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Generally recognized as the standard text for courses in the history of the ancient world, The Ancient World: A Social and Cultural History, Sixth Edition incorporates the latest scholarship and provides new learning aids for students: The two final chapters have been reorganized to reflect current scholarly understanding of Late Antiquity, including increased coverage of early Byzantium and Islam. Key Topics now open each chapter, allowing students to easily discern important themes and developments. Review Questions now end each chapter, helping students to critically assess the material they just read. A Glossary of key terms is now found at the end of the text. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
I. THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST.
1. The Early Civilization of Mesopotamia and Egypt. 2. An Age of Empires: The Near East, 2000-1000 B.C. 3. The Near East to the Persian Empire.
II. THE GREEK WORLD.
4. The Emergence of Greek Civilization. 5. The Wars of the Greeks. 6. Classical Athens. 7. Philip, Alexander, and the Hellenistic World.
III. THE ROMAN WORLD.
8. Early Rome. 9. The Building of an Empire. 10. The Transformation of the Roman Republic. 11. The Roman World from Augustus to the Third-Century Crisis. 12. The Roman Peace. 13. The Empire from the Third-Century Crisis to Justinian. 14. The Transformed Empire. Epilogue. Suggested Readings. Index.