New Atlas of World History

The New Atlas of World History

Global Events at a Glance

  1. John Haywood
  • ISBN 9780500251850
  • 27.20 x 31.40 cm
  • Hardback
  • 252pp
  • 433 Illustrations, 433 in colour
  • with 56 maps
  • First published 2011

The first and only atlas to present global history in a series of uniform world-to-view maps, The New Atlas of World History tells the human story in 56 crystal-clear world maps, from six million years ago to today

‘An astonishing concept, 
brilliantly carried through, history and geography seamlessly combined’ – John Julius Norwich
‘A combination of brilliant design, clear narrative and fascinating insights creates a compelling and even-handed tapestry of the human experience’ 
Brian Fagan, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, 
University of California
‘A remarkable volume, 
written with skill and erudition.
 This is true world history’ 
Michael Prestwich, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, Durham University
‘Comprehensive and innovative... 
Its lively text and accessible format show how people have interacted with their environment to create the world we know today’ 
Peter Wilson, Grant Professor of History, 
University of Hull

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• Unique world-to-view design 
captures the grand sweep of history in 
a way never previously achieved
• Illustrated timelines 
accompany the political maps, charting 
key events and cultural achievements
• Special colour-coding 
reveals the rise and fall of states 
and empires as never before
• Modern information graphics 
display the world’s five largest cities and 
global population for each given year
• Over 400 illustrations 
convey the richness and diversity of 
art, architecture and technology
• Extensive reference section
 includes an A to Z of Peoples, 
Cultures and Nations

John Haywood is Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of History, University of Lancaster and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Great Britain. A highly experienced historian and cartographic editor, his many publications include The Great Migrations, The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations, The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings, The Historical Atlas of the Celtic World and, as general editor, The Cassell Atlas of World History.