Ten volume set of The Illustrated History of the World from Time Life Books. Each volume of this comprehensive reference work traces the tumultuous story of humankind from prehistory to the end of the 20th century. The rise and fall of civilizations; the impact of powerful individuals on world events; the interplay of state and religion; the social and economic factors that influence societies--these are some of the themes of this masterful, sweeping narrative. Over 2,000 photographs in color and black-and-white present a unique visual panoply of the march of history. In addition, more than 200 maps and artworks in full color underscore important events. Fully integrated sidebars and feature boxes narrow in on key themes, providing an additional layer of interest. Each volume also contains a double-page, illustrated chronology of major events, plus a bibliography and detailed index. Authoritative, brilliantly written, and superbly illustrated, this outstanding and popular work of scholarship makes the whole sweep of history vivid and accessible as never before.
1 Prehistory and the First Civilizations
2 Eastern Asia and Classical Greece
3 Rome and the Classical West
4 The Age of Diverging Traditions
5 The Far East and a New Europe
6 The Making of the European Age
7 The Age of Revolution
8 The European Empires
9 Emerging Powers
10 The New Global Era
In very good condition all with dust jackets but some wear to these,; jacket spines worn on a couple of volumes. A few slight bumps to board edges and slight marks to page edges.
Dimensions (Each Book): 11.5" x 9.25" x 0.75" (29 x 23.5 x 2 cm)