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Overview

A wide-ranging, alphabetically arranged overview of the prehistoric world, spanning East and West to study and compare ancient civilizations.

This wide-ranging, alphabetically arranged overview of the prehistoric world spans East and West to study and compare ancient civilizations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140114348
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/1989
  • Series: Reference Series
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur Cotterell combines a career in education with an extensive background in ancient civilizations.  His previous books include The Minoan World and The Penguin Encyclopedia of Ancient Civilization.

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Table of Contents

The Penguin Encyclopedia of Ancient Civilizations List of Contributors
Preface Arthur Cotterell
Prehistory Richard E. Leakey
The Emergence of Civilization Colin Refrew

Egypt
Ancient Egypt Colin Walters
The Sea Peoples N.K. Sandars
Ptolemic Egypt Colin Walters
Early Roman Egypt Colin Walters
Late Roman and Byzantine Egypt Colin Walters
The Religion of Ancient Egypt J.M. Plumley

West Asia
Sumer Thorkild Jacobsen
Akkad Thorkild Jacobsen
Babylonia A.K. Grayson
Assyria A.K. Grayson
Mitanni A.K. Grayson
The Hittites O.R. Gurney
Uratu and Armenia David M. Lang
Syria William Culican
Phoenicia William Culican
Israel Helmer Ringgren
Troy J.T. Hooker
Phrygia and Lydia T.R. Bryce
Persia T. Cuyler Young, Jr.
After Alexander E.J. Keall
Mesopotamian Religion Thorkild Jacobsen
The Evolution of the Alphabet William Culican

India
The Indus Civilization Arthur Cotterell
The Aryan Invasion of India T. Burrow
Early Imperial India A.L. Basham
Hinduism Wnedy D. O'Flaherty
Buddhism Trevor Ling
Jainism Trevor Ling

Europe
The Minoans R.F. Willetts
The Mycenaeans J.T. Hooker
Archaic Greece J.T. Hooker
Classical Greece W.G. Forrest
Macedon N.G.L. Hammond
Carthage B.H. Warmington
Sicily and Magna Graecia B.H. Warmington
The Etruscans R.M. Ogilvie
Rome before the Republic R.M. Ogilvie
Republican Rome R.M. Ogilvie
The Early Roman Empire Wolfgang Liebeschuetz
The Later Roman Empire Robert Browning
Early Christianity R.A. Markus
The Graeco-Roman City R.F. Willetts
The Greek Mind John Gould
The Roman Mind Kenneth Quinn

China
Shang Arthur Cotterell
Chou Arthur Cotterell
Imperial Unification Arthur Cotterell
Early Crisis of the Early Empire Arthur Cotterell
Early Science and Technology Ho Peng Yoke
Chinese Art William Watson

America
The Olmecs Ignacio Bernal
Teotihuacén Robert Bernal
The Toltecs Richard Diehl
The Maya Gordon R. Willey
The Aztecs H.B. Nicholson
The Incas Geoffrey W. Conrad

Further Reading
List of maps and Illustration Acknowledgments
Index

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