Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations

Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
Author: Ralph W. Mathisen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9780190080945
ISBN 13: 0190080949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations Book Review:

"The most thought-provoking, contemporary, and engaging survey of the ancient world"--

Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations

Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
Author: Ralph W. Mathisen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 461
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780195378382
ISBN 13: 0195378385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations Book Review:

Challenging the stereotypes and myths that typically characterize students' understanding of antiquity, Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations: From Prehistory to 640 CE focuses on continuity and connections, along with cultural diffusion and cultural diversity, to show how history is a cumulative process and that numerous themes recur in different times and places. The text also explores sensitive issues and debates including attitudes toward race, ethnicity, and tolerance; gender issues and roles; slavery; social mobility; religion; political evolution; the nature of government; and imperialism. FEATURES: * "History Laboratory": Concise observations on how historians use different methodologies to interpret historical evidence--including mysterious objects like the "Ice Man" and the Antikythera device--and to debunk pseudoscience * "Historical Controversy": Reflections that explore conflicting modern interpretations of such ancient phenomena as Noah's Flood, "Black Athena," Athenian democracy, and Alexander the Great's character * "A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words": Illustrations of distinctive material artifacts--buildings, frescoes, pots, statues, and more--accompanied by brief essays explaining how nonliterary material can shed light on ancient cultures * "Mysteries of History": Selections that address puzzling and intriguing aspects of the past (i.e., "Cleopatra, The Legend and the Reality") * "In Their Own Words": Extended quotations (from literary or epigraphical texts) that exemplify each chapter's main themes and show how various types of written documents can help students learn about history * Stunning Interior Design: More than 200 maps and illustrations--including an eight-page color portfolio--offer the richest and most pedagogical art program of any comparable text available * Image Image Bank CD containing more than 100 PowerPoint-based slides and approximately forty maps, organized to accompany the text. Available to adopters of the text.

Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations

Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
Author: Ralph W. Mathisen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9780190080976
ISBN 13: 0190080973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations Book Review:

"The most thought-provoking, contemporary, and engaging survey of the ancient world"--

Sources for Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations

Sources for Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
Author: Ralph W. Mathisen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2016-09-15
ISBN 10: 9780190280918
ISBN 13: 0190280913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sources for Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations Book Review:

"This sourcebook would serve as a companion volume to R.W. Mathisen, Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations: From Prehistory to 640 CE, 2nd edition ...; it will provide ancillary materials--121 primary sources, 15 maps, and 111 illustrations, all in 505 pages--that will expand upon the material in the textbook"--Provided by publisher.

Egypt Greece and Rome

Egypt  Greece  and Rome
Author: Charles Freeman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 714
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 0199263647
ISBN 13: 9780199263646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Egypt Greece and Rome Book Review:

Covering more than four thousand years of ancient history, from the early Egyptians to the dawn of Byzantium, an illustrated introduction to the Mediterranean's three major civilizations examines their links and traces their influence up to the present day. UP.

Ancient mediterranean civilizations

Ancient mediterranean civilizations
Author: Nermin Falaschi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 252
Release: 1984
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: LCCN:84245932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Egypt Greece and Rome

Egypt  Greece  and Rome
Author: Charles Freeman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 759
Release: 2014-03
ISBN 10: 0199651922
ISBN 13: 9780199651924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Egypt Greece and Rome Book Review:

Covering more than four thousand years of ancient history, from the early Egyptians to the dawn of Byzantium, an illustrated introduction to the Mediterranean's three major civilizations examines their links and traces their influence up to the present day. UP.

Ancient mediterranean civilizations

Ancient mediterranean civilizations
Author: Nermin Falaschi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 252
Release: 1984
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:951906103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations

Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
Author: Captivating History
Publsiher: Captivating History
Total Pages: 546
Release: 2020-06-02
ISBN 10: 9781647487836
ISBN 13: 1647487838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations Book Review:

Five captivating manuscripts in one book: 1. Carthage 2. Minoans 3. The Phoenicians 4. The Mycenaeans 5. The Etruscans

The Ancient Mediterranean World

The Ancient Mediterranean World
Author: Robin W. Winks,Susan P. Mattern-Parkes,Susan P. Mattern
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780195155631
ISBN 13: 0195155637
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ancient Mediterranean World Book Review:

What is a city, and what forms did urbanization take in different times and places? How do peoples and nations define themselves and perceive foreigners? Questions like these serve as the framework for The Ancient Mediterranean World: From the Stone Age to A.D. 600. This book provides a concise overview of the history of the Mediterranean world, from Paleolithic times through the rise of Islam in the seventh century A.D. It traces the origins of the civilizations around the Mediterranean--including ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Israel, Greece, and Rome--and their interactions over time. The Ancient Mediterranean World goes beyond political history to explore the lives of ordinary men and women and investigate topics such as the relationships between social classes, the dynamics of the family, the military and society, and aristocratic values. It introduces students not only to the ancient texts on which historians rely, but also to the art and architecture that reveal how people lived and how they understood ideas like love, death, and the body. Numerous illustrations, chronological charts, excerpts from ancient texts, and in-depth discussions of specific art objects and historical methods are included. Text boxes containing primary source materials examine such diverse subjects as warfare in early Mesopotamia, sculpting the body in classical Greece, the young women of Sappho's chorus, and early descriptions of the Huns. Combining excellent chronological coverage with a clear, concise narrative, The Ancient Mediterranean World is an ideal text for undergraduate courses in ancient history and ancient civilization.

Impact of Natural Catastrophes on Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations

Impact of Natural Catastrophes on Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:500456157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Motif of the Lion in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations

The Motif of the Lion in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
Author: Sarah Lepinski
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 312
Release: 1992
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:29917421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Mediterranean Religions

The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Mediterranean Religions
Author: Barbette Stanley Spaeth
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2013-11-25
ISBN 10: 0521113962
ISBN 13: 9780521113960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Mediterranean Religions Book Review:

Provides an introduction to the major religions of the ancient Mediterranean and explores current research regarding the similarities and differences among them.

A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean

A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean
Author: Jeremy McInerney
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2014-08-25
ISBN 10: 1444337343
ISBN 13: 9781444337341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean Book Review:

A Companion to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean presents a comprehensive collection of essays contributed by Classical Studies scholars that explore questions relating to ethnicity in the ancient Mediterranean world. Covers topics of ethnicity in civilizations ranging from ancient Egypt and Israel, to Greece and Rome, and into Late Antiquity Features cutting-edge research on ethnicity relating to Philistine, Etruscan, and Phoenician identities Reveals the explicit relationships between ancient and modern ethnicities Introduces an interpretation of ethnicity as an active component of social identity Represents a fundamental questioning of formally accepted and fixed categories in the field

Ancient Civilizations of Western Asia and the Mediterranean

Ancient Civilizations of Western Asia and the Mediterranean
Author: Zachary Anderson
Publsiher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-07-15
ISBN 10: 1502605686
ISBN 13: 9781502605689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Civilizations of Western Asia and the Mediterranean Book Review:

Discover the greatest early civilizations from Western Asia and the Mediterranean, including the Hittites, Minoans, Phoenicians, Assyrians, Israelites, Persians, and early Greeks.

The Mediterranean in the Ancient World

The Mediterranean in the Ancient World
Author: Fernand Braudel
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2002-04-25
ISBN 10: 014193722X
ISBN 13: 9780141937229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mediterranean in the Ancient World Book Review:

This general reader's history of the ancient mediterranean combines a thorough grasp of the scholarship of the day with an great historian's gift for imaginative reconstruction and inspired analogy. Extensive notes allow the reader to appreciate thestate of scholarship at the time of writing, the scale and breadth of Braudel's learning and the points where orthodoxy has changed, sometimes vindicating Braudel, sometimes proving him wrong. Above all the book offers us the chance to situate Braudel's mediterranean, born of a lifetime's love and knowledge, more clearly in the climates of the sea's history.

The Ancient Mediterranean

The Ancient Mediterranean
Author: Michael Grant
Publsiher: Plume
Total Pages: 374
Release: 1969
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015000555550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ancient Mediterranean Book Review:

Reprint of the 1969 Scribner edition. Illustrated with 90 photos and maps. Revised and updated bibliography. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Open Sea

The Open Sea
Author: J. G. Manning
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-06-09
ISBN 10: 0691202303
ISBN 13: 9780691202303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Open Sea Book Review:

A major new economic history of the ancient Mediterranean world In The Open Sea, J. G. Manning offers a major new history of economic life in the Mediterranean world during the Iron Age, from Phoenician trading down to the Hellenistic era and the beginning of Rome's supremacy. Drawing on a wide range of ancient sources and the latest social theory, Manning suggests that the search for an illusory single ancient economy has obscured the diversity of the Mediterranean world, including changes in political economies over time and differences in cultural conceptions of property and money. At the same time, this groundbreaking book shows how the region's economies became increasingly interconnected during this period—and why the origins of the modern economy extend far beyond Greece and Rome.

Environmental Problems of the Greeks and Romans

Environmental Problems of the Greeks and Romans
Author: J. Donald Hughes,Johnson Donald Hughes
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2014-02-15
ISBN 10: 1421412101
ISBN 13: 9781421412108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Problems of the Greeks and Romans Book Review:

In this dramatically revised and expanded second edition of the work entitled Pan’s Travail, J. Donald Hughes examines the environmental history of the classical period and argues that the decline of ancient civilizations resulted in part from their exploitation of the natural world. Focusing on Greece and Rome, as well as areas subject to their influences, Hughes offers a detailed look at the impact of humans and their technologies on the ecology of the Mediterranean basin. Evidence of deforestation in ancient Greece, the remains of Roman aqueducts and mines, and paintings on centuries-old pottery that depict agricultural activities document ancient actions that resulted in detrimental consequences to the environment. Hughes compares the ancient world's environmental problems to other persistent social problems and discusses attitudes toward nature expressed in Greek and Latin literature. In addition to extensive revisions based on the latest research, this new edition includes photographs from Hughes's worldwide excursions, a new chapter on warfare and the environment, and an updated bibliography.

Ancient Mediterranean Trade

Ancient Mediterranean Trade
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2020-05-09
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798644355631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Mediterranean Trade Book Review:

*Includes pictures *Includes excerpts of ancient accounts *Includes a bibliography for further reading The concept of international trade was born in the ancient Mediterranean, which provided the perfect set of circumstances needed to produce an intricate trading system whose influence can still be seen in present-day economic practices. The ancient Mediterranean was home to a diverse range of cultures and landscapes, encompassing deserts, forests, islands and fertile plains. Different natural resources were available in different geographical areas, and with the advent of sailing ships around 3000 BCE, people were suddenly able to travel much further afield than ever before. This created an opportunity to trade local resources in international markets in exchange for exotic goods not available at home. At the same time, this shift in Mediterranean trade from a local to international scale was a catalyst for immense social, political and economic changes that helped to shape the course of Western Civilization as a whole. Starting with the Egyptians and Minoans around 3000 BCE until the decline of the Roman Empire at the end of the 5th century CE, ancient trade in the Mediterranean brought cultures into increasingly close contact with one another, and just as in the globalized world today, these cross-cultural influences came to shape the development of belief systems, languages, economics, politics, and art throughout wide expanses of land. Traders introduced foreign goods, but also foreign ideas and new methods of expression, and they in turn took new ideas home with them from the places they visited. Sometimes these mutual exchanges make it difficult to determine whether a particular process or idea originated from the buyers or the sellers, and in some cases the meeting of disparate cultures produced entirely new ideas unique from anything that existed in either culture prior to their interaction with one another. At the same time, interactions with foreign peoples also brought about new ways of viewing one's own identity. Ancient cultures could now be more clearly defined in terms of their differences from other distinct cultures. This sense of distance between the self and the "other" helped form national and communal identities, made famous by the ancient Greek identification of non-Greeks as "barbarians." Over the centuries, the profits generated from trade helped establish wealthy nations and fuel economic development across the sea. By taxing imports and exports, governments could afford large infrastructure projects, like the construction of roads and harbors, which in turn helped to further increase trade and wealth. As a result, wars were fought for control of important trade routes and to maintain access to crucial commodities such as grain and precious metals. Economics became a primary consideration when establishing government policies and dealing with international relations. Some cities, most notably Rome and Athens, even built empires on the back of their mercantile success. Furthermore, the question of how or why trade developed in the way that it did, and what kind of cause-and-effect relationship existed between trade, wealth and technology, can become similar to that of the chicken and the egg. Did the rise of wealthy civilizations create the demand for increased trade, or did successful trading give birth to wealthy civilizations? Ancient Mediterranean Trade: The History of the Trade Routes Throughout the Region and the Birth of Globalization examines how the systems formed and developed, the goods involved, and the impact it had on Europe, the Near East, and Africa. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about ancient Mediterranean trade like never before.