The Fall of Empires: From Glory to Ruin, an Epic Account of History's Ancient Civilizations
  • The Fall of Empires: From Glory to Ruin, an Epic Account of History's Ancient Civilizations
  • The Fall of Empires: From Glory to Ruin, an Epic Account of History's Ancient Civilizations

The Fall of Empires: From Glory to Ruin, an Epic Account of History's Ancient Civilizations

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by Cormac O'Brien
     
 

Reaching out across the span of centuries, ancient empires continue to capture our imagination. From the Parthenon of Athens to the pyramids of Egypt, the epic monuments of the ancient world not only remind us of their builders’ greatness—they also make us wonder at the forces required to topple such vigor and genius, and suggest a reality much more

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Reaching out across the span of centuries, ancient empires continue to capture our imagination. From the Parthenon of Athens to the pyramids of Egypt, the epic monuments of the ancient world not only remind us of their builders’ greatness—they also make us wonder at the forces required to topple such vigor and genius, and suggest a reality much more dangerous and convulsive than our own. The Fall of Empires brings to life sixteen of the greatest empires of the ancient world, recounting their rise to power, their triumphs and achievements, and their rulership. Capturing the perils and pitfalls of power, from scheming priests and jealous aristocrats to military disasters on which the fate of millions could hang, this book makes for a varied and colorful look at some of the mighty states of antiquity that have one thing in common: the fact that they all failed to stave off their own demise.

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ISBN-13:
9781435110922
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
06/05/2009
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.48(h) x 1.11(d)

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