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La magna Historia del mundo de J.M. Roberts es un ejercicio extraordinario de comprensión y síntesis, en el que el prestigioso historiador británico recorre la historia universal en una exhaustiva crónica de la humanidad desde sus orígenes en la sabana africana al mundo surgido de las cenizas de las torres gemelas.Un iluminador relato tejido con maestría y rigor que persigue los principales procesos históricos sin dejar a un lado el arte, las religiones, la economía o los avances científicos para ponerlos en relación y así desvelar el legado que ha sedimentado en la configuración del mundo que vivimos. Con su maestría para la narración histórica, nos cuenta el origen de las civilizaciones en Mesopotamia, el Antiguo Egipto, India, China, África y América del Sur; nos explica el Imperio romano, la explosiva llegada del islam, el auge y caída del dominio samurái en Japón, los reinos medievales del África subsahariana, las conquistas mongolas, la independencia de EEUU, la Revolución francesa, los imperios coloniales, las guerras mundiales o la caída de la URSS. Escrito con vivacidad y firmeza, esta Historia del mundo ofrece la mejor y más legible historia universal, por primera vez en un solo volumen.
Beginning with its Paleolithic origins and the early civilizations of the Aegean, Roberts traces the development of the European identity over the course of thousands of years, ranging across empires and religions, economics, science, and the arts. Antiquity, the age of Christendom, the Middle Ages, early modern history, and the old European order all are surveyed in turn, with particular emphasis given to the turbulent twentieth century.
From the evolution of Homo Sapiens to the exploration of space, the vast landscape of human history appears in this authoritative, readable book. Evocatively illustrated, this work offers an outstanding one-volume survey of the major events, developments, and personalities of the known past. Illus. Maps.
A brief history of the ancient civilization, history of different parts of the world, religions, World Wars I and II, political changes in Europe, Asia and America, the cold war between America and Russia and today's world.
The completely updated edition of J. M. Roberts and Odd Arne Westad's widely acclaimed, landmark bestseller The Penguin History of the World For generations of readers. The Penguin History of the World has been one of the great cultural experiences - the entire story of human endeavour laid out in all its grandeur and folly, drama and pain in a single authoritative book. Now, for the first time, it has been completely overhauled for its 6th edition - not just bringing it up to date, but revising it throughout in the light of new research and discoveries, such as the revolution in our understanding of many civilizations in the Ancient World. The closing sections of the book reflect what now seems to be the inexorable rise of Asia and the increasingly troubled situation in the West. About the authors: J. M. Roberts, CBE, published The Penguin History of the World in 1976 to immediate acclaim. His other major books include The Paris Commune from the Right, The Triumph of the West (which was also a successful television series), The Penguin History of Europe and The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century. He died in 2003. Odd Arne Westad, FBA, is Professor of International History at the London School of Economics. He has published fifteen books on modern and contemporary international history, among them The Global Cold War, which won the Bancroft Prize, and Decisive Encounters, a standard history of the Chinese civil war. He also served as general co-editor of the Cambridge History of the Cold War. Reviews: 'A work of outstanding breadth of scholarship and penetrating judgements. There is nothing better of its kind' Lord Jonathan Sumption, Sunday Telegraph 'A stupendous achievement' A. J. P. Taylor 'A brilliant book . . . the most outstanding history of the world yet written' J. H. Plumb
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