A Global History: From Prehistory to the 21st Century (7th by Leften Stavrianos

By Leften Stavrianos

Designed for classes in global background and international Civilization, this best-selling, vintage exploration of worldwide background takes an interdisciplinary worldwide (rather than a neighborhood or nationwide) approach—tracing these significant forces, activities, and occasions that experience had a world-wide impression. It stresses connections among the prior, current and destiny, emphasizing the query “What does it suggest for us today?” The Seventh Edition reevaluates the process human heritage with a watch towards the millennium, reflecting in its assurance the top of the chilly battle and the dawning probabilities for a brand new kind of international background.

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Roman armies fought in Germany, Italy, the Alps, eastern Europe, and the mountains of Spain, all of which have climates that challenged the survivability of soldiers even in World War II. 109 Sometimes cold weather caused tremendous casualties. Alexander crossed the Hindu Kush with 100,000 men and arrived on the other side thirteen days later with only 64,000, for a loss rate of 36 percent. 110 During Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow, all but 350 of the 12,000 men of the Twelfth Division died of the cold.

Roman armies fought in Germany, Italy, the Alps, eastern Europe, and the mountains of Spain, all of which have climates that challenged the survivability of soldiers even in World War II. 109 Sometimes cold weather caused tremendous casualties. Alexander crossed the Hindu Kush with 100,000 men and arrived on the other side thirteen days later with only 64,000, for a loss rate of 36 percent. 110 During Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow, all but 350 of the 12,000 men of the Twelfth Division died of the cold.

3 percent. Throughout history, these same four factors— shock and bleeding, tetanus, gangrene, and septicemia—remained the major causes of death among the wounded until the closing years of World War I. The health of an ancient society’s general population placed limits upon the quality of soldier its army could obtain, and these limits formed the medical parameters within which diseases occurred that affected military operations. 75 The decline in average life span began in the late Neolithic period (6000 BCE) after agriculture introduced changes in man’s diet and groups’ population densities.

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