Concise Atlas of World History

Concise Atlas of World History

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Oxford's Atlas of World History is the result of more than three years' intensive work by a specialist team of academics, editors, and cartographers. It presents the story of humanity in its physical setting, from the evolution of Homo sapiens through the start of the 21st century. Truly international in its approach, the atlas incorporates the latest research into Asian, African, and South American history, as well as the traditional core of North American and European events.The atlas is organized into five parts corresponding with the eras studied by world historians today: The Ancient World, The Medieval World,The Early Modern World, The Age of Revolutions, and The Twentieth Century. Each part opens with an introduction, highlighting the main themes of the period, followed by individual spreads covering specific regions and events with maps, text, illustrations, and captions.A comprehensive index of more than 8,000 entries includes numerous alternative name forms used over the centuries. The atlas closes with a bibliography that provides a booklist for suggested further reading.The atlas features some 450 specially created color maps illustrating the major themes and events of world history, 100 photographs, 60 diagrams and 200,000 words of explanatory text. Uniquely for such an atlas, the entire work is thoroughly cross-referenced, allowing the reader to move backwards and forwards in time or across the world from region to region, following themes or lines of inquiry across the map spreads.Created to fulfill the needs of both the general reader and the student, Oxford's Atlas of World History represents an exciting alternative to histories narrowly focused on the experience and perspectives of North American and European history. Covering all the continents, and going back through twelve millennia, it provides a detailed account of humanity's long journey to today's world.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 226.06 x 292.1 x 30.48mm | 1,678.28g
  • Oxford University Press, USA
  • United States
  • English
  • Concise
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 019521921X
  • 9780195219210
  • 968,084

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