Who was the first black queen? How much do you know about China's history? Most people's knowledge of world history is hazy and incomplete at best. This No-Nonsense Guide gives a full picture, revealing the hidden histories and communities left out of conventional textbooks - from the civilizations of Africa, Asia and Latin America to the history of women. The updated and revised edition of this best-selling No-Nonsense Guide will include a new chapter from the perspective of the end of the first decade of the 21st century and includes material on the financial crisis, the world response to climate change, 9/11, the Iraq war, corporate power and China's headlong growth fit into the broader patterns of world history.
Chris Brazier has been co-editor at New Internationalist magazine since 1984. Previous publications include Vietnam: The Price of Peace and Raging Against the Machine (editor). He is also principal writer for UNICEF's The State of the World's Children report.
In the beginning Pharoahs and priestesses Superpowers and barbarians God and the spirit Greek and Latin The rise and rise of religion Light in the East Wars of the cross Glory and murder in the New World The hidden continent Shadow of the Sun King The American way The power and plenty of Asia Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite Revolution Carving up the world Total war The power of the workers Capitalism and fascism The radical 20th century Shaping the new century