The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome

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W. W. Norton & Company, 17 במרץ 2007 - 896 עמודים

A lively and engaging narrative history showing the common threads in the cultures that gave birth to our own.

This is the first volume in a bold new series that tells the stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still giving weight to the characteristics of each country. Susan Wise Bauer provides both sweeping scope and vivid attention to the individual lives that give flesh to abstract assertions about human history.

Dozens of maps provide a clear geography of great events, while timelines give the reader an ongoing sense of the passage of years and cultural interconnection. This old-fashioned narrative history employs the methods of “history from beneath”—literature, epic traditions, private letters and accounts—to connect kings and leaders with the lives of those they ruled. The result is an engrossing tapestry of human behavior from which we may draw conclusions about the direction of world events and the causes behind them.

 

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ביקורת משתמש  - ffortsa - LibraryThing

I am finally finished with this incredibly detailed recital of the ancient world, with all its mayhem. Billed as covering the facts from 'the earliest accounts' to the fall of Rome, it tells with ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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ביקורת משתמש  - Joe73 - LibraryThing

Just finished this entire series. I hear lots of negativity regarding this volume and its two siblings.....Nothing but war, depressing, war, war, war. Well folks.........this is what history is made ... קרא סקירה מלאה

תוכן

The Assyrian Renaissance 4 Assyria Israel Egypt and Phoenicia
335
New Peoples 4 Assyria Babylonia and Greece 850800 BC
344
Trading Posts and Colonies 4 Italy and Greece 800720 BC
354
Old Enemies 4 Assyria Urartu Syria and Babylonia
363
Kings of Assyria and Babylon 4 Assyria Israel and Egypt
371
Spectacular Defeat 4 Assyria Babylonia Judah and Egypt
382
The Decline of the King 4 China 771628 BC
391
The Assyrians in Egypt 4 Assyria Babylonia Phrygia Lydia
399

Eight The First War Chronicles 4 Sumer 2700 BC
51
Nine The First Civil War 4 Egypt 31002686 BC
61
Ten The First Epic Hero 4 Sumer 2600 BC
71
Eleven The First Victory over Death 4 Egypt 26862566 BC
78
Twelve The First Reformer 4 Sumer 2350 BC
88
Thirteen The First Military Dictator 4 Sumer 23342279 BC
95
FiftyOne FiftyTwo
101
Fourteen The First Planned Cities 4 The Indus river valley 2300 BC
104
Fifteen The First Collapse of Empire 4 Egypt 24502184 BC
110
Sixteen The First Barbarian Invasions 4 Akkadia Sumer and Elam
118
Seventeen The First Monotheist 4 Sumer and the Western Semitic lands
127
Eighteen The First Environmental Disaster 4 Sumer 20372004 BC
139
Nineteen The Battle for Reunification 4 Egypt 21811782 BC
147
Twenty The Mesopotamian Mixing Bowl 4 Mesopotamia 2004
155
TwentyOne The Overthrow of the Xia 4 The Yellow river valley 1766 BC
164
TwentyTwo Hammurabis Empire 4 Babylonia 17811712 BC
170
TwentyThree The Hyksos Seize Egypt 4 Egypt 17821630 BC
178
TwentyFive The Harappan Disintegration 4 India 17501575 BC
192
TwentySeven Ahmose Expels the Hyksos 4 Egypt 15701546 BC
202
TwentyNine The ThreeWay Contest 4 Egypt Mesopotamia and Asia Minor
213
Thirty The Shifting Capitals of the Shang 4 China 17531400 BC
219
ThirtyTwo Struggle of the Gods 4 Egypt 13861340 BC
229
ThirtyThree Wars and Marriages 4 Egypt Mesopotamia and Asia Minor
238
ThirtyFour The Greatest Battle in Very Ancient Times 4 Egypt Asia Minor
246
ThirtyFive The Battle for Troy 4 Asia Minor and Greece 12601230 BC
253
Egypt 12121190 BC
267
The Mandate of Heaven 4 China 1040918 BC
299
The Bharata War 4 Northern India 950 BC
306
The Son of David 4 Israel Arabia and Egypt 1050931 BC
314
From Western to Eastern Zhou 4 China 918771 BC
328
Medes and Persians 4 Assyria Babylonia Elam Media and Persia
410
Conquest and Tyranny 4 Greece Asia Minor and North Africa
418
FiftySeven The Beginnings and End of Empire 4 Italy Assyria Babylonia
431
FiftyEight A Brief Empire 4 Babylonia Egypt and Media 605580 BC
443
FiftyNine Cyrus the Great 4 Babylonia Lydia Arabia Judah Media
455
Sixty The Republic of Rome 4 North Africa Italy and Asia Minor
469
SixtyOne Kingdoms and Reformers 4 India 560500 BC
482
SixtyTwo The Power of Duty and the Art of War 4 China 551475 BC
491
SixtyThree The Spreading Persian Empire 4 Persia Egypt and India
500
SixtyFour The Persian Wars 4 Persia Egypt and Greece 527479 BC
514
SixtyFive The Peloponnesian Wars 4 Persia Egypt Greece and Sicily
539
SixtySix The First Sack of Rome 4 Italy 495390 BC
555
SixtySeven The Rise of the Chin 4 China 403325 BC
563
SixtyEight The Macedonian Conquerors 4 Persia Egypt Greece
570
SixtyNine Rome Tightens Its Grasp 4 Italy Sicily and Carthage
584
Seventy Alexander and the Wars of the Successors 4 The known world
609
SeventyThree The Wars of the Sons 4 The known world 285202 BC
622
SeventyFour Roman Liberators and Seleucid Conquerors 4 Greece Macedonia
638
SeventyFive Between East and West 4 China Bactria Parthia and India
649
SeventySix Breaking the System 4 Italy Sicily Greece and North Africa
659
SeventyEight New Men 4 Italy Britain Gaul Egypt and Parthia
680
SeventyNine Empire 4 The Roman Empire Parthia and Egypt
697
Eighty Eclipse and Restoration 4 China 33 BCAD 75
712
EightyTwo The Edges of the Roman World 4 The Roman Empire Parthia
735
EightyFour The Mistake of Inherited Power 4 The Roman Empire Parthia
751
EightyFive Savior of the Empire 4 The Roman Empire Parthia and the Persian
764
Notes
779
Works Cited
817
Permissions
831
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Susan Wise Bauer is a writer, educator, and historian. Her previous books include the Writing With Ease, Writing With Skill, and Story of the World series from Well-Trained Mind Press, as well as The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had, Rethinking School, The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory, and the History of the World series, all from W. W. W. Norton. She has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, as well as an M.A. in seventeenth-century literature and a Master of Divinity in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature. For fifteen years, she taught literature and composition at the College of William and Mary.

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