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 others.

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.

For more information please contact Mr Moussa Iye Ali, e-mail: a.moussa-iye@unesco.org

 

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