The fourth and last edition of Times Atlas of World History was edited by
Geoffrey Barraclough. It was published by Maplewood in Hammond in 1993.
In 1999 the name of this book was changed with the fifth edition to be Hammond Atlas of World History.
A typical question that would lead a person to this book would be something
along the lines of "I've read about Babylonia and Samaria, but don't really know
where they were, in relation to each other and when."
The format of the book is an oversized print book. Its purpose is to
give a chronological coverage of world history in maps. The scope of the
book is fairly large. It includes text beside maps. The maps include
those of kingdoms, battles, and geographic effects of treaties. The maps
are colorful and clear. This book was the first to introduce new
techniques, such as skewing of maps to reflect different perspectives (has been
copied by others).
This book is geared toward the general reader and students. The dates of coverage of the final edition of this title were from 3500 B.C. to early
1993. The book was (and is as the new title) generally updated
approximately every 5 years.
The first step to using this book is usually the table of contents. The
glossary adds text to some entries, but no page numbers. The Index of
Place Names contains 7,500 entries, but does not include every name on every
map. The glossary includes 100,000 entries with supplemental information
about people, events, treaties, etc.
LCSH: 1. Historical geography -- Maps.