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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. 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 interpreting public.

This revised moment variation 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 japanese historical past of the fourth to moment centuries BC and the background of the overdue Roman Republic. the implications of Julius Caesar’s violent loss of life are lined in additional element, as are the heritage and society of Imperial Rome.

This new version is:

  • comprehensive: covers 3,000 years of old historical past and gives the root 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: tested and revered collage lecturers with thirty years' adventure within the topic components

  • well-organized: strains the extensive define of political heritage but in addition concentrates on specific subject matters

  • user-friendly: comprises bankruptcy menus, an in depth and accelerated bibliography geared up through topic sector and 3 appendices, a better advent and the addition of an epilogue.

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