The Penguin History Of The World: Sixth Edition by J. M. RobertsThe Penguin History Of The World: Sixth Edition by J. M. Roberts

The Penguin History Of The World: Sixth Edition

byJ. M. RobertsRevised byOdd Arne Westad

Paperback | September 30, 2014

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The completely updated edition of J. M. Roberts and Odd Arne Westad's widely acclaimed, landmark bestseller The Penguin History of the World For generations of readers The Penguin History of the World has been one of the great cultural experiences - the entire story of human endeavour laid out in all its grandeur and folly, drama and pain in a single authoritative book. Now, for the first time, it has been completely overhauled for its 6th edition - not just bringing it up to date, but revising it throughout in the light of new research and discoveries, such as the revolution in our understanding of many civilizations in the Ancient World. The closing sections of the book reflect what now seems to be the inexorable rise of Asia and the increasingly troubled situation in the West. About the authors: J.M. Roberts, CBE, published The Penguin History of the World in 1976 to immediate acclaim. His other major books include The Paris Commune from the Right, The Triumph of the West (which was also a successful television series), The Penguin History of Europe and The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century. He died in 2003. Odd Arne Westad, FBA, is Professor of International History at the London School of Economics. He has published fifteen books on modern and contemporary international history, among them The Global Cold War, which won the Bancroft Prize, and Decisive Encounters, a standard history of the Chinese civil war. He also served as general co-editor of the Cambridge History of the Cold War.
J. M. Roberts (1928–2003) was a celebrated and prolific British historian and the author of a number of books, including,The Penguin History of Europe and The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century.Odd Arne Westad has served as the Director of Research at the Nobel Institute and Professor of International History at the London School...
Title:The Penguin History Of The World: Sixth EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1280 pages, 7.76 × 5.06 × 2.2 inPublished:September 30, 2014Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1846144434

ISBN - 13:9781846144431

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Long, but worth it A long, dense, but very rewarding history of the world. Really pleased to see the amount of content on Asia here
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An extremely readable overview of world history. The emphasis is on the big picture, and on themes rather than events. Thus there are sections on the rise of absolutism, the creation of European overseas empires, and the development of the scientific outlook. If you are looking for a chronology of events, this is not the book for you, but for those who want to understand how the world came to be the way it is, this book is superb.
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Love it This is an amazing book full of information slowly flowing through the ages of history. It is written with great intelligence, it may take a few weeks (or months) to read as it does hold a lot of very intriguing facts that need a few days sinking into your brain, which I find an amazing attribute. Definitely something I am very happy of obtaining. Thank you to the author for this book of world history that extends beyond basic facts and makes you read between the lines.
Date published: 2014-01-18

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