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    DescriptionThis dazzling book takes us on a voyage of discovery around the world at the turn of the last millennium, when for the first time the world was in essence a unity. Islam bridged Eurasia, western Europe, and North Africa. Vikings, with links to Scandinavia and Russia, had just arrived in North America. These and other peoples reached out to create links and put isolated cultures unwittingly in touch. John Man vividly captures these epochal events, and depicts the colorful peoples that defined the world's mix of stability and change, of isolation and contact. In an immensely learned portrayal, he traces enduring cultural strands that became part of the world as we know it today. In text, maps, and pictures, most in color, and drawing on the expertise of two dozen consultants, John Man has created a concise compendium of all the major cultures of the lost millennial world of 1000. In some cultures--Europe, Islam, China, and Japan--written records contain a vast range of materials, often revealing sharply focused details of life and personality. Here lie startling contrasts with today's world, and even foreshadowing of the future that are equally astonishing in their familiarity. For nonliterate cultures--in the United States, Southeast Asia, Polynesia, Africa--this book draws on a wealth of archeological research, some of it made available to nonspecialists for the first time.


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    Title
    Atlas of the Year 1000
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Man
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780674006782
    ISBN 10: 067400678X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3H
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    DC22: 911
    B&T Approval Code: A14203000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC21: 909.1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000, HIS039000
    Thema V1.0: NHB
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    Ill.
    Publisher
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    21 December 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass
    Review quote
    A pleasant blend of cultural anthropology and cultural history, this volume re-creates the state of the known world as of the year 1000. The author has taken great pains to assemble and synthesize the best thought and research that have emanated from a number of disciplines and cultural institutions.--Edmund F. SantaVicca "American Reference Books Annual "