Ancient World A Social and Cultural History

ISBN-10: 0205637442

ISBN-13: 9780205637447

Edition: 7th 2010

Authors: D. Brendan Nagle
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Book details

List price: $101.20
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/20/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Preface
Illustrations
Maps
The Ancient Middle East
The Early Civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt
Key Topics
Why Mesopotamia?
The Agricultural Revolution
The State and Urban Revolution
Early Mesopotamian History: The Sumerian Period (3100-2000 b.c.)
The Egyptian Alternative: The Old and Middle Kingdoms
Questions
An Age of Empires: The Middle East, 2000-1000 b.c.
Key Topics
A Time of Turmoil: New Peoples East and West
Mesopotamia in the Age of Hammurabi
The Hittite Empire
The Egyptian Empire
Egypt in Decline
Questions
The Middle East to the Persian Empire
Key Topics
The New Peoples of the Middle East
The Glory of Assyria and Babylon
The Persians
Religion and Culture in Israel
Questions
The Greek World
The Emergence of Greek Civilization
Key Topics
Geography and History
The Origins of Greek Culture
The Minoan and Mycenaean Ages
The Dark Ages
Out of the Darkness: The Archaic Age
The Example of Two Cities: Sparta and Athens
Polis Society
Culture and Society in the Archaic Age
Questions
The Wars of the Greeks
Key Topics
Persians and Greeks
The Military Situation after the Persian Wars
The Great War between Athens and Sparta
The Hegemony of Sparta and Thebes
Questions
Classical Athens
Key Topics
The Early Classical Period (ca. 490-450 b.c.)
The Classical Age, Part I (450-430 b.c.)
The Later Classical Period (430-338 b.c.)
Athenian Society
Questions
Philip, Alexander, and the Hellenistic World
Key Topics
Backward Macedonia Challenges Greece
The Genius of Philip
The Orator and the King: Demosthenes and Philip
Alexander the Great
Campaigns in Central Asia (330-323 b.c.)
Alexander's Successors
The State and Society in the Hellenistic World
Hellenistic Society
Culture and Religion in the Hellenistic World
Greek High Culture Adapts to a New Environment
Becoming Greek: Education in the New World
The Hellenistic Age: Achievements and Limitations
Questions
The Roman World
Early Rome
Key Topics
The Western Mediterranean and Early Italy
The Latins and Early Rome
The Republic
The Social and Political Achievement of Early Rome: Consensus
Questions
The Building of an Empire
Key Topics
The Growth of Rome in Italy
The Punic Wars
Roman Territorial Expansion after the Hannibalic War
Society and the State in the Roman Republic
An Estimate of Roman Society
Questions
The Transformation of the Roman Republic
Key Topics
The Old Order Fades
The Gracchan Revolution: Social and Political Context
From the Gracchi to Augustus: The Roman Revolution
The Fall of the Roman Republic
Questions
The Roman World from Augustus to the Third-Century Crisis
Key Topics
The Reforms of Augustus
Rounding Out the Empire
The Severan Emperors
Questions
The Roman Peace
Key Topics
Challenge and Response
Society and the State in the Empire
The Government, the Army, and Society
Questions
The Empire from the Third-Century Crisis to Justinian
Key Topics
The Third-Century Crisis
Political Anarchy
Diocletian and Constantine
The Emperor and the Administration
The Army, the Empire, and the Barbarians
The Collapse of the Western Empire
The Rise of the Byzantine Empire
Questions
The Transformed Mediterranean
Key Topics
History Moves Northward and Eastward
The Transformation of the Classical Tradition
The Empire and the Church Come to Terms
The Christian Way of Life
Civilizing the Barbarians
Diverging Beliefs
Islam and the Transformation of the Mediterranean
Religious Legacies
Epilogue
Questions
Suggested Readings
Glossary
Index
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