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A World History, 4th Edition

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Global in scope, William McNeill's widely acclaimed one-volume history emphasizes the four Old World civilizations of the Middle East, India, China, and Europe, paying particular attention to their interaction across time as well as the impact on historical scholarship in light of the most recent archaeological discoveries. The engaging and informative narrative touches on ...more
Paperback, 656 pages
Published October 29th 1998 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published August 10th 1972)
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Emre Ergin
Aug 01, 2012 Emre Ergin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
İyiydi, ancak Batı'nın yollarına entegre olmayı bir uygarlık çözümü olarak görmekten kurtulamamış bir tarihçiye sahibiz. Allah'tan son eklemede, "Dünya Tarihinin Değişen Biçimi" adlı makalesinde, kendinin ve tüm tarihçilerin Özgürlük tapıcısı tarihçiler olduğunu söylemiş, kendi hatasını anlamış. Mö5000'lerden başlayıp 1999'a kadar süren, bu çapta bir tarih özetini, okunabilir bir ebatta bulması zor. Kitabın en büyük meziyeti de bu olsa gerek.

Çeviri çok iyi sayılmasa da, çevirmenin kitaba yaptığı
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Tuncay Özdemir
Feb 17, 2016 Tuncay Özdemir rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dunya tarihi neyi merkeze alip anlattiginiza bagli olarak degisen bir hikaye. Odakta bugunun gelismis devletlerini olusturan medeniyet(ler) olunca, turk devrimi yarim sayfa, japon ya da fransiz devrimi sayfalarca anlatilabiliyor. Sonucta onlar basaran ve ilham veren oluyor, bizimkisi yarim kalan. Darilmaca gucenmece yok.
Melek G.
Sep 17, 2014 Melek G. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Bu hızla bir aya bitiririm demiştim. O kadar boş boş durduktan sonra bugün otobüstü ders arasıydı derken bitirdim sonunda, mutluyum huzurluyum.
David Humphreys
Jul 13, 2011 David Humphreys rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This sits on my bedside table for a light read before bed. I internalised most of this stuff at uni 15 years ago but I never read McNeill's seminal work cover to cover. Nothing new for me but a great start for anyone lookign to get away from the 'great man' theory of historical development.
John
Aug 08, 2012 John rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dated (written in the 1960s), but still an excellent attempt at a single volume history of the world. Generally an example of the Eurocentrism of the times in which it was written, but some Asian and American history is included in the work.
Gökhan
Dec 21, 2014 Gökhan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Subjektif kısımları tabii ki var fakat olaylar zincirini ve dokusunu anlamak ve ayrıntıda boğulmadan (sadece 650 sayfa) genel çerçeveyi görmek isteyen tarih meraklıları için çok faydalı.
Brian
I knew so little about this worlds history, this book scanned through the entire known history of human kind in 400 pages. Its a good entertaining read.
Alex Hui
Jun 25, 2014 Alex Hui rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
雖然歷史事件闡述不太深入,但作者麥克尼爾能夠運用精闢的分析說明每一個時代的發展和其間之連結。作者巧妙地將世界史分為數個大時代,透過文化之間的互動說明歷史的演變。從書中讀者會發現文明不是單一個體,而是有機地塑造世界每一個角落的主人。我喜歡作者這種橫向的歷史敍述。
Aren Yazmaciyan
Sep 27, 2013 Aren Yazmaciyan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a very good summary of historic events explained in chronological sequence.
Lakesta
Sep 02, 2013 Lakesta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesomely done. You can read this like fiction. It's engrossing.
Tyler Malone
Jan 03, 2012 Tyler Malone rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great relation of historical facts.
Mirai
Nov 07, 2012 Mirai rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
世界史に関する必要最低限レベルの知識獲得を目指しました。
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aka William William Hardy McNeill is a Canadian-American world historian and author, particularly noted for his writings on Western civilization. He is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Chicago where he has taught since 1947.
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