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Here is a compact and affordable edition of J. M. Robert's acclaimed world history. Vividly written and beautifully illustrated, it brings the outstanding breadth of scholarship and international scope of the larger volume within the grasp of most readers. Completely up-to-date, comprehensive yet succinct, it takes readers on an amazing journey from the first appearance of Homo sapiens to recent chapters in the exploration of space. Informative, beautifully rendered maps, photographs of key archaeological finds, and stunning reproductions of important artwork (some in full color) bring the past to life as Roberts surveys the major events, developments and personalities that have shaped the civilizations of the world.

Vividly written, this "scholarly examination . . . of the major events of the past" (The Bookwatch) brings the outstanding breadth of scholarship and international scope of the larger History of the World within the grasp of every home, school, and library. Roberts brilliantly tells the story of the growing power of humans to remake the world and to control their destinies. Size A. 544 pp. 12,500 print.

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for History of the World:

"[A] landmark book."--The Christian Science Monitor

"Epic, yet readable."--Philadelphia Inquirer

"Roberts provides a scholarly examination representing a one-volume survey of the major events of the past."--The Bookwatch

"Roberts is wise as well as witty....Anyone who wants an outline grasp of history, the core of all subjects, can grasp it here."--The Economist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195115048
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 7/17/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 5.25 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Meet the Author

J. M. Roberts was, until his retirement in 1994, Warden of Merton College, Oxford University. He is author of the half million word History of the World and general editor of The Short Oxford History of the Modern World and The New Oxford History of England.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2008

    Give me the World NOW....

    The author writes will and give it in a very detailed way. That you can understand what is happening in the past. For example: There is 7 generations of human beings if you count the first ape that walked on two legs and today human beings that you and I see everyday in your life. Did you know that China and the Egyptians has Dynasties in the past. As I was reading getting towards the last few chapters. It was getting political, policy making, and current events issues. I can tell the author that he wrote this book for retirement and for retirement age.

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