A brand-new historical atlas with an approachable format and design, covering the whole of world history from the first civilizations of Egypt and Sumer to the collapse of Communism and the end of the Cold War. Combining a comprehensive text and clear and informative maps, The Collins Atlas of World History treats the whole sweep of world history in an accessible and beautifully-designed package. With 90 spreads and 200 maps, the Atlas covers a vast range of subjects, from the age of the pyramids in Egypt to the rise and fall of the Roman Empire; from the Crusades to the Black Death; from the Reformation to the Napoleonic Wars; from the First World War to the challenges facing the World in the 21st century. These are just some of the subjects covered in this indispensable guide to world history. For anyone with an interest in the history, society, politics, warfare and culture of the world or simply a delight in a beautifully conceived visual treatment of history, The Collins Atlas of World History is the essential companion.