Encompassing the entire history of humankind, beginning with our earliest ancestors and highlighting significant advances throughout time, this new revised edition is divided into six major thematic sections and contains a new epilogue and new maps.
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Writing a one-volume history of the world is a project fraught with peril: in such a book, surely something important will be left out, glossed over, missed. Hugh Thomas does a better job than most, especially in his attention to the material basis for human society--the farming, mining, stockraising, and industry that keep us fed and clothed. He has a sweeping view of historical trends, such as the worldwide emergence of kingship and the inevitable collapse of empires. Thomas's view is resolutely Eurocentric, and he passes by Asian history with a swift glance. With that fault in mind, however, the reader will find in Thomas's pages a handy and very well-written work of historical reference.
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