The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations
Author: John Haywood
Pages: 144
ISBN: UOM:39015062902435
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Release: 2005-10-25
Editor: Penguin Books
Language: en

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This new historical atlas - richly illustrated with photographs, artwork recreations and full-colour maps - explores the world's earliest civilisations from the first farming settlements of Mesopotamia, via Egypt, Greece and Rome, to the civilisations of the Far East, Europe and America. Informatively written, and ideal for both students and the general reader, it plots the rise and fall of empires, the nature of different societies and the evolution of technology.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations
Author: John Haywood
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780141014487
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Release: 2005-10-25
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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This new historical atlas - richly illustrated with photographs, artwork recreations and full-colour maps - explores the world's earliest civilisations from the first farming settlements of Mesopotamia, via Egypt, Greece and Rome, to the civilisations of the Far East, Europe and America. Informatively written, and ideal for both students and the general reader, it plots the rise and fall of empires, the nature of different societies and the evolution of technology.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt
Author: Bill Manley
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780140513318
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Release: 1997-01-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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From its humble origins as a cluster of rival chiefdoms along the banks of the Nile, ancient Egypt rose to become one of the most advanced civilizations of its time. This atlas traces its turbulent history and remarkable cultural development, from the founding of Memphis around 5000 BC, through the territorial expansion and flourishing trade of the ‘age of empire’, to Greek domination and ultimate collapse. Political rivalries are charted through the successive dynasties, from the strife of the intermediate periods to the golden ages of prosperity and artistic glory under Akhenaten, Tutankhamun and Ramesses II. The latest archaeological evidence is used to cast new light on the vast architectural legacy of the world’s first great nation state. The authoritative narrative, illustrated with over sixty full colour maps and over seventy plates, makes this an indispensable handbook for history students and enthusiasts alike.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece
Author: Robert Morkot
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780140513356
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Release: 1997-01-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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The cradle of Western civilisation, Ancient Greece was a land of contradictions and conflict. Intensely quarrelsome and competitive, the Greek city-states consistently proved unwilling and unable to unite. Yet, in spite of or even because of this internal discord, no ancient civilization proved so dynamic or productive. The Greeks not only colonized the Mediterranean and Black Sea areas but set standards of figurative art that endured for nearly 2500 years. Charting topics as diverse as Minoan civilization, The Persian Wars, the Athenian Golden Age and the conquests of Alexander the Great, the book traces the development of this creative and restless people and assesses their impact not only on the ancient world but also on our own attitudes and environment. The authoritative narrative, illustrated with over sixty full colour maps and over seventy plates, makes this an indispensable handbook for history students and enthusiasts alike.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece
Author: Robert Morkot
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0140513353
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Release: 1997-01-01
Editor: Penguin Books
Language: en

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The cradle of Western civilisation, Ancient Greece was a land of contradictions and conflict. Intensely quarrelsome and competitive, the Greek city-states consistently proved unwilling and unable to unite. Yet, in spite of or even because of this internal discord, no ancient civilization proved so dynamic or productive. The Greeks not only colonized the Mediterranean and Black Sea areas but set standards of figurative art that endured for nearly 2500 years. Charting topics as diverse as Minoan civilization, The Persian Wars, the Athenian Golden Age and the conquests of Alexander the Great, the book traces the development of this creative and restless people and assesses their impact not only on the ancient world but also on our own attitudes and environment. The authoritative narrative, illustrated with over sixty full colour maps and over seventy plates, makes this an indispensable handbook for history students and enthusiasts alike.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt
Author: Bill Manley
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0140513310
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Release: 1997-01-01
Editor: Penguin Books
Language: en

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From its humble origins as a cluster of rival chiefdoms along the banks of the Nile, ancient Egypt rose to become one of the most advanced civilizations of its time. This atlas traces its turbulent history and remarkable cultural development, from the founding of Memphis around 5000 BC, through the territorial expansion and flourishing trade of the ‘age of empire’, to Greek domination and ultimate collapse. Political rivalries are charted through the successive dynasties, from the strife of the intermediate periods to the golden ages of prosperity and artistic glory under Akhenaten, Tutankhamun and Ramesses II. The latest archaeological evidence is used to cast new light on the vast architectural legacy of the world’s first great nation state. The authoritative narrative, illustrated with over sixty full colour maps and over seventy plates, makes this an indispensable handbook for history students and enthusiasts alike.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome
Author: Chris Scarre
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0140513299
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Release: 1995-09-01
Editor: Penguin Books
Language: en

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More than fifteen centuries after its fall, the Roman Empire remains one of the most formative influences on the history of Europe. Its physical remains dot the landscape from Scotland to Syria. Its cities are still the great metropolises of the continent. Its law and institutions have shaped modern practice, and its ideal of a united Europe has haunted politicians ever since. Fully illustrated and featuring more than sixty full- colour maps, this atlas traces the rise and fall of the first great multinational state. It looks at its provinces and cities, its trade and economy, its armies and frontier defences; follows its foreign ward and internecine struggles; and charts its transformation into a Christian theocracy and its fall in 476.

The New Penguin Atlas of Ancient History

The New Penguin Atlas of Ancient History
Author: Colin McEvedy
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780140513486
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Release: 2003-05-27
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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The Penguin Atlas of Ancient History illustrates in a chronological series of maps, the evolution and flux of races in Europe, the Mediterranean area and the Near East. From 50,000 B.C. to the fourth century A.D., it is one of the most successful of the bestselling historical atlas series.

Atlas of Empires

Atlas of Empires
Author: Peter Davidson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781620082881
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Release: 2018-02-06
Editor: Fox Chapel Publishing
Language: en

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Atlas of Empires tells the story of how and why the great empires of history came into being, operated and ultimately declined, and discusses the future of the empire in today's globalized world. Featuring 60 beautiful and detailed maps of the empires' territories at different stages of their existence and organized thematically to reflect the different driving forces behind empires throughout history (such as faith, nomadic culture, nationhood and capitalism), each section discusses the rise and fall of the empires that existed in a region: their government and society, wealth and technology, war and military force, and religious beliefs. From the earliest empires of the Sumerians and the Pharaohs to the modern empires of the USSR and the European Union, this is a story that reveals how empires are created and organized, how later empires resolve the problems of governance faced by earlier empires, and how the political and cultural legacies of ancient empires are still felt today.

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings
Author: John Haywood
Pages: 144
ISBN: UOM:39015043041428
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Release: 1995
Editor: Penguin Group USA
Language: en

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Illustrates the history of the Viking age in map form and details the Vikings' activities as traders, craftsmen, explorers, settlers, terrorists, and mercenaries.

Cities of the Classical World

Cities of the Classical World
Author: Colin McEvedy
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780141967639
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Release: 2011-11-03
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

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From Alexandria to York, this unique illustrated guide allows us to see the great centres of classical civilization afresh. The key feature of Cities of the Classical World is 120 specially drawn maps tracing each city's thoroughfares and defences, monuments and places of worship. Every map is to the same scale, allowing readers for the first time to appreciate visually the relative sizes of Babylon and Paris, London and Constantinople. There is also a clear, incisive commentary on each city's development, strategic importance, rulers and ordinary inhabitants. This compelling and elegant atlas opens a new window on to the ancient world, and will transform the way we see it.

Historical Atlas of Ancient Mesopotamia

Historical Atlas of Ancient Mesopotamia
Author: Norman Bancroft-Hunt
Pages: 190
ISBN: 0816057303
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Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Uses maps, text, and illustrations to present the history of the area known as the Fertile Crescent, the Ancient Near East, and Mesopotamia, from its earliest period in the fifth millennium B.C.E. through the Sassanian Empire.

Atlas of Ancient Worlds

Atlas of Ancient Worlds
Author: Peter Chrisp
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781405336659
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Release: 2009-07-01
Editor: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Language: en

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Journey back in time to ancient civilizations - incredible see-through pages and an interactive CD-Rom take you across Asia, into Inca fortresses and beyond. Send your child on an incredible adventure into ancient worlds as they join Alexander the Great as he battles his way across Asia, discover why Mayan kings gave their own blood to the gods, and travel down the Nile to wonder at the mighty pyramids of the pharaohs. Explore the fantastic see-through pages and interactive CD ROM together and travel around the world to see how ancient peoples lived. From the earliest cities where writing was invented to the great civilizations of Rome, Egypt, China and more. It's a thrilling interactive adventure.

The Historical Atlas of the Celtic World

The Historical Atlas of the Celtic World
Author: John Haywood,Barry Cunliffe
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0500288313
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Release: 2009-09-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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In a series of 54 stunning full-colour maps covering 3,000 years and spanning the whole of Europe, this book, newly available in paperback, comprehensively charts the dramatic history of the Celts from their origins in the Bronze Age to their present-day diaspora. Taking into account the latest research and academic controversies over the historical identity of the Celts, the Atlas deals separately with the Continental Celts (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Anatolia), the Atlantic Celts (Britain and Ireland) and the modern Celts and the current state of Celtic culture.

Historical Atlas of the Ancient World 4 000 000 500 BC

Historical Atlas of the Ancient World  4 000 000 500 BC
Author: John Haywood,Charles Freeman,Paul Garwood,Judith Toms
Pages: 88
ISBN: 1586632388
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Release: 2001
Editor: Metro Books
Language: en

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The Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, planned with both the expert and amateur historian in mind, offers a fascinating and detailed guide to the history of humanity -- from the time of our earliest ancestors to the thriving civilizations of the fifth century B.C. Combining detailed maps of the shifting patterns of human settlement with a wealth of supporting narrative and insightful depictions of the past, the atlas presents an overview of the sprawling themes of history, from agricultural innovations to biblical kingdoms to the rise and fall of empires and states. With snapshot surveys and regional maps looking closely at the great events of each era, illuminating insights into less familiar and often overlooked cultures, and hard facts and expert interpretation of the past, the Historical Atlas of the Ancient World is an invaluable guide to anyone searching for the remains of the past. -- Thirty full-color maps trace the history of all parts of the world between 4,000,000 and 500 B.C., including civilizations and nomadic routes -- Contains detailed coverage of major political, military, social, and cultural developments, all fully cross-referenced and indexed -- Combines the functions of an historical atlas with those of an historical encyclopedia, allowing for quick and easy reference and sustained reading

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Russia

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Russia
Author: John Channon,Robert Hudson,Swanston Graphics Limited
Pages: 144
ISBN: STANFORD:36105018257274
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Release: 1995
Editor: Viking Adult
Language: en

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Uses maps, text, and illustrations to present the history of Russia, from Kievan Rus to the dissolution of the Soviet Union

The Agrarian Sociology of Ancient Civilizations

The Agrarian Sociology of Ancient Civilizations
Author: Max Weber
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781781682418
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Release: 2013-08-06
Editor: Verso Books
Language: en

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Max Weber, widely recognized as the greatest of the founders of classical sociology, is often associated with the development of capitalism in Western Europe and the analysis of modernity. But he also had a profound scholarly interest in ancient societies and the Near East, and turned the youthful discipline of sociology to the study of these archaic cultures. The Agrarian Sociology of Ancient Civilizations – Weber’s neglected masterpiece, first published in German in 1897 and reissued in 1909 – is a fascinating examination of the civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Hebrew society in Israel, the city-states of classical Greece, the Hellenistic world and, finally, Republican and Imperial Rome. The book is infused with the excitement attendant when new intellectual tools are brought to bear on familiar subjects. Throughout the work, Weber blends a description of socio-economic structures with an investigation into mechanisms and causes in the rise and decline of social systems. The volume ends with a magisterial explanatory essay on the underlying reasons for the fall of the Roman Empire.

Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East

Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East
Author: Michael Roaf
Pages: 238
ISBN: 0816022186
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Release: 1990
Editor: Checkmark Books
Language: en

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Surveys the history and development of Mesopotamian and Near Eastern civilization, describing the cultural, technological, political, and economic achievements of the different peoples living there

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands
Author: Caroline Susan Hull,Andrew Jotischky
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0141026871
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Release: 2009
Editor: Penguin Classics
Language: en

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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.

The New Atlas of World History

The New Atlas of World History
Author: John Haywood
Pages: 252
ISBN: 0691152691
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Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Text, maps, and illustrations present the history of the world from six million years ago to the present day.