Centuries of Change: Which Century Saw The Most Change?

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In Centuries of Change bestselling historian Ian Mortimer takes you on a whirlwind tour of the last ten centuries of Western history. It is a journey into a past vividly brought to life and bursting with ideas, that pits one century against another in his quest to measure which century saw the greatest change.

We journey from a time when there was a fair chance of your village being burnt to the ground by invaders, and dried human dung was a recommended cure for cancer, to a world in which explorers sailed into the unknown and civilisations came into conflict with each other on an epic scale.

Here is a story of godly scientists, shrewd farmers, cold-hearted entrepreneurs and strong-minded women – a story of discovery, invention, revolution and cataclysmic shifts in perspective.

Centuries of Change is a journey into the past like no other. Our understanding of change will never be the same again, and the lessons we learn along the way are profound ones for us all.

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"I loved this book... It will enable you to understand your past, your place in it and that of your ancestors as never before. A modern classic" (FIVE STARS, James Delingpole Mail on Sunday)

"Provocative and enjoyable... Almost every page of this engaging book sets your mind racing" (Dominic Sandbrook Sunday Times)

"Original and fascinating... It is a planetary ride which Mortimer offers us in his tour of ten centuries. It is exhilarating to time-travel with him" (Peter Lewis Book of the Week, Daily Mail)

"It feels as though he has put his heart and soul into it and readers of his other books will enjoy it for its scope and energy" ( The Times)

"Written in his usual accessible yet quirky style Mortimer proves his worth as the best upmarket tour guide to the hidden mysteries of the past that we have" (Alex Larman Daily Express)

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A walk through the innovations of the last ten centuries, asking which century saw the greatest change and why

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