Author: John Haywood
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Release Date: 2005
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.
Author: Michael Grant
Release Date: 2016-04-29
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.
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.
Author: Andrew Jotischky
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Release Date: 2005
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.
Author: Simon Price
Release Date: 2011-02-17
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.
Author: Colin McEvedy
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Release Date: 1967-08
In a chronological series of maps and accompanying text it traces the movements of races in Europe, the Mediterranean area and the Near East from 50,000 BC to the fourth century AD, including Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Indians, Greeks, Celts and Romans, among many other peoples. This is a companion volume to The New Penguin Atlas of Medieval History, The Penguin Atlas of Modern History (to 1815) and The New Penguin Atlas of Recent History.
Author: Norman Bancroft-Hunt
Release Date: 2004
Uses maps, text, and illustrations to present the history of the area known as the Fertile Crescent, the Ancient Near East, and Mesopotamia, from its earliest period in the fifth millennium B.C.E. through the Sassanian Empire.
The Book of the Ancient Greeks is an introduction to the history and civilization of Greece from the coming of the Greeks to the conquest of Corinth by Rome in 146 bc. Miss Mills again makes history a vital thing and historians, statesmen, and poets of the ancient world living figures. Dorothy Mills has 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 school study. With this book is concluded the series on the ancient world. Dawn Chorus publishes these other books by Dorothy Mills: The Book of the Ancient World; The Book of the Ancient Romans; The People of Ancient Israel; The Middle Ages; and Renaissance and Reformation Times.