100 Documents That Changed the World – eBook

by Scott Christianson, Batsford

About the book:

  • Each of the 100 entries is fully illustrated and includes a colour reproduction of the original document.
  • Written in a clear, accessible and engaging style, this informative and entertaining book shows the power of the written document to change the course of history and lay down the law of the land.
  • Written by Scott Christianson, the author of the bestselling 100 Diagrams That Changed the World – the first title in the “100” series.



100 Documents That Changed the World brings together the most important written agreements, declarations and statements in history. The documents included here have changed the course of history by rewriting laws, granting freedoms and laying out constitutions. But as well as official charters and presidential proclamations, there are also the hand-written documents that have gone on to shape the way we think, the scrawled notes that mark breakthroughs in the worlds of science and technology, and the annotated manuscripts that have become literary landmarks.

Documents included: Magna Carta (1215); Shakespeare’s First Folio (1623); Declaration of independence (1776); Constitution of the United States (1787); Louisiana Purchase (1803); Darwin’s Evolutionary Tree (1837); Gettysburg Address (1863); Treaty of Versailles (1919); German Surrender (1945); Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I Have A Dream” speech (1963); First Website (1991); Edward Snowden Files (2013).



eBook ISBN: 9781849943581
Print ISBN:9781849943000
Print price: £14.99

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