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Oxford Atlas of World History

Oxford Atlas of World History
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The first major new history atlas in 20 years, uniquely international in approach, incorporating the latest research on Asian, African, and South American history.

A major new work of reference, Atlas of World History charts the course of human progress around the globe, from prehistory to the present, in hundreds of full-color maps.

Much like our earlier Atlas of Exploration, this attractive, large-format volume features 135 two-page spreads that highlight key moments in world history, each spread blending colorful maps and illustrations with authoritative text. For instance, for the American Revolution, readers will find three maps--British North America before the War, the Colonial economy (indicating which areas specialized in fishing, timber, tobacco, and so forth), and military movements during the War itself--plus an informative discussion of the causes and course of the Rebellion.

The Atlas is divided into five sections: 1. The Ancient World (with spreads on topics such as the move from hunting to farming, the first civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China, the Silk Road, and the Roman Empire); 2. The Medieval World (the spread of Islam, the Vikings, the Economy of Europe, and the Inca and Aztec Empires); 3. The Early Modern World (the European discovery of the New World, the Reformation, the growth of science); 4. The Age of Revolutions (including the Industrial Revolution, the American Civil War, and the Modernization of Japan); and 5. The Twentieth Century (the Russian Revolution, the Great Depression, the Second World War, and the USA Since 1945).

Including a 22-page time chart, a 20-page gazetteer of historical events, people, and places, a 20-page index, and a helpful bibliography, here is an informative blend of maps by world-renowned cartographers and text by expert academic consultants that graphically captures the flow of civilizations through time.

"The serious history buff will have a grand old time with the Oxford Atlas of World History.... It's big, colorful, and instructive."--The Seattle Times

"Handsome overview of world history... The scope is truly international, rather than reflecting the usual Eurocentric view.... Recommended for all public and academic libraries."--Library Journal

Product ID: 45765     ISBN-10: 0195215672
Categories: History & Geography, Maps
Supporting language: English
Platforms/media types: Printed Matter