The Middle Ages: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance

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The Middle Ages: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance

Format:  Paperback,

416 pages

Edition: Revised

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc

Publish Date: Apr 2007

ISBN-13: 9781933339092

ISBN-10: 1933339098

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Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives--and our children need to learn about the other countries of the world and their history. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of other lands. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, this revised edition of The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 2: The Middle Ages weaves world history into a story book format. Who discovered chocolate? What happened to the giant Fovor of the Mighty Blows? Why did the Ottoman Turks drag their war ships across dry land? The Story of the World covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas--find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share together, The Story of the World includes each continent and major people group. Volume 2: The Middle Ages, is the second of a four-volume series and covers the major historical events in the years 400 to 1600 CE, as well as including maps, illustrations, and tales from each culture. Each Story of the World volume provides a full year of history study when combined with the Activity Book, Audiobook, and Tests--each available separately to accompany each volume of The Story of the World Text Book. Volume 2 Grade Recommendation: Grades 1-6.

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Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Publish Date: Apr 2007
ISBN-13: 9781933339092
ISBN-10: 1933339098
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 416
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.03
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.78 x 0.9 x 8.24

Chapter outline

Foreword
The Glory That Was Rome
Wandering Through the Roman Empire
The Fall of Rome
The Early Days of Britain
The Celts of Britain
Barbarians Come to Britain
Beowulf the Hero
Christianity Comes to Britain
Augustine Comes to England
Medieval Monasteries
Writing Books by Hand
The Byzantine Empire
The Beauty of Constantinople
Justinian, the Just Emperor
The Empress Theodora
The Church in the East
The Medieval Indian Empire
A King Named Skandagupta
Monks in Caves
The Rise of Islam
Muhammad's Vision
Muhammad Flees to Medina
The Koran: Islam's Holy Book
Islam Becomes an Empire
The Fight for Mecca
The Spread of Islam
The City of Baghdad
Sinbad in the Valley of Snakes
The Great Dynasties of China
Yang Chien Unites North and South
The Tang Dynasty
East of China
The Yamato Dynasty of Japan
A Tale of Three Countries; Korea, China, and Japan
The Bottom of the World
The First People of Australia
The Long Journey of the Maori
The Kingdom of the Franks
Clovis, The Ex-Barbarian
Four Tribes, One Empire
The Islamic Invasion
Islam in Spain and Africa
The Great Kings of France
Charles the Hammer
The Greatest King: Charlemagne
The Arrival of the Norsemen
The Viking Invasion
Eric the Red and "Eric's Son
The Norse Gods
Thor and the Giant King
The First Kings of England
The Vikings Invade England
Alfred the Great
The Battle of Hastings
England After the Conquest
The English Language
Serfs and Noblemen
Stone Castles
Knights and Samurai
The English Code of Chivalry
The Samurai: Japanese Knights
The Age of Crusades
A Command from the Pope
Recapturing Jerusalem
Saladin of Jerusalem
El Cid and the "Reconquest of Spain
ANew Kind of King
Richard the Lionhearted
John Lackland and the Magna Carta
Robin Hood
Robin Hood and the Butcher
The Diaspora
The Scattering of the Jews
A Tale of the Diaspora
The Clever Rabbi of Cordova
The Mongols Devastate the East
Genghis Khan, Emperor of All Men
The Mongol Conquest of China
Exploring the Mysterious East
Marco Polo Goes to China
The Forbidden City of the Ming
The First Russians
The Rus Come to Constantinople
Ivan the Great and Ivan the Terrible
The Ottoman Empire
The Ottoman Turks Attack
The Sheep-Rocks
The Capture of Constantinople
Suleiman the Lawgiver
The End of the World
The Plague
ANew Way of Living
France and England at War
Henry V and the Battle of Agincourt
Joan of Arc
War for the English Throne
The Wars of the Roses
The Princes in the Tower
The Kingdoms of Spain and Portugal
Ferdinand and Isabella Unite Spain
Henry the Navigator, Prince of Portugal
African Kingdoms
Gold, Salt, and Ghana
Mansa Musa of Mali
The Songhay Empire
India Under the Moghuls
The Moghul Dynasty
Akbar of India
The Bad-Luck Servant
Exploring New Worlds
Christopher Columbus
Vespucci and Magellan
The American Kingdoms
The Mayans of Central America
The Marvelous City of Tenochtitlan
The Incas
Spain, Portugal, and the New World
The Slave Trade
Cortes and Montezuma
Martin Luther's New Ideas
Martin Luther's List
Henry VIII's Problem
The Renaissance
ANew Way of Thinking
Gutenberg's Great Invention
Reformation and Counter Reformation
The Spread of the Reformation
The Council of Trent
The New Universe
The Revolution of Copernicus
Galileo's Strange Notions
England's Greatest Queen
The Queen Who Almost Wasn't
Good Queen Bess
England's Greatest Playwright
William Shakespeare
Macbech
Macbeth's Decision
New Ventures to the Americas
Walter Raleigh and the New World
The Lost Colony
Explorations in the North
The New-Found Land
Jacques Cartier's Discoveries
Empires Collide
Spain and England's War
The World at the End of the Sixteenth Century
Chronology of The Middle Ages
Dates in Volume 2
A Geography of The Middle Ages
AList of Maps in Volume 2
Pronouncing the Names of The Middle Ages
A Pronunciation Guide for Reading Aloud
Index

Book description

Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives—andour children need to learn about the other countries of the world andtheir history. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to thehistory of other lands. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, this revised edition of The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 2: The Middle Ages weaves world history intoa story book format. Who discovered chocolate? What happened to thegiant Fovor of the Mighty Blows? Why did the Ottoman Turks drag theirwar ships across dry land?

The Story of the World coversthe sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas—find out what happened all around the worldin long-ago times. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents andchildren to share together, The Story of the World includes eachcontinent and major people group. Volume 2: The Middle Ages, isthe second of a four-volume series and covers the major historicalevents in the years 400 to 1600 CE, as well as including maps, illustrations, and tales from each culture.

Each Story of the World volume provides a full year of history study when combined with the Activity Book, Audiobook, and Tests—each available separately to accompany each volume of The Story of the World Text Book. Volume 2 Grade Recommendation: Grades 1-6.

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