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    DescriptionLarry Gonick's celebrated series The Cartoon History of the Universe is a unique fusion of world history and the comics medium, a work of serious scholarship and a masterpiece of popular literature. Praised by Jonathan Spence in the New York Times Book Review as "a curious hybrid, at once flippant and scholarly, witty and politically correct, zany and traditionalist," Gonick's clever illustrations deliver important information with a deceptively light tone, teaching us about the people and events that have shaped our world. This long-awaited new volume covers the Middle Ages around the globe, including the multicultural Middle East, West Africa and the cross-Saharan trade, Central Asia and the Byzantine Empire, the European Dark Ages and the Crusades, the Mongol conquests, the Black Death, the Ottoman Empire, the Italian Renaissance, and the rise of Spain, leading up to Columbus's departure for the new world. Gonick offers an historical survey that is at once multicultural, humanistic, skeptical, and laugh-out-loud funny.

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    The Cartoon History of the Universe III
    From the Rise of Arabia to the Renaissance
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Larry Gonick
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 191 mm
    Height: 267 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 703 g
    ISBN 13: 9780393324037
    ISBN 10: 0393324036

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F3.0
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    BISAC V2.8: CGN007000
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    LC classification: D21.1 .G66 1990
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    Thema V1.0: NHB
    Illustrations note
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    14 January 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    A brilliant application of the cartoon medium wedding learning with fun. Bravo! --Will Eisner, creator of The Spirit, A Contract with God, and The Dreamer"