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A history of the ancient world / Chester G. Starr.


3rd ed.. New York : Oxford University Press, 1983.
ISBN 0195031431, 019503144X

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Subjects Altertum.
Histoire ancienne.
History, Ancient.
Oudheid.
Description xvii, 742 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1983.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 717-729) and index.
Summary Reflecting four decades of teaching and research, and drawing on the most recent scholarship, the third edition of this book continues to provide the broad coverage, chronological framework, and absorbing literary style that distinguished the previous editions. In the present revision, the chapters on early man have been extensively rewritten to incorporate the most recent anthropological and archaeological discoveries. A number of sections have been significantly recast, among them those on Hammurapi's Babylon, Shang's China, the socio-economic development of early Greece, Rome in the mid Republic, and the Roman frontier policy in the Empire.
Contents The origins of civilization. The first achievements of man ; The first civilization of Mesopotamia ; Early Egypt -- The first expansion of civilization. The Near East in the second millennium ; New civilizations west and east -- The rise of new outlooks. The unification of the Near East ; Hebrew monotheism ; Historic civilizations of India and China -- The early Greek world. The beginnings of Greek civilization ; Rise and spread of the Greek city-state ; Greek civilization in the age of revolution ; The sixth century -- The classic age of Greece. The Greeks against the Persians ; Athenian democracy and imperialism ; Fifth-century civilization ; End of the golden age -- The broadening of Greece. Decline of the city-state ; Greek civilization in the fourth century ; Alexander and the Hellenistic world ; Hellenistic civilization -- The rise of Rome. The early western Mediterranean ; Rome in Italy ; Rome in the Mediterranean -- The consolidation of Roman rule. Decline of the Roman republic ; The age of Cicero and Caesar ; The Augustan age -- The era of Eurasian stability. The Roman peace ; The spread of Christianity ; The farther Orient -- Decline of the ancient world. The first signs of stress ; The later Roman empire ; The end of the ancient world.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8114185
(OCoLC)ocm08114185
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WorldCat Identities Starr, Chester G., 1914-1999.
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