Atlas of World History

Atlas of World History

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Baker & Taylor
Maps follow the long march of human history from prehistory to the present, covering the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China; the Roman empire; the Medieval and Early Modern world; and the twentieth century

Baker
& Taylor

The first major new history atlas compiled in two decades follows the long march of human history from prehistory to the present, covering the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China; the Roman Empire; the Medieval and Early Modern world; and the twentieth century, with scintillating spreads and information-packed maps.

Oxford University Press
Synthesizing exceptional cartography and impeccable scholarship, the Atlas of World History traces 12,000 years of history with 450 full color maps and over 200,000 words of text. In addition, more than 200 illustrations and tables complement the fascinating chronological narrative written by dozens premiere scholars and edited by Patrick O'Brien, former Director of the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London. Longer essays outline worldwide trends, political developments and military conflicts, highlighting the most significant socio-economic, cultural and religious themes for five pivotal historical periods. What truly distinguishes the Concise Atlas of World History from competitive Eurocentric volumes, is its devotion the rich past of Africa, Asia and the Americas. Cross references and an 8,000 entry index with alternative name forms also permit movement through regions and time periods with the utmost of ease.

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, c1999
ISBN: 9780195215670
0195215672
Branch Call Number: R 911 ATL
Characteristics: 1 atlas (367 p.) : col. ill., col. maps ; 35 cm
Additional Contributors: O'Brien, Patrick Karl
Alternative Title: Oxford atlas of world history

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