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Centuries of Change History S Greatest Tour Guide Is Back And He S Ringing The Changes In A Contest Of Change, Which Century From The Past Millennium Would Come Up Trumps Imagine The Black Death Took On The Female Vote In A Pub Brawl, Or The Industrial Revolution Faced The Internet In A Medieval Joust Whose Side Would You Be On In This Hugely Entertaining Book, Celebrated Historian Ian Mortimer Takes Us On A Whirlwind Tour Of Western History, Pitting One Century Against Another In His Quest To Measure Change We Journey From A Time When There Was A Fair Chance Of Your Village Being Burnt To The Ground By Invaders, And Dried Human Dung Was A Recommended Cure For Cancer, To A World In Which Explorers Sailed Into The Unknown And Civilisations Came Into Conflict With Each Other On An Epic Scale Here Is A Story Of Godly Scientists, Shrewd Farmers, Cold Hearted Entrepreneurs And Strong Minded Women A Story Of Discovery, Invention, Revolution And Cataclysmic Shifts In Perspective Bursting With Ideas And Underscored By A Wry Sense Of Humour, This Is A Journey Into The Past Like No Other Our Understanding Of Change Will Never Be The Same Again And The Lessons We Learn Along The Way Are Profound Ones For Us All.

[ Reading ] ➿ Centuries of Change  Author Ian Mortimer – Diclofenac16.us
  • Hardcover
  • 403 pages
  • Centuries of Change
  • Ian Mortimer
  • English
  • 15 October 2018
  • 1847923038

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  1. says:

    Throughout the later part of 1999, many programs were dedicated to showing the impressive change in the 20th Century over any other time in the previous 1000 years Author Ian Mortimer thought this was presumptuous and decided to research to find which century of Western civilization in the previous millennium saw the most change In Centuries of Change Mortimer presents the fruits of over decade worth of research to general audience.From the outset of the book Mortimer gives the reader the scop Throughout the later part of 1999, many programs were dedicated to showing the impressive change in the 20th Century over any other time in the previous 1000 years Author Ian Mortimer thought this was presumptuous and decided to research to find which century of Western civilization in the previous millennium saw the most change In Centuries of Change Mortimer presents the fruits of over decade worth of research to general audience.From the outset of the book Mortimer gives the reader the scope and challenge about defining and measuring change, especially when focusing in specific 100 year periods Avoiding the clich answers of bright, shiny objects and larger than life historical figures from the get go, Mortimer looked for innovations of cultural, political, societal, and technological significance that fundamentally changed the way pe...


  2. says:

    Enjoyable and instructive Ian Mortimer certainly can write in an accessible way while at the same time showing a high level of scholarship We were all surprised he and myself when the 20th century turned out on his designed tool to be the century with most change I thought it would be the 19th.


  3. says:

    Check out my full review here is the Point of History It s a big question, certainly, and one that people interested in the subject and especially those funding it have to justify day in and day out For me, history is about seeing the consistencies and quirks of humanity as they experience gradual change, and what this change says about us as a species Essentially why do things change and how does it affect us It s no surprise then that I picke Check out my full review here is the Point of History It s a big question, certainly, and one that people interested in the subject and especially those funding it have to justify day in and day out For me, history is about seeing the consistencies and quirks of humanity as they experience gradual change, and what this change says about us as a species Essentially wh...


  4. says:

    In his latest book historian Ian Mortimer examines a much longer period of time than he did in his previous work Mortimer takes a look at the past 1000 years and examines century by century the most important changes in the respective periods His aim is to find out which of the past ten centuries experienced the most changes.Centuries of Change is written in ...


  5. says:

    It s a bit of a text book but is filled with interesting facts and anecdotes for history nerds like myself Probably better read a chapter at a time or picking out the bits that interest you reading it straight through over ten days like I ...


  6. says:

    This is a curious intellectual exercise spanning 10 centuries, by a historian most known for his highly enjoyable Time Traveller s Guide series of introductions to life in muchnarrowly defined times and places I also happily recommend his other books, such as The Greatest Traitor.As a rule, I avoid books with a scope as wide as a millennium, in part because in any sweeping overview oversights and inaccuracies are inevitable, as nobody can be knowledgeable enough This book does suffer a This is a curious intellectual exercise spanning 10 centuries, by a historian most known for his highly enjoyable Time Traveller s Guide series of introductions to life in muchnarrowly defined times and places I also happily recommend his other books, such as The Greatest Traitor.As a rule, I avoid books with a scope as wide as a millennium, in part because in any sweeping overview oversights and inaccuracies are inevitable, as nobody can be knowledgeable enough This book does suffer a bit from that phenomenon, and for example Mortimer s review of the scientific revolution in the 17th century is a part that I read with increasingly skeptical detachment The author himself considered it wiser to limit himself to the history of European civilisation, which is a serious constraint But even with these ...


  7. says:

    Ian Mortimer sets out to determine which century of the past millenium saw the most change Being a historian of the middle ages Mortimer is positioned better than most to avoid the temptation to assume that the modern era naturally the answer He is a very talented historian who is able to make life in the often murky and distant middle ages knowable an...


  8. says:

    An enlightening journey through the changes that the last millennium has wrought on us Europeans from one of Britain s most readable historians It is both fascinating and enjoyable and brought a new perspective on the slow rise of civilisation as the world we take for granted was f...


  9. says:

    This is a fascinating concept and, as always, Ian Mortimer provides a consummate, erudite and compelling argument I m not sure I d agree with his final conclusion but the journey was very worthwhile It is a great endorsement of the sheer resiliance of humanity.


  10. says:

    thought provoking an excellent read

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