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10 books of Neil MacGregor

Neil MacGregor has blazed an unusual path to international renown. As director of the British Museum, he organized an exhibit that aimed to tell the history of humanity through the stories of one hundred objects made, used, venerated, or discarded by man. The exhibit and its accompanying BBC radio series broke broadcasting records and MacGregor’s book became a bestselling sensation on both sides of the Atlantic and a huge Christmas hit, with more than 100,­000 copies in print in the United States alone. Examining items from a chopping tool from Africa’s Olduvai Gorge to the credit card, is an engrossing and profoundly original work of history that will captivate readers for many years to come.

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The New York Times bestselling author of A History of the World in 100 Objects brings the world of Shakespeare and the Tudor era of Elizabeth I into focus

We feel we know Shakespeare's characters. Think of Hamlet, trapped in indecision, or Macbeth's merciless and ultimately self-­destructive ambition, or the Machiavellian rise and short reign of Richard III. They are so vital, so alive and real that we can see aspects of ourselves in them. But their world was at once familiar and nothing like our own.

In this brilliant work of historical reconstruction Neil MacGregor and his team at the British Museum, working together in a landmark collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC, bring us twenty objects that capture the essence of Shakespeare's universe. A perfect complement to A History of the World in 100 Objects, MacGregor's landmark New York Times bestseller, Shakespeare's Restless World highlights a...

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Incontáveis civilizações se sucederam ao longo da história da humanidade e deixaram legados grandiosos, inspirando admiração e espanto mesmo após milhares de anos. Outras foram quase soterradas pelo tempo, restando apenas pequenos vestígios de sua existência.­Em A história do mundo em 100 objetos, viajamos de volta no tempo e cruzamos o globo terrestre para ver como o ser humano moldou o mundo e foi moldado por ele nos últimos dois milhões de anos. Resultado de um projeto inovador do British Museum e da Rádio BBC 4, a obra conta a história da humanidade a partir de cem objetos escolhidos no acervo do museu, todos de diferentes momentos da nossa jornada.­O historiador Neil MacGregor nos conduz pelos mais variados artefatos que o homem produziu, concebidos cuidadosamente para diversos usos. Apresentando desde as tabuletas de argila para escrever até o onipresente cartão de crédito da atualidade, este livro é um olhar inusitado e profundamente revelador sobre a nossa civilização.

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The New York Times bestselling author of A History of the World in 100 Objects brings the world of Shakespeare and the Tudor era of Elizabeth I into focus
We feel we know Shakespeare’s characters. Think of Hamlet, trapped in indecision, or Macbeth’s merciless and ultimately self-­destructive ambition, or the Machiavellian rise and short reign of Richard III. They are so vital, so alive and real that we can see aspects of ourselves in them. But their world was at once familiar and nothing like our own.
In this brilliant work of historical reconstruction Neil MacGregor and his team at the British Museum, working together in a landmark collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC, bring us twenty objects that capture the essence of Shakespeare’s universe. A perfect complement to A History of the World in 100 Objects , MacGregor’s landmark New York Times bestseller, Shakespeare’s Restless World highlights a turning point in human history.
This magnificent book, . . .

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From Neil MacGregor, the author of A History of the World in 100 Objects, this is a view of Germany like no other

Today, as the dominant economic force in Europe, Germany looms as large as ever over world affairs. But how much do we really understand about it, and how do its people understand themselves?

In this enthralling new book, Neil MacGregor guides us through the complex history, culture and identity of this most mercurial of countries by telling the stories behind 30 objects in his uniquely magical way. Beginning with the fifteenth-­century invention of the Gutenberg press, MacGregor ventures beyond the usual sticking point of the Second World War to get to the heart of a nation that has given us Luther and Hitler, the Beetle and Brecht - and remade our world again and again. This is a view of Germany like no other.

Neil MacGregor has been Director of the British Museum since August 2002. He was Director of the National Gallery in London from 1987 to 2002. His . . .

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Este libro ofrece un enfoque único de la historia de la humanidad a través del estudio de objetos que las distintas civilizaciones, a menudo sin pretenderlo, han ido dejando a su paso. Estas obras se convierten en una suerte de prismas a través de los cuales podemos explorar mundos antiguos y conocer algo más sobre las vidas de los hombres y mujeres que los habitaron. El campo de estudio que abarca es enorme, comienza con el primer objeto fabricado por manos humanas que se conserva, una herramienta para cortar procedente de la Garganta de Olduvai, en África, y termina con un objeto del siglo XXI que representa el mundo en el que vivimos hoy en día.­El propósito de Neil Mac Gregor no es ofrecer una mera descripción de estos valiosísimos objetos sino mostrarnos su significado: cómo una columna de piedra nos habla sobre un gran emperador indio que predicaba tolerancia a su pueblo, cómo monedas españolas de ocho, acuñadas en Potosí, nos explican los orígenes de una moneda global, . . .

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'Zeer intelligent, verrukkelijk geschreven en uitermate fascinerend.­' - The Spectator Een geschiedenis van de wereld in 100 voorwerpen biedt een heel originele benadering van de geschiedenis van de mensheid. Het gebruikt de voorwerpen die oude beschavingen hebben achtergelaten als venster, waardoor we de werelden kunnen onderzoeken van de mensen die daar en toen leefden. Maar niet alleen oude beschavingen komen aan bod. Neil MacGregor geeft ons een blik in het leven van de makers en gebruikers van al deze 100 voorwerpen: vanaf de oertijd tot aan het heden. MacGregor's doel is om ons zoveel mogelijk te vertellen over het belang van de voorwerpen; over een stenen pilaar die de gepreekte tolerantie van een Indiase keizer tegen zijn volk laat zien, over de Spaanse munten die het begin van de globale valuta betekenden, over een zilveren beker die de Romeinse dubbele houding ten opzichte van homoseksualiteit demonstreert, of over een Victoriaans servies dat de impact van een rijk . . .

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The New York Times bestselling author of A History of the World in 100 Objects brings the world of Shakespeare and the Tudor era of Elizabeth I into focus

We feel we know Shakespeare’s characters. Think of Hamlet, trapped in indecision, or Macbeth’s merciless and ultimately self-­destructive ambition, or the Machiavellian rise and short reign of Richard III. They are so vital, so alive and real that we can see aspects of ourselves in them. But their world was at once familiar and nothing like our own.

In this brilliant work of historical reconstruction Neil MacGregor and his team at the British Museum, working together in a landmark collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC, bring us twenty objects that capture the essence of Shakespeare’s universe. A perfect complement to A History of the World in 100 Objects, MacGregor’s landmark New York Times bestseller, Shakespeare’s Restless World highlights a turning point in human history.

This magnificent book, . . .

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We feel we know Shakespeare’s characters. Think of Hamlet, trapped in indecision, or Macbeth’s merciless and ultimately self-­destructive ambition, or the Machiavellian rise and short reign of Richard III. They are so vital, so alive and real that we can see aspects of ourselves in them. But their world was at once familiar and nothing like our own. In this brilliant work of historical reconstruction Neil MacGregor and his team at the British Museum, working together in a landmark collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC, bring us twenty objects that capture the essence of Shakespeare’s universe. A perfect complement to, MacGregor’s landmark bestseller, highlights a turning point in human history. This magnificent book, illustrated throughout with more than one hundred vibrant color photographs, invites you to travel back in history and to touch, smell, and feel what life was like at that pivotal moment, when humankind leaped into the modern age. This was an . . .

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