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Michael Wood (1) (1948–)

Autor(a) de In Search of the Dark Ages

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49+ Works 5,482 Membros 64 Críticas 10 Favorited

About the Author

Michael Wood is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

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Obras por Michael Wood

In Search of the Dark Ages (1981) 1,083 exemplares
In Search of the Trojan War (1985) 970 exemplares
In Search of Shakespeare (2003) 473 exemplares
Conquistadors (2000) 294 exemplares
The Story of India (2008) 248 exemplares
The Story of England (2010) 225 exemplares
In Search of Myths and Heroes (2005) 122 exemplares
World Atlas of Archaeology (1985) 107 exemplares
The Story of India [2007 TV series] (2007) — Screenwriter — 40 exemplares
In Search of Shakespeare [2003 TV series] (2003) — Host — 32 exemplares
In Search of the Trojan War [1985 TV series] (2004) — Screenwriter — 22 exemplares
In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great [1998 TV series] (2004) — Screenwriter — 20 exemplares
Art of the Western World [1989 TV series] (1994) — Host — 16 exemplares
The Story of China (2017) 8 exemplares
The Greek Myths: the Trojan War (2008) — Prefácio — 7 exemplares
Story of England [2010 TV series] (2012) — Screenwriter — 6 exemplares
Conquistadors [2001 TV series] (2006) — Screenwriter — 6 exemplares
Art of the Western world (1994) 5 exemplares
In Search of Myths and Heroes [2005 TV series] (2005) — Screenwriter / Host — 5 exemplares
Art of the Western World: Volume 9: In Our Own Time (1989) — Host — 3 exemplares
In Search of the Dark Ages [1979 TV series] — Screenwriter — 2 exemplares
A Brief History Of Being (2013) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Art of the Western World: From Ancient Greece to Post-Modernism (1989) — Introdução — 545 exemplares
Great Railway Journeys of the World (1981) — Contribuidor — 101 exemplares
Empires of the Nile (2008) — Prefácio — 88 exemplares
Art of the Western World (1989) — Prefácio — 53 exemplares
The Shakespeare circle : an alternative biography (2015) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Time Trails: Pathways Through the Past (2000) — Introdução — 8 exemplares

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A volume in the classic style of the author, this one gives a rapid survey of the major centres of ancient civilizations as unearthed by archaeologists: Mesopotamia, ancient India, China, Egypt, and Central America, and then turns to contrast these with what he calls the 'barbarian' West. As many others have remarked, the West has been fashioned by two contrasting forces: the imperialistic and slave-owning Roman system, and its nemesis, the free-living, free-wheeling Teutonic tribes that destroyed the old order based on the divine nature of kings, and fostered a new type of organization, based on freedom and individual rights. With his deep knowledge of the forces that have shaped each civilization, and his personal experiencing of the links with the past, Wood is especially well placed to understand and interpret for us the differences and similarities of these ancient regimes, and their continuing influence on our modern life.… (mais)
 
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Dilip-Kumar | Apr 10, 2024 |
Read this a few years ago now and do not recall much about it unfortunately although as a child I was very interested in Greek mythology.
 
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kitsune_reader | 9 outras críticas | Nov 23, 2023 |
This was an interesting title that I feel served as a useful introduction to the vast and frankly intimidating topic of Chinese history. The author admits at the outset that a complete historic overview is beyond the scope of this or any single volume. However, he intersperses his sweeping historical narrative with a wealth of primary sources, giving an excellent feel for the time and place of these events.

I would recommend this to anyone curious about Chinese history and wanting a very brief introduction, or anyone who enjoys well written, informative history books.




















… (mais)
 
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Autolycus21 | 6 outras críticas | Oct 10, 2023 |
4 stories. 1st two are exciting. Last two are interesting.
 
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Mcdede | 2 outras críticas | Jul 19, 2023 |

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Obras
49
Also by
8
Membros
5,482
Popularidade
#4,545
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
64
ISBN
316
Línguas
12
Marcado como favorito
10

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