The Cartoon History of the Universe III: From the Rise of Arabia to the Renaissance (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Cartoon History of the Universe III A fusion of history and cartoon, this book delivers important information about the people and events that have shaped the world, in a light and humerous tone. This volume covers the Middle Ages around the globe, highlighting key events and retrieving neglected historical connections.
- Published: 14 January 2003
- Format: Paperback 320 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780393324037 ISBN 10: 0393324036
- Sales rank: 49,626
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Full description for The Cartoon History of the Universe III
Larry 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.