The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations

Author: John Haywood
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780141014487
Category: History
Page: 144
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An broad-based survey of the world's earliest human cultures ranges from the ancient farming settlements of Mesopotamia to the founding of Rome, utilizing photographs, artwork, reproductions, and full-color maps to highlight a look at such topics as the origins of the Egyptian pharaohs, China's dynasties, and the great cities of the Inca and Aztec. Original.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome

Author: Christopher Scarre
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780140513295
Category: History
Page: 144
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Uses maps, text, and illustrations to present the history of the Roman Empire, from its beginning as a modest village to its transformation into a Christian theocracy

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt

Author: Bill Manley,Jean Cox,Barry Haslam
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780140513318
Category: Reference
Page: 144
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Provides maps and information on Ancient Egypt, including the history of Tutankhamun, the age of Greek domination, and the ultimate collapse of the empire

Die antike Stadt

das Leben in Athen & Rom
Author: Peter Connolly,Hazel Dodge
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783829011044
Page: 256
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Bevölkerungsgeschichte - Wirtschaftsgeschichte - Religionsgeschichte.

Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece

Author: Nigel Wilson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113678800X
Category: History
Page: 832
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Examining every aspect of the culture from antiquity to the founding of Constantinople in the early Byzantine era, this thoroughly cross-referenced and fully indexed work is written by an international group of scholars. This Encyclopedia is derived from the more broadly focused Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition, the highly praised two-volume work. Newly edited by Nigel Wilson, this single-volume reference provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the political, cultural, and social life of the people and to the places, ideas, periods, and events that defined ancient Greece.

Atlas of World History

Author: Patrick Karl O'Brien
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019521921X
Category: Reference
Page: 312
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Maps follow the march of human history from prehistory to the present, covering the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China; the Roman empire; the Medieval and Early Modern world; and the twentieth century.


Author: Joseph R. Laurin
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1477296972
Category: Nature
Page: 310
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LEXICON AND ATLAS OF THE MODERN WORLD COINCIDING WITH THE ANCIENT GREEK WORLD From Solon of the sixth century BCE to Alexander the Great of the fourth century BCE, the Ancient Greek World covered about six percent of our Modern World, but in this small inhabited territory many of the greatest deeds of history were accomplished in places whose names remained the same to this day or changed with the subsequent civilizations. In order to retrieve from this book some brief information about nearly four thousand of these places the researchers can approach it by their names in either the Modern world or the Ancient Greek World. For the Ancient Greeks, the earth was a flat oval sphere surrounded by a huge Ocean, longer from west to east than from north to south. In addition to Hellas (Greece), their world encompassed the lands of Southern Europe, North Africa and Egypt, and West and Central Asia. In relation to the Modern World, it covered from the British Isles and Gibraltar in the west to western China and India in the east and from southern Germany, the Ukraine and Kazakhstan in the north to north Africa, Ethiopia and the Arabian Sea in the south. In this publication, cities, islands, mountains, regions, rivers and seas are listed alphabetically with a brief description in the Lexicon and a reference to their locations on forty-two maps in the Atlas. They are all listed again by groups in the Index. Between the monumental publications about the geography of the Ancient Greek World and the specialized ones, there remained between them a gap to be filled in by an instrument providing a fairly comprehensive and always brief, clear and easy-to-handle listing of places. Filling in this gap with such an instrument is the purpose of this publication addressed primarily to the busy readers and writers of all types.

Ancient History

Monuments and Documents
Author: Charles W. Hedrick, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405152338
Category: History
Page: 192
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This book introduces students to the chief disciplines, methods and sources employed in 'doing' ancient history, as opposed to 'reading' it. The book: Encourages readers to engage with historical sources, rather than to be passive recipients of historical tales Gives readers a sense of the nature of evidence and its use in the reconstruction of the past Helps them to read a historical narrative with more critical appreciation Encourages them to consider the differences between their own experience of ancient sources, and the use of these objects within the everyday life of ancient society A concise bibliographical essay at the end of each chapter refers to introductions, indices, research tools and interpretations, and explains scholarly jargon Written clearly, concisely and concretely, invoking ancient illustrations and modern parallels as appropriate.

The A to Z of Ancient Egyptian Warfare

Author: Robert Morkot
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810876256
Category: History
Page: 404
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The A to Z of Ancient Egyptian Warfare covers the period from the emergence of the Egyptian state around 3000 BC to the Arab conquest in the mid-7th century AD. The book is divided into three main sections. An introductory section includes a chronology of Egypt, with all known military actions, and an essay highlighting the problems of the surviving evidence and its interpretation and the major changes in military technology and organization over the period involved. The central section covers a wide range of issues, including pharaohs for whom military activities are documented; foreign rulers and countries against whom the Egyptians fought or who invaded Egypt; weapons and military technology; major archaeological sites; gods and goddesses associated with warfare; arms trade; literature; and social advancement. The third section is a detailed bibliography of the historical phases and archaeological sites, and the broader subject areas covered by the dictionary. There are maps of Egypt and the surrounding regions and a list with rulers, their dates, and the dynasties and kingdoms to which they are assigned by Egyptologists.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands

Author: Caroline Susan Hull,Andrew Jotischky
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780141026879
Category: Reference
Page: 144
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Exploring the relationship between the books of the Bible and land from which they came, this resource includes detailed maps; a comprehensive timeline; features on the alphabet, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Zionist movement, and coverage beyond the biblical period. Original.


Orte und Wege des Denkens
Author: Elmar Holenstein
Publisher: N.A
Category: Civilization
Page: 301
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Athens, Rome, and England

America's Constitutional Heritage
Author: Matthew A Pauley
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497675138
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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Uncovering the roots of the U.S. Constitution The U.S. Constitution influences nearly every aspect of our lives. But for all the fierce disputes about what the Constitution means, the historical foundations of America’s legal and political institutions pass almost unnoticed today. This is a glaring oversight, one that clouds our understanding of the Constitution and American law and politics in general. For the Constitution did not spring up suddenly in 1787. The framers were influenced at every turn by a tradition of constitutional development dating back to ancient times. Political scientist and legal scholar Matthew A. Pauley fills in the blanks in our understanding by chronicling the three most important influences on the American constitutional experience: ancient Greece, ancient Rome, and England. Pauley’s masterful historical survey sheds new light on our system of representative democracy, our court structure, and our traditions of law—civil and criminal, public and private. No student of law or government can afford to ignore this highly readable, deeply informative work. Athens, Rome, and England adds immeasurably to our appreciation and understanding of the roots of the American Constitution and our legal and political system.

Walford's guide to reference material

Social and historical sciences, philosophy and religion
Author: Albert John Walford,Alan Day
Publisher: Library Assn Pub Ltd
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 1147
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Examine descriptions of 8,300 plus critically evaluated and recommended reference resources available in all formats.Organized by Universal Decimal Classification, the topics covered are those usually found in the 100s -- Philosophy and Psychology, 200s -- Religion, 300s -- Social Sciences, and the 900s -- Geography, Biography and History.This volume particularly reflects the proliferation of travel and tourist guides, and reference works on Eastern Europe and Central Asia following the collapse of comnunism. Over the last few years an enormous expansion has also been noted of reference works in both religion and philosophy.

Ancient Greece and Rome

an encyclopedia for students
Author: Carroll Moulton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780684805078
Category: History
Page: N.A
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This book covers more than 1,000 years of a critical period in world history. Over 460 lively and informative articles cover an extensive array of topics on daily life, art and architecture, philosophy, science, religion, statesmen, military leaders, empe

The Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: Edward Bispham,Thomas J. Harrison,Brian A. Sparkes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780748616299
Category: History
Page: 604
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The Edinburgh Companion is a gateway to the fascinating worlds of ancient Greece and Rome. Wide-ranging in its approach, expert contributors demonstrate the multifaceted nature of classic civilization by drawing together perspectives and methods of different disciplines, from philosophy to history, poetry to archaeology, art history to numismatics, and many more.