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Early civilization

Author: Jane Chisholm; Anne Millard; Ian Jackson
Publisher: London : Usborne ; Tulsa, Okla. : Published in the USA by EDC Pub., ©1991.
Series: Usborne illustrated world history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Early Civilization describes the first flowerings of world civilization in Egypt and Mesopotamia - spanning the period from c.3000 BC to the Roman conquest. It also looks briefly at the first civilizations of India and China, which fell within the same time span. The book examines aspects of everyday life, as well as providing a clear historical outline of the period. It is packed with colourful pictures, maps and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Chisholm; Anne Millard; Ian Jackson
ISBN: 0881104388 9780881104387 0746003293 9780746003299
OCLC Number: 26392616
Description: 96 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: The beginnings of civilization --
Sumer --
Early Egypt --
Writing --
The Archaic Period and the Old Kingdom --
Farming --
Pyramids and tombs --
Death and burial --
Egyptian gods and goddesses --
Early civilization in India --
After Sumer --
The Middle Kingdom --
Nubia --
Travel and transport --
Mining and trade --
The government of Egypt --
Costume, jewellery and cosmetics --
Entertainment --
Law --
Medicine --
Early civilization in China --
Migrations in the Middle East --
The early New Kingdom --
The Egyptian army --
The reign of Akhenaten --
Egyptian houses --
Bread, beer and wine --
Women and family life --
Egyptian temples --
Dreams and oracles --
Sacred animals --
Education --
Stars, calendars and measuring systems --
Crafts and trade --
The Amarna letters --
Ramesses the Great and Dynasty --
Ramesses III and the Sea Peoples --
The world after the Sea peoples --
The Assyrians --
The Babylonians --
The Persians --
The Late Period --
The Ptolemies --
Appendix --
Map of Ancient Egypt --
Egyptian Kings --
Who was who in Egypt and the Middle East --
Glossary --
Date chart.
Series Title: Usborne illustrated world history.
Responsibility: Jane Chisholm, Anne Millard ; illustrated by Ian Jackson ; designed by Iain Ashman, Radhi Parekh and Robert Walster : history consultant, George Hart ; Map illustrations by Robert Walster ; additional illustrations by Peter Dennis, Richard Draper, Louise Nixon and Gerald Wood.

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"Early Civilization describes the first flowerings of world civilization in Egypt and Mesopotamia - spanning the period from c.3000 BC to the Roman conquest. It also looks briefly at the first civilizations of India and China, which fell within the same time span. The book examines aspects of everyday life, as well as providing a clear historical outline of the period. It is packed with colourful pictures, maps and diagrams, and includes summaries of dates for quick and easy reference"--Back cover.

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