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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 previous 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 background and tradition of the traditional close to East, Greece and Rome in the framework of a brief narrative heritage of occasions, this book offers an simply readable, built-in evaluate for college students of background, classics, archaeology and philosophy, no matter if at school, at undergraduate point or one of the wider analyzing public.

This revised moment version deals 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 historical past of the fourth to moment centuries BC and the historical past of the overdue Roman Republic. the results of Julius Caesar’s violent dying are lined in additional element, as are the background and society of Imperial Rome.

This new version is:

  • comprehensive: covers 3,000 years of old heritage and gives the foundation for a standard 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: proven and revered college academics with thirty years' event within the topic components

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

  • user-friendly: contains bankruptcy menus, an in depth and increased bibliography geared up by way of topic quarter and 3 appendices, a far better advent and the addition of an epilogue.

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