Roots of the Western Tradition: A Short History of the Ancient World

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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. The scholarship has been updated throughout and there is increased coverage of both social and women's history. The edition includes four new biographies (for a total of 10).
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  • ISBN-13: 9780070296077
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 8/28/1990
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 251

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
List of Biographical Sketches
Preface
Introduction 1
1 From Stone Age to Civilization 9
2 Mesopotamia 17
3 Egypt 29
4 The Diffusion of Near Eastern Civilization 44
5 Crete, Mycenae, and the Dark Age 65
6 The Rise of Classical Greece 76
7 The Zenith and Transformation of Classical Greece 93
8 The Hellenic Mind 104
9 The Culture of the Golden Age 119
10 The Hellenistic Age 134
11 The Rise of Rome 163
12 The Principate 182
13 The Spiritual Metamorphosis 200
14 The Dominate 210
15 The Waning of the Western Empire 228
Index 249
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