Ancient World : A Social and Cultural History

ISBN-10: 0133108066
ISBN-13: 9780133108064
Edition: 3rd 1996
Authors: D. Brendan Nagle
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Description: Generally recognized as the standard text for courses in the history of the ancient world, The Ancient World: A Social and Cultural History, Sixth Edition incorporates the latest scholarship and provides new learning aids for students: The two final  More...

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List price: $46.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Paperback
Language: English

Generally recognized as the standard text for courses in the history of the ancient world, The Ancient World: A Social and Cultural History, Sixth Edition incorporates the latest scholarship and provides new learning aids for students: The two final chapters have been reorganized to reflect current scholarly understanding of Late Antiquity, including increased coverage of early Byzantium and Islam. Key Topics now open each chapter, allowing students to easily discern important themes and developments. Review Questions now end each chapter, helping students to critically assess the material they just read. A Glossary of key terms is now found at the end of the text. Book jacket.

Prefacep. vii
Illustrationsp. ix
Mapsp. xii
The Ancient Middle East
The Early Civilization of Mesopotamia and Egyptp. 1
Why Mesopotamia?p. 1
The Agricultural Revolutionp. 3
The State and Urban Revolutionp. 5
Early Mesopotamian History: The Sumerian Period (3100-2000 B.C.)p. 8
The Egyptian Alternative: The Old and Middle Kingdomsp. 19
An Age of Empires: The Middle East, 2000-1000 B.C.p. 31
A Time of Turmoil: New Peoples East and Westp. 31
Mesopotamia in the Age of Hammurapip. 31
The Hittite Empirep. 36
The Egyptian Empirep. 38
Egypt in Declinep. 46
The Middle East to the Persian Empirep. 49
The New Peoples of the Middle Eastp. 49
The Glory of Assyria and Babylonp. 56
The Persiansp. 62
Religion and Culture in Israelp. 68
The Greek World
The Emergence of Greek Civilizationp. 79
Geography and Historyp. 79
The Origins of Greek Culturep. 80
The Minoan and Mycenaean Agesp. 81
The Mycenaean Agep. 85
The Dark Agesp. 90
Out of the Darkness: The Archaic Agep. 93
The Example of Two Cities: Sparta and Athensp. 99
Polis Societyp. 102
Culture and Society in the Archaic Agep. 108
The Wars of the Greeksp. 121
Persians and Greeksp. 121
The Military Situation after the Persian Warsp. 127
The Great War between Athens and Spartap. 130
The Hegemony of Sparta and Thebesp. 137
Classical Athensp. 141
The Early Classical period (ca. 490-450 B.C.)p. 141
The Classical Age, Part I (450-430 B.C.)p. 145
The Later Classical Period (430-338 B.C.)p. 154
Athenian Societyp. 163
Philip, Alexander, and the Hellenistic Worldp. 184
Backward Macedonia Challenges Greecep. 184
The Genius of Philipp. 185
The Orator and the King: Demosthenes and Philipp. 186
Alexander the Greatp. 188
Campaigns in Central Asia (330-323 B.C.)p. 192
Alexander's Successorsp. 193
The State and Society in the Hellenistic Worldp. 195
Hellenistic Societyp. 198
Culture and Religion in the Hellenistic Worldp. 204
Greek High Culture Adapts to a New Environmentp. 214
Becoming Greek: Education in the New Worldp. 226
The Hellenistic Age: Achievements and Limitationsp. 229
The Roman World
Early Romep. 231
The Western Mediterranean and Early Italyp. 231
The Latins and Early Romep. 239
The Republicp. 242
The Social and Political Achievement of Early Rome: Consensusp. 249
The Building of an Empirep. 251
The Growth of Rome in Italyp. 251
The Punic Warsp. 261
Roman Territorial Expansion after the Hannibalic Warp. 265
Society and the State in the Roman Republicp. 270
An Estimate of Roman Societyp. 285
The Transformation of the Roman Republicp. 287
The Old Order Fadesp. 287
The Gracchan Revolution: Social and Political Contextp. 297
From the Gracchi to Augustus: The Roman Revolutionp. 302
The Fall of the Roman Republicp. 309
The Roman World from Augustus to the Third-Century Crisisp. 320
The Reforms of Augustusp. 320
Rounding Out the Empirep. 326
The Severan Emperorsp. 332
The Roman Peacep. 336
Challenge and Responsep. 336
Society and the State in the Empirep. 338
The Government, the Army, and Societyp. 361
The Empire from the Third-Century Crisis to Justinianp. 368
The Third-Century Crisisp. 368
Political Anarchyp. 370
Diocletian and Constantinep. 372
The Emperor and the Administrationp. 376
The Army, the Empire, and the Barbariansp. 380
The Collapse of the Western Empirep. 382
The Rise of the Byzantine Empirep. 385
The Transformed Mediterraneanp. 387
History Moves Northward and Eastwardp. 387
The Transformation of the Classical Traditionp. 390
The Empire and the Church Come to Termsp. 391
The Christian Way of Lifep. 396
Civilizing the Barbariansp. 403
Diverging Beliefsp. 405
Islam and the Transformation of the Mediterraneanp. 406
Religious Legaciesp. 409
Epiloguep. 411
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