A History of the World in 100 Objects Pdf

A History of the World in 100 Objects

Number of page: 736
Author: Neil MacGregor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101545300
Category: History

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About The Author

Neil MacGregor has blazed an unusual path to international renown. As director of the British Museum, he organized an exhibit that aimed to tell the history of humanity through the stories of one hundred objects made, used, venerated, or discarded by man. The exhibit and its accompanying BBC radio series broke broadcasting records and MacGregor’s book became a bestselling sensation on both sides of the Atlantic. He is also the author of Shakespeare’s Restless World.

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  • Lizbeth978Lizbeth978
    LibraryThing Review This is an absolutely fascinating (and beautiful!) book. Really – it is public archaeology at its best.
  • SullywriterSullywriter
    LibraryThing Review A beautifully designed and illustrated, endlessly fascinating tour of human civilization from its beginning to now through artifacts from all over the world. Insightful, completely engaging, and filled with many surprises.
  • maniccook1maniccook1
    Fascinating read! This is a fascinating lens through which to view the history of the world and the story is well told by the director of the British Museum. Its a great treat for yourself or a friend my copy went into the guest room once I was finished and has already been enjoyed by several visitors.
  • bostonian71bostonian71
    LibraryThing Review Fantastic resource for anyone who loves history, culture and/or museums. Even though the title reads *A* history, it could’ve been called *The* history, given the sheer breadth of the themes and
  • murderbydeathmurderbydeath
    LibraryThing Review Wow, this book took awhile for me to get through. So much interesting information that I had to read only a few sections per sitting if I had any hope of retaining what I read. I found the objects to
  • freelancer_frankfreelancer_frank
    LibraryThing Review This is a book about common humanity. Each object is accompanied by a commentary, all of around equal length, that places the object in context, describes its features and explains what it reveals
  • HadriantheBlindHadriantheBlind
    LibraryThing Review This is a nice big thick book with lots of juicy wonderful pictures. THe author, a curator of the British museum, has the airs of a fascinating and scholarly tour guide, and shows pieces diverse
  • Bookoholic73Bookoholic73
    LibraryThing Review I so like this book! Not only does one travel in time, one also travels around the entire world, and learns so much. (if one only could remember as well!!!) Well written, accessible and clever at the
  • arielflarielfl
    LibraryThing Review The genesis of this book sprung from a radio program on the BBC in which the British Museum attempted to tell the history of the world in 100 objects. The book is the fruition of the radio program. I
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