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  • Published: 14 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9781846144431
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 1280
  • RRP: $45.00
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The Penguin History of the World: 6th edition



This new edition of The Penguin History of the World is an opportunity to celebrate a book that is both a richly rewarding narrative and a permanent work of reference.

The Penguin History of the World tells the entire story of human endeavour in all its grandeur and folly, drama and pain in a single book; beautifully written, authoritative and thrilling. Now this landmark bestseller has been completely overhauled - not just bringing it up to date, but revising it throughout in the light of new research and discoveries, including the recent revolution in our understanding of ancient civilizations and what now seems to be the inexorable rise of Asia and the increasingly troubled situation in the West. This new edition of The Penguin History of the World is an opportunity to celebrate a book that is both a richly rewarding narrative and a permanent work of reference.

'The leading historical mind of his generation.' Guardian

'A stupendous achievement.' A.J.P. Taylor 'At once entertaining and scholarly . . . a book as challenging as it is consistently absorbing.' Christopher Hibbert 'A brilliant book . . .  the most outstanding history of the world yet written.'  J.H. Plumb 'A work of outstanding breadth of scholarship and penetrating judgements.  There is nothing better of its kind.'  Sunday Telegraph

  • Published: 14 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9781846144431
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 1280
  • RRP: $45.00
Categories:

About the authors

J. M. Roberts

Until his retirement in 1994, J. M. Roberts was Warden of Merton College, Oxford. Acknowledged as one the greatest living historians in the world today, his books include The Penguin History of the World and The Triumph of the West.

Odd Arne Westad

Odd Arne Westad is one of the world's foremost experts on both the Cold War and contemporary East Asian history, having won the Bancroft Prize, the Michael Harrington Award and the Akira Iriye International History Book Award for his seminal book The Global Cold War. A Professor of International History at the London School of Economics, he is also co-director of LSE IDEAS, a centre for the study of international affairs, diplomacy and grand strategy.

Odd Arne Westad, FBA, is Professor of International History at the London School of Economics. He has published fifteen books on modern and contemporary international history, among them The Global Cold War, which won the Bancroft Prize, and Decisive Encounters, a standard history of the Chinese civil war. He also served as general co-editor of the Cambridge History of the Cold War.

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