A comprehensive guide to those extraordinary moments that defined human history, written by respected figures from the fields of science, history, and journalism.
From the foundation of Rome on April 21, 753 B.C. to the Arab Spring of 2011, this newly updated edition of 1001 Days That Shaped the World focuses on those truly pivotal moments that have changed the direction of world history. This page-turner of a book summarizes each event with a dramatic descriptive article and memorable illustrations and photos. Among the general categories of events described by historian Peter Furtado and his team of researchers and writers are decisive battles, major natural disasters, historic assassinations, the hatching of political plots, artistic and cultural milestones, and much more.
Here are stories of human achievement, high drama, and memorable tragedy, explained in terms of their physical, cultural, social, or economic impact on the world. Supplemented with hundreds of evocative photos and illustrations.
Peter Furtado was the editor of the highly regarded monthly history magazine History Today for 10 years. Over the last 30 years, Peter has written, broadcast and edited reference works across a broad range of historical subjects. He holds degrees in History and Art History from Oxford University and is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
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