First published in 1902, the Cambridge Histories is a globally respected series of over 300 volumes spanning fifteen subject areas across the humanities and social sciences, with a concentration on political and cultural history, literature, philosophy, religious studies, music and the arts.
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"This detailed, lavishly illustrated three-volume set provides a unique, very readable synthesis of available contemporary data from the combined disciplines of archaeology, genetics, and linguistics to delineate the prehistoric record for each geographic section of the planet in 104 essays by contributors from 20 nations … This is a valuable resource for college, university, and museum libraries." Choice
"It provides a glorious, grandstand view of the institutions, and the social and technological forces, that have generated decisive changes in performance." BBC Music
"This book is a prodigious achievement. Meticulously edited and beautifully produced, with a multifaceted chronology as an appendix, its essays are marvels of compressed and incisive critical judgment. The expert contributors combine breadth of coverage and depth of reflection with tremendous assurance.' Times Literary Supplement
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The Cambridge History of the First World War
Winner, 2015 PROSE Award for Excellence in Reference Works
The Cambridge Economic History of the Greco-Roman World
Winner, 2008 Choice Outstanding Academic Title
The Cambridge World History of Medical Ethics
Winner, 2009 Choice Outstanding Academic Title
The New Cambridge History of the Bible
Winner, 2013 Choice Outstanding Academic Title
The Cambridge History of Judaism
Winner, Jewish Book Award in Reference