Book cover of The World: A Family History of Humanity by Simon Sebag Montefioreby Simon Sebag Montefiore

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A magisterial world history unlike any other that tells the story of humanity through the one thing we all have in common: families • From the author of The Romanovs

A Best Book of the Year: The New Yorker, Smithsonian

Succession meets Game of Thrones.” —The Spectator • “The author brings his cast of dynastic titans, rogues and psychopaths to life…An epic that both entertains and informs.” —The Economist, Best Books of the Year

Around 950,000 years ago, a family of five walked along the beach and left behind the oldest family footprints ever discovered. For award-winning historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, these poignant, familiar fossils serve as an inspiration for a new kind of world history, one that is genuinely global, spans all eras and all continents, and focuses on the family ties that connect every one of us.

Interview with the Author

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A family history of the world
10/25/22          41 min

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Simon Sebag Montefiore, “The World”
7/1/23           65 min

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A Family History of the World with Simon Sebag Montefiore
10/29/22           45 min

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A Short History of The World
11/30/22           29 min

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324. Simon Sebag Montefiore: Family Matters: Famous Families Throughout History
6/6/23            71 min

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