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  • Author:
    Andrew Marr
  • ISBN:
    023075595X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0230755956
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  • Publisher:
    Pan Macmillan; Unabridged edition edition (November 5, 2012)
  • Pages:
    500 pages
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    Historical Study & Educational Resources
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Andrew Marr's History of the World is a 2012 BBC documentary television series presented by Andrew Marr that covers 70,000 years of world history from before the beginning of human civilisation.

Andrew Marr's History of the World is a 2012 BBC documentary television series presented by Andrew Marr that covers 70,000 years of world history from before the beginning of human civilisation, as African nomadic peoples spread out around the world and settled down to become the first farmers, up to the twentieth century, in 1998. The series is noted for its elaborate, Hollywood-like recreations of many of the people and events on which Marr frames his story.

A History of the World has been added to your Cart. He is the author of The History of Modern Britain, The Making of Modern Britain, and The Real Elizabeth.

A History of the World is a book about the great change-makers of history and their times, people such as Cleopatra . Andrew Marr was born in Glasgow in 1959.

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.

A History of the World book. Andrew Marr, author of two bestselling histories of Great Britain now turns his attention to the world as a whole. A Short History of the World takes readers from the Mayans to Mongolia, from the kingdom of Benin to the court of the From the earliest civilizations to the 21st century, a global journey through human history, tieing-in with a major BBC television series.

human history, telling the story of how great forces of nature and individual genius shaped the world we live in today. Find out more about the history of humanity with this specially developed resource featuring Andrew Marr.

Andrew Marr goes on an epic journey through 70,000 years of human history, telling the story of how great forces of nature and individual genius shaped the world we live in today. Explore early human history with The Open University's exclusive material. Step into a rich field of history and explore how the First World War was caught on canvas. Your Paintings: The art of war. Related Content.

Our understanding of world history is changing, as new discoveries are made on all the .

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. In this truly global journey Andrew Marr revisits some of traditional histories, which have tended to be Eurocentric, telling mankind's story through tales of Greece and Rome and the crowned heads of Europe's oldest monarchies.

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TV Show Episode Scripts Andrew Marr's History Of The World (2012) Season 1 Age of Plunder. There was no such thing as a book in his world. The Pope had decreed that the people of the New World were human and were worthy of respect unless they rejected Christianity. Andrew Marr's History Of The World (2012) s01e05 Episode Script. Saturday, November 16th, 1532, Peru.

From the earliest civilizations to the 21st century, a global journey through human history, tying-in with a major BBC television seriesAndrew Marr, author of two bestselling histories of Great Britain now turns his attention to the world as a whole. A Short 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 Eurocentric, 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 U.S. 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.

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This may be the best world history book that I have read although I have not always enjoyed everything that Mr. Marr has produced. It explains a lot to me that have just been murky questions in my mind. Yes, I know that some of this information may not be the total fact of the matter(is any history book?) but it is his studied conception and certainly better than many. I enjoyed the fact that it was not just battle after battle and war after war. I have looked for history information that gives us knowledge of the many developments that have happened...not just war. Sure, no book is going to do that 100%. but at least this book tried to balance that in to its content. Remembering my school days, I now wish that a book like this had been available....because what was available was boring and just a small percentage of the real history. Mr. Marr does give opinions on peoples personalities and abilities...but if you don't agree with him, you may look up further information to form your own opinion.

If anyone can come up with another book, another world history that is as interesting and as balanced as this book....I would like to see your suggestions....Keep in mind that I don't want to go through every detail. A book of this size cannot have every detail.
Cia
I was trying to find a medium-length world history book that really covered the world's history. This isn't easy, as most tend to focus primarily on European history. This book had relatively few reviews on Amazon, so I decided to keep looking rather than buy this when I first saw it. I ended up looking on the UK Amazon website, thinking that I may find a book there that wasn't available in the US. On the UK website, this book had many reviews, and they were very high. Based on this, I downloaded to my Kindle from the US website. The book is engaging. It doesn't cover any period as much as I'd like it to, but this is expected of a medium-length book that covers 10,000 years of history. It does however provide enough history for each period to help the reader determine what s/he would like to read about in greater detail, and then buy the relevant book for that period.
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At last an accessible history of the world. Once I started to read this book I could not put it down. There are some less complimentary reviews but I feel they are a little harsh. Andrew Marr was able to put into context a whole raft of cultures and how they did or did not interact. I cannot count the number of times I thought to myself "ah, that is why this happened". It was as if lots of little lights came on and joined up a map of history.
The clarity of writing and the little side comments made this a very enjoyable and informative read. If history had been taught in a similar way when I was at school, I would have been a very different student.
Vetalol
Long and quite detailed. Some civilizations, such as Aztecs, have less information. What I like best is that the author shows that all of history, as of human participants, is a mix of good & bad people, good and bad decisions, lucky and unlucky outcomes. Mr Marr does not judge, and he does not establish a Narrative (discriminatory selection of facts to form an emotional bond). I believe the lack of a narrative, the tool of all politics, is what makes this book stand out in its field.
Grinin
This is my first non-academic world history read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Marr weaves together different countries, cultures and their leaders smoothly page after page, often with a unifying theme in mind. Sometimes one can catch a bit of fluffy rhetoric but this does not detract from the experience even if the reader is only trying to gain new knowledge. The book is easy to read yet filled with detail. Marr definitely leans towards writing about new cultures and peoples or towards existing history with new historical information. I felt the book to be a bit short even though it's over 500 pages; there was certainly a huge skipping of historical events but Marr himself addresses this in the beginning of the book as inevitable of anyone trying to tackle a subject so daunting as world history. But Marr (or his editor) got it right when he named the book simply "A" history of the world (not "The") because it is merely one of many world history books that should be read for anyone serious enough about understanding the subject.
Dordred
This is a really good history book. I first bought the BBC DVD series the book supports, but decided I needed more detail so I got the book. I read the book chapters before watching the episodes. This was a good way for me to really learn and remember.

Throughout the book, Marr has a clear tone and avoids heavy analysis. However, in the final chapter I felt that there was a bit of political bias when explaining recent history. It may be unavoidable, and did not really detract from the book (it just was obvious since it was very different from the rest of the book).

I am amazed at how much info can be crammed into a single book. I wanted to read this book in order to get an "overall picture" before I move on to more specific events and periods, and it has really served that purpose.

Highly recommended.
Duktilar
Where this book works, it works well. Marr does a good job explaining people, their motivations, and their personalities. Unfortunately, he also spends a lot of time trying to examine complex social issues and ideologies that was rather dull. The second half of the book was the 20th century, so larger world events like the plague, key invasions, etc. seemed rather rushed. In short, the personality profiles were interesting, the rest of it, rather mediocre.
I prefer the documentary, but it is nice to have the book because it is basically the script of his documentary. It is not the most academic book and can over generalize theories of history, but it is a modern interpretation of our world's history from a western perspective. We are moving forward and this book is a step in the right direction. It helps to simplify the history so that it is easier to teach or understand.