I liked it, specially on how much we can discover form each object of a time back then. Dr Neil really makes us realise how history is written and rewritten, how you can look at an object and look for the tiny details that would talk of their epoque. It is a pleasent book to read, it would talk you of the people and purpose for which they did that object, you start to realise they were people back then. And of course you remember history because you remember the object and you link why they did that or not. For example, which richness they put in making a floor depicting a Christian image, makes you realise to which extent religion had influence. Basically it tells you stories, the story of the world, in enjoyable objects. It may not cover all the history (is not the purpose); but you will enter in the feelings of the people that made that history, through day life stories I would recommend it, it's another way of seeing history Plus you go to the museum (as a History museum) and remember and read everything because you know this is from where they also took history and wrote books
Un livre fantastique qui vous conduit en 100 objets exposés au British Museum dans un voyage à travers le temps , celui de l'homme sur cette terre. Le texte est clair , enthousiaste, original. Chaque objet est décortiqué , replacé dans son contexte , géographique et historique. Beaucoup de dynamisme dans l'écriture. On comprend qu'il s'agissait d'abord d'émission de la BBC. Anglais tout à fait abordable. A lire, relire et diffuser !!!
This book consists of the scripts of the justly-famous broadcasts on Radio 4. In the UK. Neil McGregor is both an excellant scholar and a wonderful speaker. He is also the world's best museum director. The book reflects his high standards.