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A History Of The World
  • Published: 2 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781408469880
  • Imprint: BBC CD
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Length: 25 hr 0 min
  • Narrator: Neil MacGregor
  • RRP: $85.00
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A History Of The World

In 100 Objects


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The landmark BBC Radio 4 series that tells the story of humanity through 100 man-made objects from the British Museum's unique collection.

In 2010, the BBC and the British Museum embarked on an ambitious project: to tell the story of two million years of human history using one hundred objects selected from the Museum’s vast and renowned collection. Presented by the British Museum’s Director Neil MacGregor, each episode focuses on a single object - from a Stone Age tool to a solar-powered lamp - and explains its significance in human history. Music, interviews with specialists and quotations from written texts enrich the listener’s experience. On each CD, objects from a similar period of history are grouped together to explore a common theme and make connections across the world. Seen in this way, history is a kaleidoscope: shifting, interlinked, constantly surprising and shaping our world in ways that most of us have never imagined. This box set also includes an illustrated booklet with additional background information and photographs, and each CD includes PDF images of the featured objects.

20 CDs. 25 hrs.

  • Pub date: 2 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781408469880
  • Imprint: BBC CD
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Length: 25 hr 0 min
  • Narrator: Neil MacGregor
  • RRP: $85.00
Categories:

About the Author

Neil MacGregor

Neil MacGregor has been Director of the British Museum since 2002. Before that he was Director of the National Gallery from 1987 to 2002. He was 'Briton of the Year' in 2008.

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Praise for A History Of The World

“a broadcasting phenomenon”

Maev Kennedy, The Guardian

“perfect radio”

Philip Hensher, The Independent

“deserves to take its place alongside television classics such as Kenneth Clark's Civilisation and Jacob Bronowski's The Ascent of Man.”

Dominic Sandbrook, The Telegraph


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