World History Blog
January 8, 2014
An update on TimeMaps developments for early 2014Read more...
December 18, 2013
The history of Venice is very distinct from that of the rest of ItalyRead more...
December 13, 2013
Cities make civilizations - their appearance marked a major advance in world historyRead more...
December 10, 2013
Galilee was not a proper part of the Jewish world, in the minds of the Jews of Judea - why not?Read more...
December 7, 2013
Herod the Great was in power when the Roman world was in convulsionsRead more...
December 4, 2013
It was not the English who caused so much trouble for their neighbours in Wales, Ireland and Scotland!Read more...
November 26, 2013
TimeMaps have just published the TimeMaps School Atlas of World History, to give the broad framework of World History.Read more...
November 22, 2013
What do we mean by the term "civilization"?Read more...
November 19, 2013
Information about the world in 1789 went up yesterday on to our TimeMap of World HistoryRead more...
November 15, 2013
Britain may have been the leading power in Europe in the eighteenth century, but China was the leading power in the worldRead more...
November 11, 2013
The civilization of Ancient Egypt rose - but did it fall? And what about other civilizations in world history?Read more...
November 8, 2013
Jeremy Paxman, a prominent British political interviewer, expresses his contempt for politiciansRead more...
November 5, 2013
Religion has declined as industrialization has spread - why?Read more...
November 1, 2013
There are many important elements in all modern societies which have their roots in distant lands - so if you want to understand any nation's history you have to raise your gaze to take in the Big PictureRead more...
October 29, 2013
I prefer looking at World War 2 as a period of history than World War 1Read more...
October 23, 2013
A terrible air crash rocked the small island of Tenerife in 1977 - with casualty figures exceeding those of some major military engagementsRead more...
October 22, 2013
The world map page for the year 1648 gets its commentary (at last) - a survey of world history for the period 1453 to 1648Read more...
October 18, 2013
The British navy of the Age of Sail didn't always get it right - and why DID Nelson attack Tenerife?Read more...
October 17, 2013
Tenerife wears its history lightly - which is part of its charmRead more...
October 15, 2013
You go to Tenerife because it's warm and sunny and relaxing. But at one point it played a vital part in world historyRead more...
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