CONTENTS Chapter 1: The ancient world Chapter 2: The first five centuries of the Christian Era Chapter 3: From 501 to 1000 ce Chapter 4: From 1001 to 1500 ce Chapter 5: From 1500 to 1913 Chapter 6: The First World War 1914-1918 Chapter 7: Between the World Wars 1919-1938 Chapter 8: The Second World War 1939-1945 Chapter 9: From 1946 to the present day
Starting with the world's first recorded armed conflicts, in Sumeria in 2500 bce, and travelling through history to the most devastating battles of the present day. Written by a team of expert contributors, all chosen by award-winning historian and author R. G. Grant, and produced by the team behind the global bestselling 1001 series. Illustrated throughout with ancient carvings, richly detailed tapestries, historic paintings, and dramatically evocative photographs. Includes special features that relate historical events to modern life.
R. G. Grant is a historian who has written extensively on many aspects and periods of world history. He has published more than 50 books, including: Battle, Soldier, and Battle at Sea (Dorling Kindersley 2005, 2007, 2008) and MI5/MI6: A History of the British Secret Service (Bison, 1988). He was also a major contributor to the ITV Visual History of the Twentieth Century (Carlton, 1999) and consultant for Chronology of World History (Helicon, 1995).
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