Bloomsbury wins 11-way auction for Josephine Quinn's How the World Made the West

Bloomsbury has acquired a book about the ancient history of the West after an 11-way auction.

Josephine Quinn's How the World Made the West is an expansive history of the origins of the West spanning 3,500 years.

In this approach to ancient history, Quinn will argue that what we think of as Western values – freedom, rationality, creativity, democracy, and tolerance – are not only or originally Western, and that the West itself is a product of long-standing links between a much larger and more varied group of cultures, from the Gobi Desert to the Atlantic Ocean, and from Scandinavia to the Sahara.

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