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The Shaping of England (Historia Universal Asimov #9)

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  113 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Hardcover, 278 pages
Published December 1st 1969 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) (first published 1969)
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Como siempre, la historia "platicadita" de Asimov nunca decepciona. Lo único lamentable de su colección de historia universal es que no haya podido hacerla más extensa. Lo mejor son los datos curiosos y anécdotas que suelen omitirse en libros más "formales" sobre el tema, y eso provoca que la lectura sea mucho más amena.
Un muy buen libro bien explicado de cómo fueron los primeros siglos en Inglaterra, las invasiones que hubo: sajones, normandos, vikingos, anglos y romanos. Finalmente cada invasión tuvo sus repercusiones y legados para las siguientes generaciones e Inglaterra, después de la última invasión de los Normandos el 13 de octubre en 1066 en la batalla de Hastings.

El autor narra paso a paso cómo fueron constituyéndose las regiones de la actual Inglaterra y en los casos que amerita, las sucesiones, terri
Aug 21, 2009 Curtiss rated it 4 of 5 stars
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The Good Doctor presents the history of England and the British Isles, from the end of Briatin's Ice Age in 10,000 B.C. to the signing of The Magna Carta in 1215 A.D.; delivering it with his usual inimitably lucid and witty style. This is another one of the Good Doctor's many enjoyable and informative narratives covering the history of civilization.

They each share his entertaining style and reveal his appreciation of the sweep of grand events, as well as his enthusiasm for the intimate and obscu
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Totally biased by the author's own experiences. Too many personal opinions, not objective at all. It needs a lot of updating, noticeably on the vikings and their motivations and the extent of their explorations.
Me puede encantar la forman tan agradable que tiene Asimov para relatar la historia.
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Читается на одном дыхании. Ричард Львиное Сердце - лох :)
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Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

Professor Asimov is generally considered the most prolific writer of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine of the te
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