Book SynopsisA child's gasmask tells of life in the Second World War, the Colosseum sums up the might of Rome, and a jeweled Fabergé egg graphically demonstrates the opulence of imperial Russia. Appreciate world history a different way - through 1000 objects. This fascinating book shows items ranging from a Viking wooden comb and ivory chessmen to modern phones, refrigerators, and cars. You will see how people through history have lived, clothed, and entertained themselves; how they have cooked, fought, married, and died. Learn about history through iconic documents such as the Magna Carta, or symbols of imperial might such as the Taj Mahal. See funeral masks and tomb paintings that tell of the makers' views on religion, death, and the afterlife. And appreciate humanity's extraordinary inventiveness as you enjoy a parade of beautiful objects that includes exquisite Chinese porcelain, Stradivarius musical instruments, and Renaissance art. History of the World in 1000 Objects is a treasure trove of human creativity that brings alive civilizations and cultures in an unforgettable way.
This vividly illustrated book provides a fresh perspective on world history by revealing how our ancestors lived through the objects they fashioned. -- Longitude
[A] completely fresh perspective on the history of the world. -- Releaselog
[A] treasure trove of human creativity from earliest cultures to the present day. -- USA Today
Using human-made objects to explain world history is such a fun and interesting way to see how societies around the planet have evolved both culturally and technologically. -- Winkbooks
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