The Ancient World, 1st Edition

  • Eric H. Cline
  • Sarolta Takacs
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  • ISBN-10: 0765682028
  • ISBN-13: 9780765682024
  • DDC: 930.103
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 720 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released January 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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A companion set to The Modern World, this five volume set explores the history and civilizations of the ancient world from prehistory to approximately 1000 C.E. Organized alphabetically within geographical volumes on Africa, Europe, the Americas, the Near East and Southwest Asia, and Asia and the Pacific, entries cover the social, political, scientific and technological, economic, and cultural events and developments that shaped the ancient world in all areas of the globe. Each volume explores significant civilizations, personalities, cultural and social developments, and scientific achievements in its geographical area. Boxed features include "Link in Time," "Link in Place," "Ancient Weapons," "Turning Points," and "Great Lives." Each volume also includes maps, timelines, and illustrations. A selected glossary, a bibliography, and volume indexes complete the set.

Table of Contents

Cover Page.
Half Title.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Illustrations.
Topic Finder.
The Cradle of Humanity.
Map of Ancient Africa.
1: Agriculture.
2: Akhenaten (also Akhenaton) (r. ca. 1353–1335 B.C.E.).
3: Alexandria.
4: Animism.
5: Archeological Discoveries.
6: Art and Architecture.
7: Atlas Mountains.
8: Axum (also Aksum).
9: Bantu Migration.
10: Benin.
11: Berbers.
12: Carthage.
13: Culture and Traditions.
14: Egypt.
15: Ghana.
16: Giza.
17: Great Zimbabwe.
18: Greek Colonies.
19: Ibn Battuta (C.E. 1304–ca. 1377) (eebin bahtuta).
20: Kongo Empire.
21: Kush.
22: Language and Writing.
23: Libya.
24: Mali.
25: Mauretania.
26: Monomutapa Empire (also Mutapa, Munhumutapa, Monomotapa).
27: Myths and Epics.
28: Nile River.
29: Nok People.
30: Nubia.
31: Olduvai Gorge (also Oldupai).
32: Paleobiology.
33: Religion Ancient.
34: Sahara.
35: Salt Trade.
36: Sheba, Queen of.
37: Slavery.
38: Society.
39: Songhai Empire (also Songhay).
40: Stone Circles.
41: Technology and Inventions.
42: Timbuktu (Tombouctou).
43: Tools and Weapons.
44: Yoruba.
Selected Bibliography.