The Cambridge Ancient History

Front Cover
John Boardman, I. E. S. Edwards
Cambridge University Press, Aug 5, 1982 - History - 1078 pages
1 Review
Volume III of The Cambridge Ancient History was first published in 1925 in one volume. The new edition has expanded to such an extent, owing to the immense amount of new information now available, that it has had to be divided into three parts. Volume III Part 1 opens with a survey of the Balkans north of Greece in the Prehistoric period. This is the first time such a survey has been published of this area which besides its intrinsic interest is important for its influence on the cultures of the Aegean and Anatolia. The rest of the book is devoted to the tenth to the eighth centuries B. C. In Greece and the Aegean the main theme is the gradual regeneration from the Dark Age and the emergence of a society in which can be seen the beginnings of the city-state. During the same period in Western Asia and the Middle East the Kingdoms of Assyria and Babylonia rise to power, the Urartians appear, and in Palestine the kingdoms of Israel and Judah flourish. In Egypt the country's fortunes revive briefly under Shoshenq I. The final chapter in this part deals with the languages of Greece and the Balkans and with the invention and spread of alphabetic writing.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

from the earliest times to i
1
Romania pages
8
Man and his environment after 6000 B C
16
The NeoKneolithic period in Romania 1819
18
The transitional period from the Eneolithic to the Bronze
37
The period of transition to the Bronze Age in Romania 389
38
vn The Bronze Age
43
The Bronze Age and Hallstatt A period in Romania 44J 5 Gold and bronze hoards in Romania 489
48
Israel and Judah from Jehu until the period of Assyrian
488
Cyprus
511
from the Twentysecond to the Twentyfourth
534
PART III
581
Kgypt 5367
583
Illyris Epirus and Macedonia in the Early Iron Age pagt
619
Central Greece and Thessaly
657
Central and northern Greece
665

vin The period of transition from the Bronze Age to the First
62
The Stone Age in the Central Balkan Area
75
The Neolithic period in the Central Balkans
76
The Eneolithic period in the Central Balkan Area i
136
The Eneolithic period in the Central Balkans
137
The Bronze Age in the Central Balkan Area page
163
The Prehistory of Albania
187
Palaeolithic Neolithic and Eneolithic sites in Albania
188
vn The Bronze Age
209
Bronze Age sites in Albania
210
vin The period of transition from the Bronze Age to the Iron
228
PART II
234
Adadnirari II 911891 B C
249
Assyria 146
260
xin The interval 782745 B C 27
276
Babylonia and environs c 1000748 B C
286
The rise and progress of Urartian studies
314
Geography and environment of Urartu
322
the origins of Urartu 528
328
Urartu 324i
340
Urartian art and archaeology
365
The NeoHittite states in Syria and Anatolia
372
Israel and Judah until the revolt of Jehu 931841 B C
442
The SyroHittitc states 574
447
The period in general
448
Historical demes of Attica where there are graves of eighthcentury B C date
688
The Peloponnese
696
The Peloponnese in the Early Iron Age
697
i9a East Greece
745
East Greece
746
ib The islands 714
754
The Geometric culture of Greece
779
zoa The earliest alphabetic writing page
794
Euboea 75
808
The Aegean islands 766
817
2o Greek alphabetic writing iy
819
zoc Linguistic problems of the Balkan area in the late prehistoric
834
The Greek language and the historical dialects
850
Middle Eastern sites of early alphabetic or related writing
859
isoglosses of the First and Second Compen satory Lengthenings
863
Balkan languages Illyrian Thracian and DacoMoesian
866
BIBLIOGRAPHY
901
Abbreviations page cjoi
912
HI Albania
929
B Western Asia page
930
Egypt
966
Greece and the Aegean
974
East Greece
984
Index
1009
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 944 - KIEPERT'S NEW ATLAS ANTIQUUS. Twelve Maps of the Ancient World, for Schools and Colleges. Third hundred thousand. I2th Edition, with a complete Geographical Index. Folio, boards. 6s. Strongly bound in cloth.

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1982)

About the Editor:
John Boardman is Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaelogy and Art at Oxford University, and editor of the acclaimed Oxford History of The Classical World, which The New York Times Book Review called "the finest one-volume survey available."

Bibliographic information