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The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome - Susan Wise Bauer
The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
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A lively and engaging narrative history showing the common threads in the cultures that gave birth to our own.This is the first volume in a bold new series that tells the stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still... show more
A lively and engaging narrative history showing the common threads in the cultures that gave birth to our own.This is the first volume in a bold new series that tells the stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still giving weight to the characteristics of each country. Susan Wise Bauer provides both sweeping scope and vivid attention to the individual lives that give flesh to abstract assertions about human history. Dozens of maps provide a clear geography of great events, while timelines give the reader an ongoing sense of the passage of years and cultural interconnection. This narrative history employs the methods of “history from beneath”—literature, epic traditions, private letters and accounts—to connect kings and leaders with the lives of those they ruled. The result is an engrossing tapestry of human behavior from which we may draw conclusions about the direction of world events and the causes behind them. 13 illustrations, 80 maps
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780393059748 (039305974X)
ASIN: 039305974X
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 868
Edition language: English
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5.0 The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
The author picks a very good way of telling the story of the development of the old world civilizations: chronologically and within each major civilization as the time line proceeds. That way the listener gets a feel for what's happening through out the whole world at any one time period. At firs...
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