Andrew marrs history of the world online
A History of the World by Andrew MarrFrom the earliest civilizations to the 21st century, a global journey through human history, tieing-in with a major BBC television series.
Andrew Marr, author of two bestselling histories of Great Britain now turns his attention to the world as a whole. A Short History of the World takes readers from the Mayans to Mongolia, from the kingdom of Benin to the court of the Jagiellonian kings of Poland. Traditional histories of this kind have tended to be Eurocentric, telling mankinds story through tales of Greece and Rome and the crowned heads of Europes oldest monarchies. Here, Marr widens the lens, concentrating as much, if not more on the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Instead of focusing on one episode of history taking place in one place, he draws surprising parallels and makes fascinating connections, focusing on a key incident or episode to tell a larger story: for instance, the liberation of the serfs in Russia, which took place at the same time as the American Civil War, which resulted in the abolition of slavery in the U.S. But he begins the account with an episode in the life of Tolstoy, who racked up huge gambling debts and had to sell land and slaves as a result. Fresh and exciting, this is popular history at its very best.
Andrew Marr's History of the World is a BBC documentary television series presented by Andrew Marr that covers 70, years of world history from before the beginning of human civilisation, as African nomadic peoples spread out around the world and settled down to become the first farmers, up to the twentieth century. The series is noted for its elaborate, Hollywood-like recreations of many of the people and events on which Marr frames his story. Great care was taken in accurate costumes and the use of the original language of those portrayed. To this are added elaborate digital effects , such as a recreation of the Palace of Knossos or the diversionary channels dug to control flooding of the Yellow River. Garry Kasparov Producer Robin Dashwood on the BBC website provides background to how the series was made, beginning with financial limitations on travel which set them seeking one location "which would furnish us the whole world":. We found the answer in Cape Town , South Africa.
Andrew Marr goes on an epic journey through 70, years of human history, telling the story of how great forces of nature and individual genius shaped the world we live in today. All previous episodes. Find out more about the history of humanity with this specially developed resource featuring Andrew Marr. Step into a rich field of history and explore how the First World War was caught on canvas. Image C Tate.