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  - 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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User Review  - keylawk - LibraryThing

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
THE FIRST cIVILIZATION OF MESOPOTAMIA
27
EARLY EGYPT
51
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