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Cartoon History of the Universe #03: The Cartoon History of the Universe: From the Rise of Arabia to the Renaissance

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Publisher Comments:

Larry Gonick's celebrated series is a unique fusion of world history and the comics medium, a work of serious scholarship and a masterpiece of popular literature. Praised by Jonathan Spence in the as "a curious hybrid, at once flippant and scholarly, witty and politically correct, zany and traditionalist," Gonick's clever illustrations deliver important information with a deceptively light tone, teaching us about the people and events that have shaped our world. This long-awaited new volume covers the Middle Ages around the globe, including the multicultural Middle East, West Africa and the cross-Saharan trade, Central Asia and the Byzantine Empire, the European Dark Ages and the Crusades, the Mongol conquests, the Black Death, the Ottoman Empire, the Italian Renaissance, and the rise of Spain, leading up to Columbus's departure for the new world. Gonick offers an historical survey that is at once multicultural, humanistic, skeptical, and laugh-out-loud funny.

Synopsis:

An irreverent survey in comics spanning world history from the birth of Islam to the Byzantine Empire to the Italian Renaissance.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-303) and index.

About the Author

Larry Gonick

Table of Contents

v. 14. No pictures, please! — v. 15. Diversity — v. 16. The middle of somewhere — v. 17. Dim and dimmer — v. 18. Cross people — v. 19. The pest and the west

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393324037
Author:
Gonick, Larry
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
World history
Subject:
Caricatures and cartoons
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Cartoons
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Cartoon History of the Earth
Series Volume:
03
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
10.46x7.64x.80 in. 1.45 lbs.

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