The Cartoon History of the Universe III

Author(s): Larry Gonick

Comics & Graphic Novels

Larry Gonick's Celebrated Series The Cartoon History of the Universe is a unique fusion of world history and the comics medium, a work of serious scholarship and a masterpiece of popular literature. Praised by historians as a narrative and interpretive tour be force, Gonick's clever illustrations deliver important information with a deceptively light tone, reaching 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 origin and spread of Islam; 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. Highlighting key events and retrieving oft-neglected historical connections, Gonick offers an historical survey that is at once multicultural, humanistic, skeptical, and laugh-out-loud funny.


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General Fields

  • : 9780393324037
  • : norton
  • : norton
  • : October 2002
  • : 2 Centimeters X 19.3 Centimeters X 26.6 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Larry Gonick
  • : Paperback
  • : 1202
  • : English
  • : 320