The New Atlas of World History: Global Events at a Glance

The New Atlas of World History: Global Events at a Glance

by John Haywood
     
 

"Haywood presents a unique, global portrait of human history over six million years. A combination of brilliant design, clear narrative, and fascinating insights creates a compelling and evenhanded tapestry of the human experience. Everyone interested in our past will find this a compelling atlas for their bookshelves."—Brian Fagan, professor emeritus,

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"Haywood presents a unique, global portrait of human history over six million years. A combination of brilliant design, clear narrative, and fascinating insights creates a compelling and evenhanded tapestry of the human experience. Everyone interested in our past will find this a compelling atlas for their bookshelves."—Brian Fagan, professor emeritus, University of California, Santa Barbara

"This comprehensive and innovative atlas covers the entire span of human history, paying particular attention to population expansion, cross-cultural contact, and growing economic and social complexity. Its lively text and accessible format show how people have interacted with their environment to create the world we know today."—Peter H. Wilson, author of Europe's Tragedy: A New History of the Thirty Years War

"This is an outstanding volume, which succeeds admirably in avoiding an over-emphasis on the history of Europe and America. This is true world history. The range of this book is remarkable. It illustrates the history of societies from Asia to America and from Africa to Europe with skill and erudition, covering the unexpected as well as providing new insight into more familiar areas."—Michael Prestwich, professor emeritus of medieval history, Durham University

"An astonishing concept, brilliantly carried through, history and geography seamlessly combined."—John Julius Norwich, author of The Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean

"History at the world level is both opportunity and challenge. The New Atlas of World History wonderfully shows the possibilities provided by the global account while avoiding the pitfalls of bias. An excellent introduction to global history."—Jeremy Black, University of Exeter

"A model of accuracy, accessibility, and aesthetics, this comprehensive graphic overview of world history is an indispensable foundation for aficionados and scholars alike."—Dennis Showalter, Colorado College

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691152691
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
10/30/2011
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
868,129
Product dimensions:
12.70(w) x 10.94(h) x 1.10(d)

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