Geohistory. Another History of Humans on Earth
Original title: Géohistoire. Une autre histoire des humains sur la Terre
The entire history of Humanity told for the first time through the prism of geography.
Like Fernand Braudel and Jared Diamond, Christian Grataloup is convinced there is no history without geography and no geography without history. Geohistory tells the story of humans as they spread across the globe, split into different societies, and continued to interact to create the World as we know it today.
In this well-documented yet accessible book, we discover relationships between societies and between humans and their environment, supported by a cartographic notebook (a kind of mini atlas) and sketches to help us situate ourselves. From the arrival of Sapiens in Australia or the Americas several tens of thousands of years ago to the fall of the “Separated World” of the USSR, by way of the Neolithic Revolution and our addiction to carbon, this book outlines the contours of the World as we know it. The 8 chapters end with a “What if…?” question to explore the points in time when things could have gone in a very different direction.
Geohistory is an unrivaled history of the world.