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Ancient worlds : an epic history of East & West

Author: Michael Scott
Publisher: London : Hutchinson, 2016.
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"Historian Michael Scott challenges our traditionally western focused perception of the past, connecting Greco-Roman civilisation to the great rulers and empires that swept across Central Asia to India and China -- resulting in a truly global vision of ancient history. With stunning range and richness "Ancient worlds" illustrates how the great powers and characters of antiquity share ambitions and crises, ways of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Scott
ISBN: 9780091958817 0091958814
OCLC Number: 922919995
Description: xvi, 411 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: politics in an Axial Age --
Part II: war and a world in change --
Part III: religious change in a connected world.
Responsibility: Michael Scott.

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Challenges our traditionally western-focused perception of the past, connecting Greco-Roman civilisation to the great rulers and empires that swept across Central Asia to India and China. This book  Read more...

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"A bold and imaginative page-turner that challenges ideas about the world of antiquity." -- Peter Frankopan * (The Silk Roads) * "As panoramic as it is learned, this is ancient history for our Read more...

 
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