The History of the World

4.23 avg rating
( 121 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780199936762: The History of the World

J.M. Roberts's renowned History of the World is widely considered the finest available one-volume survey of the major events, developments, and personalities of the known past, offering generations of readers a tour of the vast landscape of human history.

In this new edition, Bancroft Prize-winning historian Odd Arne Westad has completely revised this landmark work to bring the narrative up to the twenty-first century, including the 9/11 attacks and the wars in the Middle East. Westad utilizes the remarkable gains in scholarship in recent decades to enhance the book's coverage of early human life and vastly improve the treatment of India and China, Central Eurasia, early Islam, and the late Byzantine Empire, as well as the history of science, technology, and economics. The result is a truly remarkable work of compression and synthesis, sweeping through thousands of years of history, weaving the stories of empires, art, religion, economics, and science into a lucid and engaging narrative. Ranging from the early hominids and the emergence of Mesopotamian civilizations and ancient Egypt, the book illuminates such topics as the Roman Empire, the explosive arrival of Islam, the rise and fall of samurai rule in Japan, the medieval kingdoms of sub-Saharan Africa, the Mongol conquests, and the early modern expansion of Europe across the globe; also covered are the struggle for American independence, the French Revolution, the colonial empires, Japan's startling modernization, and the World Wars.

With over 90 informative maps, The History of the World remains the finest, most readable survey in print.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:


J. M. Roberts CBE died in 2003. He was Warden at Merton College, Oxford University, until his retirement and is widely considered one of the leading historians of his era. He is also renowned as the author and presenter of the BBC TV series The Triumph of the West (1985).

Odd Arne Westad 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 is general editor of the forthcoming three-volume Cambridge History of the Cold War.

Review:


Acclaim for earlier editions


"A stupendous achievement...the unrivalled world history of our day." --A.J.P. Taylor, The Observer


"Intelligently organized, insightful, and balanced...a fine addition to any library." --The Christian Science Monitor


"It is greatly to John Roberts's credit that after a generation on the Oxford tutorial treadmill he can write so lively and so continuously interesting a book."--The Economist


"Roberts writes well, with style and verve and wit."--Library Journal


"It is always something of an amazement that anyone would be courageous enough to attempt such a work--and in fewer than 1,000 pages--but Roberts clearly succeeds with a steady, clear-headed style that carries the reader along through the centuries."--Chicago Tribune


"Epic yet readable, perfect for those who find History of the Universe too daunting to crack."--The Philadelphia Inquirer


"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

International Edition
International Edition

1.

J. M. Roberts; O. A. Westad
ISBN 10: 0199936765 ISBN 13: 9780199936762
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
International Edition
Seller:
Bookstore99
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. This is an International Edition Brand New Paperback Same Title Author and Edition as listed. ISBN and Cover design differs. Similar Contents as U.S version. Delivery within 3-7 business days. We can ship to PO Box address in US. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe including Asia depending upon the availability of inventory. Printed in English. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Choose expedited shipping for Express delivery. Tracking number provided for every order. Bookseller Inventory # RU_9780199936762

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds
International Edition
International Edition

2.

Roberts, J. M.; Westad, O. A.
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199936765 ISBN 13: 9780199936762
New Softcover Quantity Available: 11
International Edition
Seller:
Sunshine Book Store
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Book Condition: New. 0199936765 This is an International Edition. Brand New, paperback, Delivery within 6-14 business days, Same Contents as U.S Versions, ISBN and Cover design may differ. Choose Expedited shipping for delivery within 4-7 business days. We do not ship to PO Box, APO,FPO Address. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe, including India depending upon the availability of inventory storage. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # NU_9780199936762

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

J. M. Roberts
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199936765 ISBN 13: 9780199936762
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0199936765

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Roberts, J. M.
ISBN 10: 0199936765 ISBN 13: 9780199936762
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VU-9780199936762

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Roberts, J. M.
ISBN 10: 0199936765 ISBN 13: 9780199936762
New Quantity Available: 6
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780199936762

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Roberts, J. M.
Published by Oxford University Press, USA 5/9/2013 (2013)
ISBN 10: 0199936765 ISBN 13: 9780199936762
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, USA 5/9/2013, 2013. Hardback or Cased Book. Book Condition: New. The History of the World. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9780199936762

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Roberts, J. M.
Published by Oxford University Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 0199936765 ISBN 13: 9780199936762
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0199936765

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Roberts, J. M.; Westad, O. A.
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199936765 ISBN 13: 9780199936762
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 7
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0199936765 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|DTH. Bookseller Inventory # DTH-S-9780199936762

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Roberts, J. M.; Westad, O. A.
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0199936765 ISBN 13: 9780199936762
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0199936765. Bookseller Inventory # Z0199936765ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 40.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

J.M. Roberts
ISBN 10: 0199936765 ISBN 13: 9780199936762
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 6th. Hardcover. J.M. Roberts's renowned History of the World is widely considered the finest available one-volume survey of the major events, developments, and personalities of the known past, offeri.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 1260 pages. 1.542. Bookseller Inventory # 9780199936762

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 40.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book