The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations
Author: John Haywood
Pages: 144
ISBN: UOM:39015062902435
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Release: 2005
Editor: Penguin Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An broad-based survey of the world's earliest human cultures ranges from the ancient farming settlements of Mesopotamia to the founding of Rome, utilizing photographs, artwork, reproductions, and full-color maps to highlight a look at such topics as the origins of the Egyptian pharaohs, China's dynasties, and the great cities of the Inca and Aztec. Original.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt
Author: Bill Manley
Pages: 144
ISBN: UOM:39015049935789
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Release: 1996
Editor: Penguin Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides maps and information on Ancient Egypt, including the history of Tutankhamun, the age of Greek domination, and the ultimate collapse of the empire

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece
Author: Robert Morkot
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0140513353
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Release: 1996
Editor: Penguin Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides maps and information on Ancient Greece, including the histories of the Minoan civilization, the Persian Wars, and Alexander the Great

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome
Author: Christopher Scarre
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0140513299
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Release: 1995
Editor: Penguin Group USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Uses maps, text, and illustrations to present the history of the Roman Empire, from its beginning as a modest village to its transformation into a Christian theocracy

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings
Author: John Haywood
Pages: 144
ISBN: UOM:39015043041428
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Release: 1995
Editor: Penguin Group USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Illustrates the history of the Viking age in map form and details the Vikings' activities as traders, craftsmen, explorers, settlers, terrorists, and mercenaries.

Historical Atlas of the Ancient World 4 000 000 500 BC

Historical Atlas of the Ancient World  4 000 000 500 BC
Author: John Haywood,Charles Freeman,Paul Garwood,Judith Toms
Pages: 88
ISBN: 1586632388
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Release: 2001
Editor: Metro Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, planned with both the expert and amateur historian in mind, offers a fascinating and detailed guide to the history of humanity -- from the time of our earliest ancestors to the thriving civilizations of the fifth century B.C. Combining detailed maps of the shifting patterns of human settlement with a wealth of supporting narrative and insightful depictions of the past, the atlas presents an overview of the sprawling themes of history, from agricultural innovations to biblical kingdoms to the rise and fall of empires and states. With snapshot surveys and regional maps looking closely at the great events of each era, illuminating insights into less familiar and often overlooked cultures, and hard facts and expert interpretation of the past, the Historical Atlas of the Ancient World is an invaluable guide to anyone searching for the remains of the past. -- Thirty full-color maps trace the history of all parts of the world between 4,000,000 and 500 B.C., including civilizations and nomadic routes -- Contains detailed coverage of major political, military, social, and cultural developments, all fully cross-referenced and indexed -- Combines the functions of an historical atlas with those of an historical encyclopedia, allowing for quick and easy reference and sustained reading

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Russia

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Russia
Author: John Channon,Robert Hudson,Swanston Graphics Limited
Pages: 144
ISBN: STANFORD:36105018257274
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Release: 1995
Editor: Viking Adult
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Uses maps, text, and illustrations to present the history of Russia, from Kievan Rus to the dissolution of the Soviet Union

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Medieval World

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Medieval World
Author: Andrew Jotischky,Caroline Susan Hull
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0141014490
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Release: 2005
Editor: Penguin Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Full-color maps, photographs, and illustrations enhance a detailed study of the peoples, cultures, social institutions, and religious faiths of the medieval world, ranging from the fourth-century barbarian invasions to the early voyages of discovery to the New World in the sixteenth, chronicling such key events as the fall of Rome, the birth of Islam, the spread of Christianity, and more. Original.

Atlas of Empires

Atlas of Empires
Author: Peter Davidson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781620082881
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Release: 2018-02-06
Editor: Fox Chapel Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Atlas of Empires tells the story of how and why the great empires of history came into being, operated and ultimately declined, and discusses the future of the empire in today's globalized world. Featuring 60 beautiful and detailed maps of the empires' territories at different stages of their existence and organized thematically to reflect the different driving forces behind empires throughout history (such as faith, nomadic culture, nationhood and capitalism), each section discusses the rise and fall of the empires that existed in a region: their government and society, wealth and technology, war and military force, and religious beliefs. From the earliest empires of the Sumerians and the Pharaohs to the modern empires of the USSR and the European Union, this is a story that reveals how empires are created and organized, how later empires resolve the problems of governance faced by earlier empires, and how the political and cultural legacies of ancient empires are still felt today.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands
Author: Caroline Susan Hull,Andrew Jotischky
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0141026871
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Release: 2009
Editor: Penguin Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Exploring the relationship between the books of the Bible and land from which they came, this resource includes detailed maps; a comprehensive timeline; features on the alphabet, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Zionist movement, and coverage beyond the biblical period. Original.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Dinosaurs

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Dinosaurs
Author: Michael J. Benton
Pages: 144
ISBN: UVA:X004218587
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Release: 1996
Editor: Puffin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes the origin of the dinosaurs and how they were discovered, and discusses the leading species of the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods

Atlas of the Ancient Near East

Atlas of the Ancient Near East
Author: Trevor Bryce,Jessie Birkett-Rees
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781317562092
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Release: 2016-04-20
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This atlas provides students and scholars with a broad range of information on the development of the Ancient Near East from prehistoric times through the beginning of written records in the Near East (c. 3000 BC) to the late Roman Empire and the rise of Islam. The geographical coverage of the Atlas extends from the Aegean coast of Anatolia in the west through Iran and Afghanistan to the east, and from the Black and Caspian Seas in the north to Arabia and the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean in the south. The Atlas of the Ancient Near East includes a wide-ranging overview of the civilizations and kingdoms discussed, written in a lively and engaging style, which considers not only political and military issues but also introduces the reader to social and cultural topics such as trade, religion, how people were educated and entertained, and much more. With a comprehensive series of detailed maps, supported by the authors’ commentary and illustrations of major sites and key artifacts, this title is an invaluable resource for students who wish to understand the fascinating cultures of the Ancient Near East.

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

Cities of the Classical World

Cities of the Classical World
Author: Colin McEvedy
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9780141967639
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Release: 2011-11-03
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Alexandria to York, this unique illustrated guide allows us to see the great centres of classical civilization afresh. The key feature of Cities of the Classical World is 120 specially drawn maps tracing each city's thoroughfares and defences, monuments and places of worship. Every map is to the same scale, allowing readers for the first time to appreciate visually the relative sizes of Babylon and Paris, London and Constantinople. There is also a clear, incisive commentary on each city's development, strategic importance, rulers and ordinary inhabitants. This compelling and elegant atlas opens a new window on to the ancient world, and will transform the way we see it.

The Ancient World

The Ancient World
Author: John Haywood
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1849164894
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Release: 2010
Editor: Quercus Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The great civilizations of the distant past never cease to impress us with their spectacular achievements. Ideas, writings, and works of art speak to us across tracts of time with an amazing freshness of imagination and workmanship. This book presents a vivid, multi-faceted portrait of these achievements, set within their historical context and embracing a global coverage, which includes ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, India, China and Pre-Columbian America. The Ancient World is the most accessible guide yet produced to the spiritual, cultural, technological, and artistic innovation that was a hallmark of these complex and fascinating societies. Organized chronologically, the text places special emphasis on the evidence still remaining. Detailed coverage is given to symbols, sacred texts, religious ceremonies, gods and goddesses, visions of the cosmos, and sacred sites - from the temple of Karnak and the Valley of the Kings to the sweeping majesty of the Great Wall of China. Sample entries include: Sumer and Akkad - the first civilizations along the Indus Valley of Mesopotamia; Egypt - from the pre-dynastic 'Scorpion King' to the Old Kingdom Pyramid Age to the glories of the New Kingdom; Minoan/Mycenean civilization - the first city states; the legend of Atlantis; Roman Republic - rise of Rome; wars with Carthage; golden age of the Republic; Parthian Empire - the Hellenistic counterweight to Roman expansion in the East; Qin Dynasty - unification of China and beginning of Imperial China; Mahajanapadas - the 'Great Kingdoms' of India; Inca Empire, Machu Picchu, El Dorado.

The New Atlas of World History

The New Atlas of World History
Author: John Haywood
Pages: 252
ISBN: 0691152691
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Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Text, maps, and illustrations present the history of the world from six million years ago to the present day.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the British Empire

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the British Empire
Author: Nigel Dalziel
Pages: 144
ISBN: STANFORD:36105122858892
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Release: 2006
Editor: Penguin Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the British Empire traces the emergence of the world's greatest empire from its earliest beginnings in the British Isles, through its ascendancy in Victorian times, to its ultimate collapse in the mid-20th century. It examines the impact of British dominance in America, India and Africa, and the enormous changes brought by Britain's settlement of Australasia. Coverage of major events - the colonization of Ireland, the American Revolution, the South African wars - is complemented by discussion of themes such as Imperial exploitation and trade, hunting for plants and animals, the Imperial exhibitions and the importance of British naval power. Also assessed are the impact of the Empire on different areas of the world and the legacy it has bestowed. Richly illustrated with photographs and full-colour maps, this is an illuminating and multi-faceted one-volume introduction to the rise and fall of the British Empire.

Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East

Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East
Author: Michael Roaf
Pages: 238
ISBN: 0816022186
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Release: 1990
Editor: Checkmark Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Surveys the history and development of Mesopotamian and Near Eastern civilization, describing the cultural, technological, political, and economic achievements of the different peoples living there

Writings from Ancient Egypt

Writings from Ancient Egypt
Author: Toby Wilkinson
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780141395968
Available:
Release: 2016-08-25
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Man perishes; his corpse turns to dust; all his relatives pass away. But writings make him remembered' In ancient Egypt, words had magical power. Inscribed on tombs and temple walls, coffins and statues, or inked onto papyri, hieroglyphs give us a unique insight into the life of the Egyptian mind. Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson has freshly translated a rich and diverse range of ancient Egyptian writings into modern English, including tales of shipwreck and wonder, obelisk inscriptions, mortuary spells, funeral hymns, songs, satires and advice on life from a pharaoh to his son. Spanning over two millennia, this is the essential guide to a complex, sophisticated culture. Translated with an Introduction by Toby Wilkinson

Atlas of World History

Atlas of World History
Author: Patrick O'Brien
Pages: 312
ISBN: 0199746532
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Traces history from hunting in Africa in 10,000 BC and the decline of the Byzantine Empire to the growth of Atlantic economies in the eighteenth century and the standards of living since 1945.