Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw. A particularly fine example; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp cornered.; 330 pages; Description: 330 p. : map ; 24 cm. Indexed and comprehensively annotated. Subject: History, Modern --17th century --Dates covered: 1688-1688 --History, Modern. Summary: John E. Wills's masterful history ushers us into the worlds of 1688, from the suicidal exaltation of Russian Old Believers to the ravishing voice of the haiku poet Basho. Witness the splendor of the Chinese imperial court as the Kangxi emperor publicly mourns the death of his grandmother and shrewdly consolidates his power. Join the great caravans of Muslims on their annual pilgrimage from Damascus and Cairo to Mecca. Walk the pungent streets of Amsterdam and enter the Rasp House, where vagrants, beggars, and petty criminals labored to produce powdered brazilwood for the dyeworks. Through these stories and many others, Wills paints a detailed picture of how the global connections of power, money, and belief were beginning to lend the world its modern form. 1 Kg. Bookseller Inventory # 10813
Synopsis: Historian John E. Wills presents a picture of the world over just one year, a time when only a few travellers and merchants were aware of societies beyond their own. The book reflects the variety, splendour and strangeness of the human condition.
About the Author: John E. Wills is professor of history at the University of Southern California and the author of many acclaimed works in cultural history.
Title: 1688 : a global history / by John E. Wills
Publisher: London : Granta
Publication Date: 2001
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description GRANTA BOOKS, 2001. Condition: Good. First Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP2424120
Book Description GRANTA BOOKS, 2001. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP46058229
Book Description Granta Books, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. HARDCOVER; in near fine condition with dustjacket. Book. Seller Inventory # 028916
Book Description Granta Books, London, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. This is a Fine Copy of this book in Publisher's red cloth with gilt title lettering to spine,in a Fine Dust-Jacket which has NO chips or tears to the outer edges of the dust-jacket.Not price clipped and this copy has NO previous inscriptions present.The book has a firm binding with NO hinge weakness and there is no leaning or rolling to spine.Lovely copy 8vo 330pp First Edition 1st Impression. Seller Inventory # 38500
Book Description Granta Books. First English edition, London, 2011. Hardcover/Hardback. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Who was doing what in Japan, France, the Sonora desert, Siam, the north west coast of Australia and England, all in 1688. Fine in dustwrapper. book. Seller Inventory # 47791