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Title:A History of the World
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Andrew Marr
Publisher:Pan Macmillan
ISBN:023075595X
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:614
Category:History, Non fiction, Audiobook, World history

A History of the World by Andrew Marr

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC A History of the World From the earliest civilizations to the st century a global journey through human history tieing in with a major BBC television series .

Andrew Marr author of two bestselling histories of Great Britain now turns his attention to the world as a whole i A Short History of the World i takes readers from the Mayans to Mongolia from the kingdom of Benin to the court of the Jagiellonian kings of Poland Traditional histories of this kind have tended to be Eurocentric telling mankind s story through tales of Greece and Rome and the crowned heads of Europe s oldest monarchies Here Marr widens the lens concentrating as much if not more on the Americas Africa and Asia Instead of focusing on one episode of history taking place in one place he draws surprising parallels and makes fascinating connections focusing on a key incident or episode to tell a larger story for instance the liberation of the serfs in Russia which took place at the same time as the American Civil War which resulted in the abolition of slavery in the U S But he begins the account with an episode in the life of Tolstoy who racked up huge gambling debts and had to sell land and slaves as a result Fresh and exciting this is popular history at its very best

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