- 1901-2000: The Twentieth Century. Transport ; War ; Life expectancy ; The media ; Electrical and electronic appliances ; The invention of the future -- Conclusion: Which century saw the most change? Stability and change ; A scale of needs ; Social change in relation to the scale of needs ; The end of history? ; The principal agent of change -- Envoi: Why it matters
Control code
ocn940362359
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
403 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681772431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)940362359

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