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READ & DOWNLOAD ó History of the World Ght 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 We. I read this book for a college class It s probably as good as it gets when trying to summarize all of human history but it purposely leaves out so many good details For example when mentioning the sinking of the Lusitania it does so in only one sentence without even mentioning the ship s name There was an outcry when a great British liner was torpedoed that year with the loss of 1200 lives many of them Americans and the unrestricted sinking of shipping was called off by the Germans In many other instances it mentions important figures but leaving out their names too making it nearly impossible to look them up and learn I assume that this was done to try and make the book as uncomplicated as possible but after putting so much time into reading this book I really would have appreciated detail and maybe some interesting facts or stories to make it palatable Too much time was spent dealing with the policies and procedures of different governments and too little on what life was actually like for the average person throughout history It d be a much better idea to read a book on a specific period in time and learn all the good stuff Reading a summary that spans thousands of years for the whole world will probably leave you disappointed

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READ & DOWNLOAD ó History of the World This is a completely new and updated edition of J M Roberts and Odd Arne Westad's widely acclaimed landmark bestseller The Penguin History of the WorldFor generations of readers The Penguin History of the World has been one of the great cultural experiences the. If you ve been following me for a while you ll know that I read this book in increments over 13 months I could have read it in 12 but I took this February off because I was getting wearied by the tome If you read 3 14 pp per day you will finish this book in a year If you don t if you read it like a normal sized book I think the sheer mass of it will make you throw in the towel fairly soon But 3 14 pp are manageableIt s hard not to give a magisterial volume like this 5 stars I liked it because I like history Here you have the whole sweep of human achievement from the first stone tools and cave paintings to the Arab Spring Our technological advancement and cultural changes are tracked in the broadest ways The movement from small isolated communities to broader nations and states to integrated polities and economies to the new globalised world is on display in this bookAlong the way you meet the individuals the stories that are the other aspect of history that keep people like me coming to read and reread the grand saga of human achievement sorrow and struggle Ashurbanipal Ramesses II Plato Alexander Confucius Siddartha the Buddha Julius Caesar Constantine Mohammed Charles the Hammer Martel Thomas Auinas Martin Luther Winston Churchill Mao Zedong Mohondas Mahatma Gandhi Loads and loads of South and East Asian persons I d never met before but whose acuaintance I was glad to makeI recommend this book with its Egyptians and Saxons its Indians and Mayans its Romans and Chinese its Mongols and Americans its East Africans and JapaneseMy problem and this is a separate wider rant so I ll keep it short is epitomised in the following fact the entire ancient world from Mesopotamia to the Middle Ages including the Mediterranean South Asian and East Asian worlds takes under 300 pages and the final 300 pages cover life from the First World War onwards I don t expect eual coverage of the ancient and modern but this is an extreme case of the usual disparity Rant overThere are a few other moments throughout that I either disagreed with or felt could have been spun a bit differently but overall the book is worth the read

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READ & DOWNLOAD ó History of the World 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 li. Although Roberts revised this work through several editions right up to his death in 2003 it was originally written in 1976 so I d guess some readers would find parts of it old fashioned I really can t say I don t read much history but for the most part the book should connect with the modern reader Roberts possesses the main uality such an undertaking would reuire a superbly comprehensive mind plus an eye for those game changing things upon which history pivots whether it s the stirrup artificial light non representational communication or Archimedes levers He also writes a damn nice prose is often refreshingly direct with the reader people of the Old Stone Age were unlikely to reach forty years of age and if they did then they were likely to lead pretty miserable lives and comes up with mind expanding little remarks that make me regret not reading history such as Mesopotamia in ancient times was a flat monotonous landscapeThere were no mountains for the gods to dwell in like men only the empty heavens aboveandThe Egyptians lived in symbolism as fishes do in water taking it for granted and we have to break through the assumptions of a profoundly unsymbolic age to understand themandThe Sumerians seem to have seen the world of life after death as a sad gloomy placeIn their view of the afterworld lies the origin of the later notion of Sheol of Hell


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    (Ebook or Kindle ePUB) History of the World by J.M. Roberts – DOC, Kindle ePUB & PDF Read DOWNLOAD ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ J.M. Roberts J.M. Roberts ¾ 0 READ & DOWNLOAD If you've been following me for a while you'll know that I read this book in increments over 13 months I could have read it in 12 but I took this February off because I was getting wearied by the tome If you read 3 14 pp per day you will finish this book in a year If you don't if you read it like a normal sized book I think the sheer mass of it will make you throw in the towel fairly soon But 3 14 pp are manag

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    READ & DOWNLOAD History of the World (Ebook or Kindle ePUB) History of the World by J.M. Roberts – DOC, Kindle ePUB & PDF Read J.M. Roberts ¾ 0 READ & DOWNLOAD The single most informative book I've ever read I feel like I've learned a lot from this than my degree in International Relations While I'm already forgetting most of the thousands upon thousands of specific facts mentioned I feel like it's provided a good sense of scale context and continuity for other things I learn in future

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    DOWNLOAD ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ J.M. Roberts J.M. Roberts ¾ 0 READ & DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD History of the World This is a long book I don't remember when I started reading it I don't even remember much of anything in the book that's than about 300 pages back But I remember enough to say that this is a world history that's w

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    (Ebook or Kindle ePUB) History of the World by J.M. Roberts – DOC, Kindle ePUB & PDF Read Although Roberts revised this work through several editions right up to his death in 2003 it was originally written in 1976 so I'd guess some readers would find parts of it old fashioned I really can't say I don't read much history but for the most part the book should connect with the modern reader Roberts pos

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    J.M. Roberts ¾ 0 READ & DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ J.M. Roberts (Ebook or Kindle ePUB) History of the World by J.M. Roberts – DOC, Kindle ePUB & PDF Read Well honestly I feel like writing a review for this book is like my Oscar acceptance speech it is so momentous It has taken me 121 daysfour months of reading almost every day averaging nearly ten pages per day I have never even read a historical book before It is a truly massive tome but I am very glad I've done it It started out as a desire to learn about the ancient Greeks but I didn't know where to start since I had no concept

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    READ & DOWNLOAD History of the World DOWNLOAD ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ J.M. Roberts J.M. Roberts ¾ 0 READ & DOWNLOAD Possible Spoilers This book is not for the faint of heart It took me 7 weeks to slog through it It does however provide a pretty good overview of history and importantly historical process It can't provide details in every area but it does p

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    (Ebook or Kindle ePUB) History of the World by J.M. Roberts – DOC, Kindle ePUB & PDF Read DOWNLOAD ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ J.M. Roberts READ & DOWNLOAD History of the World Finally finished this monster of a book I am now feeling a supreme sense of accomplishment

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    J.M. Roberts ¾ 0 READ & DOWNLOAD (Ebook or Kindle ePUB) History of the World by J.M. Roberts – DOC, Kindle ePUB & PDF Read I read this book for a college class It's probably as good as it gets when trying to summarize all of human history but it purposely leaves out so many good details For example when mentioning the sinking of the Lusitania it does so in only one sentence without even mentioning the ship's name There was an outcry when a great British liner w

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    (Ebook or Kindle ePUB) History of the World by J.M. Roberts – DOC, Kindle ePUB & PDF Read An exceptional book to be used as a general guide to the history of civilization and even before It is massive and I've read it two times from beginning to end which took a few months I look forward to reading the latest edition Many great historical events are merely mentioned but it acts as a catalyst or for me an inspiration to

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    DOWNLOAD ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ J.M. Roberts (Ebook or Kindle ePUB) History of the World by J.M. Roberts – DOC, Kindle ePUB & PDF Read J.M. Roberts ¾ 0 READ & DOWNLOAD History of the world in about 1200 pages That's some achievement Although this size means you rarely take the foot off the gas and things keep passing by so uickly My only small gripe is with the chapter concerning WW2 that had a small amount of moralizing in it but that is to be expected Otherwise a fantastic overview and really good job by the authors for sticking to history and not passing judgement on who was good or bad

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  • History of the World
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  • 06 January 2020
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