The Classical World

The Classical World

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This astoundingly successful, superbly reviewed book vividly recreates the excitement, brutality and adventure of the British Empire. Ferguson's most revolutionary and popular work, "Empire" is a major reinterpretation of the British Empire as one of the world's greatest modernising forces. It shows on a vast canvas how the British Empire in the 19th Century spearheaded real globalisation with steampower, telegraphs, guns, engineers, missionaries and millions of settlers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 720 pages
  • 130 x 190 x 38mm | 539.77g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0141035277
  • 9780141035277
  • 938,362

About Robin Fox

Robin Lane Fox was born in 1946 and educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of New College, Oxford, and a University Reader in Ancient History. His other books include Alexander the Great, Pagans and Christians and The Unauthorized Version. He was historical advisor to Oliver Stone on the making of Stone's film Alexander, for which he waived all his fees on condition that he could take part in the cavalry charge against elephants which Stone staged in the Moroccan desert.
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1,388 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
5 28% (386)
4 42% (577)
3 25% (341)
2 5% (71)
1 1% (13)
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