The Kingfisher Atlas of Exploration and Empires

The Kingfisher Atlas of Exploration and Empires : A Pictorial Guide to the Golden Age of Discovery, 1450-1800

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These exciting, illustrated atlases present a dramatic insight into what the world was like during key historical periods. Packed with information about civilizations, empires, religions, kingdoms and famous figures, these books are the perfect pictorial guides to the past. "The Kingfisher Atlas of Exploration and Empires" recreates the world between 1450 and 1800, examining the themes of exploration, trade, conquest and intellectual discovery. Each map in the book focuses on a major empire, region, civilization, religious or social movement. The subjects are arranged chronologically, and all major regions of the globe are more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 240 x 305 x 11mm | 633g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • full-colour artwork & photos
  • 0753413744
  • 9780753413746
  • 1,497,561

About Simon Adams

Simon Adams was born in Bristol and studied at London and Bristol universities. He worked as an editor of children's reference and other non-fiction books before becoming a full-time writer. Since then, he has written and contributed to more than 50 books on subjects as varied as American history, the sinking of the Titanic, the two world wars and the history of jazz. Mark Bergin specialises in figurative historical reconstructions and has contributed to many non-fiction titles since 1983, winning the 'Time ED best non-fiction book' prize in 1991. Jeremy Black, Professor of History at the University of Exetershow more

Table of contents

04-05 The World 1450-1800 (map); 06-07 How we know about the past (feature); 08-09 Voyages of discovery (map); 10-11 Aztecs and Incas (map); 12-13 The Spanish empire (map); 14-15 The Renaissance (feature); 16-17 The Reformation (map); 18-19 The Ottoman empire (map); 20-21 The Mughal empire (map); 22-23 The Tudors and Stuarts (map); 24-25 Divided Europe (map); 26-27 The expansion of Russia (map); 28-29 China and Japan (map); 30-31 Africa (map); 32-33 The slave trade (feature); 34-35 Colonizing North America (map); 36-37 The age of absolutism (map); 38-39 The intellectual revolution (feature); 40-41 Exploring the Pacific (map); 42-43 The American Revolution (map); 44-45 The French Revolution (map).show more

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