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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
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
Melek G.
Bu hızla bir aya bitiririm demiştim. O kadar boş boş durduktan sonra bugün otobüstü ders arasıydı derken bitirdim sonunda, mutluyum huzurluyum.
David Humphreys
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aren Yazmaciyan
a very good summary of historic events explained in chronological sequence.
Awesomely done. You can read this like fiction. It's engrossing.
Tyler Malone
Great relation of historical facts.
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