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By L de Blois,Lukas De Blois,R. J. van der Spek,R.J. van der Spek

Integrating the result of scholarly paintings from the earlier decade, the authors of An Introduction to the traditional World, Lukas de Blois and R.J. van der Spek, have fully-updated and revised all 16 chapters of this best-selling introductory textbook. masking the historical past and tradition of the traditional close to East, Greece and Rome in the framework of a brief narrative background of occasions, this book offers an simply readable, built-in evaluate for college kids of historical past, classics, archaeology and philosophy, no matter if in school, at undergraduate point or one of the wider examining public.

This revised moment version bargains a brand new part on early Christianity and extra particular details at the religions, economies, and societies of the traditional close to East. there's prolonged assurance of Greek, Macedonian and close to jap background of the fourth to moment centuries BC and the heritage of the overdue Roman Republic. the implications of Julius Caesar’s violent loss of life are coated in additional element, as are the historical past and society of Imperial Rome.

This new variation is:

  • comprehensive: covers 3,000 years of historical historical past and offers the root for a customary one-semester direction

  • lavishly illustrated: includes maps, line drawings and plates to aid and complement the textual content, with up to date captions

  • clearly and concisely written: proven and revered college lecturers with thirty years' event within the topic parts

  • well-organized: lines the extensive define of political heritage but additionally concentrates on specific themes

  • user-friendly: comprises bankruptcy menus, an intensive and elevated bibliography prepared by means of topic zone and 3 appendices, a much better creation and the addition of an epilogue.

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