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

Overview
Works: 374 works in 1,205 publications in 5 languages and 23,510 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Sources 
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 )

28 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,697 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 )

42 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,690 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 )

91 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,532 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 1,238 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 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the history of western civilization from its earliest roots. The author uncovers what it was that gave European culture its confident energy for so many centuries while exposing its flaws and its impact on the rest of the world
The mythology of the secret societies by J. M Roberts( Book )

32 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and French and held by 874 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 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

30 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book covers the history of our planet from our origins of the African savannah to the state of the world in 2007. Tracing the development of different civilizations through the ages, it examines the periods of turbulence and change, international shifts in order and power, and teh conflicts, divisions and advances that have shaped the way we live"--Back cover
The Penguin history of the world by J. M Roberts( Book )

35 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 622 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 567 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 )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and Czech and held by 544 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 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient history : from the first civilizations to the Renaissance by J. M Roberts( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From one of the great historians of our time, J.M. Roberts, comes Ancient History, a gorgeous guide to our common past. Hundreds of colorful maps and illustrations guide the reader from prehistoric times up through Enlightenment. From early hominids to Charlemagne, Egyptian kingship to European Dynasticism, Ancient History is an illuminating work on humankind's past. Arranged in chronological order, beginning with prehistoric times over 2,000,000 years ago, this book catalogues major time periods, discoveries, and events (e.g. Homo erectus, The Fertile Crescent, metallurgy, Sumer, Ancient Egypt, Ancient China, Aegean civilization, the Mediterranean world, Greek life, the Roman world, Islam, Byzantium, the Far East, Medieval Christendom, the Renaissance, European colonialism, church reformation, and much more. Following on the heels of the international success of Robert's History of the World, Ancient History will serve as an indispensable reference that will inform, enlighten, and entertain readers for years to come. --Publisher
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 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief text and numerous illustrations survey the political, economic, social, and cultural events, trends, and leaders of the 1960s
The new History of the world by J. M Roberts( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For many of its half a million readers around the globe, J.M. Roberts' History of the World is one of the pivotal works of our era, a book of extraordinary ambition, clarity, and style. It offers a substantial, authoritative narrative of world history following the central notion that human history is the story of change, a deliberate shaping of experience and environment. Roberts presents thoroughly engaging chapters devoted to transformative centers of human creativity from the earliest hominids to the startling global events of the 21st century. One of the elements that has made the book uniquely appealing is its powerful vision and voice. The view is personal -- even idiosyncratic -- in the sense that it is built around particular themes that shape the author's historical vision. In The New History of the World, Roberts has completely revised his monumental work for the first time, taking into account the great range of discoveries that have altered our views on everything from early civilizations to post-Cold War globalism. The mapping has been brought up to date, and large portions of text have been rewritten, addressing events as recent as the relationship between the Arab and Western worlds in the wake of the September 11 attacks. In addition to the revisions, the book is now available in a reader's format -- ideally suited for a new generation of readers anxious to open their minds to the great narrative of the human species. Roberts' book is exceptional in its genuinely global and comprehensive nature, showing the development of different civilizations through the ages: from our origins on the African savannah to AD 2002. Like no other book, it succeeds in conveying the staggering diversity of the human experience across a vast range of circumstances and habitats. If there is one book anyone truly interested in history should read, this is it. --Publisher
French Revolution documents by J. M Roberts( Book )

4 editions published between 1966 and 1973 in French and English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

20th century( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twentieth century world history including political, economic, military, and social events
 
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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

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Робертс, Дж. М 1928-2003

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로버츠, J. M. 1928-2003

ロバーツ, J. M

Languages
English (376)

French (12)

Spanish (10)

German (4)

Czech (2)

Covers
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 new Penguin history of the world