Haywood presents a grand sweep of global history using concise, insightful, and engaging text summaries alongside timelines, maps, and illustrations, taking readers from the origins of our first ancestors up to the present day.
Dr John Haywood is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Great Britain. A highly experienced cartographic editor and author, his many publications include The Great Migrations, The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations and The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings.
'The ultimate book to dip in and out of' - Geographical 'A grand sweep of global history in an immediately accessible format ... this original and authoritative book offers a unique way of appreciating the diverse array of events that have shaped world history' - Timeless Travels
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