Treasures of World History

The Story of Civilization in 50 Documents
Peter Snow & Ann MacMillan

Description

Here are 50 of the most fascinating documents in the history of humankind – beautifully reproduced from national archives and museums around the world – with commentary explaining why the documents are so significant, and how they have shaped or changed the course of history. The book covers:

  • I Ching 2800BC
  • Code of Hammurabi 1754BC
  • Dead Sea Scrolls 408BC
  • Greek ostraka (democracy) c.5th c BC
  • Rosetta Stone 196 BC
  • Res Gestae 1st century AD
  • Book of Kells 9th century AD
  • Magna Carta 1215
  • Da Vinci Sketches 15th century
  • Treaty of Tordesillas 1494
  • Codex Mendoza 1535-50
  • Copernicus, On the Revolution of the Heavenly Spheres 1543
  • Shakespeare First Folio 1623
  • Treaty of Westphalia 1648
  • Declaration of Independence 1776
  • Tennis Court Oath 1789
  • The Vindication of the Rights of Women by Wollstonecraft 1792
  • Beethoven's Fifth 1808
  • Napoleon letter/military bulletin 19th century
  • Scott Key, 'O Say Can You See' 1814
  • Industrial revolution illustrative document 1839
  • Communist Manifesto 1848
  • Soccer Rules 1848
  • On the Origin of Species 1859
  • The Gettysburg Address 1863
  • Confederation MacDonald 1867
  • Congress of Berlin 1884
  • Suffrage Petition 1893
  • Wright brothers blueprint 1903
  • Model T Ford blueprint 1908
  • Gallipoli diary 1915
  • Einstein General Relativity paper 1915
  • Balfour Declaration 1917
  • Treaty of Versailles 1919
  • Coco Chanel original sketch 1920s
  • Anne Frank Diary 1940s
  • Manhattan Project notebook 1942
  • D-Day map 1944
  • Churchill's 'percentages' paper 1944
  • UN Charter 1945
  • 'The Structure of DNA' 1953
  • Queen Elizabeth II coronation oath/ticket 1953
  • Beatles original manuscript 1960s
  • Assassination of JFK 1963
  • Mao, Little Red Book 1964
  • Nelson Mandela 1964
  • Tickets to Woodstock 1969
  • Apollo 11 original documents 1969
  • HTTP original proposal by Tim Berners-Lee 1989
  • Map of the Universe 2013

Details

  • Format
    Hardback
  • Pages
    224
  • Size
    245 x 225mm
  • Publisher
    Welbeck
  • ISBN
    9780233006048
Status
In stock for immediate dispatch
Stock Code
200714
Our Price
$59.99