About the Author
Dr. Yuval Noah Harari lectures at the Department of History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He specializes in World History, medieval history and military history. His current research focuses on macro-historical questions: What is the relation between history and biology? Is there justice in history? Did people become happier as history unfolded? Previous publications include "Special Operations in the Age of Chivalry, 1100-1550" (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2007); "The Ultimate Experience: Battlefield Revelations and the Making of Modern War Culture, 1450-2000" (Houndmills: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2008); “The Concept of ‘Decisive Battles’ in World History”, The Journal of World History 18:3 (2007), 251-266; and “Armchairs, Coffee and Authority: Eye-witnesses and Flesh-witnesses Speak about War, 1100-2000”, The Journal of Military History 74:1 (January 2010), pp. 53-78. His most recent book is titled "From Animals into Gods: A Brief History of Humankind". Originally published in Hebrew, the book surveys the entire length of human history, from the evolution of Homo sapiens in Pleistocene East Africa up to the political and technological revolutions of the twenty-first century. The Hebrew edition has become a bestseller in Israel, and it is now being translated into English and German.