World History Blog
March 28, 2015
Some beads shed light on trade in the Bronze AgeRead more...
March 23, 2015
A small collection of beads is testament to long-distance trade in Africa and world historyRead more...
March 18, 2015
When European explorers discovered the world, they were shocked to find other civilizations more advanced than their ownRead more...
March 14, 2015
The more you study historical families, whether in British, Roman or Chinese history, the more you realise that they are a mirageRead more...
March 10, 2015
Repeated marriages between cousins within a group of gentry families in Northern Ireland makes for uncomfortable reading for their descendant - me!Read more...
March 5, 2015
A new article has gone up on the Timemap of World History; it's on the Ottoman empire, one of the great empires in world historyRead more...
March 2, 2015
The Histomap of the 1930s is a wonderful attempt at a visual overview of world historyRead more...
February 27, 2015
Our Timemap of World History covers the histories of individual countries as well as civilizations, empires and the big regions of the world.Read more...
February 24, 2015
Read a new article on the rise and fall of the Mongol Empire on our Timemap of World HistoryRead more...
February 20, 2015
The second shock to Western civilization was the Renaissance. This was a direct result of the first shock, the fall of the Roman empire, even though it came a thousand years laterRead more...
February 18, 2015
I am starting to put images into our articles on civilizations; the one on Ancient Greece is the firstRead more...
February 13, 2015
Western civilization received a huge shock after the end of the Roman empire, whereas China did not after the fall of the Han. This fact had an enormous impact on world history.Read more...
February 9, 2015
Unlike other great civilizations in world history, such as those of China or India, Western civilization has experienced a series of transformational changes which each fundamentally altered the very nature of Western civilization itselfRead more...
February 2, 2015
I am working on a series of new essays on civilisations: western civilisation, the mongol empire and othersRead more...
January 29, 2015
My mother was an ordinary person who lived an ordinary life, but that does not mean she left no mark on world historyRead more...
January 8, 2015
The atrocity in Paris is the result of new developments in world history - civilizations which have emerged in different regions of the world, each shaped by its own history, are now having to share the same geographical space. Violent tensions are inevitable.Read more...
December 24, 2014
See 2015 in in the light of Christmas, not of world historyRead more...
December 15, 2014
Were south Indian cities in kingdoms and empires such as the Chola, Pandya and Chera, autonomous, like medieval Europe ones were?Read more...
December 6, 2014
I'm in the process of putting up an article on medieval Europe - it was a civilization completely unique in world historyRead more...
November 26, 2014
The information to go with the world history timeline in our TimeMap of World History has at last been completed - I've just put up the information for the world map dated 2005.Read more...
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