Encyclopedia of World History (Facts on File Library of by Marsha E Ackermann, Michael Schroeder Marsha E Ackermann,

By Marsha E Ackermann, Michael Schroeder Marsha E Ackermann, Mark Whitters

This entire and authoritative set is wealthy in good points to make the research of worldwide historical past more straightforward for college students to appreciate. prepared in six chronological eras that span prehistory to the current day, this chronological strategy follows the way in which international heritage is taught and experiences within the lecture room.

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E. xxxix The bow and arrow were among the earliest primitive weapons used throughout the world. For the Greeks of the Iliad the bow and arrow were despised and considered effeminate compared with hand-to-hand combat, the true test of heroes. ) used archers to great advantage, as their arrows would blacken the skies before the charge of their infantry and cavalry. The Chinese found ways of perfecting aim and power with the crossbow; later the composite bow originated among the nomadic tribes of the Asian steppes.

E. e. E. accepted event like the birth of Christ. e. Metal Forging. Copper smelting began in Catal Huyuk (perhaps the earliest city excavated, found in modern-day Turkey) before the Bronze Age. e. e. ; iron work was also known in central Africa. e. Being cheaper to produce than bronze, iron soon found widespread use in war and farming. The Chinese began casting iron a thousand years before Europeans did. At about the same time they began to cast iron the Chinese also began to make steel. Researchers have recently uncovered a Chinese belt buckle made of aluminum, showing that they began to refine this metal some 1,500 years before Europeans.

His participation as a soldier Further reading: Aeschylus. Various works available online. org/browse/authors/a#a2825; Griffith, Mark, ed. Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983; Sommerstein, Alan H. Greek Drama and Dramatists. London: Routledge, 2002. Bill Kte’pi Aesop (c. , Aesop was the creator or popularizer of the genre of  African city-states fables that bear his name. Little about him is known: More than half a dozen places have claimed him as a native son, and although Herodotus records that he was killed by citizens of Delphi, he gives no indication of motive.

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