Summary (Penguin History of the World Author J.M.Roberts)
An excellent work tracing the story of the human beings from the first steps in the distant past to our current time (the beginning of the 21st century).
The clear analysis of events transport you in time and you get not only a good understanding, enriching your knowledge of history but also sharpening your critical mind regarding human nature and its actions.
It describes the story and evolution of each early human group from the first primates to the Homo sapiens in a language most people understand and enjoy.
The gradual ascent of men through the centuries to a higher level of self conscience enabled him to discover, create, and enjoy a more fulfilling way of living.
Great cultures appeared the Persians, and Egyptian culture with its wisdom, and later the Greek Culture. The Greeks admired the moral code of the Persians and Wisdom of the Egyptians. Greeks took the baton from the peoples of the East and ran forwards to a greater level of self conscience through its philosophers. They left a legacy that has had a serious influence in the way we think today.
Great conquests took place, empires were created, and names like, Alexander the Great, Roman Empire, Nero, etc, are still being remembered.
The story of events in the Middle Ages refers to the ascent and fall of many nations and empires. The outstanding ascent of a nomadic people in the Arabian Peninsula and their expansion through great areas of the known world at the time remade the world map from Gibraltar to the Indus. Their religion of Islam became very popular and it was second to Christianity, and has spread to many countries of the world.
The story up to our current time is very interesting with so many changes in the life of people through wars, revolutions, and different ways of life etc makes it a fascinating satisfying read.