Timelines. The events that shaped history
John Haywood Thames & Hudson Published: September 2019 Price: £19.95
In Timelines, John Haywood presents a grand sweep of global history in an immediately accessible format. Using concise, insightful, and engaging text summaries alongside timelines, maps, and illustrations, Haywood takes the reader from the origins of our first ancestors up to the present day.
Split into different time periods (e.g. 1296 – 1405 or 1825–1848 CE) a short essay introduces and summarizes the most important political and cultural landmarks of that period, followed by a clear timeline splitting events into four categories: politics & economy, religion & philosophy, science & technology, and arts & architecture.
The book’s clear, concise, and accessible format allows the reader to achieve a new understanding of contemporaneous events across the globe, making unexpected and surprising links and connections across history. This original and authoritative book offers a unique way of appreciating the diverse array of events that have shaped world history. Can't recommend too strongly.