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Keay, John

Overview
Works: 110 works in 478 publications in 6 languages and 16,111 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Biography  Juvenile works  Guidebooks  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Creator, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: DS451, 954
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Most widely held works about John Keay
 
Most widely held works by John Keay
India : a history by John Keay( Book )

36 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 1,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Indian subcontinent, "one of the world's most fascinating and complicated regions, the home of a billion and a half people, several major religions, and one of the world's oldest and most richly diverse civilizations."--Jacket
China : a history by John Keay( Book )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Informed by the latest research and enlivened by wit and anecdote, Keay's classic single-volume history of China spans 5,000 years, from the Three Dynasties (2000-220 BC) to Deng Xiaoping's opening of China and the past three decades of economic growth
The honourable company : a history of the English East India Company by John Keay( Book )

25 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the company from its beginnings as an association of Elizabethan tradesmen to its becoming one of the most powerful forces in the world
Sowing the wind : the seeds of conflict in the Middle East by John Keay( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Middle East, roughly from 1900 to 1960
The great arc : the dramatic tale of how India was mapped and Everest was named by John Keay( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Great Indian Arc of the Meridian, begun in 1800, was the longest measurement of the earth's surface ever to have been attempted. Its 1,600 miles of inch-perfect survey took nearly fifty years, cost more lives than most contemporary wars, and involved equations more complex than any in the precomputer age."
The spice route : a history by John Keay( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Spice Route is one of history's greatest anomalies: shrouded in mystery, it existed long before anyone knew of its extent or configuration. Spices came from lands unseen, possibly uninhabitable, and almost by definition unattainable; that was what made them so desirable. Yet more livelihoods depended on this pungent traffic, more nations participated in it, more wars were fought for it, and more discoveries resulted from it than from any other global exchange. Epic in scope, marvelously detailed, laced with drama, The Spice Route spans three millennia and circles the world to chronicle the history of the spice trade. With the aid of ancient geographies, travelers' accounts, mariners' handbooks, and ships' logs, John Keay tells of ancient Egyptians who pioneered maritime trade to fetch the incense of Arabia, Graeco-Roman navigators who found their way to India for pepper and ginger, Columbus who sailed west for spices, de Gama, who sailed east for them, and Magellan, who sailed across the Pacific on the exact same quest. A veritable spice race evolved as the west vied for control of the spice-producing islands, stripping them of their innocence and the spice trade of its mystique. This enthralling saga, progressing from the voyages of the ancients to the blue-water trade that came to prevail by the seventeenth century, transports us from the dawn of history to the ends of the earth."--Publisher's description
Collins encyclopaedia of Scotland( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empire's end : a history of the Far East from high colonialism to Hong Kong by John Keay( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European or American troops are no longer stationed in the Pacific by right. Culturally and economically, though, the East and the West have never been more closely tied. No book has ever explored the relationship between the two so fully as John Keay's Empire's End, a magnificent work of history that takes the first full measure of a powerful evolutionary process that has pulled the world from the Age of Empire into the Asian Century
Midnight's descendants : a history of South Asia since partition by John Keay( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Midnight's Descendants, John Keay presents the first general history of present-day India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka and its peoples. The book examines the complex web of affiliations--of kinship, locality, language, tribe, clan, profession, and caste--that shape relations among the countries in the region. Keay argues that correlating and contrasting the fortunes of all the constituent nations since the 1947 partition affords unique insights into the tensions and conflicts that divide the region to this day"--
Into India by John Keay( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eccentric travellers : excursions with seven extraordinary figures from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by John Keay( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gilgit game : the explorers of the western Himalayas, 1865-95 by John Keay( Book )

17 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mammoth book of explorers( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Royal Geographical Society history of world exploration by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)( Book )

16 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers historic and contemporary explorations of the oceans and continents
India : a history : from the earliest civilisations to the boom of the twenty-first century by John Keay( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fully revised with forty thousand new words that take the reader up to present-day India, John Keay's India: A History spans five millennia in a sweeping narrative that tells the story of the peoples of the subcontinent, from their ancient beginnings in the valley of the Indus to the events in the region today. In charting the evolution of the rich tapestry of cultures, religions, and peoples that comprise the modern nations of Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh, Keay weaves together insights from a variety of scholarly fields to create a rich historical narrative. Wide-ranging and authoritative, India: A History is a compelling epic portrait of one of the world's oldest and most richly diverse civilizations. --Book Description
Explorers extraordinary by John Keay( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les récits des aventures de grands voyageurs de la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle se voient réappropriés par un biographe qui, tout en faisant revivre Mary Kingsley en Afrique de l'Ouest, John MacGregor sur le canal de Suez ou John Dundas Cochrane sur ses deux pieds, s'amuse à laisser planer des doutes sur l'absolue véracité de ces aventures
India discovered : the achievement of the British Raj by John Keay( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last post : the end of empire in the Far East by John Keay( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time of the prophets by David Kent( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midnight's descendants : South Asia from Partition to the present day by John Keay( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An epic narrative history that compares and contrasts the fortunes of all the countries that make up South Asia. If British India had not been partitioned in 1947, its population would today be the world's largest. At c1.5 billion, Midnight's Descendants (the offspring of those affected by 'the midnight hour' Partition) already outnumber Europeans and Chinese; and they are growing faster than either. They comprise all the peoples of what is now called 'South Asia' (the preferred term for the partitioned subcontinent of modern India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, plus Nepal and Sri Lanka). Midnight's Descendants is the first history of the region as a whole. Correlating and contrasting the fortunes of all the constituent nations over the last six decades affords unique insights into what is hailed as one of the world's most dynamic regions. John Keay is an expert on the region and the book will be the first account to incorporate the rich story of South Asia's transnational, or 'diasporic', peoples--from the overlooked narratives of the subcontinent to the rise of India as a global force, Midnight's Descendants will be expansive and tumultuous in the great tradition of India's narrative epics."--Publisher
 
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China : a history
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China : a historyThe honourable company : a history of the English East India CompanySowing the wind : the seeds of conflict in the Middle EastThe great arc : the dramatic tale of how India was mapped and Everest was namedThe spice route : a historyCollins encyclopaedia of ScotlandEmpire's end : a history of the Far East from high colonialism to Hong KongInto India