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An introduction to the ancient world

Author: Lukas de Blois; R J van der Spek
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This introductory textbook covers the history of the ancient Near East, Greece and Rome within the framework of a short narrative history of events. It is designed to offer an easily readable,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lukas de Blois; R J van der Spek
ISBN: 9780415127745 0415127742
OCLC Number: 378023091
Description: xx, 321 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction. Part 1: The Ancient Near East 1. The Origins of the Civilizations of Egypt and Mesopotamia 2. The Third Millennium BC 3. The Second Millennium 4. The First Millennium 5. Religion 6. Economy and Society 7. Government Part 2: he Greek World 8. The Early Iron Age 9. The Archaic Period (c.750-c.500 BC) 10. The Classical Period (c.500-c.330 BC) 11. The Hellenistic World (c.330-c.30BC) Part 3: Rome 12. Early Roman History (753-265 BC) 13. Further Expansion and New Social Tensions (264-133 BC) 14. The Century of the Civil Wars (133-30 BC) 15. The Early Imperial Age (27 BC-AD 193) 16. The Crisis of the Third Century AD and Late Antiquity Epilogue Part 4: Appendices 1. Greek and Roman names 2. Greek and Roman money 3. The Roman emperors Bibliography Index
Other Titles: Ancient world
Responsibility: L. de Blois & R.J. van der Spek ; translated from the Dutch by Susan Mellor.

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