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

ISBN-10: 1933339098
ISBN-13: 9781933339092
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
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Description: This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary-school children. Enjoy it together and introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world's civilizations. Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday  More...

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List price: $17.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Well-Trained Mind Press
Publication date: 4/16/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary-school children. Enjoy it together and introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world's civilizations. 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.

Susan Wise Bauer is the best-sellingauthor of the Story of the World series,The Well-Educated Mind, and The Well-Trained Mind, among other books. Shelives in Virginia where she teaches at theCollege of William and Mary.

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"
A New 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
A New 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
A New 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
A List of Maps in Volume 2
Pronouncing the Names of The Middle Ages
A Pronunciation Guide for Reading Aloud
Index

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