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Colin Peter McEvedy (6 June 1930 – 1 August 2005), was a British psychiatrist, historian, demographer and non-fiction author. He was born in Salford, Lancashire and died in London.
Total Books: 38
McEvedy's profession was psychiatry, in which he had a distinguished career. He became perhaps better known, though, as a historian and demographer, and certainly so by the public at large. Between 1961 and 2002 he produced a number of historical atlases which, unlike most such atlases, feature fixed base-maps; in most cases, each atlas uses a single principal base-map, which is shown repeatedly, at many dates, as the atlas goes along, thus illustrating changes over the ages, from ancient down to modern, within the chosen area. The accompanying text, typically, is mostly a running commentary on what the maps of a given atlas show. Another feature of the atlases is McEvedy's witty and engaging writing-style, which he used on occasion to challenge established opinions among historians and demographers. Although he was not, strictly speaking, a professional in those fields, he became professionally respected in them, with his views making their way into standard textbooks.
Mcevedy had two daughters. His eldest, Flora Mcevedy, is the author of the Step-Parent's Parachute, published by Piatkus Books in 2009.. His younger daughter Allegra McEvedy is a noted chef, co-founder of the Leon chain of restaurants, and appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours.