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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 prior 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. overlaying the historical past and tradition of the traditional close to East, Greece and Rome in the framework of a quick narrative heritage of occasions, this book offers an simply readable, built-in review for college kids of heritage, classics, archaeology and philosophy, no matter if at school, at undergraduate point or one of the wider examining public.

This revised moment version deals a brand new part on early Christianity and extra particular info at the religions, economies, and societies of the traditional close to East. there's prolonged insurance of Greek, Macedonian and close to japanese historical past of the fourth to moment centuries BC and the background of the overdue Roman Republic. the results of Julius Caesar’s violent dying are coated in additional aspect, as are the background and society of Imperial Rome.

This new version is:

  • comprehensive: covers 3,000 years of historical heritage and gives the foundation for a regular one-semester path

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

  • clearly and concisely written: demonstrated and revered collage academics with thirty years' adventure within the topic parts

  • well-organized: lines the huge define of political background but in addition concentrates on specific subject matters

  • user-friendly: contains bankruptcy menus, an in depth and elevated bibliography prepared via topic sector and 3 appendices, a more robust advent and the addition of an epilogue.

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