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A Political History of the World

Jonathan Holslag




Three Thousand Years of War and Peace




Why History Matters


1. Heavens Obscured


2. Solomon's Peacock


3. The Persian Takeover


4. Gold and Iron


5. The World Like a Chariot Run Wild


6. Barbarians at the Gates


7. The Great Imperial Crisis


8. In the Name of the Prophet


9. The Earth Between Hope and Calamity


10. The Mongol Shockwave


11. Huddling in the Darkness


12. A New Age of Islamic Conquest


13. The Primacy of the West


Horror as a Friend