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'This is a very nice book to meander in and get lost in' (THE HERALD)
"9,000 extracts taken from every lettered civilisation and period." (SUNDAY TELEGRAPH)
'... while this book acts on one hand like a dictionary of memorable phrases, it's also a primary history of recorded (or attributed) thought. As such, it's a fascinating encyclopaedia of snippets, telling us much about the way people thought and acted at various stages throughout history as well as revealing the strength of character and vision possessed by individuals... fascinating to dip into at leisure..' (LIVING HISTORY (Februrary 2004))
'This compellingly comprehensive bible of all quotations of any significance since the year 3200 BC will bowl readers over with the sheer scope of its sources and its unfettered coverage of events... As Francis Bacon once said '[h]istories make men wise', making this historical heavyweight a must.' (GOOD BOOK GUIDE)
'Perhaps the best insight into historical events comes from what people had to say about them at the time - which is why 'History in Quotations' is such a fascinating book.' (WRITING MAGAZINE)
History in Quotations is an exciting and original work of historical reference. From the Iraq of ancient Babylon to the Iraq war of 2003 - taking in the histories of Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia in a grand global sweep - it uses the innovative medium of some 9000 chronologically arranged quotations to tell the story of more than 5000 years of recorded history. The quotations are presented in 90 chapters, each of which focuses on a key historical theme or period. Every quotation is accompanied by details of its source, and, where necessary, by an explanatory contextual gloss. Cross-references guide the user from one quotation to another, related by its subject or its author. A comprehensive index of speakers and subjects allows the user to locate quotations by individual speakers and on specific historical subjects quickly and without fuss. Simultaneously a work of historical reference and an addictively browsable work of popular history, History in Quotations gives the reader a front-row seat at the unfolding drama of 5000 years of recorded history. Here, expressed through a multitude of different historical voices, are words that gave expression to new religious and political creeds; words that voiced the aspirations of the oppressed; words that set nation at war with nation; words that sealed the fates of millions: above all - words that have made history.
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