The Story of Mankind - Chapter 11 through Chapter 21 Summary & Analysis

Hendrik Willem van Loon
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Chapter 11 through Chapter 21 Summary and Analysis

"The Indo-Europeans" discusses the population of man who lives in Asia and Europe. These individuals fight many wars, beginning the first conflicts between Asia and Europe. "The Aegean Sea" discusses the finding of an ancient society of Crete. Crete was an island whose inhabitants were far more advanced than the Greeks, and was a major trading area while the main city, Cnossus, had proper plumbing, stoves, bathtubs, storage for foods, and other modern conveniences. In "The Greeks", the Hellenes move into Greece and become friends with the Aegeans, only to kill them once their knowledge had been passed on. In "The Greek Cities", the Greeks believe in moderation and in a simple life in all aspects. In "Greek Self-Government", tyrants begin to rule the cities. In the seventh century, the Athenian people put together a system under...

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