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by Elspeth King

eBook A History of Stirling in 100 Objects download ISBN: 0752459325
Author: Elspeth King
Publisher: The History Press (June 24, 2011)
Language: English
Pages: 144
ePub: 1228 kb
Fb2: 1268 kb
Rating: 4.6
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Category: History
Subcategory: Europe

This enthralling book features 100 objects-all A History of the World in 100 Objects by the British Museum and the BBC is a project . King was awarded a first class honours degree in medieval history from St Andrews University.

This enthralling book features 100 objects-all A History of the World in 100 Objects by the British Museum and the BBC is a project which has fired the public imagination throughout the land. This enthralling book features 100 objects-all from the archive of the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum-that each tell a fascinating history of Stirling.

Dr Elspeth King, writer and curator, was born in Scotland and is known for her role as a museum curator at the Peoples Palace in Glasgow, and then with the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum. King is a mine-worker's daughter and has a first class honours degree in medieval history from St Andrews University.

Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, narrates 100 programmes that retell humanity's history through the objects we have made. Updated: occasionally. Solar-powered lamp and charger-The World of Our Making (1914 - 2010 AD). Fri 22 Oct 2010. 5/5 Neil MacGregor's last object in his world history - a solar-powered lamp and charger.

The book provides a fascinating insight into the history of sailing explored through a hundred objects that have been pivotal in the development of sailing and saling boats has been added to your Cart.

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A History of the World in 100 Objects by the British Museum and the BBC is a project which has fired the public imagination throughout the land.

King William’s gauntlets, . 690. Other author's books: Ship of Fools. A History of Ireland in 100 Objects. 66. Crucifixion stone, 1740. 67. Conestoga wagon, eighteenth century. Objects can put us in touch with the past in this direct and immediate way, but they also help us to a more complex understanding of that past. There is a certain paradox that surrounds them. They seem precise and fixed, literally tangible.

Whether it’s a strange and unique object like a throne made of rifles from Mozambique or a medieval German crystal, or a familiar one like a sculpture of the head of Augustus or Hokusai’s painting The Great Wave, MacGregor skillfully weaves each one into the fabric of the society that it came from.

Encompassing a grand sweep of human history, A History of the World in 100 Objects begins with one of the earliest surviving objects made .

Encompassing a grand sweep of human history, A History of the World in 100 Objects begins with one of the earliest surviving objects made by human hands, a chopping tool from the Olduvai gorge in Africa, and ends with objects which characterise the world we live in today. A stone pillar tells us about a great Indian emperor preaching tolerance to his people; Spanish pieces of eight tell us about the beginning of a global currency; and an early Victorian tea-set speaks to us about the impact of empire. An intellectual and visual feast, this is one of the most engrossing and unusual history books published in years.

A History of the World in 100 Objects by the British Museum and the BBC is a project which has fired the public imagination throughout the land. This is the first published tribute act, demonstrating that the local, the national, and the international are always present, wherever the place, and that the world is where we live. This enthralling book features 100 objects—all from the archive of the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum—that each tell a fascinating history of Stirling. It will appeal to everyone interested in finding out more about the people, places, and past practices of Stirling through the artefacts and relics of times gone by.