To the Ends of the Earth: 100 Maps That Changed the World

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David & Charles, Oct 27, 2006 - History - 192 pages
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Illustrated with one hundred of the world's most beautiful and fascinating maps
 

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Contents

THE CLASSICAL WORLD
20
THE MEDIEVAL WORLD
30
THE AGE OF DISCOVERY
58
THE AGE OF EMPIER
104
THE MODERN WORLD
148
Chronology
184
Further Reading
186
Index
188
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About the author (2006)

Jeremy Harwood studied history at Christ Church, Oxford, England. He has conceived, edited and authored many books, including the Dictionary of Battles, The Secret History of Freemasonry and Command. He is the head of History and General Reference Publishing for Reader's Digest in the United Kingdom.

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