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History of the World, Part 1

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In his monumental History of the World, J. M. Roberts delivered a powerful vision of human history as a story of change, a deliberate shaping of experience and environment. This revised and updated edition takes into account the great range of events and discoveries that have altered our views on everything from early civilizations to post-Cold War globalism. The mapping h ...more
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Published October 1st 2003 by Blackstone Audiobooks
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I read the older edition, in 1 volume. Aussome but a bit heavy. This a real, universal history, but in the oldfashion way: the scope is on Europe and America; the other parts of the world are treated "in addendum". There is no structural attention to the interaction between cultures or civilizations.
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John Morris Roberts, CBE, was a British historian, with significant published works. From 1979-1985 he was Vice Chancellor of the University of Southampton, and from 1985-1994, Warden of Merton College, Oxford. He was also well known as the author and presenter of the BBC TV series The Triumph of the West (1985).
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