- Paperback: 560 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; First edition (July 17, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 019511504X
- ISBN-13: 978-0195115048
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 1 x 5.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 58 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #264,193 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Short History of the World First Edition
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Praise for History of the World:
"[A] landmark book."--The Christian Science Monitor
"Epic, yet readable."--Philadelphia Inquirer
"Roberts provides a scholarly examination representing a one-volume survey of the major events of the past."--The Bookwatch
"Roberts is wise as well as witty....Anyone who wants an outline grasp of history, the core of all subjects, can grasp it here."--The Economist
"This would be a good text for a semester world history survey."--William Bakken, Rochester Community and Technical College
"This is a very scholarly text, yet it is written in a style which will allow access to a wide range of students. Although it embodies a vast amount of information, it is not merely factual. Rather, material is presented in a challenging manner."--Philip Evans, Flagler College, FL
"This is an excellent abridgment which should render this text more appropriate for general history courses."--Dan O'Bugan, Sierra Nevada College
"A book that inspires more thought than the conventional college text."--Charles Davis, MS Gulf Coast Community College
About the Author
J. M. Roberts was, until his retirement in 1994, Warden of Merton College, Oxford University. He is author of the half million word History of the World and general editor of The Short Oxford History of the Modern World and The New Oxford History of England.
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It sounded like all the material was from other History books.