Treasures of World History - Peter Snow & Ann MacMillan
50 of the most fascinating documents in the history of humankind are beautifully reproduced from national archives and museums around the world - with commentary explaining why the documents are so significant, and how they have shaped or changed the course of history.
Chapters are devoted to each of the 50 documents across the political, military, artistic, and scientific spheres, and supported by additional contemporary images. The documents themselves have been researched from the collections of national archives, museums, libraries, and private collections around the world. The authors explain their criteria for selection and provide the pertinent details of each one, taking us on a journey from the scripts of the earliest civilizations through to momentous speeches and papers of today.