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Synopsis: Neil MacGregor's A History of the World in 100 Objects takes a bold, original approach to human history, exploring past civilizations through the objects that defined them. Encompassing a grand sweep of human history, A History of the World in 100 Objects begins with one of the earliest surviving objects made by human hands, a chopping tool from the Olduvai gorge in Africa, and ends with objects which characterise the world we live in today. Seen through MacGregor's eyes, history is a kaleidoscope - shifting, interconnected, constantly surprising, and shaping our world today in ways that most of us have never imagined. A stone pillar tells us about a great Indian emperor preaching tolerance to his people; Spanish pieces of eight tell us about the beginning of a global currency; and an early Victorian tea-set speaks to us about the impact of empire. An intellectual and visual feast, this is one of the most engrossing and unusual history books published in years. 'Brilliant, engagingly written, deeply researched'
Mary Beard, Guardian 'A triumph: hugely popular, and rightly lauded as one of the most effective and intellectually ambitious initiatives in the making of 'public history' for many decades'
Sunday Telegraph 'Highly intelligent, delightfully written and utterly absorbing '
Timothy Clifford, Spectator 'This is a story book, vivid and witty, shining with insights, connections, shocks and delights'
Gillian Reynolds Daily Telegraph Neil MacGregor has been Director of the British Museum since August 2002. His latest book, Shakespeare's Restless World is an enthralling exploration of Shakespeare's world, and of the minds of his audiences, based on Neil MacGregor's new 20-part BBC Radio 4 series. MacGregor was previously Director of the National Gallery in London from 1987 to 2002.
Review: Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2011: In A History of the World in 100 Objects, Neal MacGregor, director of the British Museum, takes readers on a tour of the world by way of its material goods. From everyday items such as pots, utensils, and money to valuables such as art and jewelry, MacGregor shows that the things humans have left behind are often as rich and informative as written texts. Whether it’s a strange and unique object like a throne made of rifles from Mozambique or a medieval German crystal, or a familiar one like a sculpture of the head of Augustus or Hokusai's painting The Great Wave, MacGregor skillfully weaves each one into the fabric of the society that it came from. In that sense, the book is much more than a museum catalog: it's a hundred keyhole views into a hundred different societies from around the world and throughout history.
Title: History Of The World In 100 Objects,A
Publisher: Allen Lane
Publication Date: 2011
Book Condition: New
Book Type: book
Book Description Allen Lane. Condition: Good. Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc. Seller Inventory # 00015113968
Book Description Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP79553800
Book Description Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # 7882713-6
Book Description Allen Lane, 2011. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 1846145112-2-4
Book Description Allen Lane, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: Used; Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Ripped/damaged jacket. The dust jacket of this book is slightly damaged/ripped, however, this does not affect the internal condition. Seller Inventory # CHL5356933
Book Description Allen Lane, London, 2011. Hard Cover. Condition: Nr. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Nr. Fine. Fifth Printing. "An intellectual and visual feast, it is one of the most engrossing and unusual history books published in years." An unmarked book in "gift quality" condition.". Seller Inventory # 032494
Book Description Allen Lane, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition; First Printing. Tight unmarked book in lightly rubbed dust jacket. Impressive commentary by Macgregor. ; 8.0 X 5.6 X 2.0 inches; 736 pages. Seller Inventory # 54376
Book Description Allen Lane, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1846145112
Book Description Allen Lane, 2011. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M1846145112_4
Book Description Allen Lane, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ex library copy with usual stamps/stickers Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # wbb0016049752