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Roberts, J. M. (John Morris) 1928-2003

Overview
Works: 358 works in 1,118 publications in 7 languages and 21,047 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Contributor, Publishing director, Other
Classifications: D20, 909
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by J. M Roberts
History of the world by J. M Roberts( Book )

23 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: From the evolution of Homo sapiens to the exploration of space, the vast landscape of human history appears in J.M. Roberts's History of the World. Deftly written and evocatively illustrated, this book offers an outstanding one-volume survey of the major events, developments, and personalities of the known past. In a truly remarkable work of compression and synthesis, Roberts sweeps through thousands of years of history, weaving the stories of empires, arts, religion, economics, and science into his lucid narrative. Beginning with the early hominids, he swiftly and authoritatively brings the story up through the emergence of Mesopotamian civilizations and ancient Egypt. Here, too, is comprehensive coverage of the Indian and Chinese civilizations ("For two and a half thousand years," he points out, "there has been a Chinese nation using a Chinese language"), as well as developments in Africa and South America. Aided by photographs of key archaeological finds (such as monumental Egyptian statues, Peruvian medallions, and Celtic jewelry), Roberts clearly explains the early arts, engineering, and religion. He also carefully ties in changing economics-such as trade routes and developments in agriculture and manufacturing-making clear their importance for the history of politics and changing societies. The story leaps ahead, through the Roman Empire, the explosive arrival of Islam, the rise and fall of samurai rule in Japan, the medieval kingdoms of sub-Saharan Africa, the Mongol conquests, and the early modern expansion of Europe across the globe. American independence, the French Revolution, the colonial empires, Japan's startling modernization, and the World Wars follow in turn, accompanied by discussions of scientific and technical breakthroughs. With informative maps, photographs, and reproductions of important artwork (some in full color), Roberts clearly explains the impact of the key individuals and the major influences on history the world over, down to the era of an integrated global economy and the fall of the U.S.S.R. Vividly written and beautifully illustrated, History of the World offers the finest, most readable one-volume survey available today
Twentieth century : the history of the world, 1901 to 2000 by J. M Roberts( Book )

44 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the twentieth century by a respected historian examines the most influential events of the last hundred years in chronological order with an eye toward the long-term changes that have occurred because of them
Europe, 1880-1945 by J. M Roberts( Book )

90 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text is a bestselling introduction to the period 1880-1945. Social, economic and cultural history are integrated within a firm political framework
A history of Europe by J. M Roberts( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning with its Paleolithic origins and the early civilizations of the Aegean, Roberts traces the development of the European identity over the course of thousands of years, ranging across empires and religions, economics, science, and the arts. Antiquity, the age of Christendom, the Middle Ages, early modern history, and the old European order all are surveyed in turn, with particular emphasis given to the turbulent twentieth century."--Jacket
The French Revolution by J. M Roberts( Book )

28 editions published between 1972 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Roberts here seeks to illuminate the puzzling nature of what came to be called the French Revolution, with its Janus-like aspect, looking to past and future at the same time. Five main sections deal with the beginnings of the Revolution; the Revolution as a great disruption; the Revolution as the vehicle of continuity; the Revolution abroad; and the Revolution as history and as myth." "The new edition takes into account later work in regional and local revolutionary history, and includes a thoroughly updated bibliography."--Jacket
The triumph of the West by J. M Roberts( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and German and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the centuries, two important beliefs arose in Europe: a faith that man could order his own destiny and that progress was normal. By 1900, doubts arose concerning traditional Western values. The continuing problems of the world's poor, environmental deterioration, the inequality of women, and continued warfare pose real questions about the advancement of the human race. The Triumph of the West is noted historian J.M. Roberts's engrossing, well-reasoned, in-depth essay on the nature of the dominance of Western civilization, its rise to global hegemony, and its ambiguous "triumph." Roberts's interest is not in judging the West's push toward greater cultural preeminence but in gaining a better understanding of the present by analyzing what got us here"--Publisher's web site
The mythology of the secret societies by J. M Roberts( Book )

31 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history of the secret societies, particularly those of 18th and 19th century Europe, and charts their influence and perceived power in people's interpretation of events
The illustrated history of the world by J. M Roberts( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ten-volume narrative history of the world, examining the events, movements, determining facts, and circumstances that have shaped most human lives, from the origins of humankind through the new global era. Includes illustrations, feature boxes, time charts, and maps
Revolution and improvement : the Western World, 1775-1847 by J. M Roberts( Book )

14 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin history of the world by J. M Roberts( Book )

31 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of human endeavour laid out in all its grandeur and folly, drama and pain. This title offers new research and discoveries, such as the revolution in our understanding of many civilizations in the Ancient World
The forties and fifties : an illustrated history in colour, 1945-1959 by Nathaniel Harris( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the major events of a period characterized by fear of another world war, unprecedented, high standards of living, and great scientific advances
A concise history of the world by J. M Roberts( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and Czech and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering the depth and breadth of the larger edition, a concise, beautifully illustrated, conveniently sized edition combines intellectual, economic, cultural, and political history in a volume that is international in scope and ranges from prehistory to the present
Purnell's history of the 20th century by A. J. P Taylor( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French Revolution documents by J. M Roberts( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sixties : an illustrated history in colour, 1960-70 by Nathaniel Harris( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief text and numerous illustrations survey the political, economic, social, and cultural events, trends, and leaders of the 1960s
French Revolution documents by J. M Roberts( Book )

4 editions published between 1966 and 1973 in French and English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

20th century( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twentieth century world history including political, economic, military, and social events
The Penguin history of Europe by J. M Roberts( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of the European continent from its Neolithic origins and early civilizations to the advent of the twenty-first century
A short history of the world by J. M Roberts( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hutchinson history of the world by J. M Roberts( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A history of Europe
Alternative Names
John Morris Roberts Brits historicus (1928-2003)

John Roberts Britischer Historiker, geboren 1928

John Roberts (historiador)

John Roberts Historien britannique, né en 1928

Morris Roberts, John 1928-2003

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Робертс, Дж. М 1928-2003

ج. م. روبرتس، 1928-2003

جان رابرتس تاریخ‌نگار بریتانیایی

로버츠, J. M. 1928-2003

ロバーツ, J. M

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Twentieth century : the history of the world, 1901 to 2000Europe, 1880-1945A history of EuropeThe French RevolutionThe triumph of the WestThe mythology of the secret societiesThe illustrated history of the worldThe Penguin history of the world