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The Story of India

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In The Story of India, Michael Wood weaves a spellbinding narrative out of the 10,000-year history of the subcontinent. Home today... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

In The Story of India, Michael Wood weaves a spellbinding narrative out of the 10,000-year history of the subcontinent. Home today to more than a fifth of the world's population, India gave birth to the oldest and most influential civilization on Earth, to four world religions, and to the world's largest democracy.Now, as India bids to become a global economic giant, Michael sets out on an epic journey across this vibrant country to trace the roots of India's present in the incredible riches of her past. The Story of India is a magical mixture of history and travelogue, and an unforgettable portrait of India - past, present and future.

Vorwort
A mesmerizing portrait of the Indian subcontinent by one of Britain's finest historians


Autorentext
For more than 20 years, historian and broadcaster Michael Wood has made compelling journeys into the past, which have brought history alive for a generation of readers and viewers. He is the author of several highly praised books on English history including In Search of the Dark Ages, The Domesday Quest, In Search of England and In Search of Shakespeare. He has over 80 documentary films to his name, among them Art of the Western World, Legacy, In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great, Conquistadors and In Search of Myths and Heroes.

Michael was born in Manchester and educated at Manchester Grammar School and Oriel College Oxford, where he did post-graduate research in Anglo-Saxon history. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Klappentext

Paperback edition of Wood's mesmerising portrait of the Indian subcontinent, which accompanied his TV series, now with added historical and regional maps. A magical mixture of history and travelogue, it sold over 21,000 copies in hardback, as it examines India's past, present and future. 'Gorgeously illustrated and intelligently written, this is both an erudite and entertaining history' "Sunday Telegraph"

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Story of India
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EAN: 9781846074608
ISBN: 978-1-84607-460-8
Format: Taschenbuch
Herausgeber: Random House UK
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 336
Gewicht: 245g
Größe: H198mm x B126mm x T25mm
Jahr: 2008
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