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Furtado, Peter

Works: 81 works in 238 publications in 7 languages and 2,857 library holdings
Genres: History  Guidebooks  Juvenile works  Trivia and miscellanea  Travel writing  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Publishing director, Contributor, Translator, Director, Other, edi, win
Classifications: DA660, 909
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Most widely held works about Peter Furtado
Most widely held works by Peter Furtado
1001 days that shaped the world by Peter Furtado( Book )

36 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A record of life changing moments. Authoritatively compiled by historians, scientists, and journalists. 1001 DAys that Shaped the World is an essential guide to the most extraordinary days humankind has ever known. Each of those days formed the mindset of a culture, the history of a country, or the shape of a region. This fascinating guide is perfect for everyone who wishes to discover more about the triumphs and disasters that have shaped our world
Histories of nations : how their identities were forged by Peter Furtado( Book )

26 editions published between 2012 and 2019 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Global histories tend to be written from the narrow viewpoint of a single author and a single perspective, with the inevitable bias that it entails. But in this thought-provoking collection, twenty-eight writers and scholars give engaging, often passionate accounts of their own nation's history. The countries have been selected to represent every continent and every type of state: large and small; mature democracies and religious autocracies; states that have existed for thousands of years and those born as recently as the twentieth century. Together they contain two-thirds of the world's population. In the United States, for example, the myth of the nation's "historylessness" remains strong, but in China history is seen to play a crucial role in legitimizing three thousand years of imperial authority. "History wars" over the content of textbooks rage in countries as diverse as Australia, Russia, and Japan. Some countries, such as Iran or Egypt, are blessed--or cursed--with a glorious ancient history that the present cannot equal; others, such as Germany, must find ways of approaching and reconciling the pain of the recent past."--Publisher's website
The age of discovery by Peter Furtado( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the characteristics of European life between 1450 and 1600, emphasizing the spirit of discovery which led to the achievements of the Renaissance and the exploration of the New World
The Country life book of castles and houses in Britain by Peter Furtado( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ordnance Survey guide to historic houses in Britain( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolutions : how they changed history and what they mean today by Peter Furtado( Book )

6 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolutions hold a distinct place in the popular imagination. This may be because their rhetoric, such as 'liberty, fraternity, equality', articulates aspirations with which we identify; or because we are shocked by the destructive forces unleashed when social conventions break down. Yet each revolution is unique - a product of its time, its society, its people - and the outcomes vary dramatically, from liberal reform to cruel dictatorship. Twenty-four leading historians, each writing about their country of origin, consider revolutions from England's Glorious Revolution of 1688 to the Arab Spring of 2011, reflecting not only on their causes, crises and outcomes, but also their long-term legacies and their changing, sometimes contested, meanings today. They reflect on key questions, such as: What were the reasons for the revolution? What were the main events and dominant ideologies, and who were the leading protagonists? How is it considered today and what is its ideological legacy? 0Whether as inspiration or warning, the legacies of these revolutions are not only important to those interested in protest, political change and the power of the people but also impact on virtually every one of us today
The Ordnance Survey guide to castles in Britain( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great cities through travellers' eyes( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout history, intrepid men and women have related their experiences and perceptions of the world's great cities to bring them alive to those at home. The thirty-eight cities covered in this entertaining anthology of travellers' tales are spread over six continents, ranging from Beijing to Berlin, Cairo to Chicago, Lhasa to London, St Petersburg to Sydney and Rio to Rome. This volume features commentators across the millennia, including the great travellers of ancient times, such as Strabo and Pausanias; those who undertook extensive journeys in the medieval world, not least Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta; courageous women such as Isabella Bird and Freya Stark; and enterprising writers and journalists including Mark Twain and Norman Lewis. We see the world's great cities through the eyes of traders, explorers, soldiers, diplomats, pilgrims and tourists; the experiences of emperors and monarchs sit alongside those of revolutionaries and artists, but also those of ordinary people who found themselves in remarkable situations, like the medieval Chinese abbot who was shown round the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris by the King of France himself. Some of the writers seek to provide a straightforward, accurate description of all they have seen, while others concentrate on their subjective experiences of the city and encounters with the inhabitants. Introduced and contextualized by bestselling historian Peter Furtado, each account provides both a vivid portrait of a distant place and time and an insight into those who journeyed there. The result is a book that delves into the splendours and stories that exist beyond conventional guidebooks and websites
Quakers by Peter Furtado( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best known as pacifists, Quakers (members of the Society of Friends) have been at the forefront of social justice and conflict resolution, once being leaders in the movement to abolish slavery on three continents and, more recently, key players in international peacemaking and fighting global poverty. This book is an in-depth look at the Quaker religion, philosophy, distinctive culture and its place in history
History's daybook : a history of the world in 366 quotations by Peter Furtado( )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"History's daybook presents a vivid, day-by-day perspective on 2500 years of human history through 366 quotations. Each quote is tied to the anniversary of a celebrated historical event, capturing its essence with the immediacy of the eye-witness or the narrative flair of the chronicler"-- Book jacket
History day by day : 366 voices from the past by Peter Furtado( Book )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the founding of Rome to the twenty-first century's war on terror, History Day by Day presents an original perspective on over two millennia of human history through the medium of 366 quotations that offer a window in the past. Each is tied to a momentous occasion, bringing it to life with eyewitness accounts and a chronicler's flair. Here is Joan of Arc, Julius Caesar, Galileo and Gandhi, as well as revolutions and discoveries, the joyful and the grief-stricken. Furtado places events in context, resulting in an instructive and entertaining panorama of world history
Plague, pestilence and pandemic : voices from history by Peter Furtado( Book )

5 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Plague, pestilence, and pandemics have been a part of the human story from the beginning and have been reflected in art and writing at every turn. Humankind has always struggled with illness; and the experiences of different cities and countries have been compared and connected for thousands of years. Many great authors have published their eyewitness accounts and survivor stories of the great contagions of the past. When the great Muslim traveler Ibn Battuta visited Damascus in 1348 during the great plague, which went on to kill half of the population, he wrote about everything he saw. He reported, "God lightened their affliction; for the number of deaths in a single day at Damascus did not attain 2,000, while in Cairo it reached the figure of 24,000 a day." From the plagues of ancient Egypt recorded in Genesis to those like the Black Death that ravaged Europe in the Middle Ages, and from the Spanish flu of 1918 to the Covid-19 pandemic in our own century, this anthology contains fascinating accounts."--
Les 1001 jours qui ont changé le monde by Peter Furtado( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in French and English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This remarkable book presents enthralling accounts of 1001 life-changing events that have taken place around the world since the Big Bang. From the foundation of Rome on 21 April 753BCE to the Charlie Hebdo shootings in January 2015, and from the Battle of Marathon on 21 September 490BCE to the discovery of the Higgs Boson, 1001 Days That Shaped Our World tells the history of the world through extraordinary moments, decisive encounters, memorable incidents, and natural disasters. Compiled by historian, Peter Furtado, and written by an international team of historians, journalists, and scientists, the book features a detailed and informative account of every event, together with an assessment of the longer term physical, cultural, social or economic impact. Evocative paintings and dramatic photographs complement the incisive text to make this book the one essential guide you'll need to understand just why the world is what it is today
Restoration England, 1660-1699 by Peter Furtado( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to castles in Britain by Great Britain( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The universe by Peter John Cattermole( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le début du siècle : 1900-1914( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to historic houses in Britain by Great Britain( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Human machine( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'encyclopédie du XXe siècle, 1974-1991( )

2 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Histories of nations : how their identities were forged
Histories of nations : how their identities were forgedRevolutions : how they changed history and what they mean todayGreat cities through travellers' eyesQuakersHistory day by day : 366 voices from the pastLes 1001 jours qui ont changé le mondeRestoration England, 1660-1699
Alternative Names
퍼타도, 피터

ファータド, ピーター

English (126)

French (13)

Spanish (4)

Dutch (4)

Japanese (3)

Italian (3)

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