In two volumes, the dtv-Atlas World History offers a unique combination of maps and illustrations placed alongside a detailed chronological summary of the main cultural, scientific, religious and political events of the period.
Volume one covers the period from the beginning of world history to the eve of the French Revolution, volume two from the French Revolution to the present (2004).
The dtv-Atlas series started in 1964 with its bestselling dtv-Atlas World History. It has been widely acclaimed for its unique way of highlighting the topics of each volume in separate units, combining vivid graphics on the left-hand pages with concisely written explanations on the right.
The subject areas covered by the dtv-Atlas series range from history to natural sciences, from architecture to music, from philosophy to health. dtv-Atlases are designed to be reference books useful for both experts and curious readers. The series is being regularly extended, and each Atlas is revised and updated upon republication. A list of all dtv-Atlases, including the number of editions and copies sold, is available.