By Susan Wise Bauer
A full of life and interesting narrative historical past exhibiting the typical threads within the cultures that gave beginning to our own.
this can be the 1st quantity in a daring new sequence that tells the tales of all peoples, connecting historic occasions from Europe to the center East to the some distance coast of China, whereas nonetheless giving weight to the features of every state. Susan clever Bauer presents either sweeping scope and vibrant realization to the person lives that supply flesh to summary assertions approximately human history.
Dozens of maps offer a transparent geography of serious occasions, whereas timelines provide the reader an ongoing experience of the passage of years and cultural interconnection. This outdated narrative background employs the tools of “history from beneath”―literature, epic traditions, inner most letters and accounts―to attach kings and leaders with the lives of these they governed. the result's an engrossing tapestry of human habit from which we may perhaps draw conclusions concerning the path of global occasions and the reasons at the back of them.
thirteen illustrations, eighty maps