The History of the Ancient World From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome

The History of the Ancient World  From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Pages: 896
ISBN: 0393070891
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Release: 2007-03-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A lively and engaging narrative history showing the common threads in the cultures that gave birth to our own. This is the first volume in a bold new series that tells the stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still giving weight to the characteristics of each country. Susan Wise Bauer provides both sweeping scope and vivid attention to the individual lives that give flesh to abstract assertions about human history. Dozens of maps provide a clear geography of great events, while timelines give the reader an ongoing sense of the passage of years and cultural interconnection. This old-fashioned narrative history employs the methods of “history from beneath”—literature, epic traditions, private letters and accounts—to connect kings and leaders with the lives of those they ruled. The result is an engrossing tapestry of human behavior from which we may draw conclusions about the direction of world events and the causes behind them.

History of the Ancient World

History of the Ancient World
Author: Fedor Petrovic Korovkin,Fjodor Korovkin
Pages: 248
ISBN: 0828531552
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Release: 1985
Editor: Imported Publication
Language: en

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An Introduction to the Ancient World

An Introduction to the Ancient World
Author: Lukas de Blois,R.J. van der Spek
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781134047918
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Release: 2008-10-24
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Integrating the results of scholarly work from the past decade, the authors of An Introduction to the Ancient World, Lukas de Blois and R.J. van der Spek, have fully-updated and revised all sixteen chapters of this best-selling introductory textbook. Covering the history and culture of the ancient Near East, Greece and Rome within the framework of a short narrative history of events, this book offers an easily readable, integrated overview for students of history, classics, archaeology and philosophy, whether at college, at undergraduate level or among the wider reading public. This revised second edition offers a new section on early Christianity and more specific information on the religions, economies, and societies of the ancient Near East. There is extended coverage of Greek, Macedonian and Near Eastern history of the fourth to second centuries BC and the history of the Late Roman Republic. The consequences of Julius Caesar’s violent death are covered in more detail, as are the history and society of Imperial Rome. This new edition is: comprehensive: covers 3,000 years of ancient history and provides the basis for a typical one-semester course lavishly illustrated: contains maps, line drawings and plates to support and supplement the text, with updated captions clearly and concisely written: two established and respected university teachers with thirty years' experience in the subject areas well-organized: traces the broad outline of political history but also concentrates on particular topics user-friendly: includes chapter menus, an extensive and expanded bibliography organized by subject area and three appendices, an improved introduction and the addition of an epilogue.

World History

World History
Author: Anonim
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0241457858
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Release: 2020-08-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An essential gift for every history buff, this boldly illustrated book maps out the events that have shaped our world - from the dawn of human civilization to the present day. A comprehensive and accessible guide to the history of human civilisation, World History profiles everything from the emergence of Homo Sapiens to the Greek and Roman empires, through Chinese dynasties, the rise of the Vikings, and the Renaissance, to the Industrial Revolution and World War I and II. Offering a concise and insightful overview of key historical milestones that have occurred over the course of the last century, the book also covers more recent events such as the rise of ISIS, the Arab Spring, and Brexit and populism in the Western world.

A History of the Ancient World

A History of the Ancient World
Author: Chester G. Starr,Bentley Professor of History Emeritus Chester G Starr
Pages: 742
ISBN: 0195066286
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Release: 1991
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the origins of civilization from prehistoric times to the fall of the Roman Empire and discusses early culture, government, agriculture, religion, and trade

Truth and History in the Ancient World

Truth and History in the Ancient World
Author: Lisa Hau,Ian Ruffell
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781317558040
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Release: 2016-11-03
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This collection of essays investigates histories in the ancient world and the extent to which the producers and consumers of those histories believed them to be true. Ancient Greek historiographers repeatedly stressed the importance of truth to history; yet they also purported to believe in myth, distorted facts for nationalistic or moralizing purposes, and omitted events that modern audiences might consider crucial to a truthful account of the past. Truth and History in the Ancient World explores a pluralistic concept of truth – one in which different versions of the same historical event can all be true – or different kinds of truths and modes of belief are contingent on culture. Beginning with comparisons between historiography and aspects of belief in Greek tragedy, chapters include discussions of historiography through the works of Herodotus, Xenophon, and Ktesias, as well as Hellenistic and later historiography, material culture in Vitruvius, and Lucian’s satire. Rather than investigate whether historiography incorporates elements of poetic, rhetorical, or narrative techniques to shape historical accounts, or whether cultural memory is flexible or manipulated, this volume examines pluralities of truth and belief within the ancient world – and consequences for our understanding of culture, ancient or otherwise.

A Short History of the Ancient World

A Short History of the Ancient World
Author: Nicholas K. Rauh,Heidi E. Kraus
Pages: 356
ISBN: 9781442603875
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Release: 2018-01-11
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Short History of the Ancient World begins with the Bronze Age and ends with the collapse of the Roman Empire. Rather than restricting his analysis to the Greek and Roman experience, Rauh introduces students to ancient Africa, Israel, Egypt, Iran, China, and the Indian subcontinent. To aid students on their journey into the ancient world, Rauh has provided key terms and definitions, "What Have We Learned" review points, and an engaging art program that includes 51 images within the "Art in Focus" and "Materials and Techniques" features. Informative maps, chronologies, and tables also give students a closer look into the rise and fall of these great civilizations. Learning extends beyond the book with UTP's History Matters website (www.utphistorymatters.com) which includes relevant essay and multiple choice questions. With A Short History of the Ancient World, Rauh has crafted a comprehensive exploration of humanity's most fascinating early civilizations.

The Book of the Ancient World

The Book of the Ancient World
Author: Dorothy Mills
Pages: 264
ISBN: 159731353X
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Release: 2007-12
Editor: Sophia Perennis
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Book of the Ancient World is an account of our common heritage from the dawn of civilization to the coming of the Greeks. It is the story of how human beings began their great adventure of learning how to live; of how they have sought to satisfy the practical needs of their bodies, the questioning of their minds, and the searching of their spirits. To this end it subordinates details of political events to the record of things that lie at the foundation or our modern civilization. Dorothy Mills had an uncanny and unique ability to write history that is interesting and at the same time based on sound scholarship. Her direct, engaging approach is valued increasingly by the many parents in our day who are looking for reliable materials for home study, as well as by many private school educators. The highly-prized six volumes of her historical works (see below) have become very scarce on the used book market, and so Dawn Chorus has undertaken to reprint them as part of its effort to offer texts ideally suited to the needs of a new generation of teachers and students. In a world where the quality of education has so deteriorated, may the reissue of this wonderful historical series shine as a beacon to a new generation of young (and not so young) scholars . Dawn Chorus publishes these five other books by Dorothy Mills: The Book of the Ancient Greeks; The Book of the Ancient Romans; The People of Ancient Israel; The Middle Ages; and Renaissance and Reformation Times. Dawn Chorus has also republished another outstanding, and long-out-of-print historical series perfectly suited for home or school use (and highly recommended in home-school curricula), entitled The Picturesque Tale of Progress, by Olive Beaupre Miller. It is available in large format (9 volumes), or smaller, double-bound format (5 volumes).

A History of the Ancient World

A History of the Ancient World
Author: George Willis Botsford
Pages: 588
ISBN: UVA:X000500507
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Release: 1916
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The History of the Renaissance World From the Rediscovery of Aristotle to the Conquest of Constantinople

The History of the Renaissance World  From the Rediscovery of Aristotle to the Conquest of Constantinople
Author: S. Wise Bauer
Pages: 785
ISBN: 9780393059762
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Release: 2013-09-23
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Beginning in the heady days just after the First Crusade, this volume—the third in the series that began with and —chronicles the contradictions of a world in transition.

The Decline of the Ancient World

The Decline of the Ancient World
Author: A.H.M. Jones
Pages: 422
ISBN: 9781317873051
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Release: 2014-06-17
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This celebrated account of the decline of the ancient world describes the fall of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the emergence of the new medieval European order.

The Ancient World

The Ancient World
Author: Sarolta Anna Takacs,Eric H. Cline
Pages: 726
ISBN: 9781317458388
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Release: 2015-07-17
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Designed to meet the curriculum needs of students from grades 7-12, this five-volume encyclopedia explores the history and civilizations of the ancient world from prehistory to approximately 1000 CE. Organized alphabetically within geographical volumes on Africa, Europe, the Americas, Southwest Asia, and Asia and the Pacific, entries cover the social, political, scientific and technological, economic, and cultural events and developments that shaped the ancient world in all areas of the globe. Each volume explores significant civilizations, personalities, cultural and social developments, and scientific achievements in its geographical area. Boxed features include Link in Time, Link in Place, Ancient Weapons, Turning Points, and Great Lives. Each volume also includes maps, timelines and illustrations; and a glossary, bibliography and indexes complete the set.

Ancient Worlds

Ancient Worlds
Author: Michael Scott
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780465094738
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Release: 2016-11-01
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"As panoramic as it is learned, this is ancient history for our globalized world." Tom Holland, author of Dynasty and Rubicon Twenty-five-hundred years ago, civilizations around the world entered a revolutionary new era that overturned old order and laid the foundation for our world today. In the face of massive social changes across three continents, radical new forms of government emerged; mighty wars were fought over trade, religion, and ideology; and new faiths were ruthlessly employed to unify vast empires. The histories of Rome and China, Greece and India-the stories of Constantine and Confucius, Qin Shi Huangdi and Hannibal-are here revealed to be interconnected incidents in the midst of a greater drama. In Ancient Worlds, historian Michael Scott presents a gripping narrative of this unique age in human civilization, showing how diverse societies responded to similar pressures and how they influenced one another: through conquest and conversion, through trade in people, goods, and ideas. An ambitious reinvention of our grandest histories, Ancient Worlds reveals new truths about our common human heritage. "A bold and imaginative page-turner that challenges ideas about the world of antiquity." Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads

The Fate of Rome

The Fate of Rome
Author: Kyle Harper
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9781400888917
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Release: 2017-10-02
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How devastating viruses, pandemics, and other natural catastrophes swept through the far-flung Roman Empire and helped to bring down one of the mightiest civilizations of the ancient world Here is the monumental retelling of one of the most consequential chapters of human history: the fall of the Roman Empire. The Fate of Rome is the first book to examine the catastrophic role that climate change and infectious diseases played in the collapse of Rome’s power—a story of nature’s triumph over human ambition. Interweaving a grand historical narrative with cutting-edge climate science and genetic discoveries, Kyle Harper traces how the fate of Rome was decided not just by emperors, soldiers, and barbarians but also by volcanic eruptions, solar cycles, climate instability, and devastating viruses and bacteria. He takes readers from Rome’s pinnacle in the second century, when the empire seemed an invincible superpower, to its unraveling by the seventh century, when Rome was politically fragmented and materially depleted. Harper describes how the Romans were resilient in the face of enormous environmental stress, until the besieged empire could no longer withstand the combined challenges of a “little ice age” and recurrent outbreaks of bubonic plague. A poignant reflection on humanity’s intimate relationship with the environment, The Fate of Rome provides a sweeping account of how one of history’s greatest civilizations encountered and endured, yet ultimately succumbed to the cumulative burden of nature’s violence. The example of Rome is a timely reminder that climate change and germ evolution have shaped the world we inhabit—in ways that are surprising and profound.

Delphi

Delphi
Author: Michael Scott
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780691169842
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Release: 2015-10-20
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides a narrative history of this sanctuary and city, from its founding to its modern rediscovery, to show more clearly than ever before why Delphi was one of the most important places in the ancient world for so long. Scott covers the whole history and nature of Delphi, from the literary and archaeological evidence surrounding the site, to its rise as a center of worship with a wide variety of religious practices, to the constant appeal of the oracle despite her cryptic prophecies. He describes how Delphi became a contested sacred site for Greeks and Romans and a storehouse for the treasures of rival city-states and foreign kings. He also examines the eventual decline of the site and how its meaning and importance have continued to be reshaped right up to the present. Finally, for the modern visitor to Delphi, he includes a brief guide that highlights key things to see and little-known treasures. --From publisher description.

The Ancient World

The Ancient World
Author: D. Brendan Nagle,Stanley Mayer Burstein
Pages: 280
ISBN: UOM:39015080884789
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Release: 2010
Editor: Pearson College Division
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This collection is designed to encourage students to examine issues pertaining to a broad range of themes through the analysis of relevant ancient literary and non-literary texts. Covering a wide variety of social and cultural concerns?-ranging from marriage, family, war, and religion, to political culture, slavery, and entertainment?-the texts are arranged thematically within a general chronological framework to provide a broad overview of life in the Ancient World. --Publisher's description.

Popular Culture in the Ancient World

Popular Culture in the Ancient World
Author: Lucy Grig
Pages: 348
ISBN: 9781107074897
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Release: 2016-11-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book adopts a new approach to the classical world by focusing on ancient popular culture.

Encyclopedia of the Ancient World

Encyclopedia of the Ancient World
Author: Shona Grimbly
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781136786877
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Release: 2013-08-16
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Story of Civilization

The Story of Civilization
Author: Phillip Campbell
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781505105681
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Release: 2016-03-15
Editor: TAN Books
Language: en

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Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World

Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World
Author: Philip Matyszak
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780500775431
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Release: 2020-08-18
Editor: Thames & Hudson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A chronicle of forty forgotten ancient civilizations which highlights the important contributions that each has made to modern society. The ancient world of the Mediterranean and the Near East saw the birth and collapse of great civilizations. While several of these are well known, for all those that have been recorded, many have been unjustly forgotten. Our history is overflowing with different cultures that have all evolved over time, sometimes dissolving or reforming, though ultimately shaping the way we continue to live. But for every culture that has been remembered, what have we forgotten? This thorough guide explores those civilizations that have faded from the pages of our textbooks but played a significant role in the development of modern society. Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World covers the Hyksos to the Hephthalites and everyone in between, providing a unique overview of humanity’s history from approximately 3000 BCE–550 CE. A wide range of illustrated artifacts and artworks, as well as specially drawn maps, help to tell the stories of forty lost peoples and allow readers to take a direct look into the past. Each entry exposes a diverse culture, highlighting their important contributions and committing their achievements to paper. Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World is an immersive, thought-provoking, and entertaining book for anyone interested in ancient history.