The Penguin History of the World : 6th edition
by J. M. Roberts, Odd Arne Westad
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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Completely updated edition of JMRoberts and Odd Arne Westad widely acclaimed, best-selling monument Le Pingouin de l’ Histoire de la WorldFor generations of readers The Penguin of World History has been one of the great cultural experiences – the whole history of human activity set out in its greatness and folly, drama and pain of a unique reference of the bookNow, for the first time, it has been completely reworked for its 6th edition – and not only to update it, but to review the whole in the light of new research and discoveries, such as the revolution in our understanding of several civilizations of the Ancient World.The closure of sections of the book to reflect what now seems to be the inexorable rise of Asia and increasingly difficult situation in the WestAbout the author: JMRoberts, CBE, published Le Pingouin de l’ Histoire du Monde in 1976 for immediate recognitionOther of his other major books include La Commune de Paris from the Right, Le Triomphe de l’ Occident (which was also a success of the TV series), Le Pingouin de l’ Histoire de l’ Europe and Le Pingouin de l’ Histoire du Xxe Siècle.He died in 2003Odd Arne Westad, FBA, is Professor of International History at the London School of Economics.He has published some fifteen books on modern and contemporary international history, including Le Mondial de la Guerre Froide, which won the Bancroft Prize, and Les Rencontres Décisives, a standard in the history of Chinese civil war.He also served as general co-editor of the Cambridge History of the Cold War.
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