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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens.

How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come?

In Sapiens, Dr Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical – and sometimes devastating – breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come?

Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power ... and our future.
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Editorial Contacts. It publishes original and exciting research relating to all parts of the world and all forms of historical inquiry from the Classical era onwards…. As part of their commitment to raising the profile of women in the activities of EHR, the editors invited Rosemary Mitchell, Professor of Victorian Studies at Leeds Trinity University, to review women's engagement with the journal since its beginnings in In her review article, Rosemary Mitchell considers a variety of questions. How often has the work of women historians appeared in the pages of EHR? How, and how frequently, have women subjects been represented? Ten highlighted articles accompany the introductory review.

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It deals not only with British history, but also with almost all aspects of European and world history since the classical era: it covers the history of the Americas, including the foreign policy of the USA and her role in the wider world, but excludes the internal history of the USA since Independence, for which other scholarly outlets are plentiful. A summary of international periodical literature published in the previous twelve months is also provided., It publishes original and exciting research relating to all parts of the world and all forms of historical inquiry from the Classical era onwards.

The English Historical Review is a peer-reviewed academic journal that was established in and published by Oxford University Press formerly Longman. It publishes articles on all aspects of history — British , European , and world history — since the classical era. It is the oldest surviving English language academic journal in the discipline of history. Six issues are published each year, and typically include four articles from a broad chronological range roughly, medieval, early modern, modern and twentieth century and around sixty book reviews. Review Articles are commissioned by the editors. A summary of international periodical literature published in the previous twelve months is also provided, and an annual summary of editions, reference works and other materials of interest to scholars is also produced.

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  1. First published in January , The English Historical Review (EHR) is the oldest journal of EHR publishes up to seventy book reviews in each issue.

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