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The history of the ancient world : from the earliest accounts to the fall of Rome

Author: S Wise Bauer
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The first volume in a new series that tells the stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still giving weight to the characteristics of each country. Historian Bauer provides both sweeping scope and attention to the individual lives that give flesh to abstract assertions about human history. Dozens of maps provide a geography of great events,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bauer, S. Wise.
History of the ancient world.
(DLC) 2006030934
(OCoLC)71581748
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: S Wise Bauer
ISBN: 9780393070897 0393070891
OCLC Number: 934635180
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 868 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: The origin of kingship --
The earliest story --
The rise of aristocracy --
The creation of empire --
The age of iron --
The philosopher king --
The first written records --
The first war chronicles --
The first civil war --
The first epic hero --
The first victory over death --
The first reformer --
The first military dictator --
The first planned cities --
The first collapse of empire --
The first barbarian invasions --
The first monotheist --
The first environmental disaster --
The battle for reunification --
The Mesopotamian mixing bowl --
The overthrow of the Xia --
Hammurabi's empire --
The Hyksos seize Egypt --
King Minos of Crete --
The Harappan disintegration --
The rise of the Hittites --
Ahmose expels the Hyksos --
Usurpation and revenge --
The three-way contest --
The shifting capitals of the Shang --
The Mycenaeans of Greece --
Struggle of the gods --
Wars and marriages --
The greatest battle in very ancient times --
The battle for Troy --
The first historical king of China --
The Rig Veda --
The wheel turns again --
The end of the new kingdom --
The dark age of Greece --
The dark age of Mesopotamia --
The fall of the Shang. The mandate of heaven --
The Bharata war --
The son of David --
From western to eastern Zhou --
The Assyrian renaissance --
New peoples --
Trading posts and colonies --
Old enemies --
Kings of Assyria and Babylon --
Spectacular defeat --
The decline of the king --
The Assyrians in Egypt --
Medes and Persians --
Conquest and tyranny --
The beginnings and end of empire --
A brief empire --
Cyrus the great --
The republic of Rome --
Kingdoms and reformers --
The power of duty and the art of war --
The spreading Persian empire --
The Persian wars --
The Peloponnesian wars --
The first sack of Rome --
The rise of the Ch'in --
The Macedonian conquerors --
Rome tightens its grasp --
Alexander and the wars of the successors --
The Mauryan epiphany --
First emperor, second dynasty --
The wars of the sons --
Roman liberators and Seleucid conquerors --
Between east and west --
Breaking the system --
The problems of prosperity --
New men --
Empire --
Eclipse and restoration --
The problem of succession --
The edges of the Roman world --
Children on the throne --
The mistake of inherited power --
Savior of the empire.
Responsibility: Susan Wise Bauer.
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