'Finally, a world history for the layman! A must read for anybody who feels they should know more about history' Simon Montford
'Just what we all wanted but were too scared to ask for: everything that ever happened in one digestible, readable book' Matt Ridley
'A 'Now I understand where that fits in' moment on every page' Alice Boyle
There is an increasing realisation that our knowledge of world history–and how it all fits together–is far from perfect. A Short History of the World aims to fill the big gaps in our historical knowledge with a book that is easy to read and assumes little prior knowledge of past events.
The book does not aim to come up with groundbreaking new theories on why things occurred, but rather gives a broad overview of the generally accepted version of events so that non-historians will feel less ignorant when discussing the past.
To help readers put events, places and empires into context, the book includes 32 maps specially commissioned to accompany the text. The result is a book that is reassuringly epic in scope but refreshingly short in length. An excellent place to start to bring your historical knowledge up to scratch!
Creation date: 2012-09-02