Millennium by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
A History of the Last Thousand Years

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An engaging work by a prize-winning historian traces the progress and regress of the world's civilizations over the past thousand years and shows how the capacity of one people to influence another has shifted geographically. 35,000 first printing.

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Published October 16, 1995 by Scribner. 816 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction

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Although he takes the reader on a richly detailed, exciting journey through history, Fern†ndez-Armesto gets a bit too caught up with his Atlantic/Pacific categories (at one point he even classifies the economically vital state of California as part of his Pacific civilization) and ultimately mars...

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In this freewheeling, selective, iconoclastic history of the world from the 10th century to the present, Fernandez-Armesto concludes that the West's domination of global affairs was far from inevitable and is likely to abate as economic power and initiatives in technology and ideas shift decisive...

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For example, "Dunedin is a miraculous mirror, reflecting Victorian and Edwardian Britain from as far away as it is possible to get, through almost the whole length and density of the core and carapace of the earth" under "skies, bright with an almost painful clarity unknown in the northern hemis...

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