The Times Complete History of the World

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9780007181292: The Times Complete History of the World

A brand-new edition of the most comprehensive world history available, The Times Complete History of the World has been fully updated, and together with the addition of new material, remains truly the ultimate work of historical reference.

From cavemen to the Cold War, from Alexander the Great to Global Warming, from Warfare through the Ages to the great Voyages of Exploration, The Times Complete History of the World is the book that has all the answers, the detail and the authoritative text tn one breathtaking single historical source. With over 400 full-colour maps on a wide range of historical subjects and representing the work of a team of professional historians, this new edition continues a tradition of quarter of a century of excellence, style, authority and cutting-edge design.

For the first time this edition is internet-linked, permitting further in-depth exploration of key subjects. With new spreads on thematic subjects such as Warfare in the Modern Age, State Tyranny and Migration, this new edition, edited by leading modern historian Professor Richard Overy, is broad-ranging and more visually enticing than ever.

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‘This is a splendid book.’
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‘One only has to turn to The Times Atlas of World History to see how geography and cartography can and should illiminate history.’
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Times History of the World is an enduring classic of world publishing. First published in 1978, this remarkable book has changed our way of viewing history. Its intelligent, accessible and visually sumptuous treatment by over 100 of the world’s leading historians brings the drama of history to the page in a way never previously attempted and never matched since. Its coverage is geniunely global, its conception never less than daring, its mapping consistently stunning, its texts clear, accessible and superbly well informed. Page by page, continent by continent, era by era, the full sweep of human history is revelaed in enthralling detail.

This new edition sees the most far-reaching and dramatic changes yet. Every spread has been redesigned and rewritten, every map and chart extensively reviewed and updated. There is expanded treatment of China, Japan and southeast Asia from the earliest civilizations to today’s rapidly evolving regions. The coverage of the United States has been strengthened to allow more material on the post-War period while that on the 20th century has been reorganized to reflect new historical perspectives and the dramatic events of this revolutionary century. The result is a work unequalled in its authority, quality and imagination, a masterly overview of the endlessly absorbing story of humanity.

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Overy, Richard
Published by Collins (2004)
ISBN 10: 0007181299 ISBN 13: 9780007181292
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
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(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Collins, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007181299

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