Ancient Empires: From Mesopotamia to the Rise of Islam

Ancient Empires: From Mesopotamia to the Rise of Islam

by Eric H. Cline, Mark W. Graham
     
 

Introduction to the ancient Near East, Mediterranean and Europe, including the Greco-Roman world, Late Antiquity and the early Muslim period.See more details below

Overview

Introduction to the ancient Near East, Mediterranean and Europe, including the Greco-Roman world, Late Antiquity and the early Muslim period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521889117
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/27/2011
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: what is an (ancient) empire?; 1. Prelude to the Age of Ancient Empires; 2. The rise of the Age of Ancient Empires; 3. Dealing with empires: varieties of responses; 4. Beyond the Near East: the Neo-Babylonian and early Achaemenid Persian empires; 5. The crucible of history: east meets west; 6. Democracy and empire between Athens and Alexander; 7. 'Spear-won' empires: the Hellenistic synthesis; 8. The western Mediterranean and the rise of Rome; 9. Imperium sine fine: Roman imperialism and the end of the old order; 10. The new political order: the foundations of the principate; 11. Ruling and resisting the Roman Empire; 12. Imperial crisis and recovery; 13. Universal empires and their peripheries in Late Antiquity; 14. The formation of the Islamic world empire.

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