UNDERSTANDING HUMAN HISTORY by MICHAEL H. HART Pdf Download

     An analysis including the effects of geography and differential         evolution
                                 
                                         CONTENTS


PART 1 – Background material

1) The theory of evolution
2) Human races
3) Intelligence
4) The origin of Homo sapiens
5) Altruism
6) Bands, and the dual code of morality
7) Human sexual behavior and attitudes
8) The ice ages
9) Languages

PART 2 – Outline of major migrations during the Paleolithic

10) The expansion out of sub-Saharan Africa
11) Migrations and divisions of the σ-group
12) Migrations and divisions of the μ-group
13) Location of human groups 13,000 years ago

 PART 3 – Racial differences

14) Physical differences between the races
15) Racial differences in intelligence
16) Nature or nurture?
17) How did racial differences in intelligence arise?
18) Behavioral differences between the races

 PART 4 – The Neolithic Era

19) Advances in the Upper Paleolithic
20) The Neolithic Revolution: Description
21) Technological advances in the Neolithic
22) Some migrations driven by agriculture
23) The Neolithic Revolution: Explanations
24) An alternative explanation

PART 5 - Pre-modern history

25) The introduction of writing
26) The Indo-Europeans
27) The Ancient Middle East
28) Ancient Egypt
29) Ancient Greece
30) The rise of ancient Rome
31) The rise of Christianity
32) The decline and fall of the Roman Empire
33) The early Middle Ages in Europe
34) The Islamic world
35) China
36) India
37) Southeast Asia
38) Australia, New Guinea, and the Pacific Islands
39) Northern Asia
40) The Western Hemisphere
41) Sub-Saharan Africa
42) The Late Middle Ages in Europe

  PART 6 – Modern history

43) The transition to modern times
44) European exploration and colonization,
45) The rise of science
46) Constitutional democracy
47) The Industrial Revolution
48) The Enlightenment and the French Revolution
49) The nineteenth century
50) The Jews
51) The twentieth century
52) Some broad trends in history
53) Some final comments and predictions


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