Time­lines. The events that shaped his­tory

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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.

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