A history of the ancient world

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Oxford University Press, Jan 6, 1983 - History - 742 pages
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Reflecting four decades of teaching and research, and drawing on the most recent scholarship, the third edition of this book continues to provide the broad coverage, chronological framework, and absorbing literary style that distinguished the previous editions. In the present revision, the chapters on early man have been extensively rewritten to incorporate the most recent anthropological and archaeological discoveries. A number of sections have been significantly recast, among them those on Hammurapi's Babylon, Shang's China, the socio-economic development of early Greece, Rome in the mid-Republic, and the Roman frontier policy in the Empire.

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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
THE FIRST cIVILIZATION OF MESOPOTAMIA
27
EARLY EGYPT
51
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