Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations

Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
Author: Ralph W. Mathisen
Pages: 535
ISBN: 0199384452
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Release: 2014-06-30
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Challenging the stereotypes and myths that typically characterize students' understanding of antiquity, Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations: From Prehistory to 640 CE, Second Edition, focuses on continuity and connections, along with cultural diffusion and cultural diversity, to show how history is a cumulative process and that numerous similar themes recur in different times and places. The text also explores sensitive issues and debates including attitudes toward race, ethnicity, and tolerance; gender issues and roles; slavery; social mobility; religion; political evolution; the nature of government; and imperialism. FEATURES New! Chapter 9: "Civilization beyond the Near East, Greece, and Rome (2300-31 BCE)" New! "Digging Antiquity": Illustrated features that discuss specific archaeological sites, many of which can still be visited today New!: "Looking Back": Chapter summaries, followed by "Looking Ahead" sections that preview the following chapters "History Laboratory": Concise observations on how historians use different methodologies to interpret historical evidence and to debunk pseudoscience "Historical Controversy": Reflections that explore conflicting modern interpretations of ancient phenomena "A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words": Illustrations of distinctive material artifacts, accompanied by brief essays "Mysteries of History": Selections that address puzzling and intriguing aspects of the past "In Their Own Words": Extended quotations that exemplify each chapter's main themes Stunning Interior Design: More than 200 maps and illustrations, including an eight-page color portfolio An Image Bank containing more than 100 PowerPoint-based slides and approximately forty maps, available to adopters

Sources for Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations

Sources for Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
Author: Ralph W. Mathisen
Pages: 576
ISBN: 0190280913
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Release: 2016-09-15
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"This sourcebook would serve as a companion volume to R.W. Mathisen, Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations: From Prehistory to 640 CE, 2nd edition ...; it will provide ancillary materials--121 primary sources, 15 maps, and 111 illustrations, all in 505 pages--that will expand upon the material in the textbook"--Provided by publisher.

Egypt Greece and Rome

Egypt  Greece  and Rome
Author: Charles Freeman
Pages: 714
ISBN: 9780199263646
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Release: 2004
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Covering more than four thousand years of ancient history, from the early Egyptians to the dawn of Byzantium, an illustrated introduction to the Mediterranean's three major civilizations examines their links and traces their influence up to the present day. UP.

Ancient mediterranean civilizations

Ancient mediterranean civilizations
Author: Nermin Falaschi
Pages: 252
ISBN: LCCN:84245932
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Release: 1984
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Ancient mediterranean civilizations

Ancient mediterranean civilizations
Author: Nermin Falaschi
Pages: 252
ISBN: OCLC:951906103
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Release: 1984
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations

Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
Author: Captivating History
Pages: 546
ISBN: 1647487935
Available:
Release: 2020-06-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Egypt Greece and Rome

Egypt  Greece  and Rome
Author: Charles Freeman
Pages: 759
ISBN: 9780199651924
Available:
Release: 2014-03
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Covering more than four thousand years of ancient history, from the early Egyptians to the dawn of Byzantium, an illustrated introduction to the Mediterranean's three major civilizations examines their links and traces their influence up to the present day. UP.

Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations

Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
Author: Captivating History
Pages: 546
ISBN: 1647487838
Available:
Release: 2020-06-02
Editor: Captivating History
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Five captivating manuscripts in one book: 1. Carthage 2. Minoans 3. The Phoenicians 4. The Mycenaeans 5. The Etruscans

The Wisdom of Thoth

The Wisdom of Thoth
Author: Grażyna Bąkowska-Czerner,Agata Swierzowska,Alessandro Roccati
Pages: 132
ISBN: 1784912476
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Release: 2016-01-22
Editor: Archaeopress Archaeology
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume represents a selection of contributions on Mediterranean themes from a wider international interdisciplinary conference on Magical Texts in Ancient Civilizations, organised by the Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilizations at Jagiellonian University in Krakow in Poland between 27-28 June 2013. The meeting welcomed researchers from Hungary, Italy, Poland and Ukraine, covering various disciplines including comparative civilizations, comparative religions, linguistics, archaeology, anthropology, history and philosophy. In the past 'magic' was often misunderstood as irrational behaviour, in contrast to the tradition of philosophical or rational thought mostly based on Greek models. Evidence collected from ancient high cultures, like that of Pharaonic Egypt, includes massive amounts of documents and treatises of all kinds related to what has been labelled 'magic'. Today it cannot be written off as merely a primitive or 'lesser human' phenomenon: the awareness of magic remains to the present day in many societies, at all social levels, and has not been generally replaced by what might be considered as more advanced thinking. The researches in this volume focus heavily on Egypt (in particular Predynastic, Pharaonic, Hellenistic, Roman and Christian evidence), but Near Eastern material was also presented from Pagan (Ugaritic) and Christian (Syriac) times.

The Mediterranean in the Ancient World

The Mediterranean in the Ancient World
Author: Fernand Braudel
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780141937229
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Release: 2002-04-25
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This general reader's history of the ancient mediterranean combines a thorough grasp of the scholarship of the day with an great historian's gift for imaginative reconstruction and inspired analogy. Extensive notes allow the reader to appreciate thestate of scholarship at the time of writing, the scale and breadth of Braudel's learning and the points where orthodoxy has changed, sometimes vindicating Braudel, sometimes proving him wrong. Above all the book offers us the chance to situate Braudel's mediterranean, born of a lifetime's love and knowledge, more clearly in the climates of the sea's history.

The Ancient Mediterranean

The Ancient Mediterranean
Author: Michael Grant
Pages: 374
ISBN: 0452009499
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Release: 1969
Editor: Plume
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reprint of the 1969 Scribner edition. Illustrated with 90 photos and maps. Revised and updated bibliography. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Ancient Mediterranean World

The Ancient Mediterranean World
Author: Robin W. Winks,Susan P. Mattern-Parkes,Susan P. Mattern
Pages: 255
ISBN: 0195155637
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Release: 2004
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

What is a city, and what forms did urbanization take in different times and places? How do peoples and nations define themselves and perceive foreigners? Questions like these serve as the framework for The Ancient Mediterranean World: From the Stone Age to A.D. 600. This book provides a concise overview of the history of the Mediterranean world, from Paleolithic times through the rise of Islam in the seventh century A.D. It traces the origins of the civilizations around the Mediterranean--including ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Israel, Greece, and Rome--and their interactions over time. The Ancient Mediterranean World goes beyond political history to explore the lives of ordinary men and women and investigate topics such as the relationships between social classes, the dynamics of the family, the military and society, and aristocratic values. It introduces students not only to the ancient texts on which historians rely, but also to the art and architecture that reveal how people lived and how they understood ideas like love, death, and the body. Numerous illustrations, chronological charts, excerpts from ancient texts, and in-depth discussions of specific art objects and historical methods are included. Text boxes containing primary source materials examine such diverse subjects as warfare in early Mesopotamia, sculpting the body in classical Greece, the young women of Sappho's chorus, and early descriptions of the Huns. Combining excellent chronological coverage with a clear, concise narrative, The Ancient Mediterranean World is an ideal text for undergraduate courses in ancient history and ancient civilization.

Impact of Natural Catastrophes on Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations

Impact of Natural Catastrophes on Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:500456157
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Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Ancient Civilizations of Western Asia and the Mediterranean

Ancient Civilizations of Western Asia and the Mediterranean
Author: Zachary Anderson
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781502605689
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Release: 2015-07-15
Editor: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discover the greatest early civilizations from Western Asia and the Mediterranean, including the Hittites, Minoans, Phoenicians, Assyrians, Israelites, Persians, and early Greeks.

The Motif of the Lion in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations

The Motif of the Lion in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
Author: Sarah Lepinski
Pages: 312
ISBN: OCLC:29917421
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Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Mediterranean Religions

The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Author: Barbette Stanley Spaeth
Pages: 364
ISBN: 9780521113960
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Release: 2013-11-25
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides an introduction to the major religions of the ancient Mediterranean and explores current research regarding the similarities and differences among them.

Environmental Problems of the Greeks and Romans

Environmental Problems of the Greeks and Romans
Author: J. Donald Hughes,Johnson Donald Hughes
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9781421412108
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Release: 2014-02-15
Editor: JHU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this dramatically revised and expanded second edition of the work entitled Pan’s Travail, J. Donald Hughes examines the environmental history of the classical period and argues that the decline of ancient civilizations resulted in part from their exploitation of the natural world. Focusing on Greece and Rome, as well as areas subject to their influences, Hughes offers a detailed look at the impact of humans and their technologies on the ecology of the Mediterranean basin. Evidence of deforestation in ancient Greece, the remains of Roman aqueducts and mines, and paintings on centuries-old pottery that depict agricultural activities document ancient actions that resulted in detrimental consequences to the environment. Hughes compares the ancient world's environmental problems to other persistent social problems and discusses attitudes toward nature expressed in Greek and Latin literature. In addition to extensive revisions based on the latest research, this new edition includes photographs from Hughes's worldwide excursions, a new chapter on warfare and the environment, and an updated bibliography.

Mediterranean Identities

Mediterranean Identities
Author: Borna Fuerst-Bjeliš
Pages: 428
ISBN: 9789535135852
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Release: 2017-11-08
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What is the Mediterranean? The perception of the Mediterranean leans equally on the nature, culture, history, lifestyle, and landscape. To approach the question of identity, it seems that we have to give importance to all of these. There is no Mediterranean identity, but Mediterranean identities. Mediterranean is not about the homogeneity and uniformity, but about the unity that comes from diversities, contacts, and interconnections. The book tends to embrace the environment, society, and culture of the Mediterranean in their multiple and unique interconnections over the millennia, contributing to the better understanding of the essential human-environmental interrelations. The choice of 17 chapters of the book, written by a number of prominent scholars, clearly shows the necessity of the interdisciplinary approach to the Mediterranean identity issues. The book stresses the most serious concerns of the Mediterranean today - threats to biodiversity, risks, and hazards - mostly the increasing wildfires and finally depletion of traditional Mediterranean practices and landscapes, as constituent parts of the Mediterranean heritage.

A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean

A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean
Author: Jeremy McInerney
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781444337341
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Release: 2014-08-25
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean presents a comprehensive collection of essays contributed by Classical Studies scholars that explore questions relating to ethnicity in the ancient Mediterranean world. Covers topics of ethnicity in civilizations ranging from ancient Egypt and Israel, to Greece and Rome, and into Late Antiquity Features cutting-edge research on ethnicity relating to Philistine, Etruscan, and Phoenician identities Reveals the explicit relationships between ancient and modern ethnicities Introduces an interpretation of ethnicity as an active component of social identity Represents a fundamental questioning of formally accepted and fixed categories in the field

The Open Sea

The Open Sea
Author: J. G. Manning
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780691202303
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Release: 2020-06-09
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A major new economic history of the ancient Mediterranean world In The Open Sea, J. G. Manning offers a major new history of economic life in the Mediterranean world during the Iron Age, from Phoenician trading down to the Hellenistic era and the beginning of Rome's supremacy. Drawing on a wide range of ancient sources and the latest social theory, Manning suggests that the search for an illusory single ancient economy has obscured the diversity of the Mediterranean world, including changes in political economies over time and differences in cultural conceptions of property and money. At the same time, this groundbreaking book shows how the region's economies became increasingly interconnected during this period—and why the origins of the modern economy extend far beyond Greece and Rome.