The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece

Author: Robert Morkot
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 0140513353
Release Date: 1996
Genre: History

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 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 Rome

Author: Christopher Scarre
Publisher: Viking Adult
ISBN: 0670864641
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 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 Routledge Atlas of Classical History

Author: Michael Grant
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134949229
Release Date: 2016-04-29
Genre: History

Covering an enormous range of topics in 97 clear and detailed maps,this Routledge Historical Atlas includes: Politics: from ancient Egypt and the growth of the Greek city-states, to the rise and fall of the Roman Empire Religion: from the spread of Judaism and Christianity to the persecution of the Christians Military History: from Salamis and Alexander the Great to the Second Punic War and the barbarian invasions of the fifth century AD Economics: from the agricultural products of Greece to the mints of the later Roman Empire. With an extensive index to make the atlas even more accessible, The Routledge Atlas of Classical History is an indispensable guide to the ancient world.

The Rise Of The Greeks

Author: Michael Grant
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9781780222752
Release Date: 2012-02-16
Genre: History

A fascinating and detailed guide to ancient Greece. Michael Grant looks at the policies and government of the hundreds of independent city-states and at the everyday life of the citizens. With fluency and scholarships he shows how the brilliance of the Ancient Greeks' civilization was by no means limited to the Golden Age of its classical fifth century, but its early period was remarkable too. For 500 years the Greek city-states achieved a civilisation which has been an inspiration and an ideal ever since.

The Birth of Classical Europe

Author: Simon Price
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110147579X
Release Date: 2011-02-17
Genre: History

An innovative and intriguing look at the foundations of Western civilization from two leading historians; the first volume in the Penguin History of Europe The influence of ancient Greece and Rome can be seen in every aspect of our lives. From calendars to democracy to the very languages we speak, Western civilization owes a debt to these classical societies. Yet the Greeks and Romans did not emerge fully formed; their culture grew from an active engagement with a deeper past, drawing on ancient myths and figures to shape vibrant civilizations. In The Birth of Classical Europe, the latest entry in the much-acclaimed Penguin History of Europe, historians Simon Price and Peter Thonemann present a fresh perspective on classical culture in a book full of revelations about civilizations we thought we knew. In this impeccably researched and immensely readable history we see the ancient world unfold before us, with its grand cast of characters stretching from the great Greeks of myth to the world-shaping Caesars. A landmark achievement, The Birth of Classical Europe provides insight into an epoch that is both incredibly foreign and surprisingly familiar. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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

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.

Ancient Greece

Author: Anton Powell
Publisher: Chelsea House Pub
ISBN: 0816068216
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Maps, charts, illustrations, and text trace the history and culture of ancient Greece.

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.

Lords of the Sea

Author: John R. Hale
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 067002080X
Release Date: 2009
Genre: History

Presents a history of the epic battles, the indomitable ships, and the men--from extraordinary leaders to seductive rogues--who established Athens' supremacy, taking readers on a tour of the far-flung expeditions and detailing the legacy of a forgotten maritime empire.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands

Author: Caroline Susan Hull
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0141026871
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Reference

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.

Bad Days in History

Author: Michael Farquhar
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426212802
Release Date: 2015-04-21
Genre: History

National Geographic and author Michael Farquhar uncover an instance of bad luck, epic misfortune, and unadulterated mayhem tied to every day of the year. From Caligula's blood-soaked end to hotelier Steve Wynn's unfortunate run-in with a priceless Picasso, these 365 tales of misery include lost fortunes (like the would-be Apple investor who pulled out in 1977 and missed out on a $30 billion-dollar windfall), romance gone wrong (like the 16th-century Shah who experimented with an early form of Viagra with empire-changing results), and truly bizarre moments (like the Great Molasses Flood of 1919). Think you’re having a bad day? Trust us, it gets worse.