Andrew Marr was born in Glasgow in 1959. He studied English at the University of Cambridge and has since enjoyed a long career in political journalism, working for the Scotsman, the Independent, the Daily Express and the Observer. From 2000 to 2005 he was the BBC's Political Editor. He has written and presented TV documentaries on history, science and politics, and presents the weekly Andrew Marr Show on Sunday mornings on BBC1 and Start the Week on Radio 4. Andrew lives in London with his family. --Este texto se refiere a una edición agotada o no disponible de este título.. "As the book of the BBC films, it is televisual, yet done with journalistic panache." --The Times "It is a wonderful book. The series is nothing special. But the book is and is startlingly different; here Marr's writing and his control of the material are remarkable. It should be required reading for all students of history, even more so for those who teach it in universities." --Spectator --Este texto se refiere a la edición kindle_edition .. Andrew Marr, author of two best-selling histories of Great Britain now turns his attention to the world as a whole. A New History of the World takes readers from the Mayans to Mongolia, from the kingdom of Benin to the court of the Jagiellonian kings of Poland. Traditional histories of this kind have tended to be Euro-centric, telling mankind's story through tales of Greece and Rome and the crowned heads of Europe's oldest monarchies. Here, Marr widens the lens, concentrating as much, if not more on the Americas, Africa and Asia. Instead of focusing on one episode of history taking place in one place, he draws surprising parallels and makes fascinating connections, focusing on a key incident or episode to tell a larger story: for instance, the liberation of the serfs in Russia, which took place at the same time as the American Civil War, which resulted in the abolition of slavery in the US. But he begins the account with an episode in the life of Tolstoy, who racked up huge gambling debts and had to sell land and slaves as a result. Fresh and exciting, this is popular history at its very best. --Este texto se refiere a la edición kindle_edition .. Fresh, exciting and vividly readable, this is popular history at its very best.Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the continents and old prejudices are being challenged. In this truly global journey Andrew Marr revisits some of the traditional epic stories, from classical Greece and Rome to the rise of Napoleon, but surrounds them with less familiar material, from Peru to the Ukraine, China to the Caribbean. He looks at cultures that have failed and vanished, as well as the origins of today’s superpowers, and finds surprising echoes and parallels across vast distances and epochs. A History of the World is a book about the great change-makers of history and their times, people such as Cleopatra, Genghis Khan, Galileo and Mao, but it is also a book about us. For ‘the better we understand how rulers lose touch with reality, or why revolutions produce dictators more often than they produce happiness, or why some parts of the world are richer than others, the easier it is to understand our own times.’
Culture in a nutshell I've never payed attention to history classes in my school days. But now, I was looking for enlightment on how the hell we got here? Why humans can't live in peace on a world where we have got enough of everything for everybody. I needed a global vision of the world and his history. This book provides just that. A global.vision of the world since the beginning to our days. Now everything becomes clear to my mind when a read a newspaper. This book gave me the first and only history class I've ever needed. It should be mandatory in hi-school education. So much to learn and so well written and explained. If you take Ernst History of the world as a children introduction to history, this one would be the same kind of book for young adults. It's maybe not a book for history lovers, but for history newcomers. It opens all the doors. There are now so many books from the references I want to read! To put it on a single line. This book made me fall in love with the history. Give it a chance, it's like game of thrones without the dragons. ;-)
Excellent Superb short book about world history. Wide and profound descriptions of world historical events from many points of view. Sharp understanding of the permanent human power play motivations and their consequences. Thanks to the author for giving so much thinking stuff.
Buena obra sobre las distintas etapas de la historia. Si te gusta la historia, leedla. La elegí porque me aconsejaron que era una buena obra sobre la evolución histórica de la humanidad. me parece una buena obra, interesante de principio a fin. Sí la recomendaría a todo el mundo, ya que da una idea síntética y clara de las distintas etapas de la historia.
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