Roots of the Western Tradition: A Short History of the Ancient World / Edition 8

Roots of the Western Tradition: A Short History of the Ancient World / Edition 8

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Roots of the Western Tradition: A Short History of the Ancient World / Edition 8

This brief, chronological survey provides students with an introduction to the histories of the Near East, Greece, and Rome from roughly 3000 B.C. until A.D. 500. Succinct enough to be used with supplements, the coverage is carefully balanced between narrative and interpretation, highlighting historians' varying viewpoints on issues of the past. Throughout, special attention is paid to connections between the cultures of the Near East including Mesopotamia and Egypt and Graeco-Roman civilization. This 8th edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest scholarship on the ancient western world, as well as new timelines and pedagogical enhancements to assist students in their study.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780073406947
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 10/26/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

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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