A Short History of the World

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9780195115048: A Short History of the World

Here is a compact and affordable edition of J. M. Robert's acclaimed world history. Vividly written and beautifully illustrated, it brings the outstanding breadth of scholarship and international scope of the larger volume within the grasp of most readers. Completely up-to-date, comprehensive yet succinct, it takes readers on an amazing journey from the first appearance of Homo sapiens to recent chapters in the exploration of space. Informative, beautifully rendered maps, photographs of key archaeological finds, and stunning reproductions of important artwork (some in full color) bring the past to life as Roberts surveys the major events, developments and personalities that have shaped the civilizations of the world.

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J. M. Roberts was, until his retirement in 1994, Warden of Merton College, Oxford University. He is author of the half million word History of the World and general editor of The Short Oxford History of the Modern World and The New Oxford History of England.

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Praise for History of the World:

"[A] landmark book."--The Christian Science Monitor

"Epic, yet readable."--Philadelphia Inquirer

"Roberts provides a scholarly examination representing a one-volume survey of the major events of the past."--The Bookwatch

"Roberts is wise as well as witty....Anyone who wants an outline grasp of history, the core of all subjects, can grasp it here."--The Economist

"This would be a good text for a semester world history survey."--William Bakken, Rochester Community and Technical College

"This is a very scholarly text, yet it is written in a style which will allow access to a wide range of students. Although it embodies a vast amount of information, it is not merely factual. Rather, material is presented in a challenging manner."--Philip Evans, Flagler College, FL

"This is an excellent abridgment which should render this text more appropriate for general history courses."--Dan O'Bugan, Sierra Nevada College

"A book that inspires more thought than the conventional college text."--Charles Davis, MS Gulf Coast Community College

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