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History of the East from the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the 20th Cent. – 2nd improved and enlarged ed. History of the East from the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the 20th Cent. – 2nd improved and enlarged ed.

Leonid Alayev

History of the East from the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the 20th Cent. – 2nd improved and enlarged ed.

KRASAND

Moskva, 2014, 368 pages

ISBN: 978-5-396-00557-0

This book is a teaching guide for students of the humanities, studying the history of the East or General History. The East includes the countries of Asia and North Africa, the information about Sub-Saharan Africa is also added. The author aims at accessible narration of the main facts from the history of the peoples of the East in the context of world historical process. He tries to systematize these facts, to give an understanding of the logic of historical process and the logic of historical research, to develop the historical thinking of the readers. Achievement of these goals requires the familiarity with the basic theories of the historical process, factors, and criteria of social evolution, as well as the knowledge of the problem of comparative significance of internal development and external influences. Characteristics features and stages of development of major Asian and African societies, particularities of the historical forming and functioning of modern human institutions must become clear on the basis of understanding of the general mechanism of historical development. The book is of use not only to students, but also to all those who are interested in the history of Asia and Africa.

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