A History of the Ancient World

A History of the Ancient World

by Chester G. Starr
     
 

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In a long and distinguished career, Chester Starr has written on topics ranging from early man, to the early Athenian democracy, to the role of sea power in the classical world. And one of his finest works - the product of his broad interests and expertise - has been A History of the Ancient World, long a standard work on the distant past. Now this landmarkSee more details below

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In a long and distinguished career, Chester Starr has written on topics ranging from early man, to the early Athenian democracy, to the role of sea power in the classical world. And one of his finest works - the product of his broad interests and expertise - has been A History of the Ancient World, long a standard work on the distant past. Now this landmark book is available in a new edition, offering an informative account of early history from the rise of the first cities to the fall of the Roman Empire.

This richly illustrated new edition deftly explores the broad expanse of early human history. Though Greece and Rome occupy center stage, Star also surveys the cities and empires of Mesopotania, India from the early Indus civilization to the Gupta state, and China from the Hsia dynasty to the Han empire. In this new edition, he has incorporated the latest research into his lucid and informative narrative, reworking virtually every chapter to bring the work completely up-to-date. He has revised his discussions of early humankind to account for the most recent findings; he presents a new view of the Jewish revolt against Rome led by Bar Kockba; and he has thoroughly updated the bibliographies. In addition, his account of the end of the Roman Empire has been rewritten in light of the most recent rethinking by classical historians.

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**** The original English edition, History of the art of war within the framework of political history was published by Greenwood (in their Contributions in military history series) and is endorsed by BCL3. The two volumes begin with the Persian Wars and end with the rise of the feudal system. A major work. Very little graphic display--only 10 maps. Revised and updated edition (third edition, 1983) of a classic account of early history from the rise of the first cities to the fall of the Roman Empire. Though Greece and Rome occupy center stage, Starr (history emeritus, U. of Michigan) also surveys the cities and empires of Mesopotamia, India from the early Indus civilization to the Gupta state, and China from the Hsia dynasty to the Han empire. Illustrated. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780195031447
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/06/1983
Edition description:
3rd ed
Pages:
800
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.38(d)

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