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The Events that Shaped History

John Haywood

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An entirely new way of looking at world history via themed timelines

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The world we live in today was forged by the conflicts and rebellions, voyages and discoveries of our shared past. Understanding these key moments and movements in history and, more importantly, seeing the parallels and connections between them, is essential to understanding ourselves and our world now. Timelines presents the grand sweep of human history at a glance, from the evolution of our ancestors up to the present.


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Book Details

Format: PLC

Size: 17.8 x 23.6 cm

Extent: 256 pp

Illustrations: 40

Publication date: 12 September 2019

ISBN: 9780500022573

About the Author

Dr John Haywood is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Great Britain. A highly experienced cartographic editor and author, his many publications include The Great Migrations, The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations and The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings.