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

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This is the first and only historical atlas to present global history in a series of uniform world maps, so allowing complete and instant comparability between different periods and regions. For example, when did modern humans first colonize different parts of the world? What was happening in China when Alexander the Great conquered the Persian Empire? What was the global reach of the great religious faiths at the time of the European Reformation? Covering the whole of human history from six million years ago to the present day in 56 specially commissioned world maps, this is the perfect book for quick reference and a highly appealing and authoritative overview of the human story for the 21st century.

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`An excellent point of reference'
--BBC History Magazine

'An outstanding cartographic portrayal of events, places and people' --Oxford Times

'Entertaining reading ... An invaluable account of history from a global perspective that helps to explain the synchronicity of well-known events'
--Geographical Magazine

A brave venture in compressing a great deal into a relatively small volume. --Contemporary Review

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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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