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A short history of the ancient world

Author: Nicholas K Rauh; Heidi E Kraus
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2017.
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"Short History of the Ancient World examines the emergence of urban civilization on the continents of Africa, Europe, and Asia. Tracing developments from prehistoric times through the end of antiquity, the book investigates the unique social, cultural, religious, economic, and political characteristics of each civilization. Use of evidence from material cultural reconstructs patterns of social development and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Rauh, Nicholas K.
Short history of the ancient world./.
North York, Ontario, Canada ; Tonawanda, New York, USA : University of Toronto Press, [2017] ©2017
(CaOONL)20179006630
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas K Rauh; Heidi E Kraus
ISBN: 9781442603868 1442603860 9781442603875 1442603879
OCLC Number: 971267524
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures; 1.1 Head of an Akkadian ruler, from Nineveh (modern Kuyunjik), Iraq, ca. 2250â#x80;#x93; 2200 BC; 1.2 Stele with law code of Hammur abi, from Susa, Iran, ca. 1780 BC; 1.3 Votive disk of Enheduanna, from Ur (modern Tell Muqayyar), Iraq, ca. 2300â#x80;#x93;2275 BC; 2.1 The Rosetta Stone; 2.2 Detail of the Roset ta Stone; 2.3 Léon Cogniet, Portr ait of Jean-FranÃois Champollion, 1831; 2.4 Palette of King Narmer (back and front), from Hierakonpolis, Egypt, Pre-dynastic, ca. 3000â#x80;#x93;2920 BC. 2.5 View of sphinxes, the first pylon, and central east-west aisle of the Temple of Amon-Re, Karnak in Luxor, Egypt, ca. 1290â#x80;#x93;1224 BC2.6 The Weighing of the Heart and Judgment by Osiris, from The Book of the Dead of Hunefer, 1285 BC; 2.7 Akhenaten and His Family, ca. 1355 BC; 3.1 The Toreador Fresco, from the palace at Knossos (Crete), Greece, ca. 1450â#x80;#x93;1400 BC; 3.2 Octopus Vase, stirrup jar from Palaikastro, Crete, ca. 1500 BC; 3.3 Relief depicting Sea Peoples at Medinet Habu, from the Mortuary Temple of Ramses III, Luxor, Egypt, 1178 BC. 4.1 Ivory plaque depicting a wing ed sphinx. Phoenician, ca. eighth century BC. Found at Fort Shalmaneser, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Ir aq4.2 Assyrian warriors imp aling Jewish prisoners after conquering the Jewish fortress of Lachish (battle 701 BC); 4.3 The Palace of Darius, ca. 50 0 BC; 4.4 Bull capital, from Persepolis, ca. 50 0 BC; 4.5 Sir Joshua Reynolds, Thais, 1781; 5.1 The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III. Neo-Assyrian, 858â#x80;#x93;824 BC; 5.2 Detail of King Jehu of Israel bowing before the Assyrian King Shalmaneser III, from the Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III. 5.3 Rembrandt van Rijn and/or Studio of, Saul and David, ca. 165 55.4 Depiction of the City of David with the palace complex in the background; 5.5 Moses Receiving the Ten Commandments from Reuben Machsor mechol haschana (Jewish Holy Day Prayer Book for the Whole Year). Germany, ca. 1290 AD; 6.1 Robed male figure, from Mohenjo Daro, Pakistan, ca. 2000â#x80;#x93;1900 BC; 6.2 Nude male torso, from Harappa, Pakistan, ca. 2000â#x80;#x93;1900 BC; 6.3 Battle between Ghatotkacha and Karna from a manuscript of the Mahabharata, ca. 1670 BC. Mysore or Tanjore, Southern India. 6.4 Lion capital of the column erected by Ashoka at Sarnath, India, ca. 250 BC6.5 View from the south of the Great Stupa, Sanchi, India, third century BC to first century AD; 7.1 Geometric krater, from the Diplyon cemetery, Athens, Greece, ca. 740 BC; 7.2 Kouros, ca. 6 00 BC; 7.3 Kroisos, from Anavysos, Greece, ca. 530 BC; 7.4 Iktinos and Kallikrtes, Parathenon (Temple of Athena Parthenos, looking southeast), Acropolis, Athens, Greece, 447â#x80;#x93;438 BC; 7.5 Three Goddesses, from the east pediment of the Parthenon, ca. 438â#x80;#x93;432 BC.
Responsibility: Nicholas K. Rauh with Heidi E. Kraus.
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"Short History of the Ancient World examines the emergence of urban civilization on the continents of Africa, Europe, and Asia. Tracing developments from prehistoric times through the end of antiquity, the book investigates the unique social, cultural, religious, economic, and political characteristics of each civilization. Use of evidence from material cultural reconstructs patterns of social development and quality of life, while ancient texts help assess the belief systems and cultural aspirations of those civilizations."--

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