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How the world worked : from the pharaohs to Christopher Columbus

Author: Sue Bessmer
Publisher: Pacifica, Calif. : Old Tree Books, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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What explains the extraordinary continuity of ancient Egypt despite its many changes in rulers? How was democracy born in classical Athens? What does "Our Greco-Roman heritage" actually mean? How was slavery in the ancient world radically different from slavery in the American South? What role did Venice play in the birth of modern Europe? This collection of essays answers these intriguing questions and more.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Bessmer
ISBN: 9780988685611 0988685612 9780988685604 0988685604
OCLC Number: 857082218
Description: 397 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Survival --
Hellas --
Four Empires and a Nation State --
Our Greco-Roman Heritage --
Rome and Reflections on Power --
Slavery --
intermission --
Horses and Humans --
Church and State --
Mechant Seamen --
Venice and the Birth of Modern Europe --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Sue Bessmer.

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What explains the extraordinary continuity of ancient Egypt despite its many changes in rulers? How was democracy born in classical Athens? What does "Our Greco-Roman heritage" actually mean? How was slavery in the ancient world radically different from slavery in the American South? What role did Venice play in the birth of modern Europe? This collection of essays answers these intriguing questions and more.

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