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Ancient history : from the first civilizations to the Renaissance

Author: J M Roberts
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th rev. edView all editions and formats
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From one of the great historians of our time, J.M. Roberts, comes Ancient History, a gorgeous guide to our common past. Hundreds of colorful maps and illustrations guide the reader from prehistoric times up through Enlightenment. From early hominids to Charlemagne, Egyptian kingship to European Dynasticism, Ancient History is an illuminating work on humankind's past. Arranged in chronological order, beginning with  Read more...
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Roberts, J.M. (John Morris), 1928-2003.
Ancient history.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)760161859
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J M Roberts
ISBN: 0195221486 9780195221480 0195215079 9780195215076
OCLC Number: 54817509
Notes: Originally published: The new Penguin history of the world. 4th rev. ed. London : Allen Lane, 2002.
Includes index.
Description: 911 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; b cm
Contents: I. Before history --
II. The first civilization --
III. The beginnings of civilization in Eastern Asia --
IV. The classical Mediterranean: GHreece --
V. Rome and the classical West --
VI. The age of diverging traditions --
VII. The Far East and a new Europe.
Other Titles: New Penguin history of the world
Responsibility: J.M. Roberts.
Local System Bib Number:
.b11136662

Abstract:

From one of the great historians of our time, J.M. Roberts, comes Ancient History, a gorgeous guide to our common past. Hundreds of colorful maps and illustrations guide the reader from prehistoric times up through Enlightenment. From early hominids to Charlemagne, Egyptian kingship to European Dynasticism, Ancient History is an illuminating work on humankind's past. Arranged in chronological order, beginning with prehistoric times over 2,000,000 years ago, this book catalogues major time periods, discoveries, and events (e.g. Homo erectus, The Fertile Crescent, metallurgy, Sumer, Ancient Egypt, Ancient China, Aegean civilization, the Mediterranean world, Greek life, the Roman world, Islam, Byzantium, the Far East, Medieval Christendom, the Renaissance, European colonialism, church reformation, and much more. Following on the heels of the international success of Robert's History of the World, Ancient History will serve as an indispensable reference that will inform, enlighten, and entertain readers for years to come. --Publisher.
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