Ancient World A Social and Cultural History

ISBN-10: 0131930419

ISBN-13: 9780131930414

Edition: 6th 2006

Authors: D. Brendan Nagle

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This comprehensive chronicle of the history of the ancient Mediterranean (from Sumer to the fall of Rome) explores thedistinctive formssociety took in the ancient worldespecially the unusual relationship between society and the state (unlike anything we encounter today) that characterized the social order of antiquity.By closely integrating social and cultural histories with the political, institutional, and military climates in which they unfolded, this book provides fascinating insights into family, gender relations, class structures, public vs. private realms, slavery, popular culture, religion, art, architecture, leisure styles, philosophy, science, and educationand their complex relationships to ideology and political events.An excellent resource for anyone interested in politics and culture; this book is a font of information; if we understand the past, we can understand the changes that politics and society have undergone, and the reasons for those changes.
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List price: $77.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

The Ancient Middle East
The Early Civilization of Mesopotamia and Egypt
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
An Age of Empires: The Middle East, 2000-1000 B.C.
A Time of Turmoil: New Peoples East and West
Mesopotamia in the Age of Hammurapi
The Hittite Empire
The Egyptian Empire
Egypt in Decline
The Middle East to the Persian Empire
The New Peoples of the Middle East
The Glory of Assyria and Babylon
The Persians
Religion and Culture in Israel
The Greek World
The Emergence of Greek Civilization
Geography and History
The Origins of Greek Culture
The Minoan and Mycenaean Ages
The Mycenaean Age
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
The Wars of the Greeks
Persians and Greeks
The Military Situation after the Persian Wars
The Great War between Athens and Sparta
The Hegemony of Sparta and Thebes
Classical Athens
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
Philip, Alexander, and the Hellenistic World
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
The Roman World
Early Rome
The Western Mediterranean and Early Italy
The Latins and Early Rome
The Republic
The Social and Political Achievement of Early Rome: Consensus
The Building of an Empire
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
The Transformation of the Roman Republic
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
The Roman World from Augustus to the Third-Century Crisis
The Reforms of Augustus
Rounding Out the Empire
The Severan Emperors
The Roman Peace
Challenge and Response
Society and the State in the Empire
The Government, the Army, and Society
The Empire from the Third-Century Crisis to Justinian
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
The Transformed Mediterranean
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
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