Civilisations: First Contact / The Cult of Progress - Civilisations (Hardback)
  • Civilisations: First Contact / The Cult of Progress - Civilisations (Hardback)
zoom

Civilisations: First Contact / The Cult of Progress - Civilisations (Hardback)

(author)
£15.00
Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 29/03/2018
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

One of a series of companion volumes accompanying the major new BBC documentary series Civilisations, presented by Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Simon Schama.

In Civilisations: First Contact/The Cult of Progress, David Olusoga travels the world to piece together the shared histories that link nations.

In Part One, First Contact, we discover what happened to art in the great Age of Discovery, when civilisations encountered each other for the first time. Although undoubtedly a period of conquest and destruction, it was also one of mutual curiosity, global trade and the exchange of ideas.

In Part Two, The Cult of Progress, we see how the Industrial Revolution transformed the world, impacting every corner, and every civilisation, from the cotton mills of the Midlands through Napoleon's conquest of Egypt to the decimation of both Native American and Maori populations and the advent of photography in Paris in 1839. Incredible art - both looted and created - relays the key events and their outcomes throughout the world.

Read the companion volume, Civilisations: How Do We Look/The Eye of Faith, in which distinguished historian Mary Beard explores how art has shaped, and been shaped by, the people who created it throughout history.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781781259979
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 810 g
Dimensions: 230 x 158 x 28 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

Praise for Black and British: A Forgotten History:

'You could not ask for a more judicious, comprehensive and highly readable survey of a part of British history that has been so long overlooked or denied. David Olusoga is a superb guide.' - Adam Hochschild

'Groundbreaking' - Observer 

'[A] comprehensive and important history of black Britain . . . Written with a wonderful clarity of style and with great force and passion.' - Kwasi Kwarteng, Sunday Times 

'A radical reappraisal of the parameters of history, exposing lacunae in the nation's version of its past' - Arifa Akbar, Guardian

You may also be interested in...

The Century Girls
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Sapiens
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
East West Street
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
SPQR
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The New Silk Roads
Added to basket
The Darkening Age
Added to basket
Upheaval
Added to basket
£25.00   £21.00
Hardback
Written in History
Added to basket
Guns, Germs And Steel
Added to basket
Utopia for Realists
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
A Little History of the World
Added to basket
Humans
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Homo Deus
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Milk of Paradise
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
She-Merchants, Buccaneers and Gentlewomen
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.