The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome

Author: Christopher Scarre
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 0140513299
Release Date: 1995
Genre: History

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 Ancient Civilizations

Author: John Haywood
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 0141014482
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

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

Author: Bill Manley
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 0140513310
Release Date: 1996
Genre: History

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 the Medieval World

Author: Andrew Jotischky
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0141014490
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

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.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings

Author: John Haywood
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: UOM:39015043041428
Release Date: 1995
Genre: History

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

The Greeks

Author: Humphrey Davy Findley Kitto
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 0202369722
Release Date: 1968
Genre: HISTORY

"Most ancient cultures disappeared with scarcely a trace, their effect upon our modern way of life of little consequence. The Greeks, however, continue to influence contemporary man through their drama, philosophy and art, their political cognizance and knowledge of science.There are many books introducing the Greek world to the modern reader, but this volume was recognized as a classic in the field upon its publication by Penguin Books. It now appears in a new paperback edition, with a new preface by the author and 32 pages of photographs selected especially for the American reader.The Greeks introduces us to the people who formed and founded a new and distinct way of life, the democratic city-state. The author presents--frequently in the words of the Greeks themselves--the formation of the people as a nation, the nature of the country, the impact of Homer, and the rise and decline of the city-state. The book includes an intensive study of the classical period, and provides an illuminating view of the Greek mind, myths and religion, life and character.The Greeks is a recognized classic, written with remarkable grace and wit. In its new, richly illustrated and permanent form, it will endure as perhaps the best reconstruction of one of the greatest episodes in the history of civilized man.H. D. F. Kitto (1897-1982) was professor of Greek at the University of Bristol and is well known as a scholar, teacher and writer in his field. He wrote several books on Greek drama, and his In the Mountains of Greece resulted from extensive travel throughout the country."--Provided by publisher.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the British Empire

Author: Nigel Dalziel
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 0141018445
Release Date: 2006
Genre: History

An introduction to the rise and fall of the British Empire A new addition to Penguin?s bestselling series of historical atlases, 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-twentieth century. It examines the impact of British dominance throughout the world and the legacy it has bestowed. --Richly illustrated with photographs, artwork re-creations, and over 150 full-color maps --Contains a timeline and a table of imperial territories

A History of My Times

Author: Xenophon
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141926858
Release Date: 2004-04-29
Genre: History

Xenophon's History recounts nearly fifty turbulent years of warfare in Greece between 411 and 362 BC. Continuing the story of the Peloponnesian War at the point where Thucydides finished his magisterial history, this is a fascinating chronicle of the conflicts that ultimately led to the decline of Greece, and the wars with both Thebes and the might of Persia. An Athenian by birth, Xenophon became a firm supporter of the Spartan cause, and fought against the Athenians in the battle of Coronea. Combining history and memoir, this is a brilliant account of the triumphs and failures of city-states, and a portrait of Greece at a time of crisis.

Atlas of the Roman World

Author: Tim Cornell
Publisher: Checkmark Books
ISBN: 0871966522
Release Date: 1982
Genre: History

This comprehensive, three-part historical and cultural atlas documents the origins of Rome and Greek influence, the transition from Republican to Imperial Rome, and the rise and decline of the Roman Empire

The Penguin Illustrated History of Britain Ireland

Author: Barry W. Cunliffe
Publisher: Penguin Global
ISBN: IND:30000092850217
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

A comprehensive introduction to the history of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Topics covered include the spread of literacy, the development of transport and the evolution of country houses. Illustrated throughout, this volume includes a range of colour maps. Previous ed.: published as The Penguin atlas of British & Irish history. 2001.

The Rise of the Greeks

Author: Michael Grant
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: UVA:X001355389
Release Date: 1988
Genre: History

Traces the history of Greek civilization between 750 and 480 B.C., examines the politics, economics, art, and philosophy of the period, and shows the development of the foundations of classical Greece

Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece

Author: Nigel Wilson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136787997
Release Date: 2013-10-31
Genre: History

Examining every aspect of the culture from antiquity to the founding of Constantinople in the early Byzantine era, this thoroughly cross-referenced and fully indexed work is written by an international group of scholars. This Encyclopedia is derived from the more broadly focused Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition, the highly praised two-volume work. Newly edited by Nigel Wilson, this single-volume reference provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the political, cultural, and social life of the people and to the places, ideas, periods, and events that defined ancient Greece.

Atlas of Remote Islands

Author: Judith Schalansky
Publisher: Penguin Paperbacks
ISBN: 014311820X
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Reference

For each island, this book provides information on its distance from the mainland, whether its inhabited, its features, and the stories that have shaped its lore.