After almost fifteen years of intensive work, UNESCO presents an entirely revised and updated edition of this major work in seven volumes. The new edition, now called History of Humanity, is a radical new work providing an account of cultural and scientific achievements in the light of new facts and methods of historiographical investigation. This major undertaking required an International Commission and the co-operation of some 450 distinguished specialists, in a great number of disciplines, from all over the world. A truly interdisciplinary work, the History of Humanity sheds new light on many hitherto unknown features of our common past.
Volume VI gives a broad vision of humankind’s cultural and scientific development during the nineteenth century. It covers such diverse aspects as the Industrial Revolution, religion, architecture and medicine, giving a detailed account of the changes that took place within each region of the world. It also looks at the increasing interconnectedness between regions and the expansion of international trade and migration, notably linked to colonial domination. With contributions from an international team of specialists, the volume is a unique resource that provides a range of perspectives on the period. It will be an invaluable source of information for students and scholars of history and anthropology and features maps and illustrations.