Ancient Civilizations / Edition 2

Ancient Civilizations / Edition 2

by Chris Scarre, Brian M. Fagan
     
 

Ancient Civilizations offers a comparative analysis of the field, including both old world and new civilizations, and explores the connections between all civilizations around the earth.The volume provides a jargon-free introduction to ancient civilizations from the first civilizations, and the great powers in the Near East, to the first AegeanSee more details below

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Ancient Civilizations offers a comparative analysis of the field, including both old world and new civilizations, and explores the connections between all civilizations around the earth.The volume provides a jargon-free introduction to ancient civilizations from the first civilizations, and the great powers in the Near East, to the first Aegean civilizations, the Mediterranean world in the first millennium, Imperial Rome, northeast Africa, divine kings in southeast Asia, and empires in East Asia, as well as early states in the Americas and Andean civilization. For those interested in ancient civilizations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130484840
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/25/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
555
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1The Study of Civilization2
Ch. 2Theories of States21
Ch. 3Mesopotamia: The First Cities (3500-2000 B.C.)49
Ch. 4Egyptian Civilization87
Ch. 5South Asia: Harappan and Later Civilizations118
Ch. 6The First Chinese Civilizations137
Ch. 7Near Eastern Kingdoms (2000-1200 B.C.)164
Ch. 8The Near East in the First Millennium B.C.183
Ch. 9The First Aegean Civilizations206
Ch. 10The Mediterranean World in the First Millenium (1000-30 B.C.)231
Ch. 11Imperial Rome260
Ch. 12Northeast Africa: Kush, Meroe, and Aksum293
Ch. 13Divine Kings in Southeast Asia310
Ch. 14Kingdoms and Empires in East Asia (770 B.C.-A.D. 700)326
Ch. 15Lowland Mesoamerica350
Ch. 16Highland Mesoamerica378
Ch. 17The Foundations of Andean Civilization401
Ch. 18Andean States (200 B.C.-A.D. 1534)419
Epilogue441
Credits449
Index451

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