The Ancient World

A Visual History

Prof. Dominic Rathbone
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Combining historic engravings with an accessible modern commentary, The Ancient World: A Visual History offers a uniquely visual approach to exploring the cultures of the key civilizations of ancient times.

The Ancient World: A Visual History offers a uniquely visual approach to exploring the cultures of the key civilizations of ancient times. By combining historic engravings with an accessible modern commentary, it creates both a visual celebration and an invaluable reference. The main section of the book focuses on ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Rome, and Greece, offering a detailed exposition of each in turn through thematic spreads depicting many aspects of their cultures. A second section features timelines, maps, and overviews of the other key civilizations that were flourishing all over the world across the same period. Thus the reader is offered both a close-up view of the four major peoples who hold an endless fascination for modern readers, plus a broader panorama of the global cultures that shaped the ancient world.

Author bio:

Dominic Rathbone is Professor of Ancient History in the Department of Classics at King’s College London, where he has taught Greek and Roman history since 1985.

Category: Other books
ISBN: 9781782404729
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: Ivy Press
Pub Date: January 2018
Page Extent: 320
Format: Book
Subject: General