The Pimlico Dictionary Of Classical Civilizations [NOOK Book]

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The Pimlico Dictionary of Classical Civilizations is an original and unique work of reference which breaks new ground by treating for the first time the classical era of the Old World as a whole. Never before have the key people and events of Greece, Rome, Persia, India and China been encompassed in a single volume, despite the fact that ...

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The Pimlico Dictionary Of Classical Civilizations

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Overview

The Pimlico Dictionary of Classical Civilizations is an original and unique work of reference which breaks new ground by treating for the first time the classical era of the Old World as a whole. Never before have the key people and events of Greece, Rome, Persia, India and China been encompassed in a single volume, despite the fact that their civilizations had much in common and laid the foundations of present-day Europe and Asia.





Arthur Cotterell asserts that for too long Greece and Rome have defined the classical world and its study has been isolated from even the major powers that confronted the Greeks and the Romans in Iran and India. Today we are more aware of the complex interrelations that once existed between the Greeks and the Persians, the Macedonians and the Indians, the Romans and both the Parthians and the Sasanians. The persistent isolation of China, on the other hand, cut off by mountains and deserts from India, makes the classical experience there so useful for comparison and contrast. The virtual absence of slavery in China is but one of its startling features.





Comprehensive, wide-ranging and lavishly illustrated, The Pimlico Dictionary of Classical Civilizations provides a fascinating overview and a detailed analysis of the formative period of the world, making it indispensable for both students and the general reader.



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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781446466728
  • Publisher: Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/30/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 496
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Arthur Cotterell's previous books include The Minoan World, A Dictionary of World Mythology, The Penguin Encyclopedia of Classical Civilizations, The Pimlico Dictionary of Classical Mythologies, East Asia, China: A Cultural History and Chariot. He lives in Surrey.

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