Millennium

Millennium

A History of the Last Thousand Years

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
An engaging work by a prize-winning historian traces the progress and regress of the world's civilizations over the past thousand years and shows how the capacity of one people to influence another has shifted geographically. 35,000 first printing.

Book News
Reviews the global history of the last 1,000 years as a visitor from the future would see it, beginning and ending in East Asia and considering European and American dominance as temporary. Fernßndez-Armesto (history, U. of Oxford) uses small details of the human experience to convey broad historical changes, and gives less attention to well-documented historical eras such as Elizabethan England in favor of periods not usually covered, such as events in Makassar and Timbuktu. Includes some 400 b&w photos and illustrations. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Millennium is the most exciting sort of popular history. The narrative of Millennium begins in Japan in the year 1005 with a visit to the author of The Tale of Genji ... the same place it ends 990 years later. In between, it follows the civilizations of the world - from the eleventh-century Caliphate of Cordova to fourteenth-century Mesoamerica to fifteenth-century Russia to twentieth-century America - tracking the geographic drift westward of historical initiative from the eastern shores of the Pacific to the Atlantic and back again. In a single chapter, this book moves from the founding of the Ming Dynasty to sixteenth-century Amsterdam to the empires of the Inca and Aztec. Dazzlingly written, scrupulous in its scholarship, Millennium is a book on a grand scale, with more ambition, erudition, relevance, and enduring interest than any popular history ever written.

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& Taylor

Traces the progress and regress of the world's civilizations over the past thousand years and shows how the capacity of one people to influence another has shifted geographically

Publisher: New York : Scribner, 1995.
ISBN: 9780684803616
0684803615
Branch Call Number: 909 FER
Characteristics: 816 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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