The Penguin History of the World: 6th edition Paperback – 30 Jan 2014
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A work of outstanding breadth of scholarship and penetrating judgments. There is nothing better of its kind (Jonathan Sumption Sunday Telegraph)
At once entertaining and scholarly ... a book as challenging as it is consistently absorbing (Christopher Hibbert)
A stupendous achievement (A. J. P. Taylor)
A brilliant book ... the most outstanding history of the world yet written' (J. H. Plumb)
The leading historical mind of his generation (Guardian)
About the Author
J. M. Roberts (1928 2003) was a celebrated and prolific British historian and the author of a number of books, including, "The Penguin History of Europe" and "The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century." Odd Arne Westad has served as the Director of Research at the Nobel Institute and Professor of International History at the London School of Economics, and has published fifteen books on modern and contemporary international history, most recently, "Restless Empire: China and the World Since 1750.""
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Top Customer Reviews
The book is an old-fashioned narrative covering years of global civilisation, and is none the worse for that. Undergraduates, understandably, prefer this approach to the impenetrable jargon of post-modermism. it has a very old and distinguished pedigree that includes Peter Heylyn.
The book demonstrates in its learning the paucity of knowledge in other world history books like that of Andrew Marr. It also owes something to the brilliance of H G Wells little book of 1920.
Maps adorn the book and there is a superb index that will be welcomed by those using the book for research or reference.
The authors demonstrate how human beings have coped with the various challenges of the past-wars, famines, and so on.
In 1985 Roberts was responsible for a very successful television series entitled:'Triumph of the West'. Of its kind,it has never been bettered.
This is a book to cherish. It is worth every penny.
An overview of the most relevant topics of human history, really good anchor for future references.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
the book seems very promising. but I have not yet finished reading it, uptil now I am very interestedPublished 4 months ago by Veronique de Longeaux
Based on reviews I ordered this book. I am very pleased with my purchasePublished 14 months ago by Henning RASMUSSEN
The Penguin History of the World arrived in such a good condition,it is almost unbelievable.It is my ...new World history,I have read Grimberg for mange years. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Anna Zachariasen
I've read the first 350 pages, and I doubt I'll read more.
To the degree that's possible, the book shares a relatively unbiased view of what we... Read more
Bought as a gift so not really sure as to how good it is. Looks well presented tho. Good thick book, lots of reading to anyone interested. Speedy, efficient service.Published 18 months ago by Alison