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Monday, June 20, 2011

Infographic: Some Key Moments in World History

I have often wished I had a big-picture view of the history of the world, or at least of Western civilization. If only I had a list of key historical dates that could serve as pegs on which to hang other historical knowledge.

Richard Overy's article "The 50 Key Dates of World History" is a great start, but it's hard to internalize a list of 50 things. But if we superimpose those dates on a map, it chunks up the list nicely and makes it, perhaps, a bit easier to grasp.

Check out the map (pdf):



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