A Database of Movies, Books, and World History

Global Timeline was designed to help students of world history explore the story of our past. The timeline spans the major civilizations from about 2000 BC until now. It shows the big picture of world history and enables "zooming in" to see, for example, all the movies of a period. The main tables are Minor Periods, Events, and Movies. The timelines of the four Major Periods show all 444 Minor Periods. Each period is linked to all movies and events of that period. The Books table shows about 300 books and lecture series that were used to build the database. The Movies table has 107 documentaries and 792 movies and 119 miniseries.

"I come, and go, and come. When Righteousness
Declines, O Bharata! when Wickedness
Is strong, I rise, from age to age, and take
Visible shape, and move a man with men,
Succouring the good, thrusting the evil back,
And setting Virtue on her seat again."

Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr.)

What if history is determined not by materialistic forces but by spiritual ones? The quotations shown on this page suggest that the majestic history of mankind is caused by the evolution of knowledge as revealed by the Great Teachers. Also, see this quotation about the historian Arnold Toynbee who said in 1955, "Religion has come, once again, to take the central place in my picture of the Universe."
See the poem by W.B Yeats: The Second Coming
Also see Alfred Tennyson's poem "Locksley Hall" about the end of war.
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