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, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp 226–237 | Cite as

The World: A History, Combined Volume, by Felipe Fernández-Armesto. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2006, 1152 pp., $126.20 hardbound.

Felipe Fernández-Armesto’s The World Is a History against Western Civilization
  • Ricardo Duchesne

According to Wikipedia, Felipe Fernández-Armesto has achieved the honorable title of a UK “Superdon,” which in American English may stand for an academic who is both a Superman and an intellectual celebrity. This famed source of student learning can be trusted on this one: since 2005 Armesto has held the Prince of Asturias Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization at Tufts University. He also directs the Pearson Prentice Hall Seminar Series in Global History; is a member of the faculty of history at the University of London; and is the author, co-author, and editor of twenty-five books, over forty chapters, and numerous scholarly articles. His bestselling book, Millennium: A History of the Last Thousand Years, which inspired CNN’s Millennium, was the one that brought him global attention.1Other honors include the Caird Medal of the National Maritime Museum (1997), and the John Carter Brown Medal (1999). His journalistic works have been widely syndicated and appear frequently in the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of New Brunswick Saint JohnSaint JohnCanada

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