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Title:
Random House compact atlas of world history
Author:
Parker, Geoffrey, 1933-
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, 1999.

©1997
Physical Description:
1 atlas (176 pages) : color illustrations, color maps ; 22 cm
General Note:
Simultaneously published in Canada by Random House of Canada Ltd., Toronto.

"Copyright 1997, 1995 by Times Books"--Verso t.p.

"Originally published in Great Britain by Times Books, London in 1997"--Verso t.p.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Corporate Author:

ISBN:
9780375705052
Format :
Atlas

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Summary

Summary

Using dynamic full-color maps accompanied by lucid, expertly written text, the Random House Compact Atlas of World History is a vital work of reference and a fascinating companion for all those who seek to understand the past. The brilliant maps and charts illustrate how world history unfolded through economic and political change, wars, exploration, and the spread of religions. From the emergence of humans two million years ago to the world today at the threshold of a new millennium, this fully up-to-date edition covers all the major developments in the human story across every continent:          Part One:  The Ancient World (Human Origins through the Collapse of Ancient Rome and China)          Part Two:  The World Fragmented (the Spread of New Religions and Empires through to the end of the Fifteenth Century)          Part Three:  The Rise of the West (Sixteenth Century to the Eve of the First World War)          Part Four:  The Modern World (The Twentieth Century --History in Our Times)


Author Notes

Geoffrey Parker is the author or editor of more than twenty-five books. He is Andreas Dorpelan Professor of History at Ohio State University.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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