World History (Hardcover)

From the Ancient World to the Information Age

By Philip Parker

DK, 9781465462404, 416pp.

Publication Date: October 3, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/1/2010)
Paperback (2/1/2010)

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Description

Discover the events that have shaped our world, from the dawn of prehistoric civilization to the digital age, brought to life with contemporary photographs, maps, paintings, and artifacts that place each event in a wider social and historical context.

With entries on more than 350 of history's most important events, World History looks at turning points throughout the ages and the key thinkers, leaders, ideas, and inventions involved, to chart the story of humanity's journey. Boxes and feature spreads throughout the book introduce and explain technological advances, military campaigns, influencers, and more.

Packaged in a sturdy slipcase perfect for gift-giving.



About the Author

Philip Parker is a historian specializing in the classical and medieval world. He is the author of World History (Eyewitness Companions), The Empire Stops Here: A Journey Along the Frontiers of the Roman Empire, The Northmen’s Fury: A History of the Viking World, and general editor of The Great Routes: A History of Cargoes and Commerce over Land and Sea. He was a contributor to DK’s History Year by Year and History of the World in 1,000 Objects. He previously worked as a diplomat and a publisher of historical atlases.