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Cassell's Chronology of World History: Dates, Events and Ideas That Made History

Williams, Hywel

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ISBN 10: 0304357308 / ISBN 13: 9780304357307
Published by Cassell, London, 2005
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Title: Cassell's Chronology of World History: Dates...

Publisher: Cassell, London

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: 1st GB Edition.

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This extraordinary reference provides a comprehensive summary of world history from the earliest recorded evens to the start of the third millennium. Arranged in an accessible year by year form that invites browsing, it answers research questions, and illuminates similarities and contrasts between different nations and different ages. With narrative essays preceding every section, spotlight essays on key historical themes, and detailed profiles of 101 of history's most influential thinkers, it offers a depth of insight that goes far beyond a mere listing of important dates. Here is the whole vast panorama of history in every region of the globe-wars, migrations, disasters, discoveries, inventions, the birth of new religions, the rise and fall of nations-complete with authoritative commentary that pulls it all together in a broad and informative perspective.

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Hywel Williams is a a Guardian columnist specialising in history and politics, and the author of the acclaimed GUILTY MEN, an acerbic study of the declining years of John Major's 1992-97 Conservative government. His 6-part television history of modern Wales, 'A Promised Land?', will be broadcast this summer by HTV/Carlton.

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