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One of the most extraordinary history bestsellers on the Penguin list, John Roberts's book has now been updated by Odd Arne Westad to make sure it keeps its amazing appeal to a new generation of readers. 'A stupendous achievement... the unrivalled World History for our day. It extends over all ages and all continents. It covers the forgotten experiences of ordinary people as well as chronicling the acts of those in power. It is unbelievably accurate in its facts and almost incontestable in its judgements' A. J. P. Taylor, Observer
J. M. Roberts (1928-û2003), a British historian, is the author of numerous works, including The French Revolution, A History of Europe, and The History of the World.
Table of Contents
|List of Maps||p. viii|
|Preface to Fifth Edition||p. xi|
|Before History - Beginnings|
|The Foundations||p. 3|
|Homo Sapiens||p. 18|
|The Possibility of Civilization||p. 29|
|The First Civilizations|
|Early Civilized Life||p. 41|
|Ancient Mesopotamia||p. 49|
|Ancient Egypt||p. 66|
|Intruders and Invaders: The Dark Ages of the Ancient Near East||p. 88|
|The Beginnings of Civilization in Eastern Asia||p. 119|
|The Other Worlds of the Ancient Past||p. 148|
|The End of the Old World||p. 159|
|The Classical Mediterranean|
|The Roots of One World||p. 167|
|The Greeks||p. 171|
|Greek Civilization||p. 188|
|The Hellenistic World||p. 212|
|The Roman Achievement||p. 245|
|Jewry and the Coming of Christianity||p. 260|
|The Waning of the Classical West||p. 276|
|The Elements of a Future||p. 301|
|The Age of Diverging Traditions|
|Islam and the Remaking of the Near East||p. 317|
|The Arab Empires||p. 333|
|Byzantium and Its Sphere||p. 345|
|The Disputed Legacies of the Near East||p. 372|
|The Making of Europe||p. 393|
|Imperial China||p. 444|
|Worlds Apart||p. 477|
|Europe: the First Revolution||p. 489|
|New Limits, New Horizons||p. 524|
|The Making of the European Age|
|A New Kind of Society: Early Modern Europe||p. 549|
|Authority and Its Challengers||p. 570|
|The New World of Great Powers||p. 598|
|Europe's Assault on the World||p. 630|
|World History's New Shape||p. 657|
|Ideas Old and New||p. 674|
|The Great Acceleration|
|Long-term Change||p. 699|
|Political Change in an Age of Revolution||p. 720|
|Political Change: A New Europe||p. 745|
|Political Change: The Anglo-Saxon World||p. 768|
|The European World Hegemony||p. 789|
|European Imperialism and Imperial Rule||p. 813|
|Asia's Response to a Europeanizing World||p. 831|
|The End of the Europeans' World|
|Strains in the System||p. 863|
|The Era of the First World War||p. 883|
|A New Asia in the Making||p. 915|
|The Ottoman Heritage and the Western Islamic Lands||p. 932|
|The Second World War||p. 946|
|The Shaping of a New World||p. 969|
|The Latest Age|
|A New World Order||p. 1040|
|Crumbling Certainties||p. 1092|
|The Closing of an Era||p. 1126|
|Openings and Closures||p. 1150|
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