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7 edition of The Penguin Atlas of Ancient History (Hist Atlas) found in the catalog.

The Penguin Atlas of Ancient History (Hist Atlas)

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Published by Penguin (Non-Classics) .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsJohn Woodcock (Illustrator)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages96
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7356019M
ISBN 100140511512
ISBN 109780140511512

Visually it looks good, but the text is disjointed and skims over everything so quickly, it is difficult to make sense of it sometimes. Mesopotamia had some "city-states", but in BC, these only had about people a piece. There are impressive examples of what we consider progressive ideas deep in the past that got buried. Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question.

A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. The Wiki is a participant in associate programs from Amazon, Walmart, Ebay, Target, and others, and may earn advertising fees when you use our links to these websites. The Greeks not only colonized the Mediterranean and Black Sea areas but set standards of figurative art which endured for nearly years.

But it ranged from a mighty empire to a small patch of land along the Nile. Author John Haywood provides a tight narrative nugget for each of his topics, while the accompanying map shows where the action is taking place. The book covered the more influential civilizations like the Chinese, Greek, Celtic, Egyptian, and Aztec. And we're told they lasted hundreds or thousands of years.


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The Penguin Atlas of Ancient History book

Even more, it tracks the Viking movement through Russia to the Black and Baltic Seas, something for travelers heading in that direction. The maps throughout the book were simple and helpful to start to imagine a very different world than our current nation-state world.

But it's surprising how late any "cities" appear. This book covers the age of Viking exploration, piracy, The historical atlas is a wonderful hybrid of a book.

I would like to read more about Ashoka, the Indian ruler from the 3rd century, who converted to Buddhism and influenced his subjects to become vegetarian. For the Ancient Greeks, the earth was a flat oval sphere surrounded by a huge Ocean, longer from west to east than from north to south.

For more information on our rankings, please read about us, linked below. Sure, Ancient Egypt lasted thousands of years. Visually it looks good, but the text is disjointed and skims over everything so quickly, it is difficult to make sense of it sometimes.

It comes in sizes ranging from coffee table tome to pocket size and travel-friendly. Here's a Facebook post I wrote on February 8,while I was reading this book: At a coworker's recommendation, I've been reading The New Penguin Atlas of Ancient History.

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Like, normally, when people describe ancient civilizations, I hear them talking about one civilization at a time. About the Wiki: We don't accept sponsorships, free goods, samples, promotional products, or other benefits from any of the product brands featured on this page, except in cases where those brands are manufactured by the retailer to which we are linking.

The book has definitely been changing the way I think about the past. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it. Works can belong to more than one series.

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This is certainly worth a read either as a change of pace or as a useful starting reference to the period. Part 2 Dark age to Athenian ascendancy: dark age Greece; rise of the city-states; migration and colonization; Egypt and Kyrenaica; the Greeks in Italy; rise of the tyrants; Athens ascendant; the classical myths.

The Near East developed agriculture, and then it spread like a shock wave across the continents. This is a good addition to Penguin Books' many titles in this genre.About The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece. The cradle of Western civilisation, Ancient Greece was a land of contradictions and conflict.

Intensely quarrelsome and competitive, the Greek city-states consistently proved unwilling and unable to unite. Oct 25,  · Description. This new historical atlas - richly illustrated with photographs, artwork recreations and full-colour maps - explores the world's earliest civilisations from the first farming settlements of Mesopotamia, via Egypt, Greece and Rome, to the civilisations of the Far East, Europe and America.

Informatively written, and ideal for both students and the general reader, it plots the rise. Browse our latest titles in the Ancient World History category to discover your next read from sylvaindez.com Get this from a library! The new Penguin atlas of ancient history. [Colin McEvedy; David Woodroffe] -- "The Penguin Atlas of Ancient History illustrates, in a chronological series of maps, the evolution and flux of races in Europe, the Mediterranean area, and the Near East.

From 50, B.C. to the. About The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Egypt. From its humble origins as a cluster of rival chiefdoms along the banks of the Nile, ancient Egypt rose to become one of the most advanced civilizations of its time.

The Penguin Atlas of Ancient History illustrates in a chronological series of maps, the evolution and flux of races in Europe, the Mediterranean area and the Near East. From 50, B.C. to the fourth century A.D., it is one of the most successful of the bestselling historical atlas sylvaindez.com: Colin McEvedy; John Woodcock.