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A history of the world in 100 objects, Neil Macgregor

Label
A history of the world in 100 objects
Title
A history of the world in 100 objects
Statement of responsibility
Neil Macgregor
Title variation
A history of the world in one hundred objects
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The 2008 Briton of the Year-named British Museum director and BBC radio presenter traces the stories of 100 human innovations to explain their pivotal role in shaping civilization, from weapons and the domestication of cows to currency and music
Summary
Neil MacGregor's radio series 'A History of the World in 100 Objects' has been a unique event that has set a benchmark for public service broadcasting in the UK and across the world. This book is the tie-in to that event, reproducing the scripts describing the objects that made us who we are
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
392557
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
930.1
Illustrations
  • maps
  • facsimiles
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
GN740
LC item number
.M16 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
A history of the world in 100 objects, Neil Macgregor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 671-682) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Empire builders : 300 BC-AD 10. Coin with head of Alexander ; Pillar of Ashoka ; Rosetta stone ; Chinese Han lacquer cup ; Head of Augustus
  • Ancient pleasures, modern spice : AD 1-500. Warren cup ; North American otter pipe ; Ceremonial ballgame belt ; Admonitions scroll ; Hoxne pepper pot
  • Rise of world faiths : AD 100-600. Seated Buddha from Gandhara ; Gold coins of Kumaragupta I ; Plate showing Shapur II ; Hinton St. Mary mosaic ; Arabian bronze hand
  • Silk road and beyond : AD 400-800. Gold coins of Abd al-Malik ; Sutton Hoo helmet ; Moche warrior pot ; Korean roof tile ; Silk princess painting
  • Inside the palace: secrets at court : AD 700-900. Maya relief of royal blood-letting ; Harem wall-painting fragments ; Lothair crystal ; Statue of Tara ; Chinese Tang tomb figures
  • Pilgrims, raiders and traders : AD 800-1300. Vale of York hoard ; Hedwig beaker ; Japanese bronze mirror ; Borobudur Buddha head ; Kilwa pot sherds
  • Status symbols : AD 1100-1500. The Lewis chessmen ; Hebrew astrolabe ; Ife head ; The David vases ; Taino ritual seat
  • Meeting the gods : AD 1200-1500. Holy Thorn Reliquary ; Icon of the Triumph of Orthodoxy ; Shiva and Parvati sculpture ; Sculpture of Huastec goddess ; Hoa Hakananai'a Easter Island statue
  • Threshold of the modern world : AD 1375-1550. Tughra of Suleiman the Magnificent ; Ming banknote ; Inca gold llama ; Jake dragon cup ; Dürer's Rhinoceros
  • First global economy : AD 1450-1650. Mechanical galleon ; Benin plaque: the Oba with Europeans ; Double-headed serpent ; Kakiemon elephants ; Pieces of eight
  • Preface: mission impossible
  • Tolerance and intolerance : AD 1550-1700. Shi'a religious parade standard ; Miniature of a Mughal prince ; Shadow puppet of Bima ; Mexican codex map ; Reformation centenary broadsheet
  • Exploration, exploitation and enlightenment : AD 1680-1820. Akan drum ; Hawaiian feather helmet ; North American buckskin map ; Australian bark shield ; Jade Bi
  • Mass production, mass persuasion : AD 1780-1914. Ship's chronometer from HMS Beagle ; Early Victorian tea set ; Hokusai's The Great Wave ; Sudanese slit drum ; Suffragette-defaced penny
  • World of our making : AD 1914-2010. Russian revolutionary plate ; Hockney's In the Dull Village ; Throne of weapons ; Credit card ; Solar-powered lamp and charger
  • Introduction: signals from the past
  • Making us human : 2,000,000-9000 BC. Mummy of Hornedjitef ; Olduvai stone chopping tool ; Olduvai handaxe ; Swimming reindeer ; Clovis spear point
  • After the Ice Age: food and sex : 9000-3500 BC. Bird-shaped pestle ; Ain Sakhri lovers figurine ; Egyptian clay model of cattle ; Maya maize god statue ; Jomon pot
  • First cities and states : 4000-2000 BC. King Den's sandal label ; Standard of Ur ; Indus seal ; Jade axe ; Early writing tablet
  • Beginnings of science and literature : 2000-700 BC. Flood tablet ; Rhind mathematical papyrus ; Minoan bull-leaper ; Mold gold cape ; Statue of Ramesses II
  • Old world, new powers : 1100-300 BC. Lachish reliefs ; Sphinx of Taharqo ; Chinese Zhou ritual vessel ; Paracas textile ; Gold coin of Croesus
  • World in the age of Confucius : 500-300 BC. Oxus chariot model ; Parthenon sculpture: Centaur and Lapith ; Basse-Yutz flagons ; Olmec stone mask ; Chinese bronze bell
Control code
19349294
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xxvi, 707 pages
Isbn
9780670022700
Lccn
2011021769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color facsimiles, color photographs, maps
Label
A history of the world in 100 objects, Neil Macgregor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 671-682) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Empire builders : 300 BC-AD 10. Coin with head of Alexander ; Pillar of Ashoka ; Rosetta stone ; Chinese Han lacquer cup ; Head of Augustus
  • Ancient pleasures, modern spice : AD 1-500. Warren cup ; North American otter pipe ; Ceremonial ballgame belt ; Admonitions scroll ; Hoxne pepper pot
  • Rise of world faiths : AD 100-600. Seated Buddha from Gandhara ; Gold coins of Kumaragupta I ; Plate showing Shapur II ; Hinton St. Mary mosaic ; Arabian bronze hand
  • Silk road and beyond : AD 400-800. Gold coins of Abd al-Malik ; Sutton Hoo helmet ; Moche warrior pot ; Korean roof tile ; Silk princess painting
  • Inside the palace: secrets at court : AD 700-900. Maya relief of royal blood-letting ; Harem wall-painting fragments ; Lothair crystal ; Statue of Tara ; Chinese Tang tomb figures
  • Pilgrims, raiders and traders : AD 800-1300. Vale of York hoard ; Hedwig beaker ; Japanese bronze mirror ; Borobudur Buddha head ; Kilwa pot sherds
  • Status symbols : AD 1100-1500. The Lewis chessmen ; Hebrew astrolabe ; Ife head ; The David vases ; Taino ritual seat
  • Meeting the gods : AD 1200-1500. Holy Thorn Reliquary ; Icon of the Triumph of Orthodoxy ; Shiva and Parvati sculpture ; Sculpture of Huastec goddess ; Hoa Hakananai'a Easter Island statue
  • Threshold of the modern world : AD 1375-1550. Tughra of Suleiman the Magnificent ; Ming banknote ; Inca gold llama ; Jake dragon cup ; Dürer's Rhinoceros
  • First global economy : AD 1450-1650. Mechanical galleon ; Benin plaque: the Oba with Europeans ; Double-headed serpent ; Kakiemon elephants ; Pieces of eight
  • Preface: mission impossible
  • Tolerance and intolerance : AD 1550-1700. Shi'a religious parade standard ; Miniature of a Mughal prince ; Shadow puppet of Bima ; Mexican codex map ; Reformation centenary broadsheet
  • Exploration, exploitation and enlightenment : AD 1680-1820. Akan drum ; Hawaiian feather helmet ; North American buckskin map ; Australian bark shield ; Jade Bi
  • Mass production, mass persuasion : AD 1780-1914. Ship's chronometer from HMS Beagle ; Early Victorian tea set ; Hokusai's The Great Wave ; Sudanese slit drum ; Suffragette-defaced penny
  • World of our making : AD 1914-2010. Russian revolutionary plate ; Hockney's In the Dull Village ; Throne of weapons ; Credit card ; Solar-powered lamp and charger
  • Introduction: signals from the past
  • Making us human : 2,000,000-9000 BC. Mummy of Hornedjitef ; Olduvai stone chopping tool ; Olduvai handaxe ; Swimming reindeer ; Clovis spear point
  • After the Ice Age: food and sex : 9000-3500 BC. Bird-shaped pestle ; Ain Sakhri lovers figurine ; Egyptian clay model of cattle ; Maya maize god statue ; Jomon pot
  • First cities and states : 4000-2000 BC. King Den's sandal label ; Standard of Ur ; Indus seal ; Jade axe ; Early writing tablet
  • Beginnings of science and literature : 2000-700 BC. Flood tablet ; Rhind mathematical papyrus ; Minoan bull-leaper ; Mold gold cape ; Statue of Ramesses II
  • Old world, new powers : 1100-300 BC. Lachish reliefs ; Sphinx of Taharqo ; Chinese Zhou ritual vessel ; Paracas textile ; Gold coin of Croesus
  • World in the age of Confucius : 500-300 BC. Oxus chariot model ; Parthenon sculpture: Centaur and Lapith ; Basse-Yutz flagons ; Olmec stone mask ; Chinese bronze bell
Control code
19349294
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xxvi, 707 pages
Isbn
9780670022700
Lccn
2011021769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color facsimiles, color photographs, maps

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