New PDF release: An Introduction to the Ancient World

By L de Blois,Lukas De Blois,R. J. van der Spek,R.J. van der Spek

Integrating the result of scholarly paintings from the previous decade, the authors of An Introduction to the traditional World, Lukas de Blois and R.J. van der Spek, have fully-updated and revised all 16 chapters of this best-selling introductory textbook. overlaying the historical past and tradition of the traditional close to East, Greece and Rome in the framework of a quick narrative historical past of occasions, this book offers an simply readable, built-in evaluate for college students of heritage, classics, archaeology and philosophy, even if in school, at undergraduate point or one of the wider examining public.


This revised moment variation bargains a brand new part on early Christianity and extra particular details at the religions, economies, and societies of the traditional close to East. there's prolonged assurance of Greek, Macedonian and close to japanese historical past of the fourth to moment centuries BC and the historical past of the overdue Roman Republic. the implications of Julius Caesar’s violent demise are lined in additional element, as are the heritage and society of Imperial Rome.


This new variation is:




  • comprehensive: covers 3,000 years of historical heritage and offers the foundation for a standard one-semester direction



  • lavishly illustrated: comprises maps, line drawings and plates to aid and complement the textual content, with up-to-date captions



  • clearly and concisely written: demonstrated and revered college academics with thirty years' event within the topic parts



  • well-organized: strains the wide define of political heritage but additionally concentrates on specific issues



  • user-friendly: comprises bankruptcy menus, an in depth and accelerated bibliography geared up by way of topic quarter and 3 appendices, a better creation and the addition of an epilogue.

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