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Millennium: A History of the Last Thousand Years Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Millennium: A History of the Last Thousand Years

Felipe Fernández-Armesto

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ISBN : 9780684825366
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816 pages
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Millennium is the most exciting sort of popular history. The narrative of Millennium begins in Japan in the year 1005 with a visit to the author of The Tale of Genji ... the same place it ends 990 years later. In between, it follows the civilizationsMoreMillennium is the most exciting sort of popular history. The narrative of Millennium begins in Japan in the year 1005 with a visit to the author of The Tale of Genji ... the same place it ends 990 years later. In between, it follows the civilizations of the world - from the eleventh-century Caliphate of Cordova to fourteenth-century Mesoamerica to fifteenth-century Russia to twentieth-century America - tracking the geographic drift westward of historical initiative from the eastern shores of the Pacific to the Atlantic and back again. In a single chapter, this book moves from the founding of the Ming Dynasty to sixteenth-century Amsterdam to the empires of the Inca and Aztec. Dazzlingly written, scrupulous in its scholarship, Millennium is a book on a grand scale, with more ambition, erudition, relevance, and enduring interest than any popular history ever written.