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Days that Changed the World: The Defining Moments of World History
     

Days that Changed the World: The Defining Moments of World History

by Hywel Williams
 

On September 28, 480, the Athenian navy destroyed the Persian invasion fleet in the Bay of Salamis. Had the Persians won, such noted figures as Plato, Aristotle, and Alexander along with democracy itself might have been erased from history. This original survey charts 50 such defining and revolutionary moments from the annals of history and shows how the events of

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On September 28, 480, the Athenian navy destroyed the Persian invasion fleet in the Bay of Salamis. Had the Persians won, such noted figures as Plato, Aristotle, and Alexander along with democracy itself might have been erased from history. This original survey charts 50 such defining and revolutionary moments from the annals of history and shows how the events of a single day can shape the future in a myriad of ways. Some of the events mark the end of an era while others paved the way for something new, and while many are bloody battles, others are momentous decisions or breathtaking discoveries. Together, they are remembered as powerful symbols of their time and pivotal moments in Western history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906719029
Publisher:
Quercus
Publication date:
09/04/2008
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Hywel Williams is a noted historian, columnist, and the author of Cassell’s Chronology of World History and History’s Most Magnificent Rulers.

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