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Ancient Mediterranean civilizations : from prehistory to 640 CE

Author: Ralph W Mathisen
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph W Mathisen
ISBN: 9780199384457 0199384452 0199384460 9780199384464 0199384479 9780199384471
OCLC Number: 881385688
Description: xvii, 535, [52] pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Note on spelling and pronunciation --
About the author --
Section I. The origins of history --
Civilization before civilization (2,000,000-3000 BCE) --
Section II. The ancient Near Eastern world --
Mesopotamia and the Bronze Age (6000-1200 BCE) --
Egypt and the Bronze Age (8000-1200 BCE) --
Coastal civilizations of the Eastern Mediterranean (2500-800 BCE) --
Iron Age empires : Assyria, Babylonia, and Persia (850-500 BCE) --
Section III. The ancient Greek world --
Greece in the Dark and Archaic ages (1100-500 BCE) --
Sparta, Athens, and the Classical Age (500-387 BCE) --
Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic age (387-31 BCE) --
Civilization beyond the Near East, Greece, and Rome (2300-31 BCE) --
Section IV. The ancient Roman world --
The rise of Rome and the Roman Republic (753-120 BCE) --
Crisis, recovery, and the creation of the Principate (150-21 BCE) --
The Roman peace (27 BCE-192 CE) --
Section V. The world of late antiquity --
Crisis, recovery, and the creation of the late Roman Empire (192-337) --
The Christian empire and the late Roman world (337-476) --
The end of antiquity (476-640) --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Ralph W. Mathisen (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

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