The Cartoon History of the Universe III: From the Rise of Arabia to the Renaissance (Cartoon History of the Universe book III; vol. 14-19)
Larry Gonick's celebrated series The Cartoon History of the Universe is a unique fusion of world history and the comics medium, a work of serious scholarship and a masterpiece of popular literature. Praised by historians as a narrative and inter...more
Pertama kali dibeli dan dibaca pada bulan November 2006.
Setali tiga uang dengan Jilid I dan II-nya. I love it!
Memang dalam sejarah peradaban Islam, ada beberapa penuturan Larry Gonnick yang membuat teman2 yang fanatik jadi marah. But again, open your mind-lah. Ini cuma sejarah dari sudut pandang Larry Gonnick.
Lagipula, overall Gonnick menghormati Islam, misalnya dengan tidak menggambarkan sosok Rasulullah SAW, meskipun dia ngedu ...more
History is, more often than not, full of eventualities and incidents in loose and dizzying array. It is driven by fear and lust, envy and pride, ignorance and prejudice; yet often recorded with reason and purpose in mind.
Thus it is written and rewritten, remains nostalgic as ever, is open to arguments forever. We live history and our memory survive history.
Jilid ketiga ini, kelanjutan dari dua jilid sebelumnya, menurutku yang paling menarik. Dari lahirnya Islam & bangkitnya Arab, peradaban Afrika dan Asia Tengah, kemunduran Eropa, perang salib, dan bangkitnya Eropa melalui Renaisans, kurang lebih memakan waktu 1000 tahun. Masa yang ...more
Since it is a nonfiction book, the characters are all real, except for the narrator guy with crazy hair, who adds a little more interesting elements to the story. The there is no one plot and conflict, as it covers many parts of history from the rise of Arabia to the holy wars.
As for the characters, the main character had no conflicts, he was ...more
This volume covers a period of history (from the rise of Islam to the European renaissance) which I wasn't familiar with.
I was tempted to dock one star for Gonick's refusal to draw Mohammed. I relented. Given that there exist sufficiently many people in the world who desire to kill him if he did so, and some of whom are capable of and willing to act on this desire, thus posing a risk to his continued existence if he did so, I ca ...more
What's even more admirable is how Gonick manages to combine an out-of-vogue genre (Westernized ...more
Volume 3 is centered around the Dark and Middle Ages for those of us who got a classical Euro-centric education. All the gaps that perplexed me as a kid are here (where did the Mongols come from - they just sprouted from the steppes of Asia like grass?, If China had all these cool inventions first how come they're not in charge by now? Why did the Spanish fi ...more
The only real beef I have is that, after poking fun at every conceivable part of Greco-Roman paganism, Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Confucianism, etc. Gonick refuses to draw Muhammad. I understand the need for cultural sensitivity, but we should be on a level playing field here. I doubt Christians or Jews would have been fond of his portrayals of their prophets and adherents, and at ...more
Recommended for anyone with an interest in history (and a dislike of history t ...more
If you notice, no english edition of this book available at any local bookstore. That said something about Gramedia's distribution policy.
not because he graduated from Harvard with summa cum laude or got special prize from phi beta kappa or Gain his Phd in mathematics but then work as a comic writer ehmm...not just because of that, but because he can made comic that compile all history around the world with cynical and sceptical style but funny and fun to read.
Not only that Gonick has told cool stories about the begining of Islam, but also it has built a different opinion on Black people from Africa.
It also says about lots of shocking facts about world religions.