World History: 50 Events You Really Need to Know (50 Ideas You Really Need to Know series)

By Ian Crofton (author) | Format: Hardback | Rating:

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Book Description An essential guide to the things that shaped our world. From the Inside Flap People often complain that in school history lessons they were taught just a few topics - the Romans, the Tudors, the Nazis - and how they have no idea at all about what happened in between. To remedy this, World History: 50 Key Milestones You Really Need to Know offers informative and stimulating outlines of crucial developments across all continents and ages, from the beginning of agriculture 10,000 years ago to the attack on the Twin Towers on 9/11. Ian Crofton, the author of numerous books of popular history, brings his lively style to bear in a series of essays ranging from ancient Egypt to modern China, from the Vikings and the Mongols to the French Revolution and the Cold War. Each chapter is accompanied by a detailed timeline of dates and events, and the flavour of the period concerned is brought to life by selected contemporary quotations from figures as diverse as Aristotle, Saladin, Christopher Columbus, Galileo, Thomas Jefferson, Mary Wollstonecraft, Lincoln and Winston Churchill. In addition, each brief, insightful article sheds light on a range of fascinating topics, from the Nazca Lines to Renaissance man, from Confucianism to Alexander the Great's horse, from Islamic science and the Barbary corsairs to the Enigma code and the atomic bomb. Both enlightening and stimulating, this is all the history you will ever need to know. See all Product description

Author Biography

A former editor-in-chief of The Guinness Encyclopedia, Ian Crofton's authorial credits include Brewer's Britain and Ireland (2005) and the forthcoming 2nd edition of Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase and Fable (with John Ayto). He lives in North London with his family.

Product Specifications

Format
Hardback
Publisher
Quercus Publishing
Pages
208
Language
English
Series
50 Ideas You Really Need to Know series
Date Published
28 April 2011
Publication Place
England
Imprint
Quercus
Size
210 x 182 x 20
ISBN
9780857380753
Contributors

Ian Crofton (author)

Subject(s)

General & world history

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