The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations
Author: John Haywood
Release: 2005-10-25
Editor: Penguin Books
Pages: 144
ISBN: UOM:39015062902435
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
Release: 2005-10-25
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780141014487
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 Greece

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece
Author: Robert Morkot
Release: 1997-01-01
Editor: Penguin Books
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0140513353
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
Release: 1997-01-01
Editor: Penguin Books
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0140513310
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
Release: 1995-09-01
Editor: Penguin Books
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0140513299
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 Penguin Historical Atlas of the Medieval World

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Medieval World
Author: Andrew Jotischky,Caroline Hull
Release: 2005-10-25
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780141014494
Language: en
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The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Medieval World traces the development of peoples, cultures, and faiths between the coming of the barbarian invasions in the fourth century and the first voyages to the New World in the sixteenth. This colorful atlas illustrates the sweeping changes from the fall of the Roman Empire to the birth of Islam, the rise of Christianity, and the role of Judaism across Europe. Packed with vivid maps and photographs, this atlas is a perfect guide to Europe and its neighbors in the Middle Ages.

The New Penguin Atlas of Ancient History

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

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings

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

Atlas of Empires

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

Cities of the Classical World

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

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Russia

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

Atlas of Ancient Worlds

Atlas of Ancient Worlds
Author: Peter Chrisp
Release: 2009-07-01
Editor: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781405336659
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
Release: 2009-09-28
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0500288313
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 Ancient Mesopotamia

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

The Birth of Classical Europe

The Birth of Classical Europe
Author: Peter Thonemann,Simon Price
Release: 2010-04-29
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780141946863
Language: en
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To an extraordinary extent we continue to live in the shadow of the classical world. At every level from languages to calendars to political systems, we are the descendants of a 'classical Europe', using frames of reference created by ancient Mediterranean cultures. As this consistently fresh and surprising new book makes clear, however, this was no less true for the inhabitants of those classical civilizations themselves, whose myths, history, and buildings were an elaborate engagement with an already old and revered past filled with great leaders and writers, emigrations and battles. Indeed, much of the reason we know so much about the classical past is the obsessive importance it held for so many generations of Greeks and Romans, who interpreted and reinterpreted their changing casts of heroes and villains. Figures such as Alexander the Great and Augustus Caesar loom large in our imaginations today, but they were themselves fascinated by what had preceded them. The Birth of Classical Europe is therefore both an authoritative history, and also a fascinating attempt to show how our own changing values and interests have shaped our feelings about an era which is by some measures very remote but by others startlingly close.

Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia
Author: Gwendolyn Leick
Release: 2002-08-29
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780141927114
Language: en
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Situated in an area roughly corresponding to present-day Iraq, Mesopotamia is one of the great, ancient civilizations, though it is still relatively unknown. Yet, over 7,000 years ago in Mesopotamia, the very first cities were created. This is the first book to reveal how life was lived in ten Mesopotamian cities: from Eridu, the Mesopotamian Eden, to that potent symbol of decadence, Babylon - the first true metropolis: multicultural, multi-ethnic, the last centre of a dying civilization.

Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East

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

An Imperial Possession

An Imperial Possession
Author: David Mattingly
Release: 2007-07-26
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9780141903859
Language: en
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Part of the Penguin History of Britain series, An Imperial Possession is the first major narrative history of Roman Britain for a generation. David Mattingly draws on a wealth of new findings and knowledge to cut through the myths and misunderstandings that so commonly surround our beliefs about this period. From the rebellious chiefs and druids who led native British resistance, to the experiences of the Roman military leaders in this remote, dangerous outpost of Europe, this book explores the reality of life in occupied Britain within the context of the shifting fortunes of the Roman Empire.

An Atlas of Ancient Egypt

An Atlas of Ancient Egypt
Author: Anonim
Release: 1894
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 22
ISBN: NYPL:33433081895447
Language: en
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Lords of the Sea

Lords of the Sea
Author: John R. Hale
Release: 2009-05-14
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781101050859
Language: en
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The epic true story of Themistocles and the Battle of Salamis, and a rousing history of the world's first dominant navy and the towering empire it built The Athenian Navy was one of the finest fighting forces in the history of the world. It engineered a civilization, empowered the world's first democracy, and led a band of ordinary citizens on a voyage of discovery that altered the course of history. With Lords of the Sea, renowned archaeologist John R. Hale presents, for the first time, the definitive history of the epic battles, the fearsome ships, and the men-from extraordinary leaders to seductive rogues-that established Athens's supremacy. With a scholar's insight and a storyteller's flair, Hale takes us on an unforgettable voyage with these heroes, their turbulent careers, and far-flung expeditions, bringing back to light a forgotten maritime empire and its majestic legacy.