Time Chart of World Religion: A Histomap of Faith Through the Agesby John B. Sparks
At the beginning of his Histories, written in the fifth century BC, the Greek writer Herodotus, often known as the "Father of History," established various principles that have informed history-writing ever since: that the memory of the past is worth preserving; that history is the story of peoples or civilizations; and that it frequently describes the conflict between different peoples. This histomap follows the model of Herodotus in recording some of the key events and achievements of the last 4,000 years, and organizes them under broad geographical headings. Reading across the chart, it is possible to get a snapshot of developments across the known world at particular points in human history, and to see how different peoples interacted with each other. Reading down the chart, you can see how civilizations developed, flourished, and then decayed over the period. The histomap offers a vivid visual record of the story of the past.
To give a better understanding of the background to the discoveries, artistic endeavors, plagues, inventions, battles, disasters, defeats, and conquests listed on the time chart, the stories of different peoples and their civilizations are recounted in brief essays.
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