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  - carterchristian1 - LibraryThing

This is an excellent overview of Western history until the medieval history. There are a few efforts to show what was happeneing in China and China, but not very much. The maps and bibliographies at the ends of the chapters are very good. Readable. Read full review

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From the Paleolithic Age to the "decline" -- a word he wonderfully qualifies [709]-- of Rome. Specifically, from the pre-lower paleolithic australopithicenes of 5,000,000 BC and before, to the 3rd ... 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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