Roots of the Western Tradition: A Short History of the Ancient World / Edition 6

Roots of the Western Tradition: A Short History of the Ancient World / Edition 6

by C. Warren Hollister, Guy MacLean Rogers
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0070296596

ISBN-13: 9780070296596

Pub. Date: 07/01/1995

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ROOTS OF THE WESTERN TRADITION is a brief chronological survey that covers the Ancient world in three parts: Prehistoric Europe and Ancient Near East; Ancient Greece; and Ancient Rome. Succinct enough to be used with supplements, the coverage is carefully balanced between narrative and interpretation, highlighting historians varying viewpoints on certain issues.

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ROOTS OF THE WESTERN TRADITION is a brief chronological survey that covers the Ancient world in three parts: Prehistoric Europe and Ancient Near East; Ancient Greece; and Ancient Rome. Succinct enough to be used with supplements, the coverage is carefully balanced between narrative and interpretation, highlighting historians varying viewpoints on certain issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070296596
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
07/01/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.23(h) x 0.53(d)

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Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     ix
List of Maps     x
List of Biographical Sketches     xi
List of Time Lines     xii
Preface     xiii
Introduction     xv
The Ancient Near East
From Stone Age to Civilization     7
Mesopotamia     16
Egypt     30
The Diffusion of Near Eastern Civilization     48
Suggested Readings     65
Ancient Greece
Crete, Mycenae, and the Dark Age     73
The Rise of Classical Greece     85
The Zenith and Transformation of Classical Greece     103
Literature and Philosophy in Greece     115
The Culture of the Golden Age     131
The Hellenistic Age     147
Suggested Readings     165
Ancient Rome
The Rise of Rome     175
The Principate     196
The Spiritual Metamorphosis     216
The Dominate     226
The Waning of the Western Empire     245
Suggested Readings     258
Glossary     265
Index     279

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