A history of the ancient world

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Oxford University Press, Jan 6, 1983 - History - 742 pages
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Traces the origins of civilization from prehistoric times to the fall of the Roman Empire and discusses early culture, government, agriculture, religion, and trade

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User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

I wanted an expansive survey and that is what I got. It dwells a lot on minutiae of governance and things like that, but to get the basics of a huge topic, it does a great job. Can be dry reading. Read full review

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User Review  - Sean Chick - Goodreads

So if your not called Greece or Rome he barely covers your history. Persia gets the short end of the historical stick. Yet this is a mighty achievement in historical synthesis. Read full review

Contents

THE FIRST AcHIEVEMENTS OF MAN
3
Early development of man
6
THE FIRST cIVILIZATION OF MESOPOTAMIA
27
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About the Author:
Chester G. Starr is Bentley Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Michigan. The founding president of the Association of Ancient Historians, he is the author of the highly acclaimed A History of the Ancient World and over a dozen other books on the classical world.

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