This is a universal history of the human
mind encompassing a multiplicity of points of view, memories and opinions
to be found in the various cultures of the world. It has been prepared
with the co-operation of more than 450 distinguished scholars from all
over the world.
The new History of Humanity gives readers
the broadest possible picture of the different cultures of the world
and of their distinct development. Rather than impose one particular
philosophy of history, it affords all philosophies their rightful place.
No particular civilization or period is put forward as a pattern for
In its assessment of scientific and cultural
development, the different categories of science and culture are not
so restrictive in content as to exclude the creations of the human mind
in the widest sense. As a rule it is concerned more with structures
than with events, the better to highlight both the differences and the
similarities of cultures as a whole.
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Mr Moussa Iye Ali, e-mail: