New PDF release: An Introduction to the Ancient World

By L de Blois,Lukas De Blois,R. J. van der Spek,R.J. van der Spek

ISBN-10: 0415458269

ISBN-13: 9780415458269

ISBN-10: 0415458277

ISBN-13: 9780415458276

Integrating the result of scholarly paintings from the prior decade, the authors of An Introduction to the traditional World, Lukas de Blois and R.J. van der Spek, have fully-updated and revised all 16 chapters of this best-selling introductory textbook. masking the heritage and tradition of the traditional close to East, Greece and Rome in the framework of a quick narrative historical past of occasions, this book offers an simply readable, built-in assessment for college kids of background, classics, archaeology and philosophy, even if in school, at undergraduate point or one of the wider studying public.

This revised moment version deals a brand new part on early Christianity and extra particular details at the religions, economies, and societies of the traditional close to East. there's prolonged assurance of Greek, Macedonian and close to japanese background of the fourth to moment centuries BC and the background of the past due Roman Republic. the results of Julius Caesar’s violent loss of life are coated in additional element, as are the background and society of Imperial Rome.

This new variation is:

  • comprehensive: covers 3,000 years of historic historical past and offers the foundation for a customary one-semester direction

  • lavishly illustrated: includes maps, line drawings and plates to help and complement the textual content, with up-to-date captions

  • clearly and concisely written: confirmed and revered collage academics with thirty years' event within the topic parts

  • well-organized: lines the vast define of political background but in addition concentrates on specific subject matters

  • user-friendly: comprises bankruptcy menus, an intensive and accelerated bibliography equipped by means of topic quarter and 3 appendices, a more robust advent and the addition of an epilogue.

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