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Table of Contents

 

Title Page

Epigraph

 

BORN OF DESIRE

A FEAST ON FOOT

THE TROUBLEMAKER

CAVES

ORIGIN OF FIRE

ORIGIN OF BEAUTY

SAHARA’S GREENERY

HOW COULD WE?

AGES

COUSINS

GRANDPARENTS

BRIEF HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION

ORIGIN OF POLLUTION

ORIGIN OF SOCIAL CLASSES

SERFS AND LORDS

RULERS AND RULED

ORIGIN OF THE DIVISION OF LABOR

ORIGIN OF WRITING

BORN OF CLAY

ORIGIN OF THE DAYS

ORIGIN OF THE TAVERN

RITES OF THE TABLE

BRIEF HISTORY OF BEER

BRIEF HISTORY OF WINE

THE KING WHO WANTED TO LIVE FOREVER

ANOTHER ADVENTURE IN IMMORTALITY

BORN OF TEARS

NILE

STONE THAT SPEAKS

WRITING, NO

WRITING, YES

OSIRIS

ISIS

SAD KING

ORIGIN OF THE HEN

HATSHEPUT

THE OTHER PYRAMID

GOD OF WAR

THEATER OF WAR

ART OF WAR

HORROR OF WAR

YELLOW

YI AND THE DROUGHT

YU AND THE FLOOD

ORIGIN OF THE CHINESE BOOK

FAMILY PORTRAIT IN CHINA

SILK THAT WAS SPITTLE

FLIGHT OF THE CHINESE WORM

THE EMPEROR WHO DEDICATED HIS LIFE TO BUILDING HIS DEATH

FOOT MURDERERS

WORD SMUGGLERS

MALE PANIC

A DANGEROUS WEAPON

NINE MOONS

VICTORIOUS SUN, MOON VANQUISHED

MEXICANS

EGYPTIANS

HEBREWS

HINDUS

CHINESE

ROMANS

GREEKS

AMAZONS

WHEN THE LIVER WAS THE HOME OF THE SOUL

ORIGIN OF MISOGYNY

HERACLES

ORIGIN OF THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION

ORIGIN OF THE POSTAL SERVICE

ECHO

THALES

ORIGIN OF MUSIC

DIVINE MONOPOLY

THANKS FOR THE PUNISHMENT

ORIGIN OF LANGUAGES

ALL THE RAINS

RELIGIOUS ORIGIN OF RACISM

SCIENTIFIC ORIGIN OF RACISM

THE LOVE OF LOVES

ALEXANDER

HOMER

LITERARY ORIGIN OF THE DOG

HESIOD

THE SUICIDE OF TROY

THE HERO

FAMILY PORTRAIT IN GREECE

STRIKE OF CLOSED THIGHS

THE ART OF DRAWING YOU

SOCRATES

OLYMPICS

PARTHENON AND AFTER

HIPPOCRATES

ASPASIA

SAPPHO

EPICURIUS

ORIGIN OF INSECURITY

SLAVERY ACCORDING TO ARISTOTLE

WATCH OUT FOR THE BACCHANALIA

ANTIOCHUS, KING

SPARTACUS

ROME TOUR

JULIUS CAESAR

SALT OF THE EMPIRE

CLEOPATRA

CONTRACEPTIVE METHODS OF PROVEN EFFECTIVENESS

SHOW BUSINESS

FAMILY PORTRAIT IN ROME

THE POET WHO POKED FUN AT ROME

LAUGH THERAPY

JOKES

THE LOOKING-GLASS WORLD MOCKED THE REAL ONE

FORBIDDEN TO LAUGH

THE SMILING DIVINITY

A FATHER WHO NEVER LAUGHS

THE SON

WANTED

THE ASS

RESURRECTION OF JESUS

MARYS

RESURRECTION OF MARY

ORIGIN OF SANTA CLAUS

ORIGIN OF HELL

PRISCILLIAN

HYPATIA

THEODORA

URRACA

AYESHA

MOHAMMED

MOHAMMED’S BIOGRAPHER

SUKAINA

MOTHER OF ALL STORYTELLERS

BAGHDAD

VOICE OF WINE

CRUSADES

DIVINE COMMANDMENTS

CRAZY ABOUT FRENCH WOMEN

POET PROPHET

TROTULA

SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI

ORIGIN OF SUGAR

THE LITTLE CRUSADE AGAINST DOLCINO

SAINTS VISITED FROM HEAVEN

SAINTS PORTRAY THE DAUGHTERS OF EVE

FORBIDDEN TO SING

FORBIDDEN TO FEEL

AVICENNA

A FEUDAL LADY EXPLAINS HOW TO CARE FOR EARTHLY GOODS

A FEUDAL LORD EXPLAINS HOW TO CARE FOR THE PEASANTS

FOUNT OF THE FOUNTAIN

PLAGUES

WOMEN AGAINST THE PLAGUE

CURSED WATER

SAINTS OF THE MIDDLE AGES PRACTICED MEDICINE ON AN INDUSTRIAL SCALE

ORIGIN OF CHILDHOOD

GOD’S LITTLE ANGELS

FATHER OF THE OGRE

THE TATAR OGRE

MARCO POLO

WHAT DID THE CHINESE NOT INVENT?

THE GREAT FLOATING CITY

A GENEROUS POPE

EVIL COPIES GOOD

ARGUMENTS OF THE FAITH

THE TORTURER’S CONFESSION

WE WERE ALL EXECUTIONERS

MERCENARIES

OUR LADY OF THE IMPOSSIBLE

HOLY WARRIOR

WHEN SHIPS NAVIGATED BY LAND

THE DEVIL IN DISGUISE

SHE WALKS LIKE AN ANGEL

DEVILCIDE

LEONARDO

BREASTS

ORIGIN OF THE FORK

VISIT TO THE VATICAN

BOSCH

PRAISED BE BLINDNESS

FORBIDDEN TO BE CURIOUS

THE DANGEROUS VICE OF ASKING

RESURRECTION OF SERVET

EUROEVERYTHING

SOUTH

BESTIARY

ORIGIN OF SEA BREEZES

AFTERMAP

COLUMBUS

FACES

DESTINIES

AMERIGO

ISABELLA

THE AGES OF JUANA LA LOCA

CHARLES

LEGACY DENIED

MAIMONIDES AND AVERROES

STONE

WATER AND LIGHT

FORBIDDEN TO BE

THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THIS WORLD LIVED IN THE OTHER

LAST SPARK OF THE TURBANS

THE DEVIL IS MUSLIM

THE DEVIL IS JEWISH

THE DEVIL IS BLACK

THE DEVIL IS FEMALE

THE DEVIL IS POOR

THE DEVIL IS FOREIGN

THE DEVIL IS HOMOSEXUAL

THE DEVIL IS GYPSY

THE DEVIL IS INDIAN

ORIGIN OF AMERICA

DRAGON OF EVIL

AMERICANS

FACES AND MASKS

THE FIRST WATER WAR

ALLIES

BALL GAME

OTHER WEAPONS

ORIGIN OF BACTERIOLOGICAL WARFARE

OTHER MAPS, SAME STORY

BEDEVILED

PALACE ART IN THE MAYAN KINGDOMS

KILLING FORESTS, THEY DIED

THE LOST ISLE

KINGLESS KINGDOMS

DOOMED BY YOUR PAST

DOOMED BY YOUR FUTURE

ANANAS

DON QUIJOTE

LABOR RELATIONS

HEMOPHOBIA

DEATH BY DOCTOR

MOLIÈRE

ORIGIN OF ANESTHESIA

ORIGIN OF THE VACCINATION

ORIGIN OF THE PROCESSION

MASKS

OTHER MASKS

PASQUINADES

RECORD OF THE DEVIL’S CONFESSION

TERESA

JUANA

GOODBYE

TITUBA

WOMEN POSSESSED

HENDRICKJE

RESURRECTION OF VERMEER

RESURRECTION OF ARCIMBOLDO

THOMAS MORE

ERASMUS

ORIGIN OF THE ELEVATOR

PRECURSOR OF CAPITALISM

DANGEROUS CORNERS OF THE CARIBBEAN

RALEIGH

FAMILY PORTRAIT IN ENGLAND

MARE NOSTRUM

THANKS

THIS EXECRABLE CREW OF BUTCHERS

FATHER OF GULLIVER

CELESTIAL AND TERRESTRIAL

FREEDOM’S PHILOSOPHER

CONTRACTS

BRIEF HISTORY OF TRADE BETWEEN AFRICA AND EUROPE

HOLY WATER

CANNIBAL EUROPE

FASHION

CAGES UNDER SAIL

PROGENY OF THE MIDDLE PASSAGE

FIRST SLAVE REBELLION IN AMERICA

STUBBORN FREEDOM

KINGDOM OF THE FREE

QUEEN OF THE FREE

ART OF THE FREE

KING OF THE FREE

IN SEARCH OF ESCAPED PROPERTY

HARRIET

DON’T MISS IT!

THE AGES OF ROSA MARIA

BRAZIL SLEPT ON A BED OF GOLD

DIGESTIONS

FATHER OF THE MARIONETTE

ALEIJADINHO

PALACE ART IN BRAZIL

THE AGES OF PEDRO

FREEDOM BETRAYS

RESURRECTION OF TÚPAC AMARU

RAIN

HAVES AND HAVE-NOTS

MISSING FATHER

ANOTHER MISSING FATHER

SALLY

DEATH TO TEA, LONG LIVE COFFEE

IN GOD WE TRUST?

A PROLOGUE TO THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

ADVENTURES OF THE MIND IN DARK TIMES

MOZART

WIGS

THE DESPICABLE HUMAN HAND

THE REVOLUTIONARY HUMAN HAND

MARIE ANTOINETTE

THE MARSEILLAISE

ANTHEMS

OLYMPE

THE GUILLOTINE

THE REVOLUTION LOST ITS HEAD

BÜCHNER

WHITE CURSE

TOUSSAINT

SLAVERY DIED MANY DEATHS

DEAD MAN SPEAKING

THE AGES OF IQBAL

FORBIDDEN TO BE A WOMAN

PALACE ART IN FRANCE

BEETHOVEN

ORIGIN OF NEWS AGENCIES

ORIGIN OF THE CROISSANT

ORIGIN OF FRENCH COOKING

GOYA

MARIANA

FANS

PALACE ART IN ARGENTINA

THE INDEPENDENCE THAT WAS NOT

THE LOSER

ARTIGAS

TWO TRAITORS

CONSTITUTIONS

AMERICA ACCORDING TO HUMBOLDT

ORIGIN OF ECOLOGY

MAP ERASED

MAP GOBBLED

MAP BROKEN

THE PREDESTINED

MAP CHANGED

NAME CHANGED

THE AGES OF ADA

THE HE’S ARE SHE’S

FLORA

CONCEPCIÓN

VENUS

THE REAL AMERICA

DIET OF AIR

AN OVERPOPULATED COLONY

ORIGIN OF FAIRY TALES

A STUBBORN COLONY

TAJ MAHAL

MUSIC FOR THE HOURS

HOKUSAI

ORIGIN OF MODERN JAPAN

FREE TRADE? NO THANKS

WITH BLOOD, WORDS SINK IN

TRADITIONAL DRESS

HERE LAY PARAGUAY

ORIGIN OF LANGUAGE

ORIGIN OF FREEDOM OF OPPRESSION

OUR LADY OF THE SEAS, NARCO QUEEN

HERE LAY CHINA

LOOTIE

NATURAL DISASTERS

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