The Penguin Atlas of World History : From the French Revolution to the Present, Paperback

The Penguin Atlas of World History : From the French Revolution to the Present Paperback

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The second volume of the highly successful "Penguin Atlas of World History" covers events from the French Revolution to the present day.

Numerous maps help clarify a detailed chronological summary of the main events of the period throughout the world.

This volume has now been updated to include recent events, from the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall to the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368 pages, illustrations, maps
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General & world history
  • ISBN: 9780141012629



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(This is a copy of my review of Volume 1 of this set, which more or less applies to Volume 2 here as well.)This is a fine little book, and despite it's small size, it comes packed with information. I sought it out after becoming fed up with all of my history texts having poor maps, or even no maps at all. The maps in this are clear and helpful, and the accompanying narrative, while *very* concise (we're talking centuries in a paragraph, at times), is also helpful. The narrative is macro history at its best, enough to give you a general idea of what was going on.I'd recommend this for any history buff.