HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

What Happened in History by V. Gordon Childe
Loading...

What Happened in History (1942)

by V. Gordon Childe

Other authors: See the other authors section.

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
314335,401 (3.27)13

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 13 mentions

Showing 3 of 3
In 16°, br. edit., pp. 312,(4); coll. "Piccola Biblioteca Einaudi. 27"; l'evoluzione delle società umane dalla preistoria agli inizi dell'età classica;
  vecchiopoggi | Feb 12, 2016 |
I understand Childe was resopected in his time but is now rather obsolete. ( )
  antiquary | Jul 8, 2011 |
A better than expected history from the stone age to the Roman Empire.

This was written in 1954, so can obviously be forgiven for omitting vast amounts of material; in particular this is very much the western canon view of the world --- no Africa, Australia or Americas, and very very little India or China.

What I found especially interesting was a concentration towards the end of the book on the class structure and the economy (especially the failings of said economy) in bronze and iron age times.
The fact that I've not seen this covered much in modern texts makes me wonder whether it was a fanciful construction of the Marxist-inspired times, something we are now wise enough to realize we cannot speculate about, or whether the fashion operates in the reverse, that it is our times that refuse to acknowledge and discuss what is clearly obvious.
Certainly this is an issue I'd like to know more about. ( )
  name99 | Nov 19, 2006 |
Showing 3 of 3
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (3 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
V. Gordon Childeprimary authorall editionscalculated
Barthalan, JeanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Clark, GrahameForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Furon, RaymondForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mansat, AndréTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Information from the Swedish Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Information from the Russian Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
1 avail.
3 wanted
5 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.27)
0.5
1
1.5
2 3
2.5 1
3 3
3.5 2
4 2
4.5
5 2

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 119,983,702 books! | Top bar: Always visible